Listen: Twitter, India, Brian Hoover discussed on CodeLess
"Before Warren is on podcasts. Again came from my own personal frustration about not having the entire list of podcasts appearance of a particular person that I was disturbing sample the wall river camp huge fan of his wisdom and insights into sharp workshop thinking about you know how to be a great founder and everything and I was fascinated. One day that I wanted to go to every single podcast and the appeared on and listen to it. And if you go on going to like any of the APPS if you search on anyone's name really getting a bunch of garbage basically it looks like anyone mentioning the whole rabbit can't in their bio or indoor description is being listed in the search which is stupid so I am incubating it. I used a lot of neck and `ISMs and ship appeared on Dot Com. That's all the podcast it's basically like. IMDB for podcast. So so that's something for the fifth one is real fun side projects nothing serious. I was joking that I made it to impress my wife. It's called twist them so you you can look at twist them Dogra Idaho and it's basically where she was joking that I was wasting my time refreshing twitter and not I learning anything new or lock binding any wisdom and I was like you know what I'm going to be in the low code generator which would basically show me a new tweet. A new wise tweet from one of my favorite. You Know White People Mauling James Skier Grandma. Yeah whatever you WANNA call. So it's it's it's a little silly product on side but it's been fun. You'll make mistakes. What are some of your best productivity tools? Okay so I live in notion a lot. I use notion ocean a lot of my thoughts and ideas notion. Thanks Brian Hoover. I started using spark. It's alternative for g mail. I'm on product talent. I'm on twitter on the hackers. I think a lot of people are uncomfortable. The fact that social media's GonNa win you disagree and I think productively to me is thinking out loud. Okay Judging Yourself Judging others so if you go see my follows the the people who follow they're mostly people who inspire me on my feet is really clean. I feel like people like you people like you know her inspiring me. They're like they're maker. Baker said busy doing things right. That time on social media for me is actually a net positive. So you're saying even though others might consider you spend in a lot of time on social media the intention behind the people you follow what you talk about and what you put out there. You're saying that that's that's a definite construct construct the right time for yourself and I think it's because if you think about there's never been a greater time than today to really understand how Great Sphinx think right so some of the great author something great you know Congress or the Great. Investors can't believe that today I can go onto a site called SORTA DOT com and I can and the philosophy you know that the wall uses do what's in his investing deals are James Clear uses in his writing mechanisms resumes. Or you know Ryan Hoover uses in the way. He grows his team. It's phenomenal that today. You can do it on twitter right one of the things you have to guard yourself from following twenty random people or like accounts. You're very careful about who you follow. And what not to me. One of the Russian I think. Terrorism at productivity tool is twitter kind of like the best place to find other no code. Yes yes yes. Yes and Protestant is another area but I think twitter is a great great tunnel to take you to whenever you want to go again. That's the intention right so Brian. A lot of this depends on your intention. I got it. One thing I've noticed with your with your tweets is that you do say a lot about what you're thinking or what you're sharing other people say and you're always processing on twitter but the biggest thing I've noticed is that your your your tweets tweets are sometimes very vulnerable. Can you talk about vulnerability in no Code Beena Maker and how helps or maybe hinders as you from being a better maker. I think it's a good question you know. I'm glad you brought that up bottle today in twenty nine thousand nine is is almost as weakness weakness or it's like a liability some of the greatest leaders that I admire you know are honest with themselves and are self aware honorable you know and we're all humans are learning it in a weird way. It actually made me much more much more of a magnitude other authentic. Monitorable automakers how does vulnerability or how has vulnerability impacted the way you make you ship your projects like you know. Have you've done it one way. And then try another way and has vulnerability helps. That's something that I only learned recently in the beginning. Chuck to come off as somebody who figured it out. Who knew everything? Think Menzies Basically acknowledging the fact that you have in Bishop's plan but you're at ground zero so it's basically being humble and honest and saying. Hey guys here's where I am right now. I need some help and it's completely it's hard because a lot of people say that they need help they should get the help. That's entitlement just because you need it. You're not going to get it but if you apologize even the tiniest little appreciation from somebody or