Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. -Iron Mike 🥊

Earlier in my career, I believed that you had to have the “master plan” as a leader. That I had to think of every problem, every possible outcome, and every roadblock before they happen.

Now, don’t…

If the first task of your day is to organize your day, you’ve already failed.

I’ve spent the past couple months going through the Zero To Dangerous course from Steven Kotler, and this is one of the best things I’ve learned.

“Thinking About Work” and “Doing Work” are separate skills.

They also require different types of thinking. When we’re…

I’ll admit it. I’m an “organizational nerd”. My calendar looks like a perfect game of Tetris, every day. But there’s more to it than that — a specific mindset behind how I set things up.

Four Distinct Days-Within-A-Day

Every one of my days has four clear parts. But why do I call the…

Mike Wuest and his wife Kim at their home gym, CrossFit COMO

This journey has been an interesting one…filled with twists, turns, pivots, and improvements. This one falls squarely into the “improvements” category.

The Origin

Before UpLaunch came to be, there was a company called Run Your Gym. Started by Jake Johnson and myself in 2013, we developed a proof-of-concept platform that we called…

The Beginner’s Mind…

Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism that means the “beginner’s mind” — in other words, shedding all of your preconceived notions about a particular topic and approaching it from a purely open and inquisitive standpoint.

This “beginner’s mind” approach is something that I cling to vehemently as one of…

Matt Verlaque

Founder @ High Speed Ventures, fmr CEO @ UpLaunch (acq. 2020). Husband, father of 3 young boys, triathlete, nerdy-nerd.

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