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The value equation looks like this: Dream Outcome X Perceived Likelihood of Achievement ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Time Delay X Effort and Sacrifice And if your goal is virality, you need a topic many people care about. "The size of the question dictates the size of the audience." Now let's look at Dakota Robertson's 3 most viral thread hooks. 1. "23 sentences that'll improve your writing more than 12 years of English class:" Dream outcome: improve your writing To improve the perceived likelihood of achievement: Dakota uses specific numbers (23, 12). To minimize the perceived time delay and effort, Dakota contrasts "sentences" with "years." 2. "47 sentences that'll make you more money than a 4-year business degree:" Dream outcome: make more money Again, Dakota uses specific numbers to add believability (47, 4 year) and contrast to minimize time investment and effort and sacrifice (47 sentences, 4-year business degree) 3. "How to finish more work in 2 hours than 95% of people do in 2 weeks:" Dream outcome: finish more work Specific numbers: (2 hours, 95% of people, 2 weeks) Contrast: (2 hours, 2 weeks) Someone pointed this out to me last week and I thought it might be interesting to you too. Thanks for reading.

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Mark Ladson
Fedor Shatukho
Martin Lilly
Vincent Rochler
Connor Widmaier
New comment 17h ago

So far I've made downloadable versions of Alex Hormozi and Naval Ravikant's brain... Who's brain would you like to download next? Leave a comment with a name. Like any comment if you also want to see that person's brain.

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Korey Samuelson
Michael Hodges
Veer Dosi
Rudra Rudraya
New comment 2d ago
  • 1 like • Oct 20

    Nice idea! I'd love to see: Charlie Munger, Balaji, Huberman

Inspired by @Andrew Kirby thread, I'll like to share how I plan to make money online If you know me, you're aware that I want to drop out, and I need money to do that So I've set my goal and reverse-engineered it to get a plan Then I divided it into easy steps anyone can follow And this is the 7-steps roadmap I got 👀👇🏼 ------------------------------------------------------ STEP 1: Learn a high-income skill The goal is to make money while practising a skill I like As I love content creation, I've picked ghostwriting - STEP 2: Study the big names I'll dedicate to each one of the best people in this game a full week This week it's for Dickie Bush & Nicolas Cole, they are the best teachers of online writing 101 JK Molina & Dakota Robertson are next, they're major ghostwriters that no one can miss - STEP 3: Learn by doing Knowledge is useless without action I'll apply everything I learn on my account with: - 3 tweets a day - 1 curation thread a week - Free guides And start offering my free services in exchange for: - Testimonials - Experience - Referrals - STEP 4: Niche down and create the offer I'll deeply research who I want to offer my services to. My niche will be: - High demand - Low supply - Full of people I like Then I'll craft an irresistible offer they can't say no to, Alex Hormozi "100M offers" will be crucial on this - STEP 5: Funnel hacking Now I have the who and the offer, I just need to get the clients (a crucial part lol) I'll go through the funnels of ghostwriters I admire - I'll mix them  - Make them my own - Build a landing page I'll use Kieran Drew 's copywriting lessons for that - STEP 6: Dm outreach Now is the time for doing some cold work🥶

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Fedor Shatukho
Lola Mure
M J
Connor Widmaier
Tarik Tekeli
New comment 3d ago
  • 2 likes • 4d

    Love the plan, JK is the man. Follow his advice. One piece of advice I wish I had when I was looking for my first client: Don't get caught up in creating the perfect Hormozi $100M Offer for your first client. I was so obsessed with checking every box that I got super nervous on the sales call. Just get someone to say yes to you, do well, and iterate from there. (And if you can try to stay above 4 figures/mo per client) Fewer clients, but better clients, is the way to go. Much success to you!

