2024 Plans

Published on Feb 6, 2024

I know it’s been a while, and it’s also pretty late to be talking about this, but I have a few things I want to do this year. I’m not going to call them resolutions because I don’t believe in them. I believe in setting goals and working towards them, and ultimately achieving them.

First off, I’ve been wanting to start an agency since last year and kept putting it off out of fear, to be honest. However, I’ve decided to take the plunge and start it this year. It’s called Atomikon Dev, and I’m excited to see where it goes. (A LinkedIn follow would be greatly appreciated 😊)

I’ve been working on a few projects and I think I’m ready to take the next step in pursuing clients. To give you an idea, I’m working on 3 things at the moment:

  1. A SaaS product to change the way performance management is done in South Africa with a focus on employee well-being and mental health.
  2. A mobile app to help people keep their homes organised in a chaotic world.
  3. A web app that will allow people to make calls with the aim of allowing call recording for free to combat the exorbitant (in my opinion) prices of the popular platforms. This is more of a fun project that I just wanted to try out.

These will all become products of the agency. Safe to say, I’m terrified but excited at the same time.

I’ve also gotten a few questions from friends, why are you doing this? Do you have clients already? Why are you starting an agency without having any clients lined up? The answer is simple, I believe in my abilities and I believe in the value I can bring to the table. I’m not afraid to fail, and I’m not afraid to learn. I’m not afraid to put myself out there and fail. I can fail every day for the next 6 months, but I will have learnt a lot and will be better for it. I’m also ready for new challenges, and I’m ready to grow. I also don’t think I need to have clients lined up to start an agency. I just need to keep showing up and keep putting myself out there. I have no doubt that I’ll find clients. (Also, to everyone that’s ever asked me if I can build an app/website for them, now’s your time to come forward 😂)

I saw a video recently where the speaker said something along the lines of “Do not wait until you have confidence to take action, take action to build confidence”. I think that’s what I’m doing here.

Anyway, enough about that. I’ll keep you guys posted on how it goes. I’m also going to be writing more this year, so expect more posts from me. I started strong last year and ran out of steam very quickly. I’m going to try to be more consistent this year.

I’ve also been a guest on a podcast this year already, and it was surprisingly more enjoyable than I thought it would be given that I don’t really listen to podcasts or like the sound of my own voice. You can listen to it here. Please give it a like and follow the podcast, the other episodes are also great.

So in summary, I started an agency and I want to write more this year. I need to create content for LinkedIn for my agency as well as write more for myself. No idea how I’m going to balance it but once I find something that works for me I’ll be sure to share it with you guys.

I hope you all have a great year and achieve all your goals. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how things are going.