🧠 Huge announcement, small request, the social code and 5 cool things this week
Updates from The Wisdom Project | Wisdom Letter #145
📢 Huge Announcement
Hey there 👋
You know you don’t need a degree to run a business.
There are countless examples of successful entrepreneurs who never went to business school.
I myself am early in my journey.
Never went to business school, but trying to build a solo business since last year.
Failing at a few things, succeeding at a few others.
If there’s one thing I’ve realized over the last 10 months about this solopreneur thing, it’s that you may not need a degree, but you still need guidance and support.
Otherwise, you’ll feel like shooting in the dark.
I started Indie MBA with that intention.
Live Zoom events with domain experts, sharing their wisdom on all things entrepreneurship.
We have done 2 events so far, and the 3rd one this scheduled this week.
And it’s a big one!
It’s with one of my heroes of solo entrepreneurship - Arvid Kahl.
Arvid is the patron saint of indie entrepreneurship. A perfect example of how you don’t need VC funding or an MBA degree to win at business.
He’s written books like Zero to Sold and The Embedded Entrepreneur.
This Thursday, he will be sharing his wisdom around the concept of embedded entrepreneurship.
If you’re interested, do sign up.
It’s a free but private event:
Read more about Arvid in an article I wrote last year.
🎧 Update: The Social Code Podcast
We released the 2nd episode of The Social Code Podcast this week.
Do check it out:
In this episode, we go deeper into the social code of work.
We discuss why more people don't do work that's fun for them, why they don't join the "owner" class vs the "worker" class, and does it even make sense for them to do so at a societal level.
We also discussed the idea of pyramids and how society tends to get structured into pyramids in every aspect.
Do watch, enjoy, and share what you think of the discussion.
If you haven't already, do check out the first episode here - The Social Code of Work | Episode 1
🤔 A Small Request
In the past, many people have asked me about what's the right way to grow on Twitter, and how can they build an engaged Twitter audience in a sustainable manner.
So I've started to work on a crisp, short actionable guide.
No fluff - simple but effective tips that you can apply immediately.
But I don't want to build the guide in my own vision. I would love to get your input to make it useful for you.
So I have a request for you.
I would appreciate it if you can fill out the form below.
Also, if you fill out the form, you will get the guide for free 🤗
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Now, let’s get into the 5 cool things for the week.
📖 5 Cool Things
“Last month, the Indie Hackers podcast made a big move.
They changed the format of the show completely.
But before the switch, it was one of the best interview based podcast for startup founders to listen to.
I’ve listened, taken extensive notes and written long articles based on 40+ episodes of the IH podcast.
These are my top 10 all time favorite episodes of the indie hackers podcast:”
Never say this to yourself:
"I need to find my passion"
We obsess over our passion.
Expecting it to be lying in some corner, waiting to be discovered. And when we do, our life will never be the same again.
Truth is - we do not find our passion.
We grow our passion.
And that's a long journey.
From - Things you shouldn’t be saying to yourself in your 20s by Ankur Warikoo:
This is similar to my take on passion as well:
“We’re all playing a Great Online Game. How well we play determines the rewards we get, online and offline.
The Great Online Game is played concurrently by billions of people, online, as themselves, with real-world consequences. Your financial and psychological wellbeing is at stake, but the downside is limited. The upside, on the other hand, is infinite.”
Do you check your phone first thing in the morning?
“Checking your phone immediately after waking means you’re letting someone else dictate what’s on your mind first thing. And that can set the tone for the rest of the day — right up until your bedtime.”
This comes from the 5 Common Morning Habits That Actually Ruin Your Sleep
When you start to work for yourself for the first time:
“Time, energy and money are three forces in constant tension. But energy is a stronger force than you think. Now that you’re out on your own you need to build your own mix of projects, only some of which will be revenue generating. Feed your soul with the right balance and you’ll be able to achieve so much more than narrowing your work too tightly.”
This comes from A map for indie living by Tom Critchlow
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