Dennis Yu

Here are our hiring process and deboarding process.

In 2020, you need systems and processes to get the work off of you. That means you need a simple, hassle-free way to hire and fire people. If you want more freedom, you need to DELEGATE the work– not HUSTLE harder. And have repeatable processes that govern the work that your people are doing. Want to know my secret weapon and a sneak peek into my focus for next year? Watch closely what Keap, Fiverr, and are doing with us.

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What percent of the time are you REACTING to things versus INITIATING them?

If you believe you’re a leader, at least 50% of your time should be initiating. If not, is it because you’re too “busy”? That means you’re not using your time effectively, not delegating, or are an employee fooling yourself that you’re a leader. If you find yourself exhausted or running out of time each day, start cutting activities and delegating, so you can focus on your priorities. Use our principle called #DDD (do, delegate, delete) to manage your time and #CID (communicate, iterate, delegate) to run your teams. These are 2 of our 9 principles in our framework of business called the 9 Triangles at You should have at least 50% of your time free to think, plan, and initiate activities if you want to achieve your big goals.

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There is always enough time to get what you want done.

Because if it’s important enough, you’ll make the time. Saying you’re “busy” really just means you aren’t managing your priorities. Logan and I were up at 4:45 am yesterday to go on a sunset canoe ride, after going to bed after 1 am. We didn’t want to miss a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Amazon. But we also had some business promises to keep and a promise to work out when on the road. So sometimes sleep suffers, though not ideal. If anyone ever tells you they were too “busy”, it really means tour request is not a priority to them. Even if you don’t have enough time yourself, you can delegate it to others. I delegate out housekeeping services, grocery shopping, driving cars (I Uber everywhere), and anything that doesn’t personally require me to do, so I can have more time. Have you noticed that the people who make the most excuses get the least done? That’s because of the time they could have spent doing it, they chose to instead spend complaining. Worry not about looking good, but about achieving your goals. Time is your weapon. Use it to your advantage by practicing #DDD— Do, Delegate, or Delete. Handle everything just once via #DDD, so you increase your processing speed. I have over 700 emails per day coming at me. Yet for the last month, I’ve been traveling, speaking, and vacationing in Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Taiwan, the Philippines, and many other places. I didn’t claim I was “busy”. Instead, I delegated more than I usually do. And that’s possible because we have an awesome, growing team. I said no to more things than usual, giving what we call a “polite decline” to meeting requests and various business opportunities. You cannot “do” more— don’t fall for the lie. You have only so much time and energy. Practice #DDD to clear your plate, largely by delegating and deleting, so the few things you choose to do REALLY count. Say NO unless it’s a “heck yes” option that’s so good, it makes you excited. Maybe means NO, and no more FOMO for you or me!

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