Your Work Is the Only Thing That Matters

“An artist’s job is to create masterpieces. Period. Everything else is secondary.”

I’m a good marketer, but all the marketing expertise in the world won’t make For The Interested a success if the newsletter itself isn’t good — that’s the top priority.

Ryan Holiday sums this concept up and declares your work is the only thing that matters.

He suggests too many people get distracted by the ancillary activities around their creations — social media, marketing, etc. — and fail to put in the necessary time and effort into their creation itself.

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