Just because you’re good at something, doesn’t mean you have to do it.
Just because you see an opportunity, doesn’t mean you have to pursue it.
The willingness to ignore things you can do to focus on things you want to do changes everything.
Now, on to this week’s ideas…
The Starting Five
This is the story behind how I launched ads in my newsletter, how I manage them, and why they sell out every week.
List posts don’t have to suck. This will show you how to write an effective one including ways to incorporate unexpected topics, personal experiences, and valuable recommendations.
Btw, you should also check out my Skill Session on how to write the most successful blog post of your life.
In this 17-minute video Ash Ambirge breaks down and rebuilds the messaging on a creator’s website and Instagram account and her advice is mind-blowingly great.
Your next LinkedIn post will be infinitely better if you follow the advice Justin Welsh shares in this blog post. And if you find it helpful, I recommend his LinkedIn Operating System as well.
This is a solid template you can adapt to promote any product or service you offer.
Meanwhile, On Twitter…
Remove phrases that soften the message of your writing:
🚫 I think
🚫 I believe
🚫 As I said before
🚫 After all
They're not doing you any favors.
— Josh Spector (@jspector) April 29, 2022
People randomly DM me asking for advice.
I give them advice.
They react like this.
(You might wanna try it sometime and see what you get. 😉) pic.twitter.com/6oIUhInph2
— Josh Spector (@jspector) April 26, 2022
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My Final Words Of The Week
Here’s a good way to spend a few minutes:
Go browse the journal entries, jokes, and videos being shared on the late Garry Shandling’s Twitter profile.
They’ll make you laugh.
They’ll make you think.
Have an interesting week!
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