Tazik Shahjahan

@taziksh

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  • Waterloo, ON
  • Joined May 2022
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write and schedule intro cold email to The Working Centre
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cold call 5 homeless shelters for new product
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ignore projects to study for exams
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#expertsheets email 20 ycombinator founders to schedule informational chat abt productivity problems
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#expertsheets cold dm 10 founders on linkedin to chat about their biggest productivity problems
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This took me 10 minutes to do.

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I spent hours doing Figma this week. As a maker, it was a smart decision. As an entrepreneur, it was a total waste of time.

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#expertsheets read ch3 of The Mom Test
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#expertsheets read chapter 1-2 of Mom Test
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Here are my notes, if you want a summary of the main ideas: docs.google.com/document/d/1x…

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#expertsheets design two app screens in figma (figma 101 course 4/7)
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#expertsheets start writing copy for landing page
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  1. You spend hundreds of hours getting distracted by tiny decisions that do nothing for your bottom line. Cut the shit. Focus on what matters.
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  1. We do it for you so you know what to prioritize. Expert Sheets distills frameworks by successful people into software that you can use for immediate and long-term results.
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  1. Naval Ravikant in your pockets.
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#expertsheets learn figma vector networks and make simple logos
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#expertsheets compile Learn UI Design emails into pdfs for easy reference
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#expertsheets #latexforhumans make Figma template based on Learn UI Design free video
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#personalcrm create spreadsheet version of monicahq contacts
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#expertsheets complete webflow tutorial
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[x] Building a layout
[x] Adding custom styles
[x] Making designs responsive

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#expertsheets write first draft of Problem Pitch application
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#latexforhumans render asciimath within an editable html div
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plain html, nothing sexy

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#expertsheets sketch concepts for 5 quotes
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i'll post pics as i complete them

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only did 4, but done > perfect

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#expertsheets write down 5 quotes in the spreadsheet
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#expertsheets schedule 1:1 sync with BET 300 prof to figure out project future
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5 point takeway from the talk 🧵

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1) I started with a Solution instead of a Problem, but I am not going to pivot. I am going to treat this as an experiment. My null hypothesis is that Expert Sheets will fail. I have until the end of July to disprove that. I am not committing for life. But I am committing for the rest of the BET 300 course.

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2) ____ is 10yrs ahead. Remember to contextualize his advice. This applies generally to any alumni advice.

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3) You can hack LinkedIn! Recruiters pay LinkedIn lots of money for access to user data. You can take advantage of that. To get a call from a recruiter - search on LinkedIn every day at 12pm est (lunchtime). Soon enough, recruiters will start reaching out to you!

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4) There is always the option of pivoting. I could go up to ___ in Week 10 and he would let me start a new business. But I do not plan going this route (see #1)

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5) Entrepreneurs need to be okay with rejection. Even great salesman are rejected 90% of the time. For people who’ve grown up getting 90% of the marks, that’s a tough mindset shift. But it’s a necessary one. Get used to failing.

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dance like nobody's watching