Daily Stand-up March 21, 2019

Thursday 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 March.

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!


  1. 5


    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • 🙌🏾Launched 12 March 2019. (Will share WIP during end of month retro)
    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 12/18 written, 8/18 published)
    • Conduct 3 post experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69% (1/3 experiment started)
    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons (6 of 11).
    • Persuade an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (14/15)


    • Set up experiment #1 via Google ads.
    • Created four new influencer posts.
    • Followed up with influencers.
    • Attempted to organize the influencer funnel.
    • Requested another round of illustrations.


    • Follow up with influencers.
    • Create template for Reviews post.
    • Create outline for next Pillar post.
    • Time box Pillar post.
    • Finish scraping algorithm.
    • Finish adding rich snippets.
    • Redesign navigation.

    KUDOS: @jpusateri for jumping back into the fray!

  2. 3


    • (Agency) Get first contract complete with good reaction and results.
    • (Product) Get AutomatedApi to an ALPHA ready state.


    • (Agency) Replace full time job with steady contract work and enlist at least one partner developer.
    • (Product) Release with 5 paying customers


    -(Product) Begin asset transition: actually completed, though it took longer than anticipated.

    • (Agency) Client pushed meeting to Friday, but I was able to find and fix a bug in addition to completing some new mappings

    -(Agency) Rough in some new task insertions for customer integration project
    -(Product) Have to get started on details related to SaaS business acquisition that was just completed.

    @helengriffinjr digging that march epic line "Get 20 people to say this is not a real problem & reject my value proposition." It's amazing how different it can be to interact with people when you shift from seeking positive to seeking negative feedback.

  3. 3

    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%
    • 12k MAU for the App: (0/12k)

    March Epics
    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)
    Milestone: Soft Launch: 42% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 38% Complete
    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 68% Complete
    • [Epic] App MVP3: 30% Complete


    • Ended my long slump by pushing through some late night work
    • Began work on a partial download streamer for quick playing of episodes
    • Fixed a bug with concurrent download percentages for podcast episodes


    • Make account creation optional (continuing work)


    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

  4. 1


    1. 2019
      • $50K annual revenue
    2. March
      • Get a remote job.
      • Get 20 people to say this is not a real problem & reject my value proposition.
      • Get 10 customers to confirm a real problem.
      • Schedule customer interviews/calls.


    • Apply for jobs.
    • Set up next week travel plans for MicroConf.


    1. Reply to founders/recruiter job inquiries.
    2. Daily customer research.
      • Find users/chats using SEO terms/phrases to actively talk about a problem.
      • Find 10 specific active lead sources on another platform.
    3. Daily keyword research.
      • Search top 3 SEO results for each term and see what else pops up.

    WIP Mindful

    side note
    My day was gobbled up between job hunting and shopping for cheap flights. These flights trying to kidnap your wallet & get the ransom money. smh

    1. 1

      I love flying but I hate spending the money!

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