I wrote a post almost one year ago about how I stopped writing consistently. Here I am almost one year later with a similar post for the same reason. I stopped writing consistently. I think consistent writing is very important, therapeutic and increases productivty.
gain as before, I didn’t stop because I was not dedicated. In that year I have had success building a productized services company while consulting – albeit at a reduced capacity. I also trained for and completed the 2017 United States Marine Corp Marathon. This did cut into some of the time I previously had set aside for writing but that is no excuse.
There have been some new challenges. For example, because the productized business has scaled, I am now hiring and delegating management task which is something new for me and a bit different than delegating non-management repetitive tasks. Once again, this did cut into some of the time I previously had set aside for writing but that is no excuse.
I think a part of the challenge that I find now is pivoting and reorganizing my day so that I have time to write.I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something. This time I expect to do more consistent writing.
I had consistently written on a regular basis for more than twelve months. Pretty good right? This lead to discovering opportunities to learn more about helping people, building products and services. Those being objectives of mine makes that also good right?
The challenge that I find now is continuing to write consistently because I am focused on those things. I know that consistency is important so rather than pondering writing something that is a long detailed piece that will take me down a road of research which often leads to more research and a draft post – of which I have many – I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something.
I was looking through some old post and found a draft from a few years back. I started writing this post in February 2013 about the experiences that led me on a journey which has led to bootstrapping several products and a service today. Everything that follows was written on February 21, 2013 with some minor tweaks.
I had graduated from a Tech Accelerator where I had learned a lot about building a start up. Can’t forget that I got a chance to meet some great great like minded individuals. However, most of what I was taught was about building and structuring a company that followed a certain pattern that appeals to investors. And then pitching Angel and VC investors on that start-up /idea. Continue reading
It’s all about you. Yes, despite what you may feel about not making yourself the center of attention because of what society tells us. We hear all the time that we should not beat our own drum but I am telling you that it’s ok to do so.
What I am telling you is that this feeling is inside of you and you control it. You might be thinking that it is a bad thing to promote what you bring to the table.
Know this, your experiences are unique which makes your perspective unique, which makes you unique. So share who your are with the world and make a difference.
My objective here is to write a piece that helps engineers, developers, logical thinking, technical minded persons that want to reach an audience and make that audience aware of a product or service. I have noticed a trend overtime that has helped me stomach marketing enough to learn and practice it successfully. You can do so by simply systematizing your message.
Instead of an unclear marketing message that seems to be based on nothing obvious, you can use systematizing exercises that ends with a result. As a technically minded person, you believe that there should be a logical path to an end result. This is something that on the surface, doesn’t appear to exist in most marketing messages that we see.