My mind is closer to an empty state. In a good way. Where I feel like I don't have anything new to process or analyze. Not quite there but getting close to the clarity I am looking for.
No other rambling today. Instead let me summarize lessons and insights so far.
- There is something to doing one thing for a long time. Because compounding.
- Small steps. One day at a time. That is a valid way to go. (Small steps never feel like enough to me. So I have to keep working on this mindset. For example the daily writing, the weekly book notes sharing. Didn't feel like enough when I started. Still doesn't if I'm being honest. But still glad I am doing it. Better than nothing). In fact, small steps is how I could keep doing one thing for a long time. Start small. And even go slow. Slow and steady.
- Sharable work. Publishing my writing has been good for the last 4 weeks. (I want to write even more sharable, less ramble-y, things and share consistently and more publicly). Making an email list for the book notes has been good. I have no plans for those subs (or do I? Hm..) but sending that email once a week for the last 6 weeks has been good for working on the consistency muscle.
- Passion about the vision paired with stoic execution. ("in the clouds" and "in the weeds" shifting balance necessary from 80/20 to 20/80 )
- Do the thing that interests you, things that you have enthusiasm for directly. Don't plan to do X first (because that's where you think the money is) and then plan to do the thing you really want to do later. It remains to be seen if this will be good advice to follow (or a good decision to stop chasing the b2b SaaS ideas for the sake of the $4M dream).
- Talking to people is a good idea. After keeping to myself and thinking 'indie' means I have to figure everything out by myself, I decided to make an intentional effort to talk to people in the 2nd half of 2021. Joining a paid community, coaching trial, mastermind, daily standup, one-on-one chats. (failed to find local IRL indie people but covid isn't helping. The time for that will come, but it is not now). All the above came at a cost of time (which I'm forever rationing). But all of the above was a net positive change and I hope to continue to make the best of the Internet and connect with others in way that is productive and helpful to both. Feel grateful for all the Internet friends and acquaintances.