If you want to make more money, "who can I add a tonne of value to?" is a good question to ask. The more value you create, the more money you can charge. But it's not just about what you do. It's about who you do it for. Soon after I learned this lesson, I went to big boy in the Consulting space. I knew if I could help them grow their YouTube, I'd create millions of dollars of value for them. So I offered to do just that. I told him it would cost him $100k. He asked if I could do a discount if he could pay in full. I said yes. Within an hour he had wired me $90k. And the best thing is that it's gonna be a complete Win/Win for the both of us! Just thought I'd share a win :)

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Benedek Santa
Andrew Kirby
Christian Vandaos
Owen Sheasby
Cornelius the Beatboxer
New comment 5d ago
  • 4 likes • 10d

    Mind blown. Good work, Andrew. Key Takeaway: If you want to get paid, WHO's problem you solve is as important as WHAT problem you solve.

I want to make a personal website/blog/newsletter to share the distilled information of my second brain to build an audience. What is in your tech stack for these services? I found out that I need: - Domain registrar & DNS host - I chose Cloudflare - Webhost (for wordpress?) - ? - Newsletter - Convertkit?

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Connor Widmaier
Zahida A Khan
Kaizen T
Nicolai Kristensen
Rex Loyer
New comment 5d ago
  • 1 like • 7d

    I use substack. It seems like a lot of creators like Beehive nowadays. Wouldn't recommend ConvertKit if you're looking for a hub for people to explore your writing. CK is better for selling products and creating sequences. Have fun man

Today, I asked AI, "What products or services best serve humans' deepest desires?" Part of the answer was shockingly similar to Synthesizer School: "Online communities focused on self-improvement." Pretty cool. What do you think?

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Christina Westergaard Larsen
Connor Widmaier
Fedor Shatukho
New comment 7d ago

Does anyone here have a good system for turning long form into micro content for Youtube Shorts? I've noticed a a nice boost in traffic/revenue from short form content and would like to automate it.

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Connor Widmaier
New comment 7d ago
  • 3 likes • 7d

    Dylan and Henry from Smart Nonsense are the best at Shorts right now. They say don't repurpose, instead use Storytelling Pop culture And something else Check out their website for sure.

Lately, I've been interacting with @Daniel Reynolds & @Siebren de Vos on Twitter. It's been so much fun, but sometimes they don't show up in my feed. So, I created a Synthesizer Twitter List to see their Tweets. (and yours) Add your Handel to this post, and I'll add you to the Synthesizer Twitter List. Cheers

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Benedek Santa
Siebren de Vos
Christina Westergaard Larsen
Rudra Rudraya
David Hurley
New comment 7d ago
  • 1 like • May 17

    @Siebren de Vos Thanks for adding. All your tweets will be included

  • 1 like • 20d

    @Andrew Kirby 🔥🔥🔥 Appreciate it, Andrew!

Not only does this improve the quality of content that exists on the internet (the Synthesizer mission). But this rightly positions you as an authority, putting you in the perfect place to make more sales.

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Lola Mure
Andrew Kirby
Michael Hodges
Zahida A Khan
Martin Lilly
New comment 8d ago
  • 1 like • 20d

    @Andrew Kirby ok this blew me away. Great breakdown. JK Molina is another good example of someone who's executing on this model

  • 2 likes • 19d

    @Andrew Kirby Writes content for writers who wanna monetize on Twitter -> Community for people who wanna monetize their Twitter -> a massive upsell with a 30K (?) guarantee called Tweets and Clients. He's the only guy out there who gives actionable advice on how to start a twitter ghostwriting business, total niche fame

The All In podcast is a podcast with 4 billionaires. In one of their recent episodes they said: "In the future ALL Marketing and Advertising will be spent on Content Creation." They believe traditional business like McDonalds will fail. And be replaced by Creator led businesses, like MrBeast Burger. They also said: "In 20 years, 90% of business will be around personal brands." Crazy, right? And to remind you... These guys are billionaires. With jets, yachts, and wildly successful companies. More successful than Hormozi, Sam Ovens, Graham Stephan, or whichever other business guy you like. So when they say Content is the future, we should listen to them. And now that I think about it... Even Elon Musk, the richest man on earth, still believes creating content is a valuable use of his time. And just think about how valuable his time is. If what these guys are saying is true... This is the opportunity of our lifetime. And we're still the early adopters.

