Derrick Reimer from SavvyCal - Can You Regain Your Confidence After Failing?
How do you regain your confidence after launching a failed product? How can you transition from wearing all the hats in a business to delegating tasks? Why is it so important to save your most productive time for your most valuable work?
I have long enjoyed using an app to schedule my meetings. For example, I scheduled meetings with my coaching clients. Rather than going back and forth with endless emails, trying to find a mutually convenient time. I just send people a link so they can book a slot on my calendar. I had been using a different tool, but recently I discovered SavvyCal and it's so much more enjoyable to use. So I looked into who created it and I ended up on Derrick's Twitter account. I learned that Derrick had co-founded Drip, which was one of the first apps I used years ago when I was first building my online business. And I have very fond memories of Drip, even though I no longer use it because Drip went into a different direction.
Anyway, I was interested to hear Derrick’s story—and it turns out there were quite a few ups and downs.
Derrick and I discuss:
- Regaining your confidence after launching a failed product
- Transitioning from wearing all the hats in a business to delegating certain tasks
- Saving your most productive time for your most valuable work
- Derrick’s popular blog post, “I’m Walking Away From the Product I Spent a Year Building”
- Drip, the marketing automation business Derrick co-founded
- The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick
- Tiny Seed, an accelerator for SaaS bootstrappers
- xFusion, which offers support staff for SaaS
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