Daily Stand-up May 22, 2019

Humpday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

Janice @Janice


That extra nudge of accountability to achieve even a small step on your IH journey each day.

To join in:

01 Share your epic (a big chunk of work with a meaty objective) you'd like to complete by the end of May.

02 Share what you accomplished yesterday.

03 Share what you commit to accomplishing today.

04 Comment on at least one fellow hacker's progress and give them an IH Point for their check in.


05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

Then tune in the tomorrow to share how you did on your own tasks!


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    "WHAT?! Two days in a row?" or "The one in which I pare down my focus"

    2019 EPIC

    • 5 paying customers for Automated API
    • grow Threadbase.io by 25 paying users
    • 250 downloads of DotNetNitro artifacts (code or extension)


    • Get content trickling for Threadbase as demonstrated by 4 articles and 4 email chain additions
    • Launch DotNetNitro as demonstrated by live site with link to deployed artifact, downloadable source code for 4 templates, and install-able VS 2019 extension.
    • Get AutomatedAPI live and running as demonstrated by 10 alpha users (0/10)


    • Trimmed the task-list fat, which feels good but doesn't move anything on the day I do that

    IN THE PIPE: (shifting into single task mode for a few days)

    • [Threadbase] Finish threadbase May Epic...gonna be a writing machine today



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      Dayummmm. Two days and counting! Love it!

      Are you doing a content drip via email? What tool are you using?

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        I'm on Mailchimp, it's early days on there for me, but I like it overall.
        My longer term drip goals are two-pronged:

        1. I'm aiming to extend the onboarding email chain for community owners to something between 4-6 months of weekly emails.
        2. I intend to produce a steadyish stream of blog posts around community building on the platform and to actually build a community there so I can make sure I'm not too disconnected from the user. Might podcast for that actually...been dying to do something with mydailyscrum which I recently picked up and really like as a domain name.
  2. 3

    2019 Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%
    • [Magnus Rush] 12k MAU for the App: (65/12k)
    • [Announcr] Build prototype and try to sell it to a customer

    May Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] Automate podcast outbound emails based on user activity: 100% Complete
    • [Magnus Rush] Invite 30 podcasts to the platform: 11/30 Done
    • [Announcr] Validate business interest with 10 survey responses/interviews: 4/10
    • [Announcr] Sign one customer for a paid pilot: 0/1
    • [Announcr] Prototype Consumer App for live demos: 91% Complete
    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 73% Complete


    • Nothing, meetings all day!


    • More meetings and a trip back home


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      I see that invite number creeping! Go! Go! Go! And you're almost there for the live demos!

  3. 3


    By end of 2019

    5K MR ($3,513.34 of $5,000 - $0 from Jeanius | $3,495.34 from Hair Mogul | $18 from Happy Endings)

    By end of May

    • [Hair Mogul] Create 6 of 13 modules for online course. (4 of 6 created)
    • [Jeanius] Hire second VA.
    • [Jeanius] Add 16 posts of content. (7 of 16 published)


    • [Hair Mogul] Finished script for Module 3.
    • [Jeanius] Turnover tickets assigned to me.


    • [Hair Mogul] Finish script for Module 5.
    • [Jeanius] Turnover tickets assigned to me.
    • [Jeanius] Set up trial for new VA.
    • [Hair Mogul - Bonus] Create resources page.

    KUDOS: @jpusateri For making kick ass parties part of his to do list!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      aw thanks :)
      I find that setting things like that as priorities prevents me from neglecting parts of my life.
      Doing so also has two import and beneficial side effects

      1. it forces me to prioritize other activities and let low value stuff fall by the wayside
      2. it forces me to deliver technically complete work that I maybe don't feel 100% comfortable with, which I find is a superior way to iterate on most things
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        Agreed on all counts! Plus, if you're not living life, you've no idea what needs building!

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    1. 2019
      • $25K annual revenue
    2. May
      • $2000 in sales


    • Accept a speaking gig.
    • Got organized - add/sync projects, leads, follow-up and follow-thru tasks to Asana, HubSpot & calendar.
    • Got client feedback.


    1. Search/ask for some freelance work/referral.
    2. Review/organize interview transcripts.
    3. Submit client feedback updates.
    4. Send/schedule follow up emails.
    5. Problem scavenger hunt.

    Get clarity on the market and the customer!

    side note
    Use what's in front of me to get to the next step.