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Mario Kovač
Paul Kliks
Sneha R
Merin Ap Martin
Matthias Dörtzbach
New comment 10d ago

Here's what the journey ahead looks like: Step 1: Make your first piece of content Step 2: Get in the habit of creating Step 3: Make your first dollar Step 4: Get 10,000 followers Step 5: Make $10,000/month Step 6: Financial freedom A note about habits: Reaching all six steps is possible, but it's a long road ahead. If you're only creating content for views, followers, or money, then you probably won't make it. In the beginning, you won't get those things. So you'll quit. The solution is to fall in love with creating. To create out of intrinsic motivation. Because you enjoy it. And just the process of creating helps you. A note about money: Money is important. But I don't think it's our end goal here. Content is growing exponentially. Our attention is limited. The role of the synthesizer becomes more important every single day. Our end goal is to commit to solving the 'disjointed knowledge problem' full-time. Now that's a meaningful goal. A note about $10,000/month: It is possible to earn much more than this through synthesizing, but this is roughly the point where your happiness stops increasing as you earn more. A note about Financial Freedom: The goal isn't to sit on a beach and drink cocktails. The goal is to use this freedom to make art. To create something beautiful for the other people on earth. At this point significant impact can be made. A note about "Celebrations": This community has exceeded my expectations in terms of energy and aliveness. I didn't quite realise how strongly being synthesizers would resonate with you guys. Thank you, sincerely, for your response. I've added a "celebrations" post category. I think this will add to the energy of the group. Whenever you hit part of the roadmap, make a post! We will keep track of how many people are at each level. Also feel free to post other celebrations not on the roadmap. Final notes: This roadmap is definitely not final. If you see any problems with it, comment below. If you can think of anything you think should be added, comment below.

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Connor Widmaier
D'rion Sutherland
Stephen G. Pope
Jarrett Yew
Leandro Gomes
New comment 14d ago
  • 12 likes • Dec '21

    I love this roadmap. Thanks, dude Path—Duration—Outcome is so helpful for maintaining focus and motivation. Here we go🚀

  • 2 likes • Dec '21

    @Damian Tenuta Absolutely!

Hey all, just wanted to tell you about an experiment i'm trying here... First of all, I do have a youtube channel which currently Sythesizes the topic of facilitation and leads to a course on the same topic https://www.youtube.com/@AJSmart But a new thing i'm trying right now is posting bi-weekly on Substack and I've found it relatively easy to get to close to 1000 subscribers in little under 3 weeks with very little promotion (https://howtobusiness.substack.com/). Anyone else in here using Substack? I'd love to hear your experiences!

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Andrew Kirby
Aman Lata
Connor Widmaier
Dan Lopez
Jonathan Courtney
New comment 14d ago
  • 1 like • 20d

    I've been getting 3-4 Substack sign ups (only 220 total) a day for the past couple weeks w/o regular promotion. They seem to be promoting from within the ecosystem lately. Good luck mate

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    @Jonathan Courtney cswidmaier.substack.com

What do you guys think about spending your time and money getting a college degree? I see a lot of people reaching great heights of success without a college degree. Most popular personalities are @Andrew Kirby , Iman Gadzhi, Sebastian Ghiorghiu..I've almost watched all of their videos on YOUTUBE..and I'm kind of convinced that getting a degree doesn't really matter if you're planning to become an ENTREPRENEUR. I personally feel like starting your own business doesn't require a college degree..I hear this from famous personalities like Robert Kiyosaki , Grant Cardone. I've also read the book RICH DAD POOR DAD and listened to some of their podcasts. What do you guys think, let it be straight forward...please do let me know through your comments.

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Yelina Perez
Ragul M.d
Michael Berezny
Thomas Rümmele
Aman Lata
New comment 19d ago
  • 2 likes • Nov 3

    That said, I've learned 1000X more about making money and skill acquisition on the internet for free that I did in 3 years at uni.

  • 6 likes • Nov 3

    The big danger of college is that it lets you drift into complacency. You're "doing the right thing" so you're more likely to goof off and party too much as long as you're not screwing up your classes. The one thing I wish I could tell my freshman self is to value my time more, still have fun, but not pretend like time doesn't exist.

