Welcome to my Tech Leaders Interview Series, where I interview impactful leaders and ask them to share tips and techniques that have benefited them, both in their personal and professional lives.
This interview is with Gil Rabbi, Founder & CEO of Storycards.
What are your main productivity tips?
I don’t think I can give productivity tips because I believe each person should discover what helps his unique character and mind.
Personally, I’m more productive at night, after the world falls asleep, my mobile takes a break from all the constant notifications, and I can create new things rather than handle the day-to-day tasks.
I guess my advice is not to listen to others on this subject but to learn for yourself what works for you, listen to the heart because it can help you be more creative.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety?
In the end, no matter what, it’s a part of our lives here, and everyone has their way of dealing with it. I think there’s also a genetic element to it.
For me, anxiety usually comes before there really is a need for it, but on the other hand, in the moments of truth, my head is focused, and I cope well.
Generally speaking, the busier I am, the less I feel stressed. This is a trait that has helped me move forward and be focused.
Sports and music also help me moderate anxiety
Your tips for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Hear what everyone has to say, but do not necessarily listen to them. If you believe in your way, go for it. Even if you’re wrong, eventually, it’s an important road to follow.
On the other hand, I have often been told that I am totally off direction, and in the end, everyone used the products I believed in.
But no less important, you should love the things you do; if you feel there is no emotion or spark in doing them, you are probably not on the right path.
Another subject I have learned over the years is not to be afraid of changing the path spontaneously. Many entrepreneurs tend to build a strategy or values of some kind and are not willing to move and change. The best things I created are the ones that came as a result of the bad things I created. So you must know how to proceed while moving and give up fixation because you learn so much along the way.
Lastly, I see the problems of the entrepreneurs not in the early stages or at the endpoints. Many consult with me after they already have a product out there, with a company and staff and even money. The Difficulties really come in the middle stages, after the excitement and spark have passed, and now you have to move on to the next jump. This is the hardest part of entrepreneurship, where many give up; I have also given up more than once. In these moments, an entrepreneur is really measured, and it is important to rise above and continue.