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Hello everyone, I posted this video 3 weeks ago and it received some backlash (mainly from the philosophy subreddit). I made the claim the David Goggins is the greatest philosopher of our time. I was so captivated by his story and saw that he was much more than a motivational speaker or athlete. The people who sent the backlash didn't even consider David to be a philosopher, let alone the greatest. They even removed my post from the subreddit because of how much they hated it. My reply to them was that yes, he is definitely not a philosopher in the modern sense: an intellectual who contributes to one or more branches of philosophy, but definitely in the classic definition: A lover of wisdom or a person who chases truth relentlessly. He reaches beyond the point of suffering and gains some crazy wisdom from it. After a while however, I started to see their point. Yes, David can be called a philosopher in the classic sense, but I was comparing him to philosophers in the modern sense (Nietzsche, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca). I also didn't really have any solid metrics to back up my claim, which makes it kind of a woo-woo claim. From this experience, I learned that: 1. I should thoroughly do my research and play devils advocate before releasing anything to the public, especially when I make such a grand claim. 2. I should make the uncertainties clear in the video and explain them more. 3. I should avoid any woo-woo type of claims/thinking especially when it comes to philosophy or science. Not just for my reputation, but for my own sake as well. I now consider this a rookie mistake and will learn from it. I want to know what you guys think! Welcoming any feedback/constructive criticism.

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Charlie Solazzo
Cotton Sam
Owen Sheasby
Martin Lilly
Callum Rylance
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  • 6 likes • Aug '22

    It's inspiring that you think this critically. Makes me think of "strong views, loosely held." Marc Andreesen Flip side: “Be careful of the advice you take. While you must keep your mind open, always be aware of which quadrant the advice is coming from.” Robert Kyosaki Unpopular subjective thought: To inspire such a reaction means that you are doing something interesting. Now whether that matches up with your moral intimations, that's for you do to sit with. But as you speak more publicly, perhaps even your intimations will shift over time. And things you've said in the past will not match up with the person you are now. And if they do match for too long, perhaps we are being too dogmatic? PS. I love this editing technique: ⭐️ Neil Strauss edits 3 times. Once for himself, once for his fans, and once for his haters. I very much enjoyed your video and your take. Looking forward to more!! 🙌

  • 4 likes • Aug '22

    @Cotton Sam I believe he's referencing his 4 quadrants of cashflow: Employee - have job Self-Employed - own job Business Owner - own system Investor - own investments So an Investor would take advice from an Employee with a bucket of salt. I think this can be applied to this situation too. The person giving you advice could be a: Consumer Curator Creator or just a Critic Each may have interesting points, but I wouldn't put too much stock in it, unless they are a Creator as well. But even then, a spoonful of salt...

+73 Hours of Progress Logged Towards My Book. Crazy to think that most of this jar was spent on 1 chapter. (68 pages in the Google doc, 23k words). I'm onto writing probably one of my most favorite chapters! I keep writing stuff that inspires me to do more, to grow faster. Love you all, peace. ( This is Leah btw 🐶📸)

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Yan F
Zein Fayyad
Owen Sheasby
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#32: Callum Rylance - Ayahuasca, Spirituality & The Carnivore Diet Really enjoyed this one thanks for coming on @Callum Rylance He used to smoke weed every day and party hard on the weekends. He has made a lot of progress on improving his life using tools such as breathwork, diet, meditation and psychedelics. He has also found success with the carnivore diet. We also discussed his recent YouTube success and how he was able to by a house at 22 YouTube Spotify Apple Podcasts All Links

