“We all have, let’s say, two or three dozen massive pain points in our lives that everyone can relate to. I try to basically write about those, and then I try write about how I attempted to recover from them.” James Altucher
Tim Ferriss wrote, some of my most popular blog posts since 2007 have been the least time consuming but the most uncomfortable. To produce these, I usually ask myself:
“What am I embarrassed to be struggling with? And what am I doing about it?”
“The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” Neil Gaiman, University of the Arts commencement speech
Losers have goals. Winners have systems.—-Scott Adams
When I first started blogging, my future wife often asked about what my goal was. The blogging seemed to double my workload while promising a 5 percent higher income that didn’t make any real difference in my life. It seemed a silly use of time. I tried explaining that blogging was a system, not a goal. But I never did a good job of it. I’ll try again here.
Writing is a skill that requires practice. So the first part of my system involves practicing on a regular basis. I didn’t know what I was practicing for, exactly, and that’s what makes it a system and not a goal. I was moving from a place with low odds (being an out-of-practice writer) to a place of good odds (a well-practiced writer with higher visibility).
So the payday for blogging eventually arrived, but I didn’t know in advance what path it would take.
My blogging has kicked up dozens of business opportunities over the past years, so it could have taken any direction.
Those are cool eustress words from Scott Adams.
Here are cool eustress words from Peter Diamandis:
I think of problems as gold mines. The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.
When 99 percent of people doubt you, you’re either gravely wrong or about to make history.
THE BEST WAY TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE IS TO HELP A BILLION PEOPLE.
Are you working on something that can change the world? Yes or no? The answer for 99.99999% of people is ‘no.’ I think we need to be training people on how to change the world.