I started writing when I was twenty-one-years-old.
After five hundred blog posts, I began to make a decent living from writing. So, I began to transition into a part-time writer…
During this period, I discovered the critical pieces of developing a growth mindset. It hadn’t occurred to me that I had already embarked on this journey until people began calling me a growth hacker. I viewed myself more as an experimenter, writer, and artist.
When I was struggling early in my career (read about that here), I read hundreds of books about marketing, psychology, and startups (read more about that here). With the right knowledge, things began to quickly head in a positive direction.
After eight failed startups, I resurrected my career by successfully leading growth efforts for several startups and have consulted with dozens more. Moreover, I’ve had the opportunity to interview hundreds of word-class growth hackers, founders, and investors.
There’s a lot that’s happened in this time such as learning how to hack Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Medium, Quora, Angellist, and LinkedIn. And early in my career, I wrote a book about hacking Facebook that sold several hundred copies.
Oh, and I also lead the largest growth hacking community in Silicon Valley. I grew the community to 1,600 engaged members in less than four months (it’s now over 12,000 members!).
The best part: my writing career took off.
In the last year, I’ve had over ten million views on my work!
Why the blog and membership community?
It’s an extension of my everyday life where I can connect with thousands of ambitious marketers, founders, and entrepreneurs.