Because you'll be trying to sell your product or service to "Joe Nobody". If you cannot relate to your customers, you will never be able to sell to them.
Have an open mind. Stop projecting your reality onto others. Acknowledge that you can learn from any situation and/or person.
This also forces you to be productive when you work. Instead of 'making long hours' not actually doing anything productive / procrastinating.
In my opinion the hardest, but most important, transition from employee => entrepreneur.
Great value Andy. Repped+++
I'd like to add one thing that supports your line of thinking. The aim of your website and marketing activities should be to load up the 'diesel and coffee' funnel.
Position yourself as an expert in digital growth. You will use Paid Search to scale their business...
If you're marginally improving an existing product (e.g. adding a feature to something that you know people want) then I wouldn't bother with patents.
If you're creating a step change, then I might file a provisional patent.
Ideas alone won't make it happen for you. Execution will be the...
It's a form of meditation. Consciously breathing unconsious if you will.
I read an ancient proverb/quote somewhere that said the number of breaths per person has been defined up front. You will breathe X times and then you will die. I like this line of thinking so try to breathe as slowly and...
I've changed my breating habits towards box breathing and found this to work very well for always keeping a calm head.
I have a dog, cat and girlfriend at home and they all love falling asleep on my chest listening to my breathing.
So the person buying it would be a C-suiter. The person using it would be part the compliance department of a given bank.
Quote from Forbes:
Some major financial institutions spend up to $500 million annually on KYC and customer due diligence, according to Thomson Reuters.
I spent months designing and developing an online KYC platform for the banking industry. Hired the best talent I could find from Upwork to do UX, front-end and back-end development.
Even worked agile by using scrum, complete with JIRA backlog and process. I was on top of everything and made...
To add to @Eskil' point:
Breakdown your product into smaller components and use pattern matching to identify off-the-shelf components used in other industries that you could use/apply in your product.
Good example for this is the story of an entrepreneur in UK who wanted to sell television...
Draw up your idea using whatever makes it easiest for you to explain the idea to somebody else (e.g. a word doc, a UI design on balsamiq, or simply drawing it on paper).
Find a 3d modeler - you can look on Upwork for this. I suggest you don't pick the cheapest proposal you get but to do some...
This is a fair challenge.
Progress threads have the most value when activities are shared that have been done over a period of time. A retrospective if you will.
These posts always share outcomes of these activities. This can be anything, e.g. sharing the outcome of a certain meeting, a photo...
There seems to be a new trend.
Lots of progress threads are opened where people share their day-to-day activities.
Stop using progress threads as a way to justify to yourself that you're progressing when really you've been procrastinating.
Start showing. Stop telling.
You need a paradigm shift.
This is what you have conditioned yourself with:
Go to school -> study -> do the exams -> get good grades.
Go to work -> do overtime / go the extra mile -> performance review -> promotion / marginal increase in pay
Entrepreneurship doesn't work like this.