In this week’s episode, we talk about some very interesting developments.
First, the team over at Basecamp decided to move their 15-year-old blog called Signal Vs. Noise entirely over to Medium. This is a big move for a lot of reasons. I can see why someone would do this, but the risks still outweigh the benefits. I’ll explain why in the episode.
Then, we’ll also talk about how driven you need to be to produce meaningful work. Some, like Gary Vaynerchuk preach that you need to hustle, hustle, hustle every day. Others like Cal Newport think intentional laziness is the key to productivity. Who is right? I do my best to answer that question in the second half of this episode.
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Links mentioned in this episode:
Signal v. Noise moves to Medium by DHH
How to Use Hosted Blog Platforms for SEO & Content Distribution by Rand Fishkin
DailyVee 001 | NO COAT, NO SHOES, NO KEYNOTE by Gary Vaynerchuk
Want to Create Things That Matter? Be Lazy. by Cal Newport
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
I used to think it was a silly waste of time to think about a vision for my life. Who does that?
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.