“The easy way is also the right way.” — Bruce Lee
Every week for three years I’ve shared 10 actionable ideas to help people improve their work, art, and life in my For The Interested newsletter.
Doing so has attracted 25,000 subscribers.
How have I done it?
Here’s the exact process and tools I use to write and distribute the newsletter each week.Continue reading →
“How do you ship stuff that you’re proud of? Ship stuff that you’re not proud of. Keep shipping bad work over and over again for two reasons: One, practice will help you get better. And two, shame will push you to improve.”
“Chrome can strip all formatting from copied text as you paste it — eliminating links, fonts, colors, and anything else you might not want to carry over. Once you’ve copied some text, hit Ctrl- or Cmd-Shift-V to give it a whirl.”
“Habits are what form and deform your life. Humans are short-sighted. Build a ritual that will, much like compound interest, build an amazing life.”
“I’m all for encouraging youngsters to aim high and dream big. But take it from someone who studies work for a living: those aspirations should be bigger than work.”
“If you’re not learning, you’re dying. Learning is not an event that ends.”
“When you take a photo of something, you’re counting on the camera to remember for you. You’re basically saying, ‘Okay, I don’t need to think about this any further. The camera’s captured the experience.’”
“Your relationship with a client shouldn’t end just because a project has been completed. Great clients are just as hard to find as great freelancers. When a gig goes well, both sides have a vested interest in staying in touch and looking for future opportunities to work together.”
“You’re not monetizing. You’re not extracting a resource from a passive thing and not drilling an oil well. Your audience is composed of other people, and if you want those people to give you value, you have to give them value in return.”