I’m considering hiring an addition to my team soon, and I’m also wondering if I should also start raising funds and join an accelerator—this time as a startup and not as a mentor. Let me know below what you think about this.
In the meantime, everything I did this month was towards scaling the onboarding of my startup coaching program to grow my business and hire my first Innovation Project Manager.
There are 4 dimensions to this:
- The webinar. This is the focus that will allow me to switch from a one-to-one sales method to one-to-many. This webinar is a real course that will teach people what they deeply need when it comes to building their startup.
- The book writing. You can check out the book outline here.
- The podcast. We’ll start with 17 episodes delivered in a chit-chat format that goes through each chapter of the book.
- The LinkedIn acquisition strategy.
This month’s results vs goals
Next month’s goals
|Monthly OutOfTech blog posts & weekly MyCTOfriend videos||Review: Goal accomplished for the weekly MyCTOfriend.co videos. I wasn’t able to publish my OutOfTech.com blog post on time, but I was able to come out with one recently, and it goes deep into the role of a CTO in the early stage of a startup.||Goal: Come back to my previous way of doing things, planning to have a single day dedicated to producing all the monthly videos so that I won’t have to worry about it every week.|
|‘Startup Without a CTO’ book||Review: The plan is ready—I already have the rough content. Now it’s just a matter of writing it and going more in depth. You can access the book plan here: http://outoftech.com/bookplan.||Goal: Go through the interview process with Michie, my editor, and write the first 3 chapters.|
|MyCTOfriend podcast||Review: I did a first episode of the podcast, a very rough one. If you’re interested, you can listen to it here.
|Goal: Launch the podcast before the month ends and have 3 episodes pre-recorded.|
|Online courses||Review: My goal was to finish creating the course ‘How to Build a SaaS Startup That Sells,’ but I stopped working on it. I deprioritized this to focus on the webinar content. The webinar is an entire course in itself that teaches people what they really need when building their SaaS startup.||Goal: None.|
|Hiring my first senior manager||Review: I identified a few people who could join me on this adventure. My focus is still on growing and scaling my business a bit more on my own before I hire someone. I think this transition is key to minimize the risks.||Goal: None.|
|‘How to Build a Successful Startup Without a CTO Co-Founder’ webinar||Review: This task was a lot more time-consuming that I thought, but that was actually good for the project. Following webinar courses, going deep into the false beliefs that most founders have, and teaching them what they really need, are key to allowing me to help them and make them focus on the content that I will be sharing with them. I figured out that most of my clients went through difficulties in term of technical management. My goal is to switch to a preventive mode, enabling founders to work with me before making avoidable mistakes, and therefore they’ll have a better chance of succeeding.||Goal: Test the webinar content in my MBA class and record myself. I’ll also be speaking at a conference on the 2nd of April at the Marseille Innovation incubator, and what I’m going to discuss is also the same content that will be in the webinar.|