This Week Has Been Challenging!

This week has been Challenging and Rewarding

The Platform is coming to LIFE!

Dashboard has gone from mock-up to development

Had a Discussion during the week with an individual that watched the dashboard video (https://lnkd.in/g_t6zaT ) from last week

The conversation went well, and he provided some great feedback and improvements. That all have been documented for future releases (I will share our conversation in an upcoming post)

Platform Lesson #1 from the week

Functionality is critical

And this is something I know, but this week the details got the best of me

I was too focused on getting three aspects of the platform completed and I lost sight of the end result

Providing automation and functionality for you.  I hate when I lose focus on the end result.  My passion and perfectionist got the best of me!

Which leads me down the road of tangents.  Can you say SQUIRREL!!!!

Platform Lesson #2 from the week

Never lose sight of your why

From the beginning of this journey, I have been focused on providing value

If myself and our team cannot provide this to you then we have failed

This is what drives me every single day.  I love the challenge!

What is driving you on your journey? Would love to hear from you!

I look forward to connecting with you next week!

Cheers!


The Platform Journey-Dashboard Mock-Up

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I Put Everything I Had Into It

I put everything I had into it

Just could not imagine it would turn out this way

How can you go from “zero” to a functional mock-up in a week?

That is what I was asking our developers this week about the dashboard project

They had a simple response that was astonishing… We believe in your vision!

As I am writing this I am still blown away!

The conversation that hit home this week for me was with our lead developer and myself

The topic was on our launch date and functionality

He tells me that we are on schedule to have beta testers at the beginning of February

He then dropped the bomb on me…The platform will not be perfect and will not have all the functionality you want

My response…. “WHY?”

He calmly told me “The platform will be evolving daily for the next 3 to 6 months.”

I had one thing on my mind…..VALUE….I asked

How do we provide value to our users if all functions are not available for beta testing?

His answer was direct and to the point “Features we have developed for beta testing will give users back 3 to 4 hours daily by using the platform for their due diligence.”

I then added, “Our number one goal is to automate as much of the due diligence process for our users as possible, and ensure the data we provide is accurate and timely.”

What a great conversation and connection we had.  It is great to work with a team that shares your vision and values!

Every day I know more and more I have made the right decision to develop the platform

When have you taken on a large project what have been some of the struggles you have gone through?


I Couldn't Believe It!!!


I Couldn’t Believe It!

I did not know what to do!

I have never built a platform

But John and Mike have really stepped up and have gotten knee deep with me (Not their real names by the way)

Design plan

Domain and Company name created and secured

Artificial Intelligence requirements

API Calls and Automation established for Day One

Next week will be a full week of development and testing.  I am looking forward to testing the AI portion of the platform. (This will allow you to upload files to the platform 24 hours a day!)

There is one HUGE big ask on this project……..ME!

I know I am going to struggle right out of the gates with the platform design and functionality, and wanting it to be perfect!

Great thing is that John and Mike have already had a VERY long discussion with me on expectations and results.  Let’s see how this goes when I start testing!

Goals for the week:

  1. Be patient
  2. Know this is not a sprint…Great platforms take time to create
  3. Platform will launch with imperfections…Be GOOD with that

Just have FUN!!!

What tips/tricks can you share with me?  I can use all the help I can get!


You Said What???

You Said What???

NO!

That is the answer I got from numerous developers I have spoken to about creating the platform

Speaking to 15 plus developers = Not all conversations are equal

They either said they do not have the expertise or did not want to get into a long-term project

The answers that surprised me the most were:

“I just work to pay my bills”

“The development time would cut into his gaming”

I do not understand the mentality of not wanting to take on work

From all the challenging conversations, I have had this week there is a silver lining

I have found two developers that are really passionate about developing new platforms, especially in an underserved market as note investing

Next week I will be spending more time with both of them to discuss the development plan and strategy

Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me with their referrals!

Time to start saving time and spending more quality time with the family!