Author Ryan Holiday shares 10 key practices to become a successful creator that he learned from Casey Neistat.
1. Find your motivation – It’s not about the money.
2. Make it count (Momentum Mori: “Remember you must die.”)
3. Take risks – Do cool projects that you care about.
4. Do less things, better
5. Courage – Fortune favors the bold.
6. Be a Craftsman – How you do anything, is how you do everything.
7. Make stuff for people where they are – It’s not about you.
8. Do the right thing
9. Start journaling
10. Train the body and mind
Big Idea: Success is earned through hard work and focus.
“When you are a Digital Writer, you are not writing for the person curled up in a nook next to a fireplace with a paperback book in their hands. You are writing for a distracted, hyperactive, 47-tabs-open, dopamine junkie. You are playing a game called: Catch Their Attention. And only if and when you catch their attention, and “sell” them on why they should listen to you, do you get to experience the luxury of entertaining a reader.”
“Making one dollar on the internet changes your entire mindset around building income. Once you realize you can make $1, you know you can make $10. If you can make $10, you can make $1,000.”
“4 major challenges when it comes to monetizing:
► They don’t understand people’s problems
► They have grown zero social media audience
► They don’t have a collection of interested people to sell to
► They overcomplicate the process, especially the technology”
Read The Unconventionals – the first-ever report on content entrepreneurs based on a survey of more than 1,400 respondents – to find out the minds, motivations, and aspirations of content entrepreneurs.
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