I’m sure by now you’ve heard a lot about how automation and artificial intelligence is changing work as we know it. Just think about the ways technology has changed your profession in just the last 5 years! I thought it was time to do a show about what solopreneurs need to know about AI or artificial intelligence and how it might help them grow their businesses.
I know how useful automation is in the running of my business, but I’ve been getting more curious about understanding how I might use AI one day.
Currently, he’s the founder and CEO of Emerj Artificial Intelligence service, a platform to help business leaders make more productive use of AI.
Dan also shares a ton of useful lessons from his journey as a martial arts academy owner to founder of an AI consulting firm.
- The key triggers to know when you need to consider integrating AI into your business strategy.
- Why solopreneurs need to focus on their habits, not silver bullets to get ready for AI.
- Why Dan built a business instead of getting a job to pay for school.
- The key ingredient required for learning any new skill.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Reframe your mindset
- Align your habits
- Manage your energy
- Self-direct your learning
How Dan Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 7:00 – 8:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Produce really excellent editorial material to drive insights. 2) Field inbound calls for high-level customers and be able to close those people. 3) Execute on research deliverables in a timely and consistent manner.
- Ideal work environment: Having a view of nature, having the option to work solo or be a walk away from people he likes working with, and having coffee and water around to stay hydrated.
- Superpower: The ability to haul and heave effort in a consistent and uninterrupted way.
- 90-day goal: Complete their first big report on AI and banking as well as overhaul and migrate to their new website.
“There’s really no downside in having a respect and rigor around the data that’s critical for your business.”
“Deliberate practice is a big, big deal for me and one of the things that’s important there, from the sense of skill development, is some degree of rigor around feedback.”
Becoming a life-long learner is crucial as the nature of work continues to evolve. Dan offers this advice on how to build a learning habit:
1) Find a reason to learn that drives you more than just feeling like you generally need to learn.
2) Develop a compelling idea for what you want your future to be, and then build a learning blueprint around that.