I'm an indie maker. I write about product ideas - how to come up with them, validate them and build them.
Pitching your idea to strangers is not validation. In order to validate your product idea, you have to first forget about it and start building relationships. You will unlock learnings from your future users and navigate towards the right product to build.
I've developed a Notion system to capture, organize and evaluate my product ideas. It helped me be more critical of my ideas, motivated me to find easy ways to validate them and let me see patterns between my ideas.
I've been struggling with conveying ideas to others. On my journey to improve I discovered that writing down ideas I've heard or read about helped me a lot. I've also discovered how the curse of knowledge impairs my ability to clearly communicate something I've learned with others.