- The Gentle Nudge
- 🚀 we are launching 3 new companies on TGN!
🚀 we are launching 3 new companies on TGN!
The Gentle Nudge - the #1 newsletter for first-time founders
Over the past 3 weeks I spent over 100 hours talking to TGN subscribers wanting to start their first business.
2 things happened:
Jennifer has enough of me talking in our living room and told me to sign up for a co-working space
I learned exactly what you loved and hated about TGN so far
I have 30 pages of Notion notes, but let me save you your time.
Here are 3 things I learned:
You loved watching someone start a company from scratch (aka “show, don’t tell” model)
There is TOO MUCH content about entrepreneurship. You don’t need more content, you need more accountability.
Every. Single. Person. Told me to make the email updates shorter.
Let me tell you something - I took good notes on all of the above…
… and I’m coming back with some exciting announcements!
You will now watch not one, not too, but three founders build in public!
I selected 3 amazing founders building 3 different businesses.
All of them committed to provide TGN-style (progress, problems, plans + where is my ❤️) updates on a weekly basis for one quarter.
Each of them makes a deposit of $1,000. If they miss a single update - they lose their deposit, and all the money gets distributed among the other founders.
I call these founders GENTLEPRENEURS.
They will help me gently nudge you to finally start your own company.
Wait, but what’s in it for them?
Glad you asked!
they get a system of accountability
they get to hear your feedback and improve along the way
finally, they get to launch in front of this growing community and if they do a great job - maybe get their first 100+ customers!
These updates are designed to GET YOU INSPIRED about building your own business, by watching how others do it. And they are and will remain FREE!
A quick pulse check:
Next up: stop lurking and start doing!
I wouldn’t be a good nudger, if I just let you keep lurking, would I?
Don’t get me wrong - everyone is on their own timeline. Load up on that TGN inspiration, see how others do it! #noshameinlurking
But when you are ready - I want you to take the next step.
And the next step is:
join the G Squad community
start interacting with other Nudgescribers
flesh out your business idea and get feedback
get selected for the next cohort of GENTLEPRENEURS!
Joining the G Squad will cost $10/month. Here is why:
paid membership = engaged and focused audience = better community experience for everyone
committing to a monthly fee is another form of nudging you to finally take action (yes, you guessed it - accountability!)
for TGN to become meaningful - I need to hire help (community manager already lined up!)
over the past 6 months a lot of you asked me for my time - and I loved meeting you and hearing your stories - but my day has only 24h and I need a way of knowing if you are serious about launching your company. $10/month is a basic Netflix subscription. If you can’t commit to that, I can’t afford to give you my time.
On top of Slack community, the G Squad members will get one extra email update a week, directly from me, containing:
investment opportunities I come across (either personally or through The Explorer Fund)
my thoughts and tools (example: post mortem for Treat)
and what I’m generally up to (example: I’m co-founding a new project in Wroclaw, Poland next week)
This step is designed to get you ENGAGED.
Ready to create some accountability for yourself?
… and finally: commit!
Commit and start working on your first business. Use the community as your support. If you work hard and make good progress, you may get selected for the next cohort of GENTLEPRENEURS and get the opportunity to build in public and launch to a big, engaged, and growing audience.
You’ve been nudged!
And here is all I just said on a single graph (thank you Canva! 🙏)
What happens next?
if you do nothing: next week you will get introduced to the 3 projects in TGN Summer’23 cohort and start receiving 3 updates a week.
if you join to the G Squad: next week you will get an additional private update from me (a post mortem for Treat), and an invitation to our Slack community.
Let’s see where this new chapter/experiment with TGN will take us!
PS: Yes, you can still get FREE access to the G Squad community if you share this newsletter with 3 people - at least for now: