Bruce Lee famously said, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Consistency, repetition, commitment. Starry-eyed success is often the product of mind-numbing routines. Doing the work, day in and day out. Making
Change is only scary if you're unwilling to change with it. With this in mind, let's dive into one of the fastest-growing segments of the internet economy, try to understand how it works, and peel back why this might be exactly what our creator careers need. 💬 In this week's AI-themed
That headline may be a stretch, but it gets at the deceptively simple answer we all avoid: we must take action. Start that newsletter. Ask for an interview. Upgrade your equipment. Publish consistently. Tell your friends about your project. Commit. Do one thing, every single day, that moves you closer
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During your creator journey, you will have numerous opportunities to take an easier path. To call it quits, throw in the towel, and let your dreams shrink back into your head. But make no mistake, whether you keep going or not is a choice. A decision you have full control
More often than not, purpose is something forged, not found. You don't stumble upon your thing by thinking through every possibility. Instead, you try, fail, experiment, and pull yourself into the lightbulb moments origin stories are made of. Your thing is out there. It just needs you to take the
It's easy to overcomplicate what's required to succeed online. The cacophony of "business experts" will try to convince you of a million different actions to take...simultaneously. But remember, complexity is a distraction. It takes massive amounts of discipline to say no to good things as you focus on your
There's a quote by the famous author Stephen Covey that says, "If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster." It's easy to fall so deep into the constant grind of publishing content that we forget to
The short answer: slowly. As you build your content business, pay attention to what works. Then when you spot opportunities, use money as a way to increase their success. Premium themes, freelance assistants, and paid promotions all have their role to play in growing your business. But none of them
An audience isn't an amorphous group that sprouts out of thin air once you begin building something online. They're individuals who, one by one, find your work, connect with your story, and develop trust in your message. So, if growth is your goal, focus on individuals (not numbers). Because every
What you choose to work on is infinitely more important than how hard you work. As a creator, the bucket of things you could tackle is endless: articles, videos, social media posts, interviews, partnerships, product launches, and on and on it goes... But only a select few will actually move
As an independent creator, you get access to all of the freedom, control, and financial upside of your work. But you also gain all of the responsibility, pressure, and headaches that come along with trying to build something from scratch. The trick is to remember this: even as an independent,
People tend to look at creativity in one of two ways: either as a spark of inspiration that can't be timed, tamed, or planned; or as a result that can be cultivated, just like growing a plant from its seed. Everyone with a successful creator business is in the second
Yes, it is. But most importantly, it's about what you do with the numbers you're given. Are you learning what works? Experimenting with your process? Going all-in on the metrics you control? The numbers aren't there to intimidate you but to guide you. This week, we'll help you know what
Uncertainty precedes discovery. Not knowing how to complete a task or what the outcome will be is scary, which is why most people freeze. They stop taking action until they know more. Until they can be sure. But life and business don't work like that. If you want to create
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