3 ideas: framework for projects, productivity hack, quitting too early

Jun 28, 2022

Hey – Janis here!

This is Ideas. A newsletter where I share ideas for creative entrepreneurs. Let’s dive in.

3 ideas in 1 min. 35 sec.

Attack project with A-B-Z Framework

There are 3 things you need to know when tackling a new project:

  1. Where are you now?

  2. What’s the goal?

  3. What’s the next step?

I learned this principle from Shaan Puri.

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Productivity hack: one song on repeat

This newsletter was made while I listened to “Ooyy - Bottai” for about 50 times in a row. To me, this works better than any deep workplaylists on Spotify.

It’s not only me. It’s a thing that people are talking about:

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Creators quit without knowing they are making progress

Most full-time creators go through 3 stages:

  1. It starts with an aspiration to make a living online.

  2. Then you figure out what’s your thing.

  3. Then you make a living doing that thing.

The problem is that most people believe that going from point 1 to point 2 takes no time at all, and we should know what’s our thing rather quickly.​

With these false expectations, we don’t feel a sense of progress and quit.

While in reality, you might be close to 'finding your thing', which would be 40% of the journey done.

In my case, it took me 4 years and a lot of experiments to find that I love to explain ideas visually. Then, 8 months to earn a living while doing this.

It’s not the case for everyone, but we need to accept that figuring out what's our thing takes time and experimentation—and doing that counts as progress.

That’s it for today!

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