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 gradually began to transition into a part-time writer…
During this period, I discovered the critical pieces of develop 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 many 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 run the largest growth hacking community in Silicon Valley. Using growth hacks, I grew the community to 1,600 engaged members in less than four months (it’s now over 5,000 members!).
What I am up to now?
I’m a mentor GrowthX Academy, the top training program growth marketers. High-level venture capitalists such as Will Bunker, the founder of Match.com, and Sean Sheppard, a five-time selling founder, laid down the foundation for this program. It’s an exciting and amazing opportunity to be a part of a team extremely dedicated to helping students become purpose-driven creators.
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.
It’s that simple.