005: Focusing

August 15, 2021
Over the past few weeks I’ve been spending an hour writing each morning. It’s honestly one of my favourite times of the day, it feels great to start the day on one of my own initiatives.

The article is about how to change your self talk for better mental health. I’m wrapping it up and looking forward to sharing it with you next week!

Overlapping ideas in this week’s newsletter edition are about choosing where to focus your energy. It’s like a hose vs a bucket pouring water. The water from the hose goes further and faster. The water from the bucket spills and spreads out. Being focused and intentional is key.


🤓 😎 INSIGHTS FROM ACROSS THE WEB

Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love From Day One

Being super clear about what you and and what you’re not helps you gain traction in the market. “Attempting to be all things to all people is a telltale sign of insecurity and lack of understanding of your purpose.”

How to Make Your Writing Obviously Awesome

The advice in this article goes beyond writing and extends to business as well. Going narrow and going deep is the encouragement of the day. “The opportunity when you go narrow is you get to do some stuff that’s really laser focused and then your results are really outsized because you’re no longer just kind of spraying and praying all over the place.”

How to Network Effectively; Success Through Benign Relations

This article is a trumpet call to mindfully cultivate who you meet and spend time with in order to fuel career growth. Rather than ambling through life, randomly bumping into people who may or may not be able to help you, be intentional in how you create opportunity for yourself. I really liked the practical breakdown of how to break into a new industry.

VIDEO: How the internet kills your creativity (and what to do about it)

Struthless is one of the kindest strangers on the internet (from Marickville too!). Even though he’s young, he gives grandfatherly like advice on how to maintain sanity as a creator on the internet and not let it erode your confidence and wellbeing.


End Note

If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.– Rudyard Kipling

Wishing you a wonderful week.

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