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Is a clean desk REQUIRED for creative productivity?
Am I the only one who loves a nice, clean, organized desk? There's something about having your paper, pens, and other supplies ready to go—neatly arranged and clutter free. But is this REQUIRED for someone professionally creating content? A quote from this episode: “Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn't write!” ― Margarita Gakis How to reduce notifications iPhone - turn them all off! Mac - turn off the upper right...
Can studying Breaking Bad make us better content creators?
What can content creators learn from Breaking Bad? In this episode, we discuss 11 ways you can become a better creator by doing things Br Ba style. ⤵ Scroll down to see LINKS related to or mentioned in this episode ⤵ Let's stay in touch Read my research-based blog (http://storythinker.com/josh/) Follow me on Twitter @joshmitchell24 (https://twitter.com/joshmitchell24) Follow me on Instagram @jayy_mitch (https://www.instagram.com/jayy_mitch/) Find me on Facebook...
Episode 9: Create an irresistible eBook
How to create an irresistible ebook 1. Compelling cover Use color that grabs attention Use large type and keep it simple 2. Table of contents Provide a map Link to chapters 3. Large chapter titles Make it clear that a new chapter/section is starting Use a thin typeface when using large fonts 4. Bold headings Use lots of headings to make the text scannable Use questions in your headings to be more persuasive 5. Short paragraphs Don't let them go on and on State the main point up front 6....
Episode 7: Value of Content vs Likes
How can we truly serve people and not just do it for clicks? Possible new tagline for the show: Creating real value for real people Time and busyness. How can we escape it. Let's stop saying we're busy! Widen your scope to get more done Give yourself the freedom to do accomplish more by widening your time scope Useful Quotes "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." "When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." "All our dreams can come true if we have...
Episode 6: Just get going! You don't have to get it right at first.
Imagine how much more you would get done if you acted like you were going on vacation tomorrow. In this episode, we focus on living productively: strategically listening to music while you work, getting started when working, the importance of a weekly review, and maintaining your calendar. Vacations can be a productivity tool Zig Ziglar talks about imagining you're leaving tomorrow and how that changes how we work (link below) Going away can help you get things done Imagine how much more...
Episode 5: Use a timer to create content consistently
Are you living in emergency mode? The realness of what it means to be a REAL PERSON who has to create things and meet deadlines. We have to be clear what our purpose is so we don't get lost. Learn to protect your calendar Have a confidence and standard about how and when you work People tend to live in a state of emergency Learn to assign specific calendar dates Find better clients Which social platform is going away? Periscope, Google+, Snapchat Notable quote: "Let's take all the mystery...
Episode 4: Get to the point & repeatable research routine
"Stop telling stories and get to the point!" We also address a 5-step process you can use to conduct research regularly. Use pen and paper when you're stuck Helps you be more productive and creative Get away from your computer and try different tools Stop telling stories and get to the point Long stories aren't always a good thing! The power of story is the biggest opportunity for businesses and content People want to know the big idea and the main point Stories are more persuasive when...
Episode 3: Seeing the Bigger Picture
Zoom out and see the bigger picture! Repetition is where the value is Listening over and over can help you learn better What's the best computer Use what helps you convert things from your head to real life Don't get hung up on operating systems Get things don't - don't focus on the tech too much Alice in Wonderland quote The steps you take MATTER to move forward You need to know where you want to get to Write things down and have a paper trail Is your mind set on a goal? How will you know...