What an intense day – but pleasantly so. Mostly I am:
- Glad I successfully executed my new routine. I had a 17 hour fast, did 1.5 hours of language study (and it was huge fun) and 8 hours of work on the startup and over an hour of wellness throughout the day – YAY!
- Glad I realised that my beta is not my MVP before I spent even more time on it.
- Mad at how much time I had already spent on the beta vs the MVP
- Sad that I don’t have a co-founder who was immediately accessible so we could decide what to do – keep doing the beta (it’s close) or stop and release the MVP now!
- Glad I got over that and decided.
I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to experiment to take risks, fail and learn. I realise that many in the world of work do not readily claim this fundamental right.
The decision about the beta vs MVP is to get the MVP out today and then get back to get the beta ready for next week. This is options gaming really – buying myself the option of more time on the beta whilst still having something out that folk can be using. Of course this means that once my MVP is out, I can also resume the validation of my marketing strategy, so maybe I won’t have all the time I thought I would have on the beta.
I need to get out of the building.
I want to have the idea validated ASAP not the app and the MVP should get me on that route.
So the big push is around the explainer video of some description and getting feedback on what I have in place for the landing the page (the wording mostly).