It’s f’n hard to start something new.
And this year was a stark reminder of just that!
Nine months ago, I started posting content for startup founders on LinkedIn and Instagram, mainly to get a bunch of thoughts out of my own head.
When I was in the thick of it running Classy, I became frustrated by the lack of quality content for startup CEOs. For SaaS, there were some great blogs like Jason Lemkin’s and David Skok’s, but these weren’t focused on the role of a startup CEO–what to do, and what not to do. How to become a real leader and scale a team.
What I really wanted was guidance from a successful CEO who had been through it already… but I couldn’t find that anywhere.
So I made a promise to myself that someday, if Classy was successful, I would share all of my own learnings as a startup founder & CEO. And maybe these learnings would be helpful to other founders/CEOs going through a similar thing.
That’s what 2023 was all about – the start of sharing this journey.
And honestly, I was blown away by the response. I went from posting stuff that only got a handful of likes to a community of 76K followers in only 9 months. And, probably, the most exciting development… launching my first Startup CEO Accelerator and Community.
But the journey is just getting started.
I’m extremely grateful for every single person who decides to click “follow,” read my blog or join our Startup CEO Community. And I don’t take these relationships lightly. You can rely on me to continue delivering throughout 2024 and beyond.
For now, I thought it’d be fun to take a look back at my top posts of 2023 across LinkedIn and Instagram. Out of 200+, here are the top 50!
See you on the other side (2024).
Top 50 LinkedIn Posts of 2023
- How to Crush 1×1 Meetings
- Most Teams Secretly Don’t Trust Each Other
- The Real Reason You’re Losing Top Performers
- 12 Simple Habits to Become a High-Performing Manager
- The Only Three Meetings You’ll Ever Need
- 5 Lessons for New Managers
- My Top 3 Rejections with Raising from Investors
- My Top 7 Mistakes Raising $200M from Investors
- How to Create a Strategic Vision Like Elon Musk
- How to Create a Mission Statement That Doesn’t Suck
- 21-Year-Old College Grad
- How to Ask for a Raise
- How to Give Yourself a Personal MBA
- Don’t Become the Manager Everyone Hates
- Stop Giving Sh*tty Feedback
- How to Become a Top 1% Leader
- How to Adopt a Winner’s Mindset
- 10 Worst Pieces of Startup Founder Advice
- 6 Highly Effective Public Speaking Hacks
- Most Meetings Are a Total Waste of Time
- Top 7 Mistakes as CEO
- 10 Signs of Great Culture
- 7 Ways to Master Resilience
- How NOT to Take Things Personally as a Leader
- 6 Steps to Become a Top 1% Manager
- These 5 Rules Transformed My Schedule… and Life
- How to Beat Imposter Syndrome
- They tell you it’s product or market that kills a startup, but after investing in 20+ startups…
- 7 Leadership Blindspots
- 3 Things Great Managers Think About All Day
- Using the PDP Test – Test Your Boss’s Leadership
- How to Display More Confidence Than You Actually Have
- 6 Steps to Become a Great Manager AND a Great Leader
- How to Lead Like a Minimalist
- How to Crush Your All-Hands Meeting
- Resumes are Overrated
- Stop Focusing on Culture
- 7 Imaginary Rules I See Holding Most Leaders Back
- If You Struggle with Public Speaking, Read This
- I Lost an Amazing A-Player Once…
- 7 Critical Lessons for First-Time Founders
- Top 7 Interview Questions To Hire A-Players
- 5 Non-Obvious Traits of World-Class Leaders
- Which one are you? Founder & CEO or CEO & Founder
- How to Resolve Conflict as a New Manager
- The Ideal Compensation Package for any Startup Founder
- 7 Business Things You Won’t Give a F*ck About in 5 Years
- What a Top CEO Actually Does
- 8 Tips to Strengthen Your Work Relationships
- The Only 3 Metrics You Need to Track
Top Instagram Reels of 2023
In case you like to absorb your content in shorter videos, here are my top 15 Reels from 2023.
I’m having a lot of fun figuring out the video space and have big plans for 2024. Don’t forget to follow!
- How Anyone Can Innovate
- How to Get the Most Out of Investor Meetings
- Using Rejecting as Fuel
- How to Get Through Imposter Syndrome
- How to Build Trust Across Your Team
- The Only 3 Meetings You’ll Ever Need
- Never Freeze up During Public Speaking
- How I Make Decisions
- Be Careful Who You Raise From
- Work-Life Balance as a Startup Founder
- Stress Hacks I Wish I Knew at 20
- The #1 Reason Startups Fail
- How to Deal with Bad News
- 80-20 for Personal Growth
- Don’t Be the Manager That Everyone Hates
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