Weekly Reflection: Week One Hundred Thirty-Three

Today marks the end of my one-hundred-thirty-third week of working from home (mostly). Here are my takeaways from week one hundred thirty-three:

  • Getting better – Last week, an idea I pitched got a warm reception during a few conversations. This week, people were interested in it. That’s better but still not great. I need to keep in mind that these are all friendlies. I’ll keep tightening it up and improving it.  
  • Network distance The number of relationships through which a piece of information must travel to connect two individuals is network distance. It’s a real thing and can be a big hurdle for people. This week was a reminder that if you keep hustling, keep shaking trees, you’re more likely to close the gap and connect with the people you’re targeting.
  • Change of scenery – I focused on things that required some creativity. At the suggestion of a buddy, I tried changing up my location. It worked. I got in the groove and came up with some great stuff because of that change. For me, the more natural light, the better.  

Week one hundred thirty-three was a week of breakthroughs. Looking forward to next week.