How to present yourself in a powerful & impelling way.
There’s not a week that goes by where I don’t read some article explaining successful people’s morning routines. I’ve stopped reading them as I generally end up feeling like I’m still not doing enough. Feeling bad about yourself is not a great way to start the day. That said, my morning routine includes reading articles that have collected in my digital feed from the previous day. I’m a big fan of using Feedly to make this easy. I scan through roughly 300 articles a day. One might say it’s a bit of a problem.
However, this prolific reading is a great source of inspiration and ideas for the work I’m doing. Which brings me to this week’s newsletter and a conversation inspired by one of those articles: Andrew Medal’s 5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look For In Startups.
You should read it yourself, but the five pieces of advice were:
- Fix a problem others ignore.
- When you pitch, focus on the big picture.
- Create products that have a glimpse into the future.
- Reach out to VCs physically near you.
- Have a balanced founder team.