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Welcome to BW Missions
I came to a hard realization in the fall of 2016: I had no idea how to build a successful startup. After 2.5 years of pouring myself into a dream to give people a voice and build an authentic community, I found myself cash-deprived and sharing an apartment unit in my friend’s room.
A change was in order – but understanding what to do next required me to reflect on the areas I needed to improve the most. By building a successful toolkit, I knew I could harness my initial vision and bring it back to life.
This breakthrough led me to embark on two-year, self-guided “Master’s Degree.” I spent my first year under the tutelage of global investment fund Kairos, where I helped lay the infrastructure across 40+ countries for a sustainable and scalable community of the brightest young entrepreneurs around the globe.
I spent 2017 managing the book launch for author Allen Gannett’s The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, At the Right Time. It was so much more than a crash course in digital marketing: an accomplished CEO was training me in real time to prioritize, put strong systems in place, and apply the consistency throughout his life to my own.
Simply put, I’ve learned a lot over the past two years and met fascinating people along the way.
That’s why I created this newsletter: I want to share what I’ve learned with you, and interconnect the best people in my life through a central hub. I can’t wait to see where this journey will go, and I’m excited for you to join us, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month!
Today’s Featured Missions
David Schnurman is the President of Entrepreneurs Organization NY and the CEO of LawLine, the largest provider of continuing legal education services in the nation.
Next Wednesday, May 8, his book The FFwd Mindset: How to be Fearless and Focused to Accelerate Your Success releases, offering a behind-the-scenes view of the unique challenges of building a multi-million-dollar company.
David is a one of the warmest, most authentic people I’ve met. He’s helped me realize what’s possible in building my own business and I’m very grateful for his support. Become a part of his community by joining his book launch team!
Caroline Pugh is the Chief of Staff to Aneesh Chopra at Care Journey, a data analytics company in the healthcare space.
Running his life down to the tiniest detail sparked a realization about the need for connection and dialogue - an insight she’s segued into an actionable and innovative solution.
Managing people of power can be a lonely job, so Caroline is creating a unique solution: community-based spaces of trust for professionals like her across the country.
At the intimate dinners she plans, guests can share openly, knowing nothing they disclose will leave the table. Take a look at her recent feature in Forbes to learn more.
How Did these Two Newsletters Grow to 1M+ Subscribers?
What better way to prepare to launch my own newsletter than connecting with the top two performers in the business? I sat down with PRSUIT's Case Kenny and Morning Brew's Alex Lieberman to understand the processes they used to grow their platforms to a combined reach of over 1M subscribers. Learn more about their storyin the article I recently shared on my blog!
David Sullivan, CEO of Till is the type of founder you would go "all in" on with your chips. When we first connected last September, he expressed his commitment to fighting the growing problem of eviction in apartment units. Till creates innovative credit solutions to help residents pay rent on time while optimizing landlord revenue.
After their recent funding round, they're hiring top tech talent.
Full Stack Engineer (Two Open Positions)
If you are interested or know a good fit, reach out to David on LinkedIn.
Want to be a part of the team that makes the business world more engaging and exciting every day for a readership of +1 million young professionals? Morning Brew is hiring a full-time Growth Marketer at their New York office: apply here! As you'll see in my article, they're building a truly special media brand.
The Community Company
At the Forbes 30 Under 30 conference in Boston, Founder Ryan Paugh took the time to meet with me to discuss community building, which The Community Company is doing at a global scale working with brands like Forbes, Ad Age, and the American City Business Journals.
We’ve kept in touch ever since. Right now, they're hiring for several dynamic positions:
How Do Some People Develop Hit After Hit?
My recent stint with Allen Gannett’s incredible effort for The Creative Curve answers both of these questions.
Working under Allen for over a year made an immeasurable impact on my life. He’s a wonderful speaker, too. Read his book or subscribe to his newsletter where he shares weekly resources for creativity.
How Do You Create Timeless Work?
"Build a platform before you launch a product."
These are the wise words of Ryan Holliday in his interview on the Ryan Hawk Podcast. His main argument? “You can’t expect thousands of people to buy what you offer them without having an established audience.” After speaking with Ryan Hawk on multiple occasions, I have not met anyone more dedicated to learning and creating a space for others to become better leaders.
Mark Green and Joe Apfelbaum are hosting an event on May 21st in NYC. If you’re an Entrepreneur or CEO who is passionate about building your business well beyond the million-dollar mark, I highly recommend this full-day workshop. Click here to register and read more details.
I know Mark personally and he is a great speaker and strategic advisor/coach to CEOs and executive teams worldwide. He’s also the author of Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done which I'd highly recommend reading if you are the leader of an organization.
The extra mile is never crowded.
My mother puts this line on the yearly thank-you notes she gifts me at Christmas, and it's so true. It's not that difficult to stand out, because so few people put in the effort to actually become the greatest version of themselves.