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Hey,

I'm Benji. I'm a startup founder, podcaster and someone who ❤️ tech.

"Try not to become a man of success—but rather a man of value" - Albert Einstein.

On this site, I share

  • My journey as a startup founder and share the strategies, lessons learnt, and tools that help me live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
  • Tips, tricks, tools and lessons learnt to help individuals start a SideHustle without leaving their full-time job.

My curious mind has always driven me to explore and ask endless questions, leading me down an entrepreneurial path from a young age. I earned my first money in high school by writing class notes for students and have been hooked on creating and building ever since.

Some fun facts about me

  • I have worked in 19 different jobs over the last ten years.
  • I built my private radio station at the age of 12
  • 2 x Successful startup exits
  • Helped over 40+ founders globally to turn their ideas into reality
  • Failed 7+ startup ideas

Read my full story here

I write "SideGig," a short weekly newsletter that shares actionable tips and tools for starting a side hustle without quitting your full-time job.

On this side, I also capture things I encounter in my journey to personal development. This includes the books I read, blogs, podcasts, actionable productivity hacks, self-care, quotes I'm pondering, smart tools and stories.

Featured Posts

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Increase your productivity by 200% - 7-day challenge 🎖️

7-day action plan to double your productivity. This included tested methods, tools and hacks to boost your overall productivity.

Increase your productivity by 200% - 7-day challenge 🎖️
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How I closed deals worth $300,000 with zero $ spent on marketing

5 Secrets on how I closed more than $100K deal in less than 10 months. Work on projects you want to, choose your customer, value-based pricing, invest in relationships and focus on customer-centric value delivery.

How I closed deals worth $300,000 with zero $ spent on marketing
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Top 10 must-read books for startup founders

This post captures the Top 10 must-read books for startup founders. The books listed here include startup guides, self-help, strategies and research findings. These books significantly shaped my startup journey, and I believe they can do the same for you too.

Top 10 must-read books for startup founders
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How to get your first 100 users?

This post will lay out the steps I took at MyGigsters to attract our first 100 early users in less than four weeks.

How to get your first 100 users?

Recent Posts

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7 ways ChatGPT boosts my productivity as a startup founder

Tech startup founder shares 7 ChatGPT prompts for boosting productivity: 1) Summarize long articles, 2) Compose emails quickly, 3) Kickstart research, 4) Plan daily tasks, 5) Consult for business advice, 6) Develop prompts for other AI applications, and 7) Analyze massive data and financials.

7 ways ChatGPT boosts my productivity as a startup founder
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What can we learn from the Greatest Startup Story of all time

Discover 7 lessons from the story of Jesus for startup founders: Embrace humble beginnings, choose your team wisely, empower your team, persevere through challenges, stay adaptable, practice servant leadership, and leverage the power of storytelling. Apply these lessons for startup success.

What can we learn from the Greatest Startup Story of all time
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Do self-doubt and lack of confidence stop you? You are not alone - My personal story

Overcoming self-doubt is crucial for entrepreneurial success. Learn from personal experiences & real-life examples of Sara Blakely & Reid Hoffman. Acknowledge feelings, focus on strengths, and build confidence to thrive.

Do self-doubt and lack of confidence stop you? You are not alone - My personal story