Good Sunday 🌞!
First thing first, my baby girl is 3 months old! Yeah 🎉🎉🎉
Our lives are forever changed now, totally worth it 🙃!
👼 Another angel investment?
2 weeks ago, I announced my angel investment in Gumroad.
Actually, a couple months back, I angel invested in another company and I finally can share this news with you!
It all started when I was following Gagan and Wes on Twitter. Individually, they're always sharing failures and lessons from their experiences. And I fell in love with these two people even though I've never met them.
Then one day, they announced they're starting a new company together. And the company is about education + cohort-based learning. BOOM! 😱I was convinced. I am a firm believer in small groups!
So when they opened up a round of angel investment to the public, I jumped in. Honestly, I didn't care much about what's in the deal. I just believed in these two people and wanted to take part.
🌟 This all happened because they have been #BuildingInPublic.
🔧 I'm building a private community for #BuildingInPublic
This idea has been there ever since I launched the definitive guide. I've spread this movement to more and more people, it makes sense to create a safe space for all these builders to support one another, right?
🤕 But I wasn't sure about 2 things:
- Are there enough people to build a sustainable community?
- Do I really want to dedicate myself to do this for the next ten years?
I decided to take super slow baby steps to answer these 2 questions. And for the first time, I took a new approach to come up with this idea *outside of my head*!
I documented the entire process to share. You'll learn 1) How to create a product outside of your head and 2) how to start a new community from scratch.
🌀 A recap of the last 5 months - WHAT A JOURNEY
When I started this indie journey 5 months ago, my first decision was to figure out which tribe to hang around. It is so important to surround yourself with people who can make you better and more successful 👯. I want to share this article because it highlights one key point 🎁 that is going to change your life when you do it.
So far I've been taking on an approach to interact with everyone I meet on the Internet because I'm only 5 months in! But I'm a big gatekeeper on where I spend my time so this article resonated so much with me. You should too if you want to maximize your productivity and value-add to the world.