2021 Action Plan

Now that you have a more complete vision for the future, you can focus on setting concrete short-term goals for just this coming year. These will be the important first steps towards achieving those more longer-term goals.
Just a reminder, here were the large themes for your 10 year dream life.
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Consequence
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Own a house
Large financial responsibility : down payment + mortgage
2
3 months of summer travel per year
Need work flexibility (geography + time)! Regular job probably doesn’t cut it.
3
Have a family, and have time for family!
Large financial responsibility (college costs a lot...)
Work flexibility needed, to spend time with kids, do extracurriculars with them, etc
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Your goals for 2021
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Why it matters
Obstacles
Skills/Knowledge I need
People who can help me
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Launch 6+ products
Getting in reps is essential to learn from failures and successes
Build in public → build audience, build credibility as a no-code builder
Balancing time with personal life and actual work
Learn new no-code tools
Learn marketing skills
No-code twitter community
No-code slack groups
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20 blog posts + 4 Twitter posts per week
Build audience
Build my voice
Add value by sharing experience with others in community
Build discipline and habit of sharing
Finding time to write
Getting into the right mindset
Sharing content that adds value
What makes for engaging content and posts
How to be efficient
How to make it a habit
Other popular blog/newsletter authors
Prolific posters on Twitter
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One project >$100 MRR
Validate that recurring revenue is possible
At least one project with paying clients
Validate that we can actually make money via muses/side projects
Delivering a product that actually adds enough value that people would be willing to pay for it
Sales / marketing skills (PH, hacker news, etc)
How to hook up payments (technical)
Indiehackers who have successfully grown or launched their businesses
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Q1
For the current quarter, add in the immediate steps to take today, tomorrow, and the day after!
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Key Priorities
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Steps Tomorrow
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Q1
Launch 2 products
Pathline Bubble
Dream Life Coda
Pathline: MVP launched, POC in progress
Dream Life Coda: published and shared
Publish Dream Life + share on twitter, IH, LI, and FB
MVP features definition for Pathline
MVP wireframe work for Pathline
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Q1
Posting and sharing becomes a habit
Create a habit-enforcing structure around Twitter posting
Become more efficient at writing blog posts
Notion page with content ideas
Average 4 twitter posts per week
At least one post with >30 likes
Maintain 2 week cadence for blog
Put into Publer the Twitter posts for the week
Create Notion page to compile content ideas for future Twitter or blog posts
Start next blog post
Finish next blog post and publish it
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Q1
First $ made on internet
Close out high priority items for Charttt
Ramp up Charttt marketing efforts
At least 2 new Charttt customer at new price point
Set weekly meeting schedule with team (Charttt)
Review list of high priority items, create action plan for team (Charttt)
Discuss with team, set timelines (Charttt)
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In 10 years, your target TAI:
$256,589.80
Target 2021 Revenue: $125,000
In $ USD, and should include your total pre-tax annual income that comes from salary, RSUs, side projects, real estate, etc.
👉 At the end of each quarter, time for:
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