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Owen Sheasby
Callum Rylance
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Last year this time, I recorded a voice note talking about how I felt like the Universe was working against me every time I set out to do something. I was on the verge of a mental breakdown. I was going nowhere. My savings from my first startup were depleting and I didn't have any source of income. I had to close down my SMMA in the 2nd half of 2020 due to FB banning all of my ad accounts. I promised myself to never use FB ads again. So I started working with YouTubers to help them make better content. I found one guy in particular that I truly believed could disrupt the space and went all-in with him full-time for no pay just because I am passionate about the creator economy and I wanted to experience working in it. Although we successfully went from 100 subs to 200K+ subs in 15 months and built a very profitable channel, I had to leave the partnership due to some issues. Since I shut down my SMMA, nothing was working for me. Every time I put effort and work hard and achieve something for a YTer, I was never at the receiving end of the benefits of that hard work. I didn't know how all of this would fit in the long run as I just kept doing what I was passionate about. But something in me just wanted me to keep going despite not seeing any immediate benefit...I just told myself if nothing works out just like it was then, I would have at least done what I loved doing. I kept doing permissionless apprenticeships whenever I can. Worked with YTers to grow their channels, and launch digital products, merch, etc...! Little did I know that following my passion in spite of not seeing any immediate benefits is setting me up for a career in the creator economy. I was sad a year ago that the work I was doing is only giving me fun in the short run but not going to benefit me in the long run. I was wrong. I was gaining experience. In 2022 November, I saw Andrew's Content Director hiring post and was shocked to see if really jobs exist in the world that require what I used to do for the YTers(Content Strategy, Titles, Thumbnails, Video ideas, Team assembling and management, Brand deals management, etc...!)

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Wiktor Romanowicz
Riyansh Shah
Nivas K
Paul Saunders
New comment 2h ago
  • I got chills reading this for you. So glad to hear you've found a space where it sounds like you are recognized and can really contribute with your unique skill stack. Awesome Nivas!! 🙌

  • @Nivas K I humbly thank you! 🙌

Today we've had a 2 hour-long call with @Corey Bennett Boardman and I want to share my insights from our conversation: 1. Embracing uncertainty and contradictions is helpful if we want to move forward. The world is unpredictable, complex, contradictory, ugly and beautiful at the same time. Two opposite ideas can be true simultaneously. Complexity of the world, humanity and our own consciousness is a part of human experience. 2. If you are a true egoist, you care about others. Serving people is the best way to help yourself. It reduces anxiety, raises your status in the group, makes you a better person and the goodwill inevitably returns in the long run. 3. Seeing the truth is painful. Telling people the truth is painful. When we break a belief a part of ours dies. It's importrant to remember that we are not our beliefs, we just carry them. Don't get attached and embrace change. 4. As Western people we're disconnected by default. Loneliness and isolation leads to a wide range of disorders and complications. Joining a community and actively engaging is good a way to break this unhealthy trend. It's great to have meaninful conversations with people from this community and I recommend you all have this kind of talks from time to time.

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Fedor Shatukho
Wiktor Romanowicz
Yan F
Owen Sheasby
New comment 2h ago
  • @Alan Paul lol, ruthless with time, and 2x watch speeds

  • @Robin Bäcker That's great to think about from Hormozi. And it sounds like it's serving you really well, as far as moving in a fruitful direction with whatever this life experience is. I suppose I think about a version of that, that may get lost in semantics... Anthony de Mello just says, "Awareness." So for me it hasn't been about changing my mind over nihilism, but more about embracing paradox, in that it (nihilism) can exist at the same as existentialism as well as a billion other types of -isms. Then I can give get over myself, give myself a hug, laugh at myself, etc, and just try and get on with the living already!

