As we wrap up this crazy year, I’d love to check in with you.
Feel free to use these three questions as prompts to respond:
1. What’s new?
2. What can’t you stop thinking about?
3. What’s the most exciting thing you’ve been working on?
I send these emails so I can connect with smart people like you. So, after you finish reading this, I’d love it if you smashed the reply button. Let me know what’s going on in your world. 🙂
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Now to the treasure!
1. This week I published three new podcasts…
Needs no introduction. This episode was 11 years in the making. If you’re too busy to listen, you can check out the Podcast Notes here.
This man is an inspiration. He overcame his own alcohol addiction 10 years ago, documented his journey to getting sober, and used the website Copyblogger to help him figure out how to create content online. Now, a decade later… he owns Copyblogger. Incredible.
Joe runs the most underrated podcast in the world (The One Percent Better Podcast). He’s a world-class communicator, question-asker, and all-around guy. We had a great conversation about coaching, teaching, and life.
2. Useful hack of the week…
All of a sudden, a new Googled Doc or Sheet will open.
3. The daily fight against abundance
We are fighting a war against abundance in the West.
Too much information, too much food, too much news.
Brilliantly smart guy Will Mannon wrote an essay about his daily battle that was extremely relatable.
(Will and I had the pleasure of sitting down for a conversation last week. Look out for that on January 11. Side note: I have so many killer episodes in the queue waiting to be released next year.)
4. Matthew McConaughey’s hero
This speech is magical. The first time I saw it, years ago, I remember feeling like it pointed to the truth.
Today, I still feel the same way.
McConaughey talks about how he will always be 10 years away from his hero… and that’s a good thing.
(If you haven’t read Greenlights by McConaughey, it’s worth your time. You’ll probably come away from it thinking… what can’t this guy do?! McConaughey 2024.)
5. The business of podcasting.
I felt late to the podcasting game.
It seems like everyone and their best friend already had one before I even started.
But this article on the business of podcasting showed me that may not be the case.Two important takeaways:
- It nailed the Joe Rogan/Spotify deal with startling accuracy in September 2019.
- It talked about how podcasting is the world’s greatest business model because the host is irreplaceable. The world’s great “moat.”
Let me know your thoughts if you check it out.
Speaking of podcasts, here’s the schedule for the next week:
Wednesday – Hellah Sidibe (has run every single day for the last 1,313 days and has the most incredible energy)
Friday – Sol Brah (anonymous Twitter account who loves lifting weights and gratitude)
Monday – Brandon Zhang (amazing creator who also is a student at Columbia University)
Looking forward to hearing from you… as always.
To your success,