UPDATE: thanks for all these replies, I no longer have a problem with low energy, I honestly don't even know what helped me, maybe I started to be more strict with waking up and going to sleep, every day at the same time, and the morning walks, but I'm still open to hear, what helped you guys maximize your energy hey guys, so I need some help and thought this will be a great place to ask it, I have low energy, and I just don't understand why, because logically it feels like I do everything right: - I have 8-9 hours of sleep every day - I go to the gym 3x a week for one hour - I go cycling in nature for 30 minutes every day - I try to eat healthy (no seed oil, sugars, or processed food) - my room has a lot of windows, so I got sunlight in the morning - I don't use any electronics 1 hour before bed and have blue light blockers here is what my day looks like: I wake up at 7 am, sit down in front of my computer work till 12, then I eat my first meal, (so I intermittent fast 16:8) after it I go back and work. at 2 pm I go to the gym, at 3 pm I go cycling and after it, I usually do some work outside for an hour, then I'm in front of my computer till 9 pm, I turn it off and go to sleep at 10 pm I'm a noob when it comes to high performance and energy optimization, but if anyone has solved this problem, and has some expertise in this field, I would love to hear your advice these are my ideas on why I have low energy: - I spend too much time in front of my computer - I only eat 2 meals a day (btw I usually feel this tiredness afternoon) - maybe not enough water? - lack of supplements? - my diet is not good enough, thinking of changing to a carnivore fruit diet also, I don't drink coffee only some green tea sometimes and I meditate, journal, and read before bed, Idk if this helps

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Shubham Yadav
Connor Widmaier
Alan Paul
Aleks Fidurski
Saqib Rasool
New comment 26d ago

We've been talking about meme marketing recently. Then I saw this job opportunity. Henry Belcaster is a cool person doing cool things. For the right person, I view this as a great career opportunity.

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Connor Widmaier
Johny Rhys
Sneha R
New comment Nov 6
  • 7 likes • Oct 22

    Just applied, thanks for sharing.

  • 1 like • Oct 25

    @Johny Rhys Thanks, Johny! I connected with them but won't work out just yet bc they want full time. But super cool guys!

Success is achieved by identifying correct actions, then doing them. 99% of your time is spent doing the wrong actions. Mentors can help you identify the correct actions. But most mentors are out of reach. How do you reach out of reach apprentices? Permissionless apprenticeship. IMPORTANT NOTE: make sure you're working on mentor's Immediate Problem. You can make something cool for them, but if it's not solving the immediate problem they're focusing on, it will be ignored.

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Merin Ap Martin
Benedek Santa
Gavin Tai
Ragul M.d
Owen Sheasby
New comment Nov 5

I know a lot of good information to tell, but struggle with how to tell it. One of Andrews super powers is attracting a audience with his captivating storytelling abilities. I know it takes a lot of time and practice to achieve mastery but is there a solid framework to start from? I know there are prob countless articles or even youtube videos on how to do so, but Im curious to hear this groups thoughts. Any advice?

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Bobby Fiorentino
Travis Moore
Andrew Kirby
Christian Vandaos
New comment Nov 3
  • 2 likes • Mar 25

    Maybe helpful for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey

  • 1 like • Mar 25

    10 Fire threads about Story telling: https://twitter.com/nathanbaugh27/status/1507342988137140225 I recommend Dickie Bush on Twitter.

Check this out https://twitter.com/AliAbdaal/status/1587723633065361408

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Connor Widmaier
Owen Sheasby
Ragul M.d
New comment Nov 2

I often get asked something along these lines: "I don't like the job I'm in. I'd like to start making money online. And I'd like to figure out how to do that fairly quickly, so that I can quit my job, and have freedom. What would you recommend?" I've been pretty in the 'make money online' ecosystem for a few years now, I've been in contact with hundreds of people with online businesses. Here are the two best answers to that question: 1. Become a synthesiser. That's what the Synthesiser Skool course teaches you how to do. 2. Build an online business solving the problems of a niche. 2 is faster than 1. So I've made another course. It's called Freedom Money. You can check it out in the classroom, the first video is already there. #10 steps Let me know what you think.

