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May 12, 2019 20:05:00

Start With Why

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 206 words | 309💌

Craig Petterson

Total posts: 309💌
Total words: 86150 (344 pages 📄)

I'm ill. It's not stopping me from writing my 200WAD entry, but I am struggling with what to write. It's good to power through and stick with a habit even when you don't feel like it.

I'm trying to take this mindset into many things that I do.

This reminds me of a great interview with Simon Sinek. I love this guy. He is the person behind "Start With Why" amongst over things that I can't vouch for - but including "Find Your Why", "The Infinite Game" and "Together is Better", all of which you can find on Amazon.

I think starting with why is incredibly important. Many people just make things for the sake of making things, which is amazing for learning. However, when making thing to sell to a user, a why is more important than a lot of people consider. Many of the great makers we know have a purpose, whether they tap into it or not.

@basilesamel built 200WAD to encourage people to form a writing habit, but it's clear that he built the platform to encourage himself to form a writing habit and start a community that will keep him accountable - and maybe make him some money ;) (Tell me if I'm wrong!)

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    @craigpetterson My first post here was about why I built 200WaD. I was already writing 200 words a day before that. I just decided to build the website when people started telling me it was a great idea and they had like to tag along. Then the Product Hunt Makers Festival happened and I built a MVP in a week.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 12, 2019 23:22:09
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      @craigpetterson Start with Why is a nice concept, but it's a thought process that comes after you build something in my opinion. I didn't really think about why I should build 200WaD in the first place. I just had a personal problem to solve and something I thought would be fun to make. Then a snowball effect appeared of nowhere when I won the PH Makers Fest and I decided to dedicate my time to grow it. Then I started questioning my Why.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 12, 2019 23:26:53
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    @craigpetterson i agree - the why is incredibly important. if you're ever at a loss as to what to write, or are struggling, maybe for us newbies you could go back and talk about your why.

    harold avatar harold | May 12, 2019 15:23:29
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