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  1. maverick

    Write down your goals... Quick life tip with story...

    Highly recommended book for non-believers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BD2UR0/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20
  2. maverick

    NOTABLE! Having trouble making small talk; I don't care about other people

    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.
  3. maverick

    Is it ever possible to work 9-5 as an entrepreneur?

    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.
  4. maverick

    MEETUPS Belgium - 29th of June

    Amsterdam. If it's somewhere in the middle I'll join
  5. maverick

    WEB SCHOOL How can i learn SEO to sell more websites and get more value to my customers?

    Reported for spam. Also ironically, your pagespeed is absolutely horrible.
  6. maverick

    Andy's Inbound/Sales Braindump

    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...
  7. maverick

    NOTABLE! What book are you reading? Right now. Post up!

    Shoe Dog - Phil Knight Story about Nike: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1508211809/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20
  8. maverick

    Shall I make the prototype myself? / Some good, trusted companies in the U.K?

    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...
  9. maverick

    O/T: HEALTH Anyone using the Wim Hof Meditation Method?

    Never said it was true, however the thought resonates with me. Just curious though: how would you prove this to be false?
  10. maverick

    O/T: HEALTH Anyone using the Wim Hof Meditation Method?

    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...
  11. maverick

    O/T: HEALTH Anyone using the Wim Hof Meditation Method?

    I've changed my breating habits towards box breathing and found this to work very well for always keeping a calm head. Box Breathing I have a dog, cat and girlfriend at home and they all love falling asleep on my chest listening to my breathing.
  12. maverick

    NOTABLE! Your worst entrepreneurial failure... details please!

    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. This department...
  13. maverick

    NOTABLE! Your worst entrepreneurial failure... details please!

    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...
  14. maverick

    Shall I make the prototype myself? / Some good, trusted companies in the U.K?

    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...
  15. maverick

    Shall I make the prototype myself? / Some good, trusted companies in the U.K?

    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...
  16. maverick

    EXECUTION Stop telling us what you did. Show us what you achieved.

    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...
  17. maverick

    Do you think master degree in entrepreneurship is useless?

    Indeed. But please: EXECUTION - Stop telling us what you did. Show us what you achieved.
  18. maverick

    Do you think master degree in entrepreneurship is useless?

    I would rate the feedback of a lecturer highly if it concerned lectures. I would not rate the feedback of a lecturer highly if it concerned the feasibility and achievability of a business idea.
  19. maverick

    EXECUTION Stop telling us what you did. Show us what you achieved.

    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.
  20. maverick

    Do you think master degree in entrepreneurship is useless?

    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. Trailblaze.
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