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Benedek Santa
Andrew Kirby
Matt Michalak
Christian Vandaos
Tarik Tekeli
New comment Nov 1
  • 4 likes • Apr 5

    😁 Wow, Happy Tuesday! What a great surprise. Thank you, Andrew!

#Build an information capture system all of that technology is fun and dandy ,but nothing beats a simple pen and paper literally. I just have a note book and a paper and the friction point on it is like 2/10. I used digital products, but they are too friction full or too clunky. Think of the og philosophers all they had was their pen and paper.

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Connor Widmaier
Nav Warrior
Allan Rousselle
Jasper de Muynck
C Papas
New comment Nov 1
  • 2 likes • Dec '21

    Digital systems like Notion will explode your ability to retain and retrieve information. Just think how effective "CMD + f" (CTRL + f) is compared to sifting through paper notes. But, you have a point, and for some purposes like nightly journaling or sketching out YouTube ideas, I still stick to pen and paper too.

Click here to see the job post: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nhNIvSKHZka49fRQSQrCywCjK8qN6ij6mOO5yMN1YXs/edit?usp=sharing If you refer someone and I hire him you will get $1000

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Lola Mure
Sathya S
Erik Meltzer
Wiktor Romanowicz
Tatana Siweya
New comment Oct 31
  • 3 likes • Oct 25

    Fantastic opportunity for someone! Good luck with the search, Andrew. Just curious, is turning some of your older long-form content into Shorts a part of the future plan? There's a ton of valuable information in your old content just waiting to be leveraged. Many of my favorite creators seem to be like 8:2 Shorts to long-form at this point. (ex. Hormozi and gang)

This morning, I was listening to Rolf Potts on Tim Ferriss. One of them shared the quote, "If more information were the answer, we'd all be billionaires walking around with six packs." It made me laugh, but I think it's true. Hormozi put it nicely too: "We need to be reminded more than we need to be taught." The point is: We usually know what we need to do, we just aren't doing it. And at a certain point, more information/learning is procrastination disguised as productivity. So get to work. Just wanted to share bc I could have used this message a couple months ago. What do you think?

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Nicolai Waldhauser
David Jones
Christian Vandaos
Joao Oliveira
Graham Laight
New comment Oct 30

#How to grow on YouTube So after finishing this course I decided to take a whole new approach thanks to Andrew's/Mr. Beasts advice. Here's what I tried different compared to my other videos: - Cut out ANY dead time/points of low interest in my video - Started with idea that I think alot of viewers would be interested in - Made the video much shorter than my usual vids - Tried to focus on making a title and thumbnail that would get high CTR - No intro/outro just cut straight to the point - Added "questions" into my video that the viewer would want answered - Used actual question marks to help insinuate it. - Delivered on what the title and thumbnail said - Overall just tried to have full audience retention the whole video RESULTS - The video has only been up a few days but it got almost double the CTR of my normal videos! - It was a shorter video BUT it managed to get a much higher average viewer duration than normal. (Usually 10-20%. This one was 50%+) - And the most important: I learned alot! Focusing on CTR and AVD completely changed how I structured my videos. Learning to focus on THE IDEA more than anything else is so crucial. Thanks Andrew!

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Fedor Shatukho
Amelie Schmid
Daniel Sokunbi
Joao Oliveira
New comment Oct 22
  • 1 like • Dec '21

    Wow, I am pretty hyped to see your process. Nice video dude.

If I had 4 hours every day just to sit down at my laptop and work- with the goal of growing a following, what would my "work" look like? I have a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel, but my goal is building an audience.

