I love connecting with Awesome people. I have had the honor of working with some amazing people as well as learning from some brilliant mentors and friends. My favorite conversations are with people that are on a quest for greatness in their field.
I’d love to connect with you if these things ring true for you:
You read books regularly
Blog posts are good, but a great book has a depth and an ability to expand your mind like a series of conversations with an expert.
You want to be the Best
A lot of people are, “just happy to be in the game,” but the truly awesome want to win the title; it bugs them to do things 80% when they knew it could be 100%. Great work, whether in engineering, product design, marketing, sales or otherwise comes from a commitment to your craft.
You know and crave the power of working with a great team you trust
When you put a bunch of people with complementary skills together who are all great and strive to always improve, magic happens. If you’ve ever tasted even a bit of this, you know the nirvana worth chasing, and if you find it, worth protecting.
You know work doesn’t feel like work when it’s right
Pursuing craftsmanship in what you do leads to a deep satisfaction that is enjoyable in a way that feels like anything but work. It’s incredibly fulfilling and satisfying.
You know a little tension can bring out excellence
It is a tension, a push and pull, between competing forces that leads to the greatest creativity and best solution. It’s not about winning an argument; it’s about extracting the key elements of all sides to create alchemy. The best debates end with a solution better than what any individual brought to the table on their own (and likely a few celebratory beverages).
You genuinely enjoy learning
Whether it’s a core skill to your craft or just something new and interesting you’ve come across, you’re eager to learn about it, especially if you have access to a passionate expert at that moment.
You enjoy teaching others
You truly understand something when you can break it down and explain it to a novice. Not only is it a great challenge, but your understanding can deepen by teaching others. As Emerson wrote, “Every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
Want to connect with other Awesome people?
If you’re nodding your head to a lot of the above and live in SF, sign up here and I’ll bring Awesome people together for dinner or drinks from time to time, because you can never know too many great people!
Not in SF and Awesome?
Send me a tweet (@Evanish) or email (evanish dot j at gmail) and let’s connect virtually!