I never liked celebrating birthdays.
Even though I have no problem standing on stage in front of hundreds of people or do public speaking, when I see all the love and warm wishes sent to me by friends, I get this insecurity and embarrassment as if I don’t really deserve it and quickly shift the dynamic to see how the other person’s doing and seeing if I can be of help.
So obviously I want to thank all of you for your lovely birthday wishes! But I also want to share with you something personal. A collection of memorable quotes from various books I read this past year (with my small notes), in hopes it will have a similar affect on you and the quality of your life as it had on mine. Or for the very least encourage you to read them.
In the past year, I’ve earned over $5,500 in Shyp credit and $400 in Via Ride-Share credit. This post will explain exactly how I did it and how you can do it too with other services.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
This year, one of the goals I set to myself was to write at least 10 blog posts on my personal blog. This post Isn’t what I had in mind when thinking of my first post but it seems right to share it with you.
A little Backstory
As I was sitting in a small coffee shop on upper east side Manhattan, a day after the second-biggest snowstorm to ever hit New York, I felt that it was the perfect time to open my podcast app and listen to Tim Ferriss’s latest “The Tao of Seneca“.
*This post was first sent to my community members at Israeli Startups NYC
Every year around this time, we sit down to write our new year’s
Some of us hope this year will be “the year we finally take the
leap from our corporate job, and start the startup we’ve been
dreaming of.” Some of us aim to double our startup revenue
and move to the next round of finance, and some hope to
expand our services abroad.
But some, crazy individuals, will go on a journey of a lifetime,
to the other side of the globe,
hoping to build the next billion dollar company.
As part of my work building the Israeli and American tech community in NYC, a lot of entrepreneurs contact me and ask for my advice/help/time/money/effort in order to assist them with their ventures and personal goals.
Now usually I love helping entrepreneurs and I respond to about %98 of cold emails, but sometimes people do it so wrong that I just feel my time is better spent elsewhere.
Tips on how to write cold emails
When you’re an entrepreneur, a founder, a CEO of a startup, 99% of the time you’re worried about fundraising.
It’s the last fucking thing you want to be dealing with right now, and you’d be so happy to “just get it over with” and go back to building your product and grow your business or develop a new feature, but that’s life. And fundraising is a crucial part in the success of your company as much as any other aspect.