Jeremy Silva

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  • Director of Projects & Estimating, G2 Metal Fab
Passionate about growth, working to improve every day....  
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Director of Projects & Estimating

  • G2 Metal Fab
  • Dec 2007 - Present

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2021

Nov 11, 2021
Nov 11, 2021
Reading a book
Started reading Will by Will Smith this week, loving it so far!

Here are notes I took from the introduction.

Introduction: The Wall

Stop thinking about the wall, there is no wall, there are only bricks. Your job is to lay this brick perfectly, then move on to the next brick. Don't worry about the wall, your only concern is one brick.

When I focused on the wall, the job felt impossible and neverending. When I focused on one brick, everything got easy.

The difference between a task that feels impossible and a task that feels doable is merely a matter of perspective. Are you paying attention to the wall, or are you paying attention to the brick?

The secret to Will's success is as boring as it is unsurprising; you show up and you lay another brick.

#willthebook
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Reading a book
Listening to an audiobook
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Read The Psychology of Money
wrote a summary
Wrote a summary of The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. Fantastic book!


My Favorite Quotes

  • Your personal experiences with money make up maybe 0.00000001% of what’s happened in the world but maybe 80% of how you think the world works.
  • Not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness. Keep this in mind when judging people, including yourself.
  • There is no reason to risk what you have and need for what you don’t have and don’t need.
  • The hardest financial skill is getting the goalpost to stop moving.
  • Money’s greatest intrinsic value, and this can’t be overstated, is its ability to give you control over your time.
  • Using your money to buy time and options has a lifestyle benefit few luxury goods can compete with.
  • When most people say they want to be a millionaire, what they really mean is “I want to spend a million dollars,” which is literally the opposite of being a millionaire.
  • The world is filled with people who look modest but are actually wealthy, and people who look rich who live at the razor’s edge of insolvency.
  • You can build wealth without a high income but have no chance of building wealth without a high savings rate.
  • At every stage of our lives, we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we are going to become. -Daniel Gilbert
  • Thinking of market volatility as a fee, rather than a fine, is an important part of developing the kind of mindset that lets you stick around long enough for investment gains to work in your favor.
  • Most people, when confronted with something they don’t understand, do not realize they don’t understand it.
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Read The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
Wrote a Blog Post
Book Summary
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Posted a summary of The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger. This is one of my favorite business biographies.

My favorite quotes from the book are:

  • It is vital to create space in each day to let your thoughts wander beyond your immediate job responsibilities, to turn things over in your mind in a less pressured, more creative way than is possible once the daily triage kicks in.
  • Avoid getting into the business of manufacturing trombone oil. You may become the greatest trombone oil manufacturer in the world, but in the end, the world only consumes a few quarts of trombone oil a year.
  • Do what you need to do to make it better.
  • One person’s unwillingness to give a timely response can cause so much unnecessary strain and inefficiency.
  • I would much rather take big risks, and sometimes fail, than not take risks at all.
  • I do not want to be in the business of playing it safe, I want to be in the business of creating possibilities for greatness.
  • The need to be comfortable with failure is the most profound lesson he learned in his first year running primetime at ABC. If you want innovation, and you should always, you need to give permission to fail.
  • Anything that reminds you that you are not the center of the universe is a good thing.
  • Managing your own time, and respecting others’ time, is one of the most vital things to do as a manager.
  • The tone you set as a leader has an enormous effect on the people around you, no one wants to follow a pessimist.
  • Don’t let your ego get in the way of making the best possible decision.
  • A little respect goes a long way, and the absence of it is often very costly.
  • You have to approach your work and life with a sense of genuine humility.
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Joined an Early Adopter Program
I'm super excited to check out Polywork as one of the first early adopters. Oh and btw Pluto is by far the most superior of the AI-Assistants! 🔥 😎 🤖

2007

Dec 01, 2007
Dec 01, 2007
Started a new role at G2 Metal Fab
Excited to join G2 Metal Fab as Director of Projects & Estimating! 🎉
Director of Projects & Estimating, G2 Metal Fab
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