@Bru Capellà has now reached 100,000 Subscribers on his YouTube channel. To emphasise how crazy this is I've attached a picture of 100,000 people. He creates content about masculinity in the Spanish speaking market. Here's his channel. I met Bru when he joined my mastermind Synthesizer University. He had been creating content for three years and was at around 40,000 subscribers. Since joining he's blown up to 100,000 subscribers in just 4 months. And he cracked 1,000,000 views in a month for three months in a row! But I really can't take credit. Bru is wildly driven, hard-working, and understands his niche incredibly well. And @Bru Capellà I want to speak directly to you. This is just the beginning for you. You are destined for greatness. And you're in the perfect vehicle to make that destiny a reality. Keep working 💪 So once, again, a huge congrats to Bru! And a firework GIF to celebrate

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Ted Carr
Stephen G. Pope
Marcell Skorka
Owen Sheasby
Charlie Lyons
New comment 3h ago

https://youtu.be/Sh6xyzC0dTo I feel like this aligned with Andrew's recent post

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Soo Young Lee
Corey Bennett Boardman
Yan F
Lucas Cuervo
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  • @Soo Young Lee This means a ton to me. Thank you for sharing this. Really and truly. And lol, I like that, "keeping it real and weird" lol. That's about right for me. 🙌 Looking forward to hearing about your Youtube leap and am here as support!

  • @Yan F Thank you Yan. Humbly glad to hear that you really connected with this video! Yeah, that end quote is great to contemplate!! 🙃

I put a tweet out with a clip of Akira the Don talking about which person on Meaningwave has the most plays. Jordan Peterson was the highest on YouTube but the Jocko records are consistently topping the charts on Spotify (probably the gym lads). The top 3 records at the time all had 'discipline' in the title. I posted the clip to YouTube and Instagram and it was short enough to be on twitter so I posted it there too. I opened twitter for the first time in a few days and saw I have 12 notifications. Hmm that's more than usual I thought. Then I see Jocko has quoted my tweet and the video has 100k+ views. I was shaking. I only got 15 likes in the end lol (most views came from Jocko's feed. He has 750k+ followers) As they say, every piece of content is like a lottery ticket. As always likes (or views) ain't cash, but still cool. Jocko pod soon? 👀

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Zein Fayyad
Fedor Shatukho
Corey Bennett Boardman
Wiktor Romanowicz
Owen Sheasby
New comment 4h ago
  • @Owen Sheasby Congrats Owen!! 🙌 The leverage of the internet is so cool. And it's a wonderful signal to show what you're doing, your consistency and improvement, is moving the wheel. Helps to unlock the freedom to do it again, AND the freedom to not even care!

  • @Owen Sheasby I'm sorry. I have my account locked currently!

Everybody knows that reading is a top 1% habit but barely anyone reads. Those who do read, take months to finish 1 book and usually remember nothing. I know, controversial title but it's all true. I don't really know how to use this platform yet but I'll link a photo or just checkout my IG @daichi.au I've been tearing through books recently because I cracked the code. The code? Remember 99% of what you consume, read booking in less than a day and never paying for books again. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zim7D0zpnps PS. At least try my recommendations for yourself before you kick it. No action = no change. Daichi

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Anthony Vincent Morley
Daichi Toomey
Caroline Betz
Owen Sheasby
New comment 4h ago
  • Welcome Daichi! 🙌 Reading AND implementation with Kindle has changed my life too. Another action I use...connect your Kindle highlights to a Readwise account. Then have the Readwise widget on your home screen. This constantly refreshes with your highlights. Everything you've read will stay top of mind, and you will even find yourself pulling quotes easily from memory.

Hey guys, I just launched my Youtube channel and would love it if you could give me some feedback and show some love. I posted these 4 videos, so just see which topic catches your interest and give it a watch. If you drop a comment it would be awesome to help me push the algorithm. I will get back to every single one of you that do. Love and appreciate you guys. https://youtu.be/ePRrefEb9rI https://youtu.be/OlsWfvFJSPs https://youtu.be/OTHCzXejMII https://youtu.be/m8DyXB27MSU

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Yan F
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  • YESSSSS BRENDAN!! So glad to see you launch. It's tough when it's been hanging over our heads for what feels like forever. Your thumbnails are already super interesting, and it looks like people are responding with views and comments. That's awesome. Keep going friend! 🙌

I've just seen this Andrew's short where he talks about how he made his 1st million online, and I've realized that my bottleneck right now is a lack of good systems I love learning and spend many hours consuming quality content online (from my curated list of creators and different platforms). I also take notes of my favourites takeaways and thoughts about everything I consume and have them all in my 2nd brain But using that notes to create content is the part I struggle the most with, and I believe it's because I don't have the systems to make this step easy and frictionless Any advice on how can I set them? What systems work for you?

