Daily Stand-up May 28, 2019

Tuesday Edition: Daily Stand Up

Janice @Janice

Four days to complete your May epics! Get your ass in here!


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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    Contemplation and re-strategising https://257fixes.com stage till next Monday. Epic goal for June - 50 new customers. Inspired by a fellow IHer @abdoriani whose feedback is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

    Gathering data and content for the other two projects I'm working on.

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      Keep the hustle @milozo and keep me posted.

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    Current Goals

    • Release MVP

    Weekend work

    • Initial database modeling done
    • Users can sign up, verify, login, create/edit/delete customers, create/edit/delete inventory items
    • Trashed the data model for inventory because firearm sales are complex

    Today's Work

    • Fix the firearm sales data model so that it is ATF compliant and works with non-regulated items
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      Welcome! Do you have a name for your project yet?

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        I don't, but it's ATF A&D/FFL Point of Sale software. Gotta think of something catchy.

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      Welcome to the stand up party! Have a target date for release?

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        Thanks! I love the idea for accountability.
        No target date yet. I think I still need to define what composes the MVP. I just had the idea, did some research, and started tapping away sometime last week.

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    First post for me.

    Nothing done yesterday. Just got back from a camping trip with no internet service. Prior to that I had bootstrapped a new React project, working with a designer whose idea it was.

    Today I have to catch up on my day job, and will try to get back into the swing on this. I have a small ticket I can try to work on to get my mind back into it (updating a CSS element). I'll also browse this thread so I can have some sense of what to comment on for y'all tomorrow. Mostly I just want to put something down here and start establishing a habit.

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      Welcome to the start up party! Love the commitment to complete just a small step! That's the stuff commitments are made of!

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      Welcome to the mix! What are you using for task tracking/planning?

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        I am using gitlab.com for the wiki, issue tracking, kanban and of course source code revision control.

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    2019 Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (7/50) 14%
    • [Magnus Rush] 12k MAU for the App: (68/12k)
    • [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: 14/30 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: 97% Complete
    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 73% Complete

    This Weekend

    • Completely unplugged from anything work or side-project related
    • Put rafts in at the lake
    • Swam to the middle of the lake twice a day every day
    • Got a sunburn :)


    • Triage last-minute stories for end-of-month push
    • Mock up offer/promotion creator in SaaS Backend


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      (Laughing!) I love this stand up! How big was that lake?

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        It's so small it's sometimes mislabelled a pond, so not too big, and I can swim all the way across with my kids. Probably a half mile across. there are a few beaches around it though, so I try to help every year and put the rafts out because I like being one of the first polar bears to jump in :)

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    1. 2019
      • $25K annual revenue
    2. May
      • $2000 in sales - ($500 to date)


    • Nothing, family time.


    1. Get a sale. Metric - scheduled discovery call
    2. Follow up, follow up, and follow up.

    Get clarity on the market and the customer!

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    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. (5 of 6 created)
    • ✓ [Jeanius] Hire second VA.
    • [Jeanius] Add 16 posts of content. (11 of 16 published)


    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Response to collab offer.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Make a collab offer.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Respond to feedback by students.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Respond to enrollment queries.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Meet with potential partner to set up supply in India.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Add Module 3 audio and transcript to Teachable.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Add Module 3 templates.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Add Module 3 recommended tools.
    • ✓ [Hair Mogul] Add Module 3 quiz.
    • ✓ [Jeanius] Turnover tickets assigned to me.
    • ✓ [Jeanius] Set up trial for new VA.


    • [Hair Mogul] Create Module 5 mood boards.
    • [Hair Mogul] Add Module 5 transcript to Teachable.
    • [Hair Mogul] Add Module 5 audio to Teachable.
    • [Hair Mogul] Add Module 5 templates.
    • [Hair Mogul] Add Module 5 recommended tools.
    • [Hair Mogul] Add Module 5 quiz.
    • [Jeanius] Turnover tickets assigned to me.
    • [Hair Mogul - Bonus] Create resources page.

    KUDOS: (Smiling) It's been lonely in here of late!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      Hi Harlem! I LOVE the Jeanius website - it is clear, memorable, and hit my experience right on the head. Did you hire someone to make it? If so, could you share who? Thank you!

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        (Smiling) Hired myself! Thanks so much for the compliment! (I used Gatsby!)

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          Thank you - will check Gatsby out

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      Completely unplugged from all productive stuff this weekend. Back in action!

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        Feeling refreshed?

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          Very :)

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      Indeed! I go on holiday myself Thursday evening... so I'm cutting it close!

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      Vacations are good :) Is the website WP?

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