Jon Nastor is the guy behind a coupe of highly successful podcasts (Hack The Entrepreneur and The Showrunner) and over the past 3 years built a product called VelocityPage. One of the first products that allowed you to quickly create landing pages without knowing how to code.
VelocityPage was unique and made a huge splash on the market. Over time Jon’s plans changed. And that’s when the focus of VelocityPage began to fall apart, and what Jon and I discuss.
Here’s what Jon shares:
- How Jon first came up with the idea to start VelocityPage.
- What triggered the hard decision to close the business, even though he is still making sales.
- Why he didn’t feel good about the fact people will were buying his product.
- Why it was important for Jon to get Mark Jaquith as the lead developer, even though he didn’t know Mark at the time.
- Why he said he didn’t put enough action into this business, and didn’t want to.
- How the concept of “Hell Yeah!” drove the nail in the coffin before burying his business.
- Why it’s important to be excited about what you’re doing.
- Why he said he was throwing away good time, good energy, and money into the project and how it kept dragging him down.
- How it’s hard for an entrepreneur to face the facts.
- What Jon means when he said, “I want to scratch of my own itch.”
- Why you have to default to “No,” rather than default to “Yes.”
- Why Jon is turning down business opportunities he never thought he’d be offered.
- How he came up with his next business idea and how he’s taking action on it now.
- Jon also announced his next big project. It is planned to go live in June. (And I think it’s a very cool idea.)
Enjoy the show:
Mentioned In This Show:
- Hack The Entrepreneur
- The Showrunner
- Jon on Twitter: @JonNastor
- Hack The Entrepreneur Book by Jon Nastor
- Derek Sivers
- Book: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
- Book: Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- Book: Cosmos by Carl Sagan