This is the time to build. In order to build, you need to execute whatever you have learned. I wrote about the need to “Learn” a few days ago, as a pre-requisite to building.
I will now expand on the 6 points I covered in my “Learn” post as examples on how I transitioned from learning to building.
Here are the areas of building I was able to accomplish:
- By reading books that covered specific areas of interest/industries, I am accumulating a knowledge-base of ideas, discipline, decision making, operating strategies and confidence skills. These are areas I can build on for my own personal development.
- The things I've learned around Personal Finance and Investing have allowed me to build my own investment strategies and grow my overall portfolio at least 53% the past two months alone.
- My research into the inner workings of startups, venture capital and private equity, are giving me ideas on (1) How to put deals together (2) Various strategies that can be used to negotiate equity (3) How to Angel Invest (4) Ways to enter the Venture Capital scene as an LP (5) Funding levels and structures.
- I taught myself how to code with Python during the lockdown. I've worked with various programming languages in the past, but Python is one that has been on my list for a very long time. I decided to build something with it. I am currently working on a web app idea called TCKR.io and quietly published it a few days ago. We'll see how it plays out and I'll blog about it in a few weeks I'm sure.
- I wanted to get back into blogging. I learned about the various options available which I wrote about here. My decision was to go with Write.as which ultimately became this blog.
- My awareness about the progress of Blockchain technology and various Crypto assets is an area that is still shaky for me. I hope to be able to utilize this technology in some way similar to the internet and web 2.0 boom. But I've gained more insight now into various projects like DeFi, platforms like Alchemy and so on.
Learning is the first step. But being able to execute on the things I have learned these past few months has made the quarantine time feel productive and maintained my sanity.
This is the time to build.