suggestion suggestion from somebody eventually compounds. And you're gonNA get exactly what you want. which is so weird about twitter? Sometimes like I would ask a question honestly the about like what. I don't know I could use some help and people will jump in with answers solutions alternatives. Everything and I'm like. Wow this is community doing my work for me. Yes so but it works both ways they see I think people send care. Yeah well if you care they know you know your authentic person. They'll care back what's been the most impactful no code tutorial or article you ever read that really impacted you as is a maker. That's a great question. I would say just watching other people ship just watching products. They ship is more inspiring to me than than anything that I've seen you know I. I don't listen to us much hype about no code. Which is ironic? Because I hype a lot about so I don't I don't necessarily listen every podcast every interview about But I watched their moves. If anything has filled plug DEM's clears Tommy Cabinets. Book is that Act Book has changed me under mentally. I think I'm ready for not. Just no good for the next level challenge. What comes first? Is it the idea India or is it the two that you see. You WanNA use that to make something like what's your process for for making so for longtime. I was fascinated to get the right domain. It's if I found the right. Domain are so hyped up and I was going to be a great product. Now I know that's all bullshit worship right great great domain you can have dot co dot. Co Dot. Whatever people? Don't care now I'm not much not much into Brand names or domains. Greatness is the brand. You don't need a brand name to be great if you are great. That is the brand so if if you build something people love that eventually you know be a recurring thing in their life in the love. It you don't need to worry about all the logos It's so ironic is now. I spend almost like two percent of my time doing logos and domains and anything and I spent a lot of time figuring out the habits and the behavior and the psychology of the users. I want to serve. It's come back to the basics now it's come back to the foundation of. What is the customer going to here? So more Recently what some news in no code that you've come across that you know you WanNa talk about or you know WanNa Pine on the thing that there have been several really good updates this year twenty nine hundred nominal from local like bedsores conference. I couldn't go this but I WANNA exterior bubble getting withdrawn funding linked the several updates. That I'm stoked about code. I think one little especially interesting to me that I just want to talk about is his Elliott. This product came across shoutout to Web Smith issue. Check them out at the date. He'd what a brilliant article about this code income ECOMMERCE. They're kind of like shopping. Fide Elliot is the one data. Sergio just founded right. Yes okay I I know what you're talking about going and I think that was almost was a head-spinning moment for me because shop is a giant as be calmer winds but having being no code having Okla platform do that. I think there's a master moves for the timing of it. The timing is amazing. Milk Goat Right. Yeah so if there's a quick and dirty way for me to like the store a no code store and the ship it and focus more than branding in center the city on on human factor on the on the personal factors I think is a win and so I just came across recently. I'm surprised I didn't know about about that before. Five Web Smith wrote often casting article on this and Giovanni to really think a lot of deeper so now okay. We talked about some important news. What do you look to be doing in the next week or two? Okay so actually heard about what I've been up to five projects. Last cutting months billing audience's learning learning the kings of product building. Basically iterating a lot. I'm a huge meteoroid rating. Lot anytime I feel like I'm stuck with something ship. Yeah so I can learn the whole Johnny Z. So that's what I've been up to. What I'm doing right now is what I want to discuss? What standards podcast is is the next big product? Twenty twenty. Very excited about it. It's it's called. Writers compound dot com and the premise is that long form content is making a huge comeback. So today on the Internet if you're not publishing long form Tom content consistently as writer or even as somebody was opinions are who are trying to build leverage you know. I think you'll losing to the ones doing it. And I think this is the problem. That writers also writer along with being maker and I struggled with keeping my motivation intact for two weeks okay. I described him short films in Chart Creativity in thirty minutes forty minutes. But it's ironic because as a maker is a state of my motivation for two three four five weeks. It's a big difference. There and here is the community so it will be kind of like India hackers but for writers so I am my own biggest customer. I know everything that with right and I just launch landing page. Yesterday will actually today money. They got twenty five people already. Deeming me hitting me up and saying thank you for shipping this a problem that we all struggle with this. Here's the thing if you've."