Every day something makes me think, “I should have done that.”
For example, this tweet thread that’s been shared hundreds of times is based on something I shared in my newsletter earlier this week, but I didn’t tweet it.
As I’ve watched it go viral, I certainly wish I would have posted it myself.
But whenever I think “I should have done that,” I remind myself of something else:
“I can’t do everything.”
Neither can you, so don’t be so hard on yourself.
Now, on to this week’s ideas…
The Starting Five
1. How To Become A Better Writer
My best advice about writing compiled into a single blog post including tips on how to come up with ideas, outline, write a first draft, edit your work, and publish.
2. Two Emails To Send To Grow Your Email List
So simple. So powerful.
3. 10 Things Every Creator Needs To Understand About How The Internet Works
David Perell calls these the “Laws of the Internet,” but they have nothing to do with legality and everything to do with what it takes to grow an audience or business online.
4. How To Overcome The Five Things Holding You Back From Creating
This was originally published in 2009, but if you struggle to start or finish creative work you’ll find it relevant (and motivating!).
5. What A Freelancer Learned From Not Using Social Media For A Year
Spoiler Alert: It didn’t hurt his business…it helped it!
A Deeper Dive: Doing Less
A few resources to help you figure out how to get more by doing less.
• The Two Ways To Grow Your Audience: Do More or Do Less
• How To Make Your To-Do List Less Overwhelming
• 12 Things You Don’t Have To Do To Succeed As A Creator
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My Final Words of the Week
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