⫹⫺ Everyone Was a Beginner
For the Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 048
Hello my friends,
The internet’s most profound creative advice is two words — “just start”.
Launch the website, press send, ship the product and so on.
Over the weekend I was talking to a friend, who recently launched a product, about the emotional rollercoaster you board when starting something new.
It’s been almost a year since I sent the first edition of CMMN WLTH and while I still find it challenging the experience has been transformative.
From friendly introductions to opportunities to collaborate, putting this newsletter out into the ether has done more for me than LinkedIn and all other networking events combined.
If you’re thinking about launching something or perhaps hesitating, take solace in the fact that even the most influential creative minds were once beginners.
When you “just start” you immediately open a feedback loop between you and your consumer. The theory is replaced by direct evidence of what works and what doesn’t.
There’s no doubt that it takes confidence and vulnerability to cross the threshold but I promise you, it’s an investment that exposes you to infinite upside with almost zero downside.
To being a beginner,
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I’m bullish on VR for creativity and learning. For the first time, Oculus outsold Xbox - how long before it flips Playstation and Nintendo?
You have a great idea and now you need to find customers. The 7 ways people learn about new products.
A “Bossware” boom is upon us but workers are one step ahead. How to beat your boss at their own game.
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what you’ve achieved. If you have a decreased sense of accomplishment you may be suffering from “productivity dysmorphia”.
It’s been an anything but normal year and Google’s Year in Search reflects the changes in behavior. 2021 saw search results for “how to start a business” overtake “how to get a job”.
Here’s an excerpt from a CIA guide on how to sabotage an organization. Sound familiar? Source: here - h/t David Perrell.
It can feel like you’re caught in an infinite loop of problem solving. Pick the most important problem that you can personally impact.
From selling your time for money to assets that work while you sleep. An outline of the progression to wealth creation.
Out of Office
Reddit is an essential source of input for CMMN WLTH but it can be hard to cut through the shitposting and trolls.
Curation as a service 💡
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