On Reckless Optimism

Reckless optimism is getting “in the zone” and persevering no matter how much shit gets in the way. You need to stay motivated to run as fast as you can when you choose an uncertain path in life. Be smart! This is not about blindly pushing through when you have no idea what you’re doing. This is a mindset. Use reckless …

The Perfect Founding Team for Niche-Focused Startups

There are three things that niche startup teams need: Sales & marketing Product development Industry knowledge When we’re talking about founding teams with this skillset, a fantastic combination is a product co-founder with deep industry expertise, and a sales/marketing co-founder with baseline-to-intermediate industry knowledge. In a niche business, the founding team presumably has some level of expertise within the space. …

My 10 Year Goals for 2027

Have a personal $100k ARR by June 2017 Have a profitable side business that generates $100/day by the end of 2017 Become an adviser to a fast-growing startup by Dec. 2017 Speak at a major conference/event by 24 Have $1 million in assets by 25 Grow The Growth Co to 20 employees and $20 million ARR by Dec. 2020 Travel …

Hello world

Well, I did it, I finally got around to creating a personal website for myself. Let this serve as a digital extension of my life, as a single location to house the thoughts my brain fires off into the ether (or really, Evernote). Big things are in motion right now. More to come later. Here’s what to expect in the …