3 tips to work a full-time job, build no-code projects, and grow a family.
You must grow your capacity. Do this by staying consistent. No-code helps since you can get more output with less input. Here are three ways I have grown my capacity to take advantage of no-code:
  1. Wake up early
  2. Work on something every day/week
  3. Set a schedule but be free to break it
Think about how many hours in a day the President has. Now think about how many hours in a day you have.
Turns out they are the same number of hours. 🤯
You can do more.
Here’s how I do it.

To start, here’s my Monday schedule (when nothing wild happens):

5:00 Wakeup. Walk, eat, read.
6:45 Personal email, post in Build Anything Slack, promotion work
8:00 Explore no-code tools and/or work on a side project
9:00 Start full-time job at Zapier
12:00 Lunch. Check no-code Twitter, Build Anything Slack
5:00 Finish work at Zapier
5:00 Family time and dinner
7:00 Put son down for bed
7:30 Time with my wife
8:30 Shower, check IndieHackers and no-code news, and read in bed.
9:30 Sleep

This is why I wake up early

Because this is true: “Early to bed and early to rise makes and man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Wake up early. Rise with the sun. Your mind is fresh and you’ll get your best work done.
I’m no poet but at 7:30am I guess I am. Who knew.
Dedicate your best brain power to learning no-code in the morning.

Consistency grows capacity 1:1

The more you write, the better you get at writing.
The more you build, the faster you get at building.
The more you learn, the better you get at learning.
I played football growing up. Reps were important. The same applies to everything else in life that you want to improve.
Start small and stay consistent and your capacity to do more will grow.
Spend 20 minutes each day learning one no-code tool for a week.
Want to learn the no-code tool Adalo? Commit to the Adalo clone challenge (especially if you are in design/UX).

Be disciplined in setting a schedule. But be free to break it.

The first step is to plan your week. But, you will not always be able to stick to the plan.
So, give yourself freedom to break the schedule. But then get back on schedule as soon as you can.
The challenge is to keep scheduling out your week even if you keep breaking the schedule.

While no-code is new and exciting, it’s going to be around for years and years to come. Be okay with a break in your plan.
Cheers to growing capacity,