View profile

┐('~`;)┌ Nº151 Don't Get Lost in the Sauce 🌌 🤔

The past week has been a wild one! Last Thursday, I took a train from Amsterdam to Kortrijk, Belgium,
Twotone Consulting | Since 2014
┐('~`;)┌ Nº151 Don't Get Lost in the Sauce 🌌 🤔
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #151 • View online
The past week has been a wild one!
Last Thursday, I took a train from Amsterdam to Kortrijk, Belgium, where Guy & I were supported SILCA, Wahoo Fitness & Ampler (their launch in the Belgian market!) at Velofollies. Ott from Ampler even made it into Het Nieuwsblad. Amazing!
Saturday, I took a train over to London to meet my girlfriend Kristy and friends Rob & Nikoo. Sunday morning I got out on a Richmond Park loop with my friends Jack from Cyclist Mag, Petor from Dear Susan and my host, Rob of Quirk Cycles. Petor showed us a telescope in the park that you can see downtown London with!
That afternoon, I spoke at the Adventure Travel Show about the lesson I learned on The 1st Silk Road Mountain Race. (My deck is here on iCloud …let me know if the link doesn’t work for you.) I then rushed from the stage to catch a flight to Philly to connect to Tampa to pick up my kids Monday morning for a week here in Pinellas County, Florida.
Otto, Mira & I have mostly been jamming to & from school, after-school activities and finding time to have fun on my third trip here since they were taken from Amsterdam. Today we’re visiting Profile BMX’s factory & skating at St. Pete skatepark.
With so much going on, it is easy to get lost in the sauce. Keeping focus and getting things done with many moving parts, timezones and people to consider is easily one of my favorite and most challenging aspects to my personal and professional life. Sometimes it is overwhelming and sometimes I drop the ball.
Of course, you can’t win em all but there is an art to losing well so you can win later. George Bradt spells out how:
  • Accepting Defeat – You can’t lose well without losing. Failing fast is relatively easy when it’s a small-scale test. The bigger the impact, the harder it is to call the game.
  • Living Your Principles – If your guiding principles are the things you choose to follow even if you must go out of business, then follow them in defeat. If you say your customers or constituents or people matter most, take care of them when it hurts most and matters most.
  • Find New Ways to Win – This is about residual value. Having accepted defeat and honored your principles, Start anew, recovering and rebuilding off your strengths whether those are Russia’s environment, Germany’s youth, Jobs’ innovations, or your secret sauce.
As always, thank you for reading,
Jon
p.s.
it helps a ton if you promote this newsletter, sharing is caring! 🙏

Cycling
The home of Cherubim From Peloton issue 81
Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic
Startups
🔭 👀
🔭 👀
What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?
Blue Bottle Founder James Freeman’s Journey From Mozart to Cortados - Adobe 99U
Sales
Want to Seem More Likable?
Late-Night Tweeting Degrades Your Performance the Next Day
7 Things to Look for When Hiring Sales Reps with No Experience
Radness
Toto - Africa (Sweet Potato & Squash Cover)
Toto - Africa (Sweet Potato & Squash Cover)
Covering 80’s hits with potatoes & squash is pretty rad but teenagers getting pulled on stage to perform with their idols is even radder:
Casey Newton
Recently I decided my favorite YouTube genre is “teenagers getting pulled on stage to perform with their idols and melting everyone’s faces off,” and so here are some videos in that vein that you may enjoy
6:51 PM - 16 Dec 2018
Here's to not getting lost in the sauce this week!
Did you enjoy this issue?
Become a member for $5 per month
Don’t miss out on the other issues by Jon Woodroof
Jon Woodroof

Weekly 💌 delivered to your 📬 about Cycling, Startups & Sales + a dose of radness from @jonwoodroof of @workspacesix & @twotoneams 🚴

You can manage your subscription here
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here
Powered by Revue
Twotone Consulting BV | Workspace Six | Tussen de Bogen 6 | 1013 JB Amsterdam | The Netherlands