"Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you've lost the source of. It works, but you don't know why."
I read a lot of books and articles and have listened to lots of people give talks on all sorts of things, but I've always struggled to put my finger on how spending my time in those ways has been beneficial, given I can never actively recall the things I've consumed. This article pins the tail right on it.
"Start your first business this way: Begin with the smallest possible project in which someone will pay you money to solve a problem they know they have. Charge less than it's worth and more than it costs you.
You don't have to wait for perfect or large or revered or amazing. You can start."
Ever seen an email and thought, "I love the way they did X" or "I want to try the way they explained Y"? Customer.io suggests keeping an "email swipe file" for inspiration down the road and even recommends some handy tools!
Coming up with a steady stream of content ideas can be downright draining. Even worse, most of those ideas will turn out to be duds once you start digging in to it. Alex at Groove has a great system in place to keep the ideas flowing.
I do something similar, with the crux of the system just being that I have a board in Trello available at my fingertips to drop in any and every idea that pops in my head.
One year after Baremetrics was launched, we hit $25,000 in monthly recurring revenue. I’ve tried a lot of things to grow the company over the past year. A few things have worked well. A lot of things have flopped. We grew quickly, then stagnated for a bit, and are on the upswing now. So, what worked and what didn’t?