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Merin Ap Martin
Lola Mure
Corey Bennett Boardman
Caroline Betz
Lucas Cuervo
New comment 6h ago
  • ➡️ Daily journaling: Morning Pages and a short nightly routine has been enjoyable AND helpful for me in getting better at expressing what I'm learning/thinking about. ➡️ I've also found that, for me, the longer any content gets, the amount of time from beginning to completion, grows significantly. For example: 20 second Youtube Short 1-2 hours 2-5 minute Video 3-7 days 10-30 minute Video 2 weeks-2 months ➡️ With anything that I want to express, I think about how I will show the change. I started here. I end here. This should work for a Short all the way to a 30 minute video, or any length. Another way for showing change in an interesting way is this storytelling framework: ABDCE. Action Background Development Climax End

This is a message for Consultants. Specifically someone who sells coaching or a course to help people solve their problems. In 2022 I: - Spent two days in LA with Sam Ovens (on track to become billionaire) - Spoke with Alex Hormozi ($200m/year portfolio) - Spoke (and worked) with MrBeast (130m subscribers) - Spoke with Cole Gordon ($2,000,000/month) - Met Bas Slot in Lisbon twice ($1,000,000/month) My conclusion after all of this was simple: This industry is changing… The smartest people have noticed, and are already taking advantage of this shift. Everyone else will be left behind. Watch these clips (5-10 mins) to spot the shift. - Clip from Sam Ovens - Tweet from Alex Hormozi - Another tweet from Alex Hormozi - Clip from Cole Gordon (making $2m/m+) - Clip from All In Podcast (all four are Billionaires) - Clip from Alex Hormozi Watch those clips before reading on. They're short. Here's how I see things changing: - Direct Response → Brand - Ads → Content - Selling → Giving And to me, this is a GREAT SHIFT. Thank fuck this industry is FINALLY maturing. It's no longer enough to have flashy marketing and great sales skills. You have to build a brand. Over the past few months I’ve hinted at this shift quite a few times, and how I've used it to make $100,000/month profit (and sometimes even $90,000 in a day). I've made a: - 33 minute Loom video explaining this new model - 21 minute Loom video explaining how I got 600,000 subscribers using this model - Free course explaining how to build a great community - Loom video I sent to Alex Hormozi about using trends to grow an audience when he asked me to help him grow his YouTube - Notion page explaining the lessons I learned about YouTube growth from speaking with MrBeast - Google Doc explaining the content system that grows your audience in just two hours per week

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Nolan Ronayne
Corey Bennett Boardman
Devin Zander
Marco Keys
Steven Shea
New comment 10h ago

I feel like there is a question of whether i should be building an audience, or how much time I should spend on it, it seems like this is sort of an open question in the Synthesizer School right now, on a lot of people's minds, and in the spirit of learning in public, I wanted to share how I've been thinking about it. So I think of consistently posting content to my distribution channel is like building my resume, my portfolio, or even my 401K. I'm investing daily in the future, come what may. And so while I am trying to optimize for building a following and even a movement, I'm not overly focused on immediate outcomes there. This is the *inbound* strategy, so that value will come towards me in the future. Anyone can see that I have a track record. Consistency allows me to refine the substance of what I'm talking about, trim away the fat, and make better presentation of my content to my target audience. But I think it is as important to spend at least as much time on the *outbound* strategy. This is where I look for opportunities for permissionless apprenticeship, and sometimes cold DMs, replies, comments, where I add value for free, right away. And I try to sense memes or trends, and use them to bootstrap and add another layer. And then following up with people later on -- not in an annoying way -- but with an even further refined value-add, very specific to them, can show people who might've been on the fence that I'm dedicated to growing and improving, and can show them that I'm worth their time. This is sort of a barbell strategy -- about equal amounts of time on --

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Andrew Kirby
Anthony Vincent Morley
New comment 14h ago
  • Sounds like a great strategy to me! There's no one path. I do love the idea of viewing posting content, no matter what the result, as building your resume, portfolio, 401k.

