What’s it like going from the heights of running a company that is growing fast and attracting gobs of VC money … to being on your own and running a “measly lifestyle business?”
Not many people can answer that question based on experience, but Sahil Lavingia of Gumroad can. And the lessons he’s learned are both fascinating and instructive.
Sahil recently published an article titled Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company, and this week on Unemployable we discuss the important lessons that coincide with the trend of entrepreneurs moving away from VC-funded dreams of billion-dollar unicorns, and toward powerful tiny businesses.
Tune in to hear me, Jerod, and Kat discuss this and other topics perfectly geared toward those who are aiming for a 7-figure small business from the start. People like you!
How a One-Time VC Darling Learned to Love His ‘Measly Lifestyle Business’
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“AAA” Funnels: Acquire More Customers and Profits, Faster | Samuel Woods
You can’t escape hearing about sales funnels. And if you’re currently marketing your products or services online, you’ve already got one or more of them whether you realize it or not. Here’s advice on how to make them more effective.
For many self-employed people, not having the routine of leaving an office building each day can make it difficult to “check-out” from work. Kat Boogaard shares some helpful advice on how to stop thinking about work once you’ve signed off for the day.
Why Presence and Unitasking are Underrated Tools of Success | Fast Company
How can the “One-Inch Rule” for waiters apply to your business? The point of the rule is to stay entirely focused on whatever you’re doing until you complete the task. When you train yourself to do something simple to a high standard, it becomes your default operating principle, and your business and life improve.
There’s no disputing the power of algorithms and how they’ve changed the digital landscape. However, there’s also no arguing the underlying biases that algorithms have. This article walks through the protections that should be in place to shield the public from potentially harmful repercussions caused by an algorithm. Is there anything you’d add?
Do you listen to your gut when it comes to making business decisions? It could lead to your next opportunity, or at the very least, help you make a big decision.
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