There’s 2 distinct modes of the mind, whether you apply it to life or work.
Either you are looking at the big picture and thinking deeply about it, or you're knee deep in execution mode, focused on fighting fires and new challenges that present themselves everyday.
Whenever I get lost in daily execution for more than a few weeks, I start to forget the big picture. When this happens, it's easy to get caught up in all the problems you're facing instead of the direction you're headed.
So for the past week, I've stepped away from execution enough to think about the big picture of what we are doing at DelightChat. And to my relief, most of the big picture elements that lead us into this journey still stand true.
Sankalp wrote about representing foreign key values in Django serializers, which got featured by Testdriven!
Akash wrote Where do I invest my money in India?
PSA: WhatsApp helpline to help people in India with finding the right COVID resources.
Founder/Go-to-Market Fit. I'm trying to improve my marketing and sales skills in order to make DelightChat succeed.
Starterstory's April 2021 shareholder letter. Love reading Pat's thoughts and trajectory for his business.
Making $40,000 per year from selling Notion templates.
ScrapingBee reached $500k ARR, 25 months after their previous SaaS tanked.
3 years and 3 products later: $10k MRR. Takeaway: Try lots of stuff, fail fast.
22,000 App Downloads In One Weekend with A $0 Budget: The story of WeWatch (Tinder for Movies).
10 Lessons From Early-Stage Startups - Points 1 & 2 hit hard. I think we could have planned a smaller, more focused MVP for DelightChat and hence launched sooner, or launched a more complete MVP offering a specific solution.
Best cold email secrets revealed - by Guillaume of Lemlist.
How I Sold My Start-Up To Lululemon For $500 Million.
How Apple kills entire companies with the flip of 1 switch.
A lawyer taught himself to code, bootstrapped to $150k MRR and exited - AMA on Indiehackers.
Increases prices by 800% = Profit 🤑
:closing my eyes and concentrating really hard to teleport over here:
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