Consistency in Business

Consistency in Business

In my 20’s, I did not live in one place more than 1 year. I lived on couches for a year and did not rent my first apartment until I was 30.

Yes, I did live in my Aunt’s basement for a year and my Mom’s house for a year post-college. Thanks Mom and Rhonda!

You could say I liked changing things up and experiencing new things all the time.

As I recently turned 34 (that’s ancient in internet age), it dawned on me that I’ve lived in the same place for the past 5 years.

Heck, I’m writing this from the same table.

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Novelty sparks some magical thing in our brain but it eventually fades. We go back to our baseline. They even have a term for it called the hedonistic treadmill!

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One night I looked at all the Fortune 500 companies and it really dawned on me that NO major creation happens in a short period of time. To truly accomplish major things, it takes a long time and consistency is the answer to make that a reality.

“Consistency…Don’t get bored with it.” [click to tweet]

Russell Wilson on Twitter

Book:

Mike Tyson - Undisputed Truth - We’ve all watched a vid or read a bit about Mike Tyson but hearing the behind the scenes was insane. What does it take to be the best in the world and what happens when you get there? That’s his story.

Movies:

Meru - Cool documentary about climbers tackling a mountain that’s never been done before.

Bad ass clothing:

I wear Myles Apparel shorts almost every single day. The guys over there hooked us up with some free shorts. Leave a comment with where you want to go in the world and we’ll pick a few people to get some amazing shorts!

xo
Noah “tacos” Kagan

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207 responses to “Consistency in Business”

Marco
December 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I would love to go back to Europe!

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Judith Duval
December 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Patagonia! 🙂

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Dejan
December 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Iceland sounds good

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James
December 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

Cambodia for mission work with Caring for Cambodia (Austin Based). I'd take my kids to offer them some perspective.

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Chris H
December 24, 2016 at 10:19 am

Great article.......again! I'm in for the long game.
Place I want to go: Japan ??

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Adrian salamunovic
December 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

Thailand needs to be next. Let's go together. ?

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Ashish
September 28, 2016 at 8:15 am

I wish I had some consistency in my life.

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Laura
July 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

Isn't Mike Tyson a convicted rapist? Not sure I'd recommend him as a role model!

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royal
July 27, 2016 at 5:07 am

Antartica, strangely is calling me. I think it’s because so few have traveled there and the peace and quiet would be on a whole new level.

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Kamran
June 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

Somewhere close to nature and out of city life. Like may be mauritius or maldives.

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Harshit Sharma
June 9, 2016 at 3:09 am

Never sticked with consistency yet. Now, also no need to.

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Devan Nielsen
June 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

I want someone else to buy me a plant ticket to their favorite spot.

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Margie Jepson
June 2, 2016 at 11:06 am

I heard you on the Tony Robins podcast and now I have "found" you. I am working in a 10-year old tech start up as their first marketing person. Wow. Love me some marketing. You are interesting and I am reading you.

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Nathan
May 30, 2016 at 10:32 pm

My wife and I would like to take our little one to Iceland and Japan.

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Kenneth Ashe
May 29, 2016 at 6:19 am

Australia mate. I've never been there, and it sounds awesome.

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Leonardo LaVito @ LargerList.com
May 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Being consistently inconsistent can get boring as well too. 🙂

So let's switch it up!

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Jay
May 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Anywhere in wine country, Argentina!

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Jeanne San Pascual
May 26, 2016 at 8:52 am

Manila! Has anyone received free shorts yet? Haha.

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Darrell
May 4, 2016 at 1:36 am

My son got some Balcones from a friend. I got to try it and that shit is goooood! I could consistently drink the stuff. Good thing for my liver I don't live anywhere near Texas. Life is change which makes consistence unnatural, adaptation and the ability to adapt is survival and spice. "Improvise, adapt, overcome." - Marine Corp slogan

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Angelina Grey
May 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

I want to go to Auckland..!!!! I have heard that it is heaven on earth...!! God knows which heaven we would be going into post death... haha...

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nichole
April 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Cycling the Black Forest in Germany...soon, this May/June. : ) I move often too because I am curious like you.

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Greg
April 30, 2016 at 6:25 am

I'd like to visit my sister in Australia.. all the way from Toronto, Canada. She has a first baby due in 2 weeks.

