“The challenge isn’t to be different, but to be consistent.” — Joan Jett
So, this is 200.
For 200 weeks in a row with the one exception of my wedding weekend, I’ve sent this newsletter every Sunday morning to thousands of awesome people who are interested enough to read it.
To commemorate the occasion I was going to share some thoughts about what it takes to pull this off, but you can already learn that from my post about the 100x Method.
Instead, I’ve got a simple recommendation for you:
Go do something 200 times.
It doesn’t matter what it is and doesn’t matter how long it takes.
Just commit to it and follow through.
You’ll be amazed what you learn in the process, the improvement you’ll make, the adventure it will become, and the opportunities it will unlock.
Go do it.
Two hundred times.
Now, on to this week’s ideas…
1. 26 Ways To Improve Your Tweets And Grow Your Following
“Tons of tweets share general observations about life or business and about 99% of those tweets would perform better if they embedded those same ideas in a personal story.”
I pulled out all the stops on this one.
It started when I offered on Twitter (connect with me here) to review people’s accounts and give them a suggestion of how they could get more followers.
More than 70 people took me up on that offer, so I compiled the best of that advice into these 26 ways to improve your tweets and grow your following.
It includes tips about what to do if you don’t have many followers, the most effective way to share links, and how to get more people to notice and engage with your tweets.
Related: Here are your next four tweets.
2. How To Use Email Hacks To Increase Your Productivity
“When it comes to your productivity, email can be your best friend or your worst enemy.”
When it comes to email, you either love it, hate it, or (most likely) love to hate it.
In a 9-minute video Matt D’Avella breaks down how to use email hacks to increase your productivity including a bunch of concepts I haven’t seen before despite the fact that I’ve spent a lot of time learning email tactics (sigh).
The hacks include ways to compose emails without seeing your inbox, organize your incoming email, and schedule emails to send in the future.
3. A Manifesto For Solo Creators
“Have this simple rule: if I add something to my business, I have to drop something.”
There’s so much brilliance in this that I’m not quite sure how to summarize and do it justice.
The DO Lectures’ “It’s Just Me” Manifesto features 23 bits of wisdom for solo creators including to not do more unless you can do less, understand the difference between marketing and selling, and be a skyscraper — even if just for a day.
Related: A manifesto for creative people.
4. How To Launch An Online Product
“Start before you’re ready. Some people spend their whole lives waiting for the sound of a starting gun that never goes off. Don’t wait. The thing you’ve been waiting for is… your own permission.”
This is as much about growing an audience as it is selling a product.
In a Twitter thread, David Perell explains how to launch an online product including to give tons of free stuff away, listen to your audience, and write a 250-word manifesto about your product.
Related: How to build a minimum lovable product.
5. Pay Attention To The Top Idea In Your Mind
“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.”
I guarantee if you read this you’ll think about it the next time you take a shower.
Paul Graham explains why it’s important to pay attention to the top idea in your mind and suggests the idea that surfaces whenever you have a moment to let your mind wander benefits from that type of thinking while other ideas are starved of it.
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