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Hi, I'm John and these are my candid musings on life and leading a distributed-first, venture-backed startup in San Francisco. Subscribe [ brain.みんγͺ ], , stay woke (my YouTubes) and enjoy.

be formidable, slay those dragons.

hey folks!

I'm really tired right now and I've been struggling to stay above water a bit this week β€” a ton of content production and even a new-ish YouTube channel (reboot) has taken up a lot of time.

Note: If you're not spending a significant amount of time talking about your product / business as you are building the product / business... then, you're doing it wrong. This is non-obvious and feels like a waste, but, it's imperative that you start now, NOT when you're product is built and "ready" for customers.

Some folks challenge builders to spend 50% of their time in product marketing and content development! I actually believe it, which is why I spend time building content and writing newsletters.

Marinate on that and let me know if you think I'm crazy... it's possible!

In other news, I've listened to this video a handful of times in the past few weeks and I thought it would encourage many of you as well:


Click to watch.

I have a few high-level notes here too as we "face those dragons" of ours. I'd also argue that early-stage employees (i.e. "founding team") need to have the same type of mentality as well.

Listen / watch the video above and tell me what you think.

To infinity and bitcoin.

John Saddington
Chief Cartridge Blower (CEO of YEN)

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