As we are approaching the New Year, I am reminded that we have to go back to our beginner mindset as we can sometimes forget what we did to get to where we are. We think that we already know a lot of stuff but the books tucked away in our shelves have tried and true methods and strategies that never get too old to revisit them and learn again.

As you look forward to the new year and think about your goals, try to connect to as many experts are you can.

The greatest growth hack in the world, in my opinion, is being able to connect with experts. Whatever your skillset is, learn from experts as successful people put themselves in areas where they can learn. The greatest take aways are gained from conversations and you are, at the same time, building an audience while you are learning. And as you learn, ensure that you share this by telling other people so they learn along the way…this will pay off dividends for you.

You don’t need to spend money, instead spent time and energy learning from experts and building your brand. Have guts to send that email the person you want to talk to as this is the simpliest way to grow and this was the best thing I have ever done.

Steve Young

Founder at AppMasters
I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

Now I run an app marketing agency where we’ve helped 28 clients get featured by Apple, 5X downloads with ASO, and get coverage on Techcrunch, Mashable, Venture Beat and other major publications. I also write about apps on The Next Web,, and on my blog