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321: The Only Thing That Matters And Celebrate Awesome by Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt

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Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt, is a product guy with a passion for startups, product design, and personal growth. He also created Startup Edition, worked as an EIR at Tradecraft, and was the Director of Product at PlayHaven. He's a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. Additionally, he has written over 150 essays, many of which are featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web.

Episode 321: The Only Thing That Matters And Celebrate Awesome by Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt (Personal Development).

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more brand new author to join joint loyalty ryan hoover as a founder of a super popular website product hunt rain check out new products books you and park ass anything o them too great idea and site i've been part of her a long time actually and however personally met ryan but he seems like a super nice guy from what i've read and our little interaction so far and i love his content he would recommended to me by a friend actually side check out his blog love the content asked him if i could readers here too you and he said yes so if he is rioting before giving me permission and am happy to be sure your content what other before i read these two posts from him he also contributed to the book hooked how to build habit forming products and get the first chapter free if you're part of his email lest the rhine four dot emmy orally that for now let's hear his two posts as we optimize your life the only thing that matters by re hoover
of rain hoover dot me personal growth is all i care about outside of my relationship with family and friends of course many others agree but spend little effort to maximize personal growth too often i you people unhappy with their monday nine five spending their weekends quarter while playing either so many opportunities to learn today more than ever here's how i maximize personal growth meet smart people quote here the smartest person in the room you're in the wrong romani quote i try to run self around smart people fortunately for me the barriers filled with accomplished tack and start up professionals willing to me strangers for coffee jaw guess going a ceo of buffer opens is counter to the world get out of the office easy to use busy as an excuse for not at any event the challenge is knowing which are worth going to but sometimes takes one to have a huge impact on how you think gazing
and gave a workshop and the lean start a machine opened my eyes to new perspective in product design avoid music listen to podcast i rarely listen to music on the bus at the jam or when i'm driving and instead i spoke of two plus hours of pi cassa day does we can start ups this week in venture capital this weekend tech mixer while the darn weekly are few my favorites reed but useful i rarely read books there just isn't enough time in the day and most are powerful after should be sure to a few dozen pages instead i regularly re blog posts in articles i discovered through people i follow on twitter quora and my rss feed yes is one of those i find this content has a much higher your time to learn our ally build something it's easier consumed by work take a break in build something i have created a few websites mobile game patterns and mobile game videos very much a work in progress and looking for very interesting projects
this is a no risk way to explore new ideas in practice different scale sets demand challenge i've had an amazing opportunity to learn through play havens growth as a small struggling start up to the success is become today thank god it hasn't been easy challenge stress and a little bit of fear or accelerants for learning if we can describe turning company or role using these now leave immediately how are you maximizing personal growth celebrate our son by right hoover of rain hoover dot me lately i've been thinking a lot about company culture as our one small team has grown to over fifty employees maintained strong positive culture becomes increasingly challenging unimportant as accompanying grows gray culture is often
are to define and unique but a common theme of successful companies is a culture that expresses appreciation people need appreciation quote people need to feel that their contribution is valued and unique programme co founder why commentator startups are actually hard everyday individuals work their soft do good work and sometimes achieve greatness yet these daily contribution is often go unrecognised it doesn't take much they thanks for working late to finish the website design or i really pressure you taking the time to help to both the new build appreciate and public we casually spreads appreciation but it's often private or one on one lay your pc can be known to the rest of the team to help build a culture of recognition being in products i work very closely with engineering and see the fires often have to deal with as with any start ups happens in production minutes up to the engineering team to fix issue day or night why day or weekend
as i'm writing this a few of our engineers are preparing a hot fix this saturday afternoon over the thanksgiving holiday many others on the team you have no knowledge of the hard work put in by these weaken warriors employ of the month or moment while employee of the month programmes facilitate public appreciation therefore too seldom man selective quote employees cray feedback but is often too infrequent too distant and needs to be regular daniel pink author of drive the surprise shoes about what motivates us down wait a month toby recognition greedy express a priest the asian in the moment celebrate awesome next time one of your coworkers does something awesome big or small celebrate it let them know appreciate them and share it with the team you just listen
the post titled the only thing that matters and celebrate awesome by ryan hoover rhine hoover dot emmy and at last post hit home maybe as one of the reasons i left my first job or second job while she thorough job for getting technical but as my first out of college left because one of the biggest reasons was i didn't feel appreciated i stayed lay pretty much every day buildings at him efficiency to not only my department by others as well the pay this terrible which shutting care about that much broader working there only a year and really being part of a lot of different things that i didn't have to be it because i wanted to help make things better laws now given an average rating godlike redid a standard increase in salary that everyone gets probably lower than inflation and no enlargement at all for all the extra hours and work it was unfortunate that company so there was really cool and people were friendly but i dont know in terms of em my appreciation not so much so yeah
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