Should You Follow Your Passion? – Dalton Caldwell and Michael Seibel

Dalton Caldwell and Michael Seibel talk about solutions in search of a problem, whether or not to follow your passion, how to figure out what to work on, and how to motivate yourself.

To create Rookies Mistakes we asked YC founders: Is there a simple fact you wish you knew when you started your company or a rookie mistake you wish you could take back?

Chapters (Powered by –
00:00:00 – Rookie mistakes
00:00:30 – Note from YC founder
00:00:53 – SISP – Solution In Search of a Problem
00:01:33 – Have an opinion
00:01:56 – != School
00:03:09 – How are you supposed to figure out what work on?
00:03:15 – What to do
00:03:36 – Follow your passion?
00:07:22 – No approval
00:08:42 – Motivators
00:10:33 – Traction
00:13:36 – New Passions
00:13:59 – Setting up motivators
00:14:59 – Game yourself
00:16:51 – Intrinsic motivators

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