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Sunday February 12, 2023
What I learned this week | Just Start
Hey team, happy Sunday 🏈.
This is my first newsletter in February. I learned some cool shit this past month, and I'm excited to share it with you.
From now on, I’m going to send just one read, one learning, and one thing to try. I hope this can make each newsletter more intentional, thought-provoking, and useful.
In addition, I’m offering three people the opportunity to test their startup idea with a little help from the Huddle builder community. Read on.
And we’ll see how it goes…
🔖 My feed this week
🎼 What I learned this week
AI can help you start. I think GPT-3, DALL·E 2, and other AI tools are awesome because they can help people embrace creativity and entrepreneurship. If you don't want to use these tools because you like how you write or create, you don't have to. But what I've come to realize is that I can't create anything alone. The "lone genius" myth is just that - a myth. And so, why not embrace the robots? Having worked with over 100 founders and having met with thousands, I've heard more reasons not to start than you can imagine. I also have had to overcome my laundry list of excuses, many of which I'm battling daily as a first-time founder. Overcoming fear, insecurity, perfectionism, etc., is a normal part of the ride. One might even argue that creativity is here to help us get over these things. In comparison, the external reasons seem quite easy—things like not knowing how to make a pitch deck or build a website. The three AI tools linked above are one remedy for the cold start problem. For example, MIXO helped me build this website for a new startup idea Dormify in 1 minute. AI-generated even the name. I typed in "furniture resale market for college students and dorms," and poof; a startup was started. I could now create three or four social assets, spend $100 on Facebook ads targeting college kids, and see if Dormify has any demand.
🧰 Try this on
Start a company on us. Sometimes, getting started is the hardest part. Try creating a startup website on MIXO. If you send me your website, Huddle will gift three people $100 on Facebook ads to test the concept and one free coaching session to complete your deck using Tome.