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Being a Warrior in Business

I did something I’ve said I would never do, and consequently, I became something I never thought I’d be.

I started a business.

But if I was going to do something that many had failed at before me, I had to do something different. I had to be ferocious and hungry and strategic and honest. I had to be a warrior!

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as either a blessing or a curse.” A quote by Don Juan.

So, I started a business. I have an idea; I believe in it; I’m researching it; I’m testing it; and I’ve already bought a ticket and boarded the ship to the business world; however, I’m not a fool. I know there is a much greater chance of failure than success, so I’m focusing on three things: is my product needed; can my business structure scale, and exceeding the expectations of my customers.

The idea

Provide a live environment where four total junior and intermediate web designers and developers come together with a client to collaborate, learn, and build a feature that focuses on user-centered design, usability, and providing solutions to the client’s business objectives and goals.

 

The how

They’d do this by signing up for a ‘Hack Session,’ which is a two, four, six, or twelve hour session that is very similar to a hackathon. The longer the session, the more complex and complete the final product and takeaway.

The business

This post is about more than explaining what my business does; it’s about establishing the type of business I’m going to create; it’s about the quality of product I’m going to deliver; it’s about going about business as a balanced mix of being an entrepreneur, manager, and technician; it’s about going about business by building a system that anyone can follow; it’s about going about business to help people help other people.

I welcome you to the first of many transparent, honest, and information-packed posts on the successful creation of a scalable, organized, customer-oriented, future-driven business in the hands of a logical, warrior-like noob.

Reach out to me on Twitter with any advice or questions on how to potentially get involved.

You can find me at @chrisjohnsoct on Twitter!

It’s a goal of mine to be the best UX strategist and frontend developer in the world. Will I be the best? I don’t know, but I’m sure as hell going to share my journey with the world, and this post has been apart of that.

Chris Johnson, CEO of Hack It Hour, UX strategist, and frontend surgeon

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