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YC Startup School Week 1 Update:

– 1 Down:

Still waiting to get paid from 3 clients.


– 1 Up:

1 client paid


– Vision for Week 1:

 Meeting with Facebook’s Small Business Team in Menlo Park and learning how to best use their platforms.


– Most Important Tasks Done This Week: 

Created company folder in Google Drive. Setup Co-Founder on YC Startup School platform. Setup Automatic Check Cashing.


– Obstacles: 

Way too many tabs open / items in backlog. 

 
– Where I need help:

What’s the best way to incorporate? We work with independent workers. We are independent workers ourselves. However, we’re building a startup. We want to remain independent workers (freelancers) but may need to form a company (leaning towards Public Benefit Corporation) in order to get investments.

– Plan for Next Week:

Add special services and offers to https://visionary.enterprises/. Double our revenue.

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My vision is to finalize the application for the first Micro Gig: Creative Professional.

I’ve scheduled one hour starting at 7:40pm pacific time today to perfect gig description.

When I do this and only this, today will be a visionary day.

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My vision is to automate update emails for micro.

I’ve scheduled one hour at 7pm Pacific time today to rewrite gig description.

When I do this and only this, today will be a visionary day.

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My vision is to make 1000 micro investments.

I’ve scheduled one hour at 10pm today to message 25 people each on youtube, product hunt, instagram, and twitter about micro.

If I do this and only this, today will be a visionary day.

Values

visionary is a game, but so is life. 

visionary is a new way of living for visionaries.

visionaryislife.

Independence

  1. Be the CEO of your life. 
  2. Design your own path to success, 9-5, work week, etc.
  3. Exercise complete autonomy over your personal brand. 
  4. Decentralize decision making when collaborating with visionaries.
  5. Choose visionary.

Contribution

  1. The purpose of a creator and visionary is simple: it’s to contribute daily. 
  2. Develop best practices for creating, publishing, and contributing.

Contribute daily

How could you make today 1% better than yesterday? 

Self-starting

Create, visualize, and pledge without permission or request.

Stay positive

Turn negatives into positives and keep a great attitude. Smile. 

Act in integrity

Stay true to your word. 

Sense of urgency

Care deeply about how you spend your time. If you’re not five minutes early, you’re late.

Hold others accountable

“Are we still on track for the first draft this Friday?”

Take control

Step outside of your comfort zone and influence others in a positive way.

Clear personal tensions directly

Share with others how you feel. Provide radical feedback.

Lead by example

Your actions speak louder than words.

Practice vulnerability

  1. We are real with each other. We minimize bullshit and call people on it.
  2. On the flip side of choosing radical honesty, we choose to be vulnerable. 
  3. Vulnerability means choosing to be impacted by someone else’s truth and being committed to putting down our defenses/reactions/shame and to being touched/moved.

Fail 

Fail hard. Learn from your mistakes. Accept responsibility. Create a plan of action. Move forward. 

Don’t triangulate

Resolve personal tensions instead of speaking about a visionary behind their back.

Maintain good health

Stay active. Stand. Exercise. Move. Challenge. Visualize. Continually improve oneself.

Grow and distribute wealth

Understand your opportunity. Build a real business. Add value to others.

Try new things

Don’t stick to only what you know. Learn what else you can do.

Ask questions

We’re all here to help each other. If you don’t know something, ask for help.

Stay focused 

  1. Minimize distractions. 
  2. Reflect on your habits.
  3. Don’t Forget To Be Productive

Style guide.

Style and format instructions for official communications, e.g. capitalization and grammar.

  • Organization name: “visionaryislife”
    • One word without any spaces.
    • May refer to “visionaryislife” as “visionary”
    • May refer to “all things visionary” as “visionary”
    • Stylized without starting with a capital letter.

Absolute Vision

There’s work which pays the bills and there’s work which doesn’t. You can do both at visionary. Visionaries tackle obstacles which seem impossible. They follow a vision rather than a path. They have fun.

Fun is hard work done well. (There’s no alternative to hard work.) 

As you adapt to a one of a kind community, take a moment to visualize. 

Visualize your passion projects. 

Visualize your creations. 

Visualize the future.

Here you have the resources to make your visions a reality.

That’s why one joins. Congratulations, the only visionaries who read this are the ones who are ready to join visionary! It’s time to do the impossible.