Interesting take on the value of creating while working full-time.
► It’s about self-sufficiency: what you learn shipping something from end to end.
► It’s about self-actualization: having creative control and autonomy and not ending the week with nothing.
► It’s about long term games: building a personal network and reputation that will outlast any employer.
► It’s about optionality: having a backup plan if something goes wrong, and incubating dozens of business ideas that could be big, creating luck for yourself.
► It’s about having a job while not being your job.
Big Idea: This is the first time I’ve heard the term Meta Creator. “A “Meta-Creator” is someone who creates content about creating, instead of just creating.”
“The sneaking suspicion that even if you win and are top of the heap at the Meta-Creator game, you are still limiting yourself from what you could be doing with your life. What the people you actually look up to are doing with theirs. What the world could be benefiting from if the greatest minds of our generation just applied themselves to other problems than “How to Crush it on Twitter” or “Get a Million YouTube Subscribers” or the 3923rd “How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Think” blogpost. I promise you Musk or Bezos or Obama or Malala or whoever you look up to spend zero time as meta-creators.”