The Power of the Narrative when Building in Public

The show "Friends" was on TV for ten years. Over 230 episodes were created, starring the same characters having the same problems day in, day out — and people kept tuning in. Viewers were hooked. For a decade. If you want to understand what gets people invested in a journey, you should investigate what makes … Continue reading The Power of the Narrative when Building in Public

The Performative Nature of Building in Public: A View From the Inside

When you build in public, you're performing. You can call it what you want: sharing your authentic journey, teaching from the driver's seat — when you type your updates into that Twitter prompt, you are thinking about how you can "most authentically show something" to your audience. And that is a performance. A performance that … Continue reading The Performative Nature of Building in Public: A View From the Inside

Building in Public: Maintaining a Positive Self-Image

Building in public is not always easy, often caused by problems with our self-image. I want to talk more about mental health topics because I feel they are severely underrepresented in the conversations around being an entrepreneur in public. Most conversations are about the positive things, the successes, celebrations. While that's great — who doesn't … Continue reading Building in Public: Maintaining a Positive Self-Image