Ideas are nothing if they just sit in your head or in your idea journal. They worth as much as the used paper they’re on. Unless you get someone you don’t know to touch it and feel it and respond, it’ll never be worth anything and you’ll never know anything.

When building your MVP, focus wins.

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Minimum viable products ( in this case web apps) save you time building a useless product in the dark, money blown on something nobody wants, and the precious momentum you need to launch.

It takes a special use case for this not to be…

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…and the detriment of quitting too early.

Don’t get me wrong, I think quitting something dumb is a great idea 💡. And there’s a big difference between quitting and pivoting.

But what I mean is to start a coding project (could also apply to non-coding just as well) and get 75% of the way and then stop. I’ve done that lots of times and there’s no better way to burn out and kill your motivation than that.

Quitting Too Early

What I felt after jumping from one idea to another:

  • lack of connection with the current project
  • lack of motivation to see the…

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I got married in 2012 at the age of 24. We had a kid in 2013, another one in 2016, and another one coming in Feb 2019. We moved 8 times. Learning to code and working on side projects from like 2 weeks to 8 weeks or so of a newborn’s life is really hard. I did it once and I’ll never do it again.

It’s tough to change careers, learn to code, and then improve enough to build good stuff. It’s even tougher when you have little kids.

And before I say anything else, I have to mention my…

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Here’s a quick video of all that 👇.

If you’ve sent or received data from somewhere, you’ve likely used an XMLHttpRequest. Or if you’re a jQuery junkie, you’ve used $.ajax({ … }). An XMLHttpRequest looks like this:

Tom Hall

I help people turn their ideas into living web apps. Reach out, I want to hear about your idea.

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