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Arvid Kahl

I help founders and creators serve and empower their customers.

Being your own boss isn't easy, but it's worth it. Learn how to build a legacy while being kind and authentic. I want to empower as many entrepreneurs as possible to help themselves (and those they choose to serve).

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Unexpected Downtime: Stress as Enhancement vs. Stress as Panic — The Bootstrapped Founder 321

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, My therapist recently introduced me to the concept of stress as enhancement in exposure therapy. The basic idea is that a little bit of stress can focus you to a point where you make new neural connections and realize new (and beneficial) insights that help you change for the better. Well, I was able to put this to the test earlier this week. Because all of a sudden, without warning or any indication, Podscan slowed down to a crawl, and then went down...

2 days ago • 10 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Dr. Jessica Gold (@blissscience) helps founders live an intentional and passionate life — which ultimately impacts their entrepreneurial success. She wants to put intentional self-care back on the map in a field obsessed with productivity and tracking metrics, but very little emotional exploration. In our conversation, we dive deep into vulnerable places: from romance, passion, and love to dealing with stressful interpersonal conflicts. Dr. Jessica exposes...

4 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Earlier this week, I finally had a day to work on a massive refactor of Podscan’s transcription queuing system. And it... didn't go well. In case this is too technical for you, consider today’s episode a nerdy deep dive into the heart of where my business builds its value. I’ll explore the safeguards and mental exercises to deal with sizeable setbacks. And if you’re interested in what a solopreneur’s tech complexity can look like, stick around. I’ll spare...

9 days ago • 8 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Louie Bacaj (@LBacaj), once a Walmart engineer, made a bold career shift into the unpredictable world of venture capitalism and entrepreneurship. Now a co-leader of a thriving community for bootstrapped entrepreneurs, Louie reveals how the 'small bets' philosophy guides individuals toward financial freedom and fulfillment. Together with Daniel Vassallo, he has created a unique space that thrives on exclusivity and practicality, challenging the traditional...

11 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, It’s been two months of running Podscan for real. So let’s take a look at what happened, what didn’t happen, and if I already spent all that funding money. 🎙️ Enjoy the blog post and the podcast First, because it’s quite likely the most interesting topic, let’s talk money. I never disclosed the full amount, and I likely won’t for a while, but let’s just say it’s a 6-figure number. That’s not a surprise, as it’s pretty usual for the Calm Company fund to...

16 days ago • 6 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Marybeth Alexander is the Chief Executive Owl at KnowledgeOwl, a SaaS that focuses on providing the most impactful knowledgebase you could possibly have. We talk about using knowledge management systems outside their "usual" domain of customer service: Marybeth teaches how you can employ a KB for marketing, sales, and even internal documentation purposes. We also tackle the topic of AI in knowledge management, how extremely simple pricing can be a growth...

18 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, I am writing this still from the hotel where MicroConf 2024 just wrapped up. It's the morning after. I can still hear the energetic and joyful voices of founders from all over the world. And if you're wondering why my voice is so deep: I've been yelling SaaS stuff at nerds for 3 days straight. 🎙️ Enjoy the blog post and the podcast I’m "on the road" in Atlanta, and I want to share my impressions from this conference and the things I learned, the things I’m...

23 days ago • 12 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Nicolai Klemke (@nicolaiklemke) is an Indie Hacker with a PhD in Physics. Talk about a career change! Nicolai shares his founder journey from learning how to code to making waves in the music industry.We chat about carving out a niche in the bustling AI market, honing in on a customer segment that has a need (and a budget!), and building a team to turn a hobby into a profitable business. If you ever needed motivation to lean into the things you enjoy "on...

25 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Last week, I dove into my ideal customer. Now that I have chosen that elusive ideal customer profile, there are consequences. I have found the right people to build for, but what do they need? I’ll walk you through how I handle product challenges today. 🎙️ Enjoy the blog post and the podcast Let’s recap. I decided to turn Podscan into the most comprehensive podcast data platform it can be. My ideal customer is anyone who wants to build a product, a...

about 1 month ago • 8 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Aaron Francis (@aarondfrancis) lost his job and gained a new outlook on life — or rather, he stepped into entrepreneurship for good. Aaron weighed his options, found old friends who were ready for new adventures and finally took the plunge that his supportive audience wanted to see him take.Building his platform in public got him here. The skills he developed along the way keep the customers coming. So, where will this journey take him? Aaron will share...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read
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