Go read this tweet.
In the replies to it I was asked how to balance quantity and quality when it comes to creative work and here’s my response:
Quantity and quality are not an either/or and neither matters more (or less) than the other.
Aim for quantity.
Aim for quality.
Do both to the best of your ability.
Don’t use one as an excuse to not do the other.
Now, on to this week’s ideas…
1. What To Do When Your Career Doesn’t Match Your Interests
“Instead of looking for the right path, pick a path and figure out how to make it right.”
I’m often asked what to do if your career and interests are misaligned, so I thought I’d share the advice I gave to someone who recently asked me this question.
In this post, I break down what to do when your career doesn’t match your interests including to experiment with different paths, evaluate how you got to this point, and realize there’s a difference between doing a thing and doing that thing as a job.
Related: The four assets that will define your career.
2. A Five-Day Plan To Grow Your Newsletter
“The goal of sharing your newsletter on social media is to reach NEW people — not to give a heads up to people who already have it in their inbox.”
For the past five days I’ve sent daily emails with advice on how to grow your newsletter and this is a compilation of that advice.
My five-day plan to grow your newsletter includes tips and templates you can use to improve your newsletter description, welcome email, and how you promote it on social media.
If you find it helpful, you’ll love my Newsletter Accelerator course.
Get immediate access to my Newsletter Accelerator course here.
Registration closes May 1st.
Related: Five tactics I’ve used to get 25,000 newsletter subscribers.
3. A Creative Person’s Guide To Negotiating
“While satisfying your ‘wants’ can lead to short-term happiness, satisfying your ‘needs’ can lead to long-term growth and sustainability.”
You negotiate for more things than you realize and this will help make those negotiations more successful and less stressful.
Ashley Hefnawy shares a creative person’s guide to negotiating including how to assess your wants and needs, negotiate when you’re desperate, and figure out what you’re worth.
Btw, I found this link in Khe Hy’s newsletter.
Related: How to get what you want in a negotiation.
4. Why You Should Start A Blog Right Now
“Writing not only helps you to understand what’s going on and to crystallize your thoughts, it actually makes you think of new ideas and come up with solutions to your problems.”
I think I’m in love.
There’s so much awesome in Alexey Guzey’s take on why you should start a blog right now that I don’t know where to begin summarizing it.
He touches on everything from what to write about, to why you don’t need to have something original to say, to how to get started.
Btw, I got this link from Tom Critchlow.
Related: Three things the best blog posts do.
5. A Simple Manifesto For Making Good Things
“Making something is hard. Making something you don’t care about is even harder.”
This will not only help you make things, it will help you make the things you make better.
Joan Westenberg outlines a simple manifesto for making good things including to only make what matters to you, solve problems that matter to you personally and the world you touch, and always try to learn first.
Related: How to make something so unique it can’t be ignored.
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