Force yourself to show up for work.

A $650/yr accountability and mastermind community for slightly crazy solopreneurs. And freelancers. Show up and make change happen. Or don’t show up… and get kicked out with no refund.

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Forced accountability.

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.

Business coach yourself.

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.

A certifiably badass community.

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.

Stop sleeping until noon!

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.

Fair mastermind groups.

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.

Become the solopreneur that you want to be.
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Questions that I’ll answer before they have a chance to be asked frequently.

Coming soon? What gives?

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.

  1. Sign up before this message gets taken down and you’ll be considered a founding member. I’m not exactly sure what that means yet, but I have a strong feeling that it will be in your best interest.
  2. The normal membership dues will be $650 per year, but founding members pay $650 for life instead.
    • Ignore the rest of the signage on this site that mentions per year pricing. This “coming soon” rule takes precedence. If this note is still visible then you’re good to go.
    • Note that ‘life’ either means your life or the life of this site, whichever is shorter. I have high hopes that this site will be around for a very, very long time, but things happen, so the only guarantee that I can make is that I’ll give you a full refund if you don’t get at least one year out of it.
    • Also note that you can still be fired, in which case there will be no refund.
  3. To kick-start the commitment to yourself that you’re ready to make.
  4. To help me and to help this vision.

What about freelancers?

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.

What’s a freeish trial?

It’s a trial that’s kinda free, but kinda not. Here’s how it works.

  1. You mail me a $650 check that I’ll tuck away safely.
  2. Go 90 days without being fired and choose:
    1. I deposit the check and you remain a member for 9 more months, with the option to renew.
    2. I rip up the check, send you proof, and dismiss you from the community.
  1. If you get fired in the first 90 days then I deposit the check and you get nothing. Yay for negative reinforcement!

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. 🤷‍♂️

Why $650?

This is sort of a two part quesiton.

First, why not either free or cheap?

  1. Because people take things more seriously when they’re financially invested. #science.
  2. Because even if you could get past point #1 yourself, the community would be pretty garbage.
  3. Not to mention the bond that forms when two people can look at each other and instantly know that the other person is every bit as serious and as awesome. Like "we ain’t f***ing around, sweet, let’s do this."

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.

Who the hell are you to be running this group?

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. Contact me and we’ll set something up.

What if I’d rather the money go to charity?

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.

What is the check-in process?

Write a short post containing:

  1. A win, a brag, or something you’re grateful for.
  2. What you accomplished yesterday (or the last day you worked).
  3. What you plan on accomplishing today.
  4. (optional) Something you’re struggling with or something the community might be able to help you with.

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.

What's the vacation policy?

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 😉

Can you explain “Getting Fired” more thoroughly?

You betcha!

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:

  1. You have to show up five days per week (Monday - Sunday), but it doesn’t matter which five days. Showing up is as simple as checking in. It doesn’t matter whether you’re way ahead or way behind your goals… it just matters that you show up.
  2. If you show up fewer than five days in any given week then you’ll be charged one vacation day for each day short that you are.
  3. If you get charged a vacation day that you don’t have… you’re fired. You get kicked out of the group with no refund. And, importantly, you are not eligible to rejoin the group until the entire year has passed. Allowing you to pay your way back in would technically give me an incentive to see you fail. That obviously can’t be the case.

Can I get a refund?

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.

Why are you so focused on showing up rather than accomplishing goals?

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.

What if this community gets too big and becomes overwhelming?

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.

What if I have more questions?

This could literally be the most important moment in your solopreneur career. Sounds corny, but stop and think about it for a second. Yeah. 🤯

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Let me annoy you.

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.