Build Journal
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Build Journal

I'm building some products in the next few months and thought it would be cool to keep a build journal.

Here's what I'm building over the next 90 days

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Products

💡 Idea
Friction To Flow Racket
Racket/Voice
Interviewing all my friends on the workflows they've built in their life to find ease and focus. Let's say launching May/June.
The Anti-Productivity Weekly Planner
Notion Workspace
Another template+workshop idea that builds on my weekly planning dashboard and workflow that I've been using over the past 10 years.
Twitter Spaces Dashboard
Notion Workspace
Organise everything you need to run kick-ass Twitter spaces. A collaboration project with Samantha Postman. Launch date TBA.
A Guide To Zettelkasting
Workshop + Guide
Breaking down the book How To Take Smart Notes Into An Easily Digestible Guide that is nicer to read than the actual book with actionable tips to get started along the way.
The High Vibe Hub
Workshop + Guide
A guide on how to up-vibe your life. My word of the year for 2021 was High Vibe. To round out the end of the year I want to put a guide together of everything I've learnt around living a high vibe life. Consider this a comprehensive review of all my high vibe experiments. What worked, what didn't and how you can live your own high vibe life.
🚧 In Progress
30 Day Experiment Field Guide
Workshop + GuideNotion Workspace
A notion template and guide to help you build a portfolio of 30-day experiments to upgrade your life.
Jun 21, 2021
Notion Website Build For Creators
Template + Guide
Steal my exact template that I used to create my website using Notion! Either set it up yourself or pay a little extra and I'll customise it for you.
🚀 Launched
C2C Lab
Notion Workspace
A notion templates + workshop to help you build A Unique Content Ecosystem and Workflow that takes you from consumer to creator of content. Launching June 1
Notion Product Builder for Creators
Workshop + Guide
I believe Notion is one of the best ways to build knowledge products (and the easiest). But there are a million templates out there - so how do you stand out from the rest? This will be a hands-on course around creating your first knowledge product with Notion. The how-to's of setting up Notion, the pitfalls I've experienced, getting started with Gumroad, and all my best practices. And even if you're not creating templates, Notion can be a great way to capture and display ebooks, guides, and all sorts of other information products that creators might create.
Jul 4, 2021
Creators Build In Public Notion Template
Template
A very meta template. If you want to create a build journal exactly like this one.

2nd June

Alright, C2C Lab is live and in the world. I have been totally overwhelmed by the response and all the people who have purchased it so far.

So, I gave myself a day to rest and I'm back into 'build' mode. Next up I'll be completing the 30 Day Experiment Field Guide + Tracker. Part Notion template to track your 30 days experiments, part ebook/guide to how to use 30 days experiments to level up your life.

Along with my daily atomic essays I'll be writing a 250 'essay' for the field guide. That's 18 essays by the time we launch or a 4,500 word guide. Not too shabby.

May 18, 2021

Worked a little on the template yesterday, making sure it's ready for other people to use (not just me). Today's tasks:

Get Memberspace fully functional so I can start using it instead of Gumroad for the official launch.
Re-Write all the emails in memberspace with my voice
Outline the workshop contents so I can complete the recording on Saturday
DM people who have signed up to thank them and let them know what's next.

May 16, 2021

Today I'm knuckling down to get my landing page done and pre-launch... launched. Got a handful of people on Twitter who are interested and I'll be sending it out to my database tonight.

Pricing 😬 so hard.

OK. So I didn't think I'd have the bandwidth today to finish the landing page and get the pre-launch out. But we are here. Just need to work out how to connect memberspace and then I'M LAUNCHING. Pre-Sale Is PUBLISHED... WTF!?!

May 15, 2021

Ok, it's getting SUPER real now. Built out the bone of my membership area, which of course is going to be hosted on Notion. I had played around with Mighty Networks, but it's just such a big setup for what I want. So I'm going to use Memberspace to lock down a shared few pages in my Notion.

Here's what it looks like so far...

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This is surreal, that in only a few days I've gone from just two random templates to a really clear product with a really clear outcome for what I want for people who purchase. Today I'm going to work on a landing page and pre-launch pricing page and hopefully launch that sometime next week to get some early traction.

Quick To Do List

Build Pre-launch landing page
Outline Workshop topics and structure
Think about pre-launch emails to get people excited
Actually finish building out the template

May 14, 2021

OK, so after much thinking and talking to people, I've decided that I'm going to combine my Growth & Creator Hub templates + Mini Workshop. Templates are great, but complex ones are often overwhelming and have been built and developed over time.

I want to make sure that people get the most out of the template including a deep dive into the workflow of how to use it.

Still on track for a June 1 launch, except now I have to move up the mini workshop too!

Excited for this, as it combines both my passions of building templates and teaching workflows.

Also, names? What to call this thing? Big Brain Dump Coming...

  • The Prolific Creators Kit
  • Ultimate Creators Hub
  • The Consumer to Creator Canvas
  • The Creators Content Lab
  • Idea Launchpad
  • Build A Unique Content Ecosystem and Workflow that takes you from consumer to creator of content (pretty sure this will be the subhead). Also something about remixing content. I think remix will be the logo.
    • In this workshop, I will walk you through how to create your unique content ecosystem in order to capture, consume and process content into prolific ideas and notes. And remix those notes into ideas and content for output on the internet.
    • Consume. Think. Create. Publish. Repeat
  • Purposeful Consumption
  • Toolbox for Creative Pros
  • The media machine - or the something machine?
    • Idea Canvas
  • Content Compass
  • OverwhelmToAction
  • The New Content Creation Playbook
  • Harness the Power of Content
  • Proactive Content Creation
  • Prolific Content Creator
  • Create. Consume. Connect.
  • Content Catalyst

Ok that was a big brain dump. Now it's out there on Twitter to see what resonates with people...

EARLY CONCEPT ARTWORK

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May 13, 2021

So not so much any building happening today, but I've added one more thing to the list. I got an invitation code to Racket and I've been wondering what I want to do with it. This morning I realised that what I LOVE to hear about is people's workflows.

Not just work workflows, but life workflows. How people find ease and flow in their lives and I'd love to do 9 minute interviews with some of my favourite people about how they find focus, energy and flow in their life.

So, going to reach out to some of my friends and line up some interviews!

May 11, 2021

Well today was interesting. After a 2 hour conversation with Samantha Postman I came away bursting with ideas and added two extra products to the list I'm building. Super excited to bring a collaboration between us with the Twitter Spaces Dashboard. And another solo idea to package my experience of using VA's over the last 10 years.

Stay tuned. But first to finish the Creators Kits.

May 10, 2021

I've decided to change the name of both hubs to better represent an outcome, rather than what it actually is.

👉 The Knowledge Hub is now The Growth Hub

👉 The Content Hub is now The Creation Hub

Naming is important. For me, it's about the intention I'm bringing when I open up the dashboard. Am I just here to consume or am I here to grow? Am I here to do content, or to create inspiring things.

May 7, 2021

This morning I was up early duplicating my workspaces and preparing them for production. For both I have added some callout buttons at the top to get to each of the sections in the dashboards quickly

Knowledge Hub

👉 Areas

👉 Triage

👉 Engage

👉 Process

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Content Hub

👉 Ideation

👉 Write

👉 Publish

👉 Review

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It wouldn't be build in public without some Tweets 🐦