31 episodes

Dagobert spent 5 years and $100K+ to bootstrap a startup and failed with a massive burn out. Every week he invites a new founder to talk about the dark side of entrepreneurship.

This Indie Life James McKinven and Dagobert Renouf

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Dagobert spent 5 years and $100K+ to bootstrap a startup and failed with a massive burn out. Every week he invites a new founder to talk about the dark side of entrepreneurship.

    31: Marie is in energy savings mode

    31: Marie is in energy savings mode

    My interview with Marie Ng is out 🎙
    After growing her app to more than 20,000 users in 3 years, she’s often stuck working on admin tasks that kill her energy. But she found ways to recharge and keep the burnout away 🧘‍♂️ 🔋
    My favorite moment is at 33:52.
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    Marie's links
    Her twitterHer productThis week's sponsor - Loop
    Loop - unify your inboxes from all apps - special price with code INDIELIFEGreg Fragin X accountDago's links
    Dagobert's TwitterDago's Twitter CourseDago's NewsletterShow links
    Call the indie hotlineSponsor us

    • 1 hr 25 min
    30: Dmytro and Dago wonder if his product is too small

    30: Dmytro and Dago wonder if his product is too small

    My interview with Dmytro Krasun is out 🎙
    Even though he has a successful product, he doesn’t make enough money to escape the grind and feels trapped in his business. But he has a plan to eventually grow outside of it 💪
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    Dmytro's links
    His twitterHis productHis websiteHis newsletterMeditation app he recommendsJason CohenApril DunfordThis week's sponsor - BetterLegal
    BetterLegal - setup an LLC in the US in 5 minutes - exclusive special price for us by using this link! (appears at checkout)Chad Sakonchick X accountDago's links
    Dagobert's TwitterDago's Twitter CourseDago's NewsletterOur links
    Call the indie hotlineSponsor us

    • 1 hr 20 min
    29: Lukas and Dago talk about burnout and therapy

    29: Lukas and Dago talk about burnout and therapy

    I finally overcame my perfectionist tendencies and edited the podcast episode with Lukas Hermann 🥳
    We talked about the dark stuff he’s been through as an entrepreneur: from getting betrayed by his first cofounder to a physical breakdown that will keep him scarred for life...
    But we had fun the whole time 😁
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    Lukas' links
    stagetimer Lukas' twitterHis custom lego setDago's links
    Dagobert's TwitterDago's Twitter CourseDago's NewsletterOur links
    Call the indie hotlineSponsor us

    • 1 hr 19 min
    28: Nico and Dago talk about the dark side of entrepreneurship

    28: Nico and Dago talk about the dark side of entrepreneurship

    The first guest of This Indie Life is here!
    Nico and I talked about the dark side of entrepreneurship: from getting his first gray hair at 26 to being on the verge of breaking up with his girlfriend... but we had some laughs too 😁
    Nico's links
    Nico's TwitterTalknotes - his audio transcription + rewriting appMaker Ads Guide - course on running adsSo you suck, now what? - post on his blogThis week's sponsor - BetterLegal
    Chad Sakonchick X accountBetterLegal - Setup an LLC in the US in 5 minutesDago's links
    Dagobert's TwitterDago's Twitter CourseDago's NewsletterOur links
    Call the indie hotlineSponsor us

    • 58 min
    27: James is gone; D**o is back

    27: James is gone; D**o is back

    In this episode, Dago quits his job and comes back to the indie life. Meanwhile James is nowhere to be found and the podcast is headed towards a new direction.
    Dagobert links
    Dagobert's TwitterDago's Twitter CourseDago's NewsletterJames links
    James' TwitterIndie Bites - indie founder chats2 Hour Podcast - podcasting courseWhitstable Craft Co - handmade leather walletsPodPanda - podcast editing

    • 26 min
    26: James gets a fancy shirt; D**o gets a divorce

    26: James gets a fancy shirt; D**o gets a divorce

    In this episode, Dago has a big life event which is going to change the trajectory of his indie life. Meanwhile, I reflect on one of my best weeks in a while being on form after spending some time away relaxing.
    Timestamps:
    00:00 Intro00:41 James updates12:07 Dago updates
    Dagobert links
    Dagobert's TwitterDago's Twitter CourseLogology - high quality logos and brandsMemelogy - the best startup memesJames links
    James' TwitterIndie Bites - indie founder chats2 Hour Podcast - podcasting courseWhitstable Craft Co - handmade leather walletsPodPanda - podcast editing

    • 25 min

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