FASTer :-: Focused | Achievable |Systematic - Transformation

By Faizan Siddiqi

I have been fortunate to have mentored founders, established CEO's & students for about a decade, across the world. Every interaction has been an enriching experience for me personally. What I've observed , every one wants to do things FASTer. Be successful faster, be richer faster, do more... Read more

I have been fortunate to have mentored founders, established CEO's & students for about a decade, across the world. Every interaction has been an enriching experience for me personally. What I've observed , every one wants to do things FASTer. Be successful faster, be richer faster, do more faster, get to the end state faster. To grow FASTer you must learn to rely on small data, small acts & pick up on small nuances. Most people need a little push, contextually aware advice, directionality and a candid forum to learn from mistakes, perhaps their own but ideally from the mistake of others. This is an attempt to provide a safe space to answer the questions you don't ask in public and providing Go To Market Snippets on every day things, so you can truly Transform to your desired end-state, FASTer.

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#42・

FASTer - Issue #42

0-1 vs. 0-100 (Starting Small)We owe it to our selves to start small but think big. When we consistently don't start because of bid audacious goals without execution rails, we exhaust our selves. We consistently don't start because 100 is a tougher mark than …

 
#41・

FASTer - Issue #41

Your outcomes are only as good as your actions. In the new year if you want to enhance your outcomes, think of weekend projects that you can do to enhance your outcomes. Find a problem and work on them over the weekend. Get some inspiration.Kat Norton is a Mi…

 
#40・

FASTer - Issue #40

There is a common perception that success comes to young people. Or most accomplished people started early. Myths! Your outcomes get seasoned with time, whilst there are many who have been successful at a young age, most have taken their time. So do not rush …

 
#39・

FASTer - Issue #39

See the above presentation as a mind map here.

 
#38・

FASTer - Issue #38

Gary C. Halbert was a well-known (and well-paid) writer of successful direct-mail sales letters but he didn't start off with that, he was a very successful salesman. He made and lost a fortune in direct mailing and other business ventures… more than once.In t…

 
#37・

FASTer - Issue #37

I read some where that "make sure you’re playing the real game, not some more complicated game you’ve made up for yourself.” This is critical in every thing we do. When we complicate stuff in our mind due not finding either a path to execution or the resource…

 
#36・

FASTer - Issue #36

"Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome."This famous quote from Charlie Munger gets straight to the point regarding the behavior of individuals (and companies) and as vice chairman of the hugely successful US investment firm Berkshire Hathaway,…

 
#35・

FASTer - Issue #35

50 million Reddit users150 million Yelp users200 million Twitter users300 million Quora750 million LinkedIn usersIf you are in business and you want positive outcomes. You don't need to reach every one every where, just the ones that you need at the right tim…

 
#34・

FASTer - Issue #34

You can never know your outcomes till you do something. Simple enough but not practiced as often enough as one would like to think. Patch Adams is a medical doctor whose belief that joy and laughter are integral to the healing process was made popular by Robi…

 
#33・

FASTer - Issue #33

Its always the little stuff that matters. The toothpick with a meal, the topping up of the glass, the tied shoe laces after polishing, the completed Homework assignment, The call back after a promise, the check in without the need, the gratitude without the a…

 
#32・

FASTer - Issue #32

Let's talk about sampling instead. Jealousy is easy but it's not good, even envy, we all go through it, till we don't. It can brutally ruin your life's outcomes if you cant see past it or get consumed with it. Just like you order a sampler platter at a restau…

 
#31・

FASTer - Issue #31

"If I did it, Id get it too" syndrome. When I was a semester away from graduating from university. The race to not go back home was on.For in-state students at Purdue, the estimated cost for the academic year was $10,984, including $3,564 in fees and the rema…

 
#30・

FASTer - Issue #30

Instant Every thing. I came across this video circa 1969. Our obsession with instant: coffee, tea, pudding, mashed potatoes didn't end there. Instant cash was ahead of its time, but it wasn't. There was a use case that changed the outcome of many industries, …

 
#29・

FASTer - Issue #29

Expecting better outcomes when you never broke a sweat. For real? Nothing in life happens with out an input, the same is true for better outcomes. If you continue to do nothing, you will continue to get nothing. Or if you continue to do the same thing, hoping…

 
#28・

FASTer - Issue #28

Organising of effort results in the largest wealth creation vs working the hardest. The nut to crack is community harvesting or looked a different way, to get wealthy, put the rich to work for you. The rich put the middle class to work to get and stay rich, s…

 
#27・

FASTer - Issue #27

We all love to talk about metrics. Useful metrics allow us to measure how personal or organisational performance supports progress towards strategic goals. However, metrics sometimes fail to align with the strategies organisations are pursuing, or with the be…

 
#26・

FASTer - Issue #26

Don't let your outcomes get impacted in one area by your interactions in an other one. Watch the video for context. The Cat being irritated by the human(wrong goal alignment), retaliates in its engaged with the other cat, one of its own. This is what happens …

 
#25・

FASTer - Issue #25

Familiarise your self with a "better life score". Your instinctive reaction could be that it is a made up thing. You wouldn't be wrong. But there is some wisdom in thinking about outcomes in frame works.Relentlessly look for ways to improve the odds of a good…

 
#24・

FASTer - Issue #24

A beautiful homeA humidor full of cigars A life filled with booksWalks in NatureA body of WaterA gardenA compassionate partnerA slow dayEvery vinyl ever made that you ever wantedBonfire with FamilySolo world travelMichelin star foodVisualise your outcome to a…

 
#23・

FASTer - Issue #23

Can you really plan for better outcomes at any age? I asked a diverse group of friends, colleagues, associates and online poll takers. The general sense is, if you try hard enough and plan long enough you can literally "will" the outcome you want, given you i…