Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading, writing and pondering lately. Enjoy!
1. How to Ride a Wave of Growth, or Revel in Its Crash
This week’s Animalz post goes deep on timing. When you’re trying to grow a blog, the topics you cover are either trending up or down. First, we look at how AdEspresso rode a massive wave of growth, then explain how we’re trying to do the opposite at Animalz.
AdEspresso allowed us to share some metrics from their Google Analytics— they are 🔥🔥🔥—and a bunch of other content marketers started sharing some stats of their own on Twitter.
2. What I Learned from Living with a Navy SEAL
I’m way late to this story, but was really inspired by Joe Rogan’s podcasts with Jesse Itzler and David Goggins. A few years ago, Jesse (entrepreneur and husband to Spanx founder Sarah Blakely) asked David (a bad@ss Navy SEAL and ultramarathoner) to live with him for a month. Hilarity and a few important life lessons ensue.
3. The Psychology of Money
This is a long read, but a powerful one. I highly recommend it.
In what other field does someone with no education, no relevant experience, no resources, and no connections vastly outperform someone with the best education, the most relevant experiences, the best resources and the best connections? There will never be a story of a Grace Groner performing heart surgery better than a Harvard-trained cardiologist. Or building a faster chip than Apple’s engineers. Unthinkable.
But these stories happen in investing.
4. How to Mute Words on Twitter
I won’t say exactly which words I’ve muted, but I can say that Twitter is much more pleasant after doing so.
5. Random Links
- You can now listen to Bob Ross on Calm (the meditation app).
- Peep Laja is hiring a content lead at ConversionXL.
- This is so great: Don’t Even Think About Talking to Me Until I’ve Had My Second La Croix
- This is pretty useful: The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results
Have a great weekend!
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