๐Ÿ›  Less Goals, More Results

๐Ÿ›  Less Goals, More Results

Happyyyyyy 2023 Founders,

Welcome back to the Kernal Newsletter: the friend that doesn't get offended seeing their secret santa gift resold on craigslist b/c you need to buy more ramen noodles to get you through the long startup nights

Latest news: Apple's valuation dropped below $2T, SpaceX raised $750M, and we're all hungry to kick ass in this recession. We're still impressed with AI, it's the first friyay of 2023 and we're counting down the days until SBF's Netflix documentary. Some recent calculations from Kernal Research & Co:

  • 94% of you are glad your relatives are gone,
  • 42% of you are doing no-social-media-Janurary
  • 76% of you are giving up alcohol
  • and 200% of you want to build more startup ideas

It's our first newsletter of 2023, so we'll get outta your to let you dive in.

Today's Menu:

  • ๐Ÿ˜Ž Join our next AMA with Dru Riley
  • ๐Ÿ›  Less Goals, More Results
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Startup ideas to kick off your 2023
  • ๐ŸŒฝ Korny Kernal memes

Meet Dru Riley: the founder of Trends.vc, a community of 50,000+ founders finding new startup opportunities every day. His team of analysts finds low-hanging fruit for startups to win so you don't have to waste time opening 82 chrome tabs. He's the king of #buildinpublic and has written every kinda deep dive you can think of. We're hosting him for an AMA on Jan 12th so smash the button below if you wanna RSVP. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Sign up for Dru's AMA

๐Ÿ›  Less Goals, More Results

You're busy, so we'll cut right to the chase. Goals are great. But they often drop when you don't have the right tools in place. So instead of preaching James Clear on you, we're gonna throw some Miley Cyrus at ya.

That's right, we're bringing out the wrecking ball energy. Which is reminding you:

  • 90% of people quit their goals by Feb
  • If there's no accountability, there's no progress
  • Everybody that doesn't use Kernal is a weirdo*

*lied on the last one but you get the point.

You can take this goal template from a top VC coach or this one recommended by Andrew Wilkinson. But it matters SQUAT ALL if you're gonna quit your goals by Feb.

So instead - we're gonna give you 3 ways to make sure you get results with whatever goal you set:

๐Ÿ’ธ Put Money on the Line:

You heard us. Motivation dwindles, but money moves the dial. Give $100 or $1000 to your mentor, business partner or spouse and set monthly milestones to get a piece of that money back.

Build in Public with a Reward:

Stop shying away. Let the light pour in. Expose your goal and put a public reward on the line. Wanna write more? Tweet out "if I write one article every month for 12 months I'll treat myself to a week in Florida Jan 2024". Then follow up each month with a link to your blog.

Floss 1 Tooth a Day:

You've probably heard of KISS? Keep It Simple Stupid. The coles notes is to do something so simple every day it makes you laugh to not keep going. When I hear my dentist say "floss every day" I get overwhelmed and forget. When I said I was gonna floss one tooth/day I smirked and flossed every damn tooth that year. Why? Because it felt silly not to finish the task when I had started.

So, how are you gonna crush your goals this year? Tell us in an email below ๐Ÿ‘‹

Email Kernal to Say Which Tool You'll Use

โœจ Startup Ideas โœจ

What we've allllllll been waiting for

Wanna help build, use or invest in a startup idea? Click your favs below.

Got an idea of your own? Quit talking, start sharing. Hit that good ol' green button below to share your startup idea.

Share a Startup Idea

๐Ÿ“ฐ Who Said What?

  • Axios said: 2022 will go down as the worst year for U.S. IPOs since 1990
  • WSJ said: Tech layoffs are happening faster than during the pandemic
  • RT said: TikTok-owner ByteDance cut hundreds of jobs in China
  • CNBC said: SpaceX will raise $750M at a $137B valuation; round led by a16z
  • PRN said: M33 Growth, a growth stage VC firm, raised $340M for its 3rd fund
  • WSJ said: SBF pled not guilty to charges of fraud and his trial is Oct 2nd
  • Fortune said: these 8 VCs' made good predictions for 2023 fintech trends

๐ŸŒฝ Kool or Korny Memes

Some tweets are Kool. Some tweets are Korny. Let us know what you think.

That's a wrap for the first newsletter of 2023. We can't wait to see you make some waves this year. LFG ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Also, don't forget to take advantage of our AMA with Build-in-Public-Pro Dru Riley. Sign up below.

Sign up for Dru's AMA

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For real, we do sincerely appreciate each of you. Don't forget that.

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