Building an Armada
I think one of the best things you can do early on in your career is build an armada.
Armada is the spanish word for naval fleet. An armada is pretty badass.
You want to build up your team of people that you trust to go to war with. You want to build up a squad of people that you’d jump into battle with.
It is rare you find individuals who you would trust to lead you into a fight.
But that is the most powerful thing you can find.
Whether that battle is the tumultuous uphill climb that is building a company or something more abstract like venturing and traveling across the globe — your fleet of superfriends are the people who will lead you there.
I think this is powerful advice.
Many times we optimize for followers or casting a large web. Rarely, if ever, do we learn to work with just a few people on many things. Rarely do we hone our fleet.
That’s why I build projects with the same people over and over. It is a good way to practice for a fight.
Originally published at gonen.blog.