The Founder Institute curriculum can be brutal, but so is real life. You need to be at your A-game and be on top everything you have to do. Less than 10% of applicants get to graduate, and 2/3 of the enrolled founders (like you) will fail the curriculum. One of the most common excuse for dropouts is "lack of time". Not only that, but even a single missed deadline for an assignment will get you into the "Bonus Assignment Train" designed to make you want to drop out. This guide will help you be among the top performers. In the end, every single assignment you do, you do for your startup... so let's get started!
Focus and peace of mind is critical here, else you burnout and fail. This guide will help you plan, execute and track each of those hours.
My name is George, I graduated early 2016 from Europe. Some of you may have met me at FounderX in the US this October. I am obsessed with productivity, personal growth and artificially intelligent assistants.
This guide is based on some brilliant books, such as Essentialism, The Laws of Simplicity, Time Management that doesn't suck, The Lean Startup, Becoming the 1% and a couple others.
P.S. I never got a bonus assignment, so can you.
Your 3 essential weapons
Where you save and track progress of your assignments
or any other digital todo list
Where you assign the time for action for your assignments
Alternative: Google Calendar
or any other digital calendar
Each week (usually Wednesday) you receive a bunch of assignments all of which you have to submit within 7 days (next Wednesday). Each of these assignments is clearly described and has an estimated duration which is surprisingly accurate - use it to your advantage.
You pretty much have two options:
"If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real."
- Anthony Robbins