Safari Your Way to Success: Alex Hillman on 30x500 and Building Successful Businesses

In this episode, Alex shares his experiences and insights into the value of community and entrepreneurship. He emphasizes the emotional and creative benefits of being part of a community, especially when running an entrepreneurial venture, which can often feel isolating. Alex also discusses the challenges of finding like-minded people and the importance of creating a sense of belonging, as he did with Indie Hall in Philadelphia.

On the topic of building a community around a business, Alex advises caution, suggesting that it should be considered as a last resort due to the significant commitment involved. He warns against the risk of creating an echo chamber and emphasizes the need for diversity within a community. According to Alex, the most successful communities tend to grow organically over time.

When offering advice to founders and aspiring business owners, Alex stresses the importance of self-discipline and self-management. He suggests that if one struggles with discipline, joining an accountability group may not be the solution. Instead, he recommends working with a management coach to develop good management skills and self-discipline.

Alex also delves into the challenges of building and growing a SaaS (Software as a Service) business, highlighting that SaaS businesses can be slower to grow and require a significant amount of time and effort to build trust with customers.

Lastly, Alex introduces "Launch for the Win," a program designed as a more affordable and accessible version of his main course, 30x500. This program provides a roadmap and email course to help people break down their financial goals and develop a plan to achieve them.

Overall, this episode offers valuable insights and advice for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, building a business, and creating or joining a community.

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