April 2, 2019

Tuesday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

Slow, if not fun, start to the month... who out there is side hustlin' in April?

Why?

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 April.

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.

Optional:

05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

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

#daily-stand-up

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    Expanded March's Epics and rolled into April, turned into Launch. It's going to be a bumpy month but I'm going to ATTACK it

    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (31/12k)

    April Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Launch: 71% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 65% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS Launch: 70% Complete

    • [Epic] Mobile App Launch: 76% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • Added a dozen or so stories of things to fix prior to launch

    • Planned April's Epics

    • Rebuilt iOS and Google Beta builds, distributed them

    TODAY

    • Finish email notifications from SaaS and Mobile

    KUDOS

    @Harlem and @helengriffinjr for staying true

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

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      Thanks for the kudos. You don't know when and how much they help.

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of April:

    • Conduct 3 post experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69% - First experiment: 6.15%

    • Double organic growth from 10 to 20 persons.

    • Double social growth from 49 to 98 persons.

    • Publish 15 articles - Planned: 1 of 15 | Written: 1 of 15 | Published: 0 of 15

    By end of week:

    • All posts migrated from WP to Gatsby - 4 of 15

    • 3 new articles published - 0 of 3

    YESTERDAY

    • Sorted DNS/SSL issues.

    • Migrated 3 influencer posts.

    • Got social on Quora.

    • Wrote outline for new article.

    • Responded to influencers.

    TODAY

    • Add Google analytics.

    • Migrate another 4 influencer posts.

    • Add styles for How-To post.

    KUDOS: Apparently the only fools in here are myself and @helengriffinjr! Thanks, Helen, for sharing your experience at Microconf.

    WIP: Search for "Jeanius" in Google (page 3 or 4). (Grinning) Click on the one with "ass" in the title.

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      I was thinking about it all day, which doesn't count :) Lots of rough terrain to navigate, will keep trying!

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        Hell, I'll count it!

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    IRT PullManager.com

    EPIC

    By End of April:

    Full Public Release

    By End of 2019:

    Have this product still going and growing. Some may see that as too vague, but as someone with a few failed SaaS, this would be quite the improvement.

    YESTERDAY (weekend)

    Got a new puppy...and my time has been consumed with that...but was able to get prod keys into production and have the app deployed and live.

    TODAY

    Smooth out any issues I may see with prod instance(s), and add prod exception tracking, etc.

    Kudos: All y'all shipping and hacking

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    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job.

      • Do 10 customer interviews.

    YESTERDAY

    • Apply to 3 jobs a day.

    • Review & take notes on my customer interview.

    • Review my MicroConf notes for cold outreach.

    TODAY

    1. Apply to 3 jobs a day.

    2. Make videos and do mini-essay questions & tests for job apps that are being very extra.

    3. Review & take notes on another customer interview.

    4. Start reviewing & organizing customers' objections.

    5. Finish reviewing my MicroConf notes for cold outreach.

    WIP Mindful

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      (Cackle!) I see that "extra" bit! I hate recording video! Good luck!

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        Thanks and I'm going to need all the luck I can get.

        Yeah, esp when they haven't shown any effort to match the required extra work smh