Company of One by Paul Jarvis: My summary & notes

Happy Monday!

I pre-ordered Company of One late last year. I’ve followed Paul‘s writing for a while, and this felt like an opportunity to show some support.

When I first got my hands on the book, I thought it’d be written exclusively for freelancers and solopreneur side hustlers. But as I progressed through the chapters, I started thinking that it’s really about running a sustainable company at 1x instead of chasing the mythical 10x.

What follows are my summary and notes for Company of One.

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Goal progress: February 2019

Happy Tuesday! We’re now several days into March. And as with January, February flew right by.

Yeah, it’s a short month — but February felt particularly quick.

I’m writing this on a sunny Sunday morning from Burlington, Ontario. We’re in town for the annual Chilly Half Marathon.

I try my best to give my business to local coffee shops, so I’m hanging out at Tamp Coffee Co. while my better half does the running.

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My 2018 year in review

Happy Holidays! I started drafting this post on Christmas Eve., but got so deep into writing that I ran out of time. The next few days were a flurry of family functions: An evening with the inlaws. A Lord of the Rings marathon for Christmas. A trek north to see my relatives on Boxing Day.

So here we are, a few days later. The chaos is behind us and the year actually feels like it’s coming to an end. What better time to publish a self-reflection than now?

Why bother with a “year in review” post?

Whether you consider these sorts of posts interesting depends on your personal perspective. I’m fascinated by the lives of others, and I enjoy skimming stories from people around the world.

It feels like a throwback to the old web, when we blogged for the sake of sharing and discovery.

So, with that, here’s what I’m thinking about as the year comes to a close.

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