September 30, 2019

September Retrospective

Josh Sherman @joshtronic

Wow, so that was a bummer. Evidently I clicked something or my mouse hovered something, and I lost a good chunk of prose.

Take 2, so this month has been a pretty exciting one for us here at Holiday API. The summer slump appears to be drawing to a close and I have personally felt like I've been firing on all cylinders lately.

Looking back at my weekly retrospective stand ups with my accountability group, I've been 8 to 10 on the morale scale.

Sales can definitely cure all. Granted, every conversation doesn't always lead to a sale, but those conversations have been continually leading to small improvements to the platform that have had some pretty big impact.

From a business perspective, the output recently has been good with bigger features being shipped. Internal infrastructure keeps improving and we're doing a better job of understanding our customers and their needs as a whole.

The foundation was built long ago and at this point, everything we're doing just feels like we're polishing up the property and adding to the curb appeal. While far from "done" it feels really good to be at this place and exciting to think about what the next big chapter will look like.

October should be pretty action packed as well. I've mentioned in the past that sometimes I don't know what I should be working on. Right now, that picture couldn't be any clearer, so I want to make sure that we grind as much as possible before the end of the year.

Oh, and we applied to YC, so wish us luck ;)

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