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☀️ Wanna know Andrew Huberman's Morning Routine? This Founder Built a Profitable Business Around That
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Hey, this is Napkin Notes: we ask the sharpest founders how they validate and scale their startup ideas so you can sit cozy at home and enjoy your Friday morning latte ☕️
Today’s deep dive is for all the morning routine gurus. Ever wanted to know the morning habits of:
Athletic Green’s Kat Cole?
or even Tiny Capital’s Andrew Wilkinson?
So did Hamza.
So off the side of his desk, he spun up routines.club and after leaving it on cruise control for a little while it’s taken off.
Since this idea wasn’t Hamza’s full-time gig, we wanted to ask him:
how he validated the side project
why it started making $10K/mo in profit and
what the future growth could look like by the end of 2024
Sound like a plan?
Before we dig in, here’s some of the latest startup news if you were in Mexico with the fam or deep into flow-state with your Q1 projects.
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Apple Vision Pro pre-sales are running hot. Magnificent 7 stocks are flying high again. BeReal (the GenZ Instagram) is up to 23m DAUs. Europe’s VC market is on the rise. Brex cut 20% of their staff. Google Chrome added 3 new AI upgrades. This Jeremy Giffon interview was 11/10. And Kernal Research co predicts a 92% probability your angel investor friend is OOO sending you selfies from the ski chalet this week.
If that’s you, know that you’re not alone.
Now in the words of the great Cali Swag District, let’s get down and dougie. 🥁
📈 How Hamza Started and Scaled a Side Project to $10,000 Profit Per Month
Let’s set the tone here. It’s Janurary. We’re all
trying to drink less booze 🍻
striving to get more sleep and 😴
attempting to optimize our gym schedule 🏋️
But if we’re being honest with ourselves, our friends at Frobes, tell us:
That’s right. 92% of people give up.
To go a step deeper, Kernal Research & Co (an entirely fake corporation we use to talk in the 3rd person) believes that the #1 leading reason for this is because you haven’t turned your goal into a routine.
And funny enough, today’s guest actually turned his love for learning about morning routines into a profitable side project. 💰
Before we dig into how he got started and what he’s learned along the way, can you lovely folks help us give a nice napkin notes welcome to our guest Hamza? 👏
Some fun facts about Hamza if you haven’t met him:
🧊 Can cold plunge for 15+ minutes
✏️ Wrote Harry Potter fan fic when he was 15
⚡️ Was obsessed with question cards for sparking good icebreakers
Any other Hogwarts fans out there? 🧙♀️
Well, let’s cast spells later. We’ve played enough get-to-know-you games.
It’s time to hit the lights, grab a towel and start the fireside chat.
🔑 Q1: When did you first get the idea for Routines.club?
🔑 Q2: What 2-3 steps did you follow to validate it?
So our next nail-biter of a question is:
“Can you share why you think Routines Club could be a $100m dollar business in 5 years?”
🔑 Q4: Any metrics you're most proud of with the startup idea?
🔑 Q4: Any goals for 2024 with this startup idea of yours?
🔑 Q5: We heard you’re moving to NYC soon. Any dream folks you wanna meet our readers can keep in mind in case we know them?
Time for our last and final question:
🔑 Q6: Imagine you’re on stage in front of 10,000 people who wanna learn more about how to start and scale their own startup. The interviewer asks you over the mic “What’s 2-3 things actionable things people can do this week to increase their luck surface of building a sustainable startup venture?” What do you say?
So there you go folks.
That’s the story behind how Hamza started and scaled Routines.Club.
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