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Dan
April 29, 2016 at 6:21 am

I have got your same problem Noah, let's build a Fortune 500 company together so ! (Tried to not long time ago)

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Eric Rosenberg
April 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm

I'm headed to London and Paris next week! Next up high on my list are Thailand, India, Italy, and Greece.

I just moved from rainy Portland to the sunny beach in California, and some fresh shorts would do my wardrobe some good!

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Darrell Harada
April 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

Oops misunderstood the question. Place not goal. Sorry. Niigata, Japan, my friends winery in Spain, and Dharmsala India

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Darrell Harada
April 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

I definitely want to leave, if not the world, a good number of lives, better through my work of balancing the spiritual and the secular in a useful and practical way. Those born Jewish are blessed if their lives were influenced by men like the ones portrayed in the books My Grandfathers Blessings by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen and Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom. The loving and yet practical consistency of such men grew their wisdom and ability to share it. For a lot of us without such a strong tradition I hope to take the woo woo out of the wonder to enrich their life experience.

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Doug Murray
April 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Thanks, Noah! And thanks, Myles Apparel! I look forward to the showing off my new shorts!

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Michael
April 25, 2016 at 2:57 am

My next big destination is Tokyo, so much looking forward to it!

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Stefano
April 24, 2016 at 3:39 am

Tbilisi - Georgia!

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Dru
April 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Rio in Brazil!

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Nicolas
April 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Hey Noah! thanks for the extra dose of motivation, you don't know how much i've needed it this week (i've even opened a thread about motivation hacks on lean-startup fb group). Having an stable HQ for a longer (than usual) time period it can be very convenient for long term goals, but the spirit has to be open for quick getaways and not-too-much planned adventures... at least that's what i've learned..
For my next quick-crazy adventure, i would visit THE DRIEST DESERT ON EARTH (San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)... so i would love to have the chance to try out these shorts! (of course, will sent the photos!)

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Marsh
April 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

I am planning to go to Barcelona, Spain with my parents and sister. We will be going on many adventures!! What would be the best pair of shorts to get when going on excursions?!

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Ryan McKenzie
April 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

i want to go to Normandy Beach and follow the path that the 101st Airborne took a la "Band of Brothers"......

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David Burch
April 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

Hoi!
To the Titan of Tacos:
Loving life well takes time; and after flying through my bachelors in a brief 14 years its off to Dominica for med school 🙂
Let me know if i'll have some shorts to wear in my carribean clinic!

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Matt
April 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

I'd like to visit and take a picture at sunrise and sunset in each and every one of our glorious 50 states.

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Roman Rosario
April 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

I want to simply be inspired, then be able to act on it. That's all I want in my life! I was most recently inspired to go to Lugano, Switzerland.

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Tino
April 21, 2016 at 6:08 am

So so many places, but if I had to pick the next one, probably China to experience the culture and Silicon Valley to see what it's like

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Joel Wolfgang
April 21, 2016 at 6:02 am

I really want to visit South Africa.

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Gustav Stromfelt
April 21, 2016 at 3:42 am

I want to go to places that help people realise that there is more to the world than the confines of the reality in which they live.

So:
Patagonia
The Antarctic
Greenland
Alaska
The Rockies
Atacama Desert
Sao Salvador
Ecuador
Belize
Solomon Islands
Easter Islands
Galapagos Islands
...

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Johnny Chen
April 21, 2016 at 1:39 am

Great to connect again Noah! Definitely Sweden for me.

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Dev Patel
April 21, 2016 at 1:25 am

Consistency is boring and monotonous. I am planning to visit some cool place and eastern Europe this year.

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Roy Williams
April 20, 2016 at 11:07 pm

I want to travel the ENTIRE world and live out of a backpack. Experience new things and meet great people. I want to become self made and leave a legacy for me, my family and future family. I'd rather DIE than settle for anything less.

Thanks Noah

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Wang Yip
April 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Would love to go to Japan - the whole culture and food intrigues me

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Adam Cohen
April 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Was JUST talking about these shorts to a friend today; very random.

Im currently vagabonding in New Zealand for 4 weeks (would love them now!) and would use them for my trip to Israel!

Cheers!

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Candy
April 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

I want to visit the Grand Canyon someday.

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Curt Moe
April 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

Cuba or North Korea for the thrill and the story

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Adam
April 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

Bali!

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Jeff
April 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

I want to own a successful business that will give flexibility to my schedule.

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