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Benedek Santa
Mia Cardenas
Mike Bravo
Zebi Brae
Merin Ap Martin
New comment Oct 19
  • 0 likes • Jun 7

    @Andrew Kirby I agree with this. Getting traction early on makes it so much easier to stay consistent. But I would also add LinkedIn to your list. If you're interested in writing, I think LinkedIn is a massively underrated platform with easy monetization opportunities. Here's Dickie Bush's take on LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/dickiebush/status/1526917466626088960

Hello again! I'm Miling. I am scared of the idea of working for a job or career that has very less significance in the lives of daily going people. After living through a period of self-learning and reflection I was motivated to make YouTube videos, but I've realized that I'm more comfortable in writing out my thoughts and ideas; therefore I've now decided to start and write blogs. Thank you Andrew for this platform and your support. I also thank all the members of the community for their active participations that is truly inspiring us all. Let's do this!

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Miling Longphoi
Charly P
Connor Widmaier
M J
New comment Apr 11
  • 1 like • Mar 9

    Good to have you hear, Miling. Can you share the link to your blog?

  • 1 like • Apr 11

    @Miling Longphoi Cool! Thanks for sharing

Inspired by everyone creating. Love to see it!! If you want to check out my latest video in a series on Meditations by Marcus Aurelius...great! If not, I get it! Less consuming, more creating... 🙃 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjm3ZTmGf5o

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Benedek Santa
Kyle Collins
Connor Widmaier
Shivam Jha
Corey Bennett Boardman
New comment Dec '21
  • 2 likes • Dec '21

    @Benedek Santa I agree, the thumbnail could be more clickable. (BTW, I love the intro to your video though) "Put on shoes"😅 @Jay Alto is your guy when it comes to thumbnails. His 3 element rule is a helpful framework: https://twitter.com/theJayAlto/status/1456304134991269895

#15 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die Essentialism is a powerful book for people feeling overwhelmed. It makes the importance of clear intention and focus glaringly clear. I'd like to share with you the blog post I wrote about it: https://cswidmaier.substack.com/p/99-percent-of-what-you-do-is-worthless?utm_source=url

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Paul Wyatt
Corey Bennett Boardman
Connor Widmaier
Amelie Schmid
New comment Mar 4

I got some comments on this video that made me think a lot of creators on here might want to see it. Sometimes, you just have to show up.

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Allan Rousselle
Tintin Smith
Om Giri
Mike Aheirwe
Jeff Harrison
New comment Mar 18
  • 2 likes • Feb 14

    Agreed, excellent topic and one of my favorite videos from you. It's so freeing to get back to that "just do it" mindset sometimes, especially with content creation. Looking forward to more from you.

Honestly doesn't feel that momentous but I thought back to the month of November when my growth was super stagnant (hovering around 80 subs) and 500 felt like a million miles away. I'm trying my best not to hedonically adapt and to enjoy every milestone even though it might not instinctively feel particularly incredible. Big thanks to @Andrew Kirby for including me in his most recent newsletter which is what probably pushed me over that 500 mark and to @Tintin Smith for being my rock throughout this whole journey!

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Wiktor Romanowicz
Andrew Kirby
Connor Widmaier
Siebren de Vos
Ahmed Hallajian
New comment Feb 1

#Synthesizing Intro I'm Prakash Joshi Pax from Nepal. Been a huge fan of Andrew since the beginning and even a bigger fan when he started posting raw videos with so much value packed in a single video. The type of content you love the most: My interest is not fixed on a particular topic but the content that I love the most about is from people like Ali, Niklas, and other YouTubers who are working on productivity, self-improvement niche, I guess. Other than that I really like content from Dr. Yogi Vikasananda(Nepali). He also talks about philosophy and life lessons. The problem I'm currently working on: The biggest problem that I think I have is the habit of procrastination. I know I have time besides my college and study. But I don't use that time to produce something valuable rather I'm always on my bed scrolling through small clips and short videos. I've to work on using my time effectively.

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Leo Guinan
Connor Widmaier
Jack H.
Pierre Motor
Andrew Kirby
New comment Dec '21
  • 5 likes • Dec '21

    If you're looking for some motivation to overcome procrastination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nccvDyjvdps More on "Aspirational Hourly Wage" https://nav.al/hourly-rate Stay Mighty

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