Discipline is easy for some people. The rest of us have to hack it. Commit to showing up five days per week (with some vacation days) for one year. Just like at a regular job. Fail and get kicked out of the community with no refund. Not challenging enough? Hah. There are remedies for that.
Clarity clarity clarity!!! Your mandatory daily check-in (aka showing up) is like a five minute journal for your business. It’s five minutes per day of evaluating your past intentions and clarifying your future ones. Of setting goals and figuring out the steps you need to take next to reach those goals. If you’ve ever meditated or journaled you know the power of this. So do it every day, because there’s not a more productive way to spend five minutes.
Have you ever been a part of a private Facebook or Slack group? Well imagine that... but with members who show up every day. Members who do things instead of just talking about one day doing things. This is where you thwart loneliness, get crazy amounts of help, make connections, and change your world.
Coming soon. Struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Commit to a 3-minute Wake Up Call and be automatically paired with another member for the next morning. Start your day early. Share a smile with another real-life human who understands what you’re going through. And verbally set your intention for the day.
Coming soon. Mastermind groups can be life-changing. But not when the members are on different levels, with different levels of commitment. Those groups are just unfair, and they fail. Showuply fixes this with a combination of software and interviews. Now you can join a mastermind group that’s perfect for you.
Yep. I just started building this on September 5, 2018. The current version is more-or-less usable, but most of the features are absent and things aren’t exactly polished yet.
Why would you want to buy now instead of waiting for all of said features? Four reasons.
Yep. This is for freelancers, too. It’s for people who work for themselves. I liked the sound of "solopreneur" the best so I ran with that focus.
It’s a trial that’s kinda free, but kinda not. Here’s how it works.
Given the nature of this community, a traditional free trial makes no sense. Members need to be invested in some capacity for this to work. 🤷♂️
This is sort of a two part quesiton.
First, why not either free or cheap?
Second, why $650 instead of $515 or $782 or any other arbitrary number?
Because $650 is how much I paid for my ticket to World Domination Summit in 2017. That’s the event that kickstarted this project, and - at the risk of sounding hyperbolic - it’s an event that massively changed my life. So I thought it’d be cool to carry that price here to make the pricing only 99% arbitrary.
Actually I paid $657, not $650. But I’m on board with the idea of not pricing things with 7s and 9s.
Hi, my name is Patrick. I’m just another entrepreneur that you’ve never heard of because I’ve never fully shown up. I’ve launched - as best I can count - 19 different websites. I did sell one of them for $75,000, but the rest have been duds. Not because they were bad ideas or because I’m talentless, but because I got insecure and stopped showing up, and because I hid in a corner when things got tough.
A few months ago I got divorced and it changed my whole world. I used to put up a false front online, never talking about the real stuff because I wasn’t okay admitting that I had real stuff to talk about. Because I saw everyone else online acting like a perfect robot so I figured that’s what I was supposed to do, too. But I just don’t care about that sort of appearance anymore. With this new perspective I have no problem discussing how hard life is, how insecure I can get, how I second-guess myself all the time, how dreadfully alone I can feel sometimes, etc. And in doing so it actually highlights how awesome my life really is, how many advantages I have, how well I’m doing, etc.
I believe that I’m the perfect person to be running this group because I share your struggles, and because I’ve devised ways to overcome those struggles.
I’m a pretty chill dude who smiles a lot and gets along with mostly everybody. But obviously you can’t fully know that, so if you’re worried about who will be handling your money and who will be leading the group - or if you just want to say hi - I’m happy to hop on a video call with you.and we’ll set something up.
That may be an option at some point if the community grows large enough. I understand that this is a situation where the members are providing most of the value for each other and I’m not doing a ton more than providing the platform, so you may be hesitant for me to pocket the entire $650. Or maybe that’s just a fear that I have in my head that nobody else would think of. Either way, for now, I’m keeping the money. Because if I don’t then I’ll have to go back to the 9-5 world and this wouldn’t be able to exist.
~200 paying members is what I’d need in order to get back to the point I was at before I quit my job to go find myself (I’m such a hippie). If and when this gets that far I’ll revisit this question.
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If you’ve enabled the alarm clock feature then you’ll have to do this by whatever time you selected for your alarm. If not then you simply need to complete it by midnight.
You accrue vacation days over time just like at a typical job. You start with 0 and are given one additional vacation day each 14 calendar days. That’s ~26 vacation days per year. Any time that you fail to show up at least five days in a given week your vacation days are used to cover the balance. If you don’t have any left, you’re fired. You do not need to announce your vacations ahead of time. There is no extra credit for showing up more than five days in a given week. Holidays are treated no differently than other days, so you must use a vacation day if you want to skip a holiday. For y’all math nerds, that means you need to show up a minimum of 234 out of 365 days.
If you’re like me then you’re thinking "noooo, this is way too easy. I want to commit to showing up EVERY DAY for 365 days." Yeah, I hear you. Maybe that’s part of the reason that people like us fail. Maybe we’re too all-or-nothing, no? Maybe it’d be okay to commit to realistic things sometimes 😉
If you worked at a regular company you’d be expected to show up consistently. If you didn’t you’d get fired. Same goes here, but with a bit more flexibility because you didn’t sign up to be an entrepreneur to have less flexibility.
The actual rules are:
No*. If you’re not sure whether this is for you then please choose the “90 Day Freeish Trial” option. You’ll mail me a check for $650. In the physical mail. With a stamp and everything. And I’ll hold it hostage. Cray cray.
I think community stability is super important. I don’t want people coming and going frequently because that means bonds will be formed and torn apart frequently.
*The exception to this is if I fail to meet my end of the bargain. If I fail to show up - or if I keep promising a certain feature and never actually make it - then you’re welcome to a refund.
You may notice that there are zero penalties on this site for failing to meet your goals. You only get penalized for not showing up. That’s because lots of measurable goals are not fully within our control. Because I don’t want people to only ever chase safe goals to avoid penalty. And because, especially as a solopreneur, a lot of our early goals tend to be necessarily arbitrary. And we obviously don’t want to stick with an arbitrary goal just to avoid penalty.
Showing up and telling everybody that you failed to meet your goal is penalty enough.
That’s a long way off. But if it happens... it won’t happen. Either I’ll limit sign-ups, or I’ll split it into multiple communities, or I’ll write some machine learning algorithm to smartly show you the most relevant things, or I’ll figure out some other solution. It’s a worry for down the road, and a worry with plenty of viable solutions.
There’s a part of your brain that thinks this is an awesome idea. And there’s another part of your brain that’s overthinking everything and compiling a long list of reasons why this is the dumbest idea in history. And because of that you’re not going to join. Yeah. I freaking get that.
So at least take the small step of giving me your email address. I could tell you about all the value that my email list provides. But let’s cut the shit. I’m going to annoy you about how awesome Showuply is until you either agree or unsubscribe.