This morning, I bought a book based on Tim Ferriss’s recommendation in his newsletter to just buy it without reading the description or reviews.
Lesson: the most important part of an email isn’t the subject line, it’s the “from:”
Maybe these info diet check ins can be my minimum effective dose for writing.
- Build a bit of awareness: It might help me notice that all I listen to is My First Million and Not Investment Advice, but I already knew that. It’ll be good to capture the other things that I’m listening to or reading.
- Practice writing short descriptions: I’ve always enjoyed Polina Marinova Pompliano’s The Profile and how good she is at two core newsletter elements: curiosity in the link title + succinct descript of why you’ll want to read the full profile. Maybe I can get reps in with these info diet posts.
- Reduce churn in my own writing: I pretty much write a private version of these posts anyway, scattered across Roam, Evernote, and Drafts. It’s not too big a step to write with publishing in mind.
Okay on to these links.
Invest in yourself: Shaan and Steph acknowledge this is a bit of a cop out answer to “what do you invest in?” so she goes further into what investing in herself actually means. Buy anything education related: currently taking a Python automation course. Never look at the market. Invests in her own time.
Bike metaphor: If you’ll do a big goal, it’s a cross country trip. Lay the map out. Eliminate all the stuff that’s unnecessary. Get an electric bike. Eliminate, automate, delegate.
Underrated – job shadowing: More people should be shadowing others in their jobs. First, it’s a great way to learn how to do a job. Second, it’s a great way to identify places to automate pieces of other people’s jobs.
All in vs. side hustles: The podcast was Shan’s hobby while he was at Twitch. He doesn’t think the part time approach will work for full on businesses. He’s big on mindset, so working on something part time that needs full time conviction is a recipe for failure.
Okay I was going to write more episode notes but I didn’t expect that intro to go so long.
Next post will be after this trip, back in SF.