Hello fellow synthesizers. I have a question! How do you do your scripts for your youtube videos? And how do you start from an idea to video? Anyone having a cool notion setup for this I would love to hear your ideas! ✨✨🚀

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Christina Westergaard Larsen
Fedor Shatukho
Christian Vandaos
Gabriela Toderean
Corey Bennett Boardman
New comment 17h ago
  • @Gabriela Toderean It's so fun to realize the new stories, the puzzle coming together!

  • @Gabriela Toderean It's amazing how things evolve when we're taking action. Love to hear about you working on your first Youtube video today!! Don't forget to have fun with it! (I forget constantly haha)

Dylan Jardon and Henry Belcaster have been best friends for ages. They started a podcast together, but were frustrated with how slow their growth was. Dylan decided to take a break, spend some time in isolation, and refused to come out until he had figured out the art and science of going viral. Whilst he was alone, he came up with a viral formula, and when he put it to the test, it worked! He was pretty stoked, but it could've been luck... Right? Dylan taught what he understood to Henry, and Henry started blowing up too! After hearing about this story I paid them both $20k, and they taught me everything they know about going viral. And I thought I'd share my biggest takeaways with you for free :) LESSON 1: THE VIRAL FORMULA According to "the lads", the formula for going viral is: Story X Pop Culture X Animation = Viral Blend pop culture (something that everyone knows) with a great story (something that's already viral) with high quality animation to make timeless content. But does every short need ‘Pop Culture’ in it? According to the lads, yes. They view pop culture as the jet fuel for the concepts you’d want to teach. We’re playing a different game with Shorts. People are scrolling and have no idea who you are. Hook the viewer instantly by giving them something they care about. LESSON 2: EVERGREEN > TIMELY But not all pop culture is created equal. There’s a difference between creating Timely Shorts and Evergreen Shorts. Many Shorts people make Timely content e.g. Alex Hormozi when FTX crashed: https://www.tiktok.com/@ahormozi/video/7165572368637922606 But Timely content like the news won’t be relevant in 1 month. Evergreen > trending for a few reasons: - The long tail of shorts is important. Most videos that pop take a few weeks to get going.  - Anything we create should be as relevant in 2 years as it was in the first 2 days post upload

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Lucas Tchikhinachvili
Martin Boeddeker
Campbell Will
Shivam Jha
Jerry Travis
New comment 18h ago
  • @Nick Elcott Yes, if you are a beginner editor, or even a seasoned editor, who doesn't animate, you may not be able to execute without learning or paying for it. BUT... there are other ways to fulfill the animation part of the equation. Because it seems to be another form of pattern interrupting...bringing us back to retention and at the core...STORY. Animation may be very effective at it. But I don't think it's the only way. There are other channels that have viral shorts without animation. You can do this in other ways: fast b roll, sound design: swoops and swipes, flashes, showing the pop culture images you're talking about, changing text, emojis, introducing questions, images going just a bit too fast to catch the first time, music, the list goes on and on. If you break it down, these techniques are all "buts, and therefores" themselves, because they are all unexpected and keep the viewer engaged. Get good at telling stories, and you'll see how "animation" in all of its forms, supports it. Then you will see your retention grow.

  • @Gabriela Toderean Humbly glad to hear it! 🙌

Hello! Welcome to the Synthesizer Skool. The goal of this skool is to help Educational Content Creators and Consultants reach Financial Freedom by mastering the META for the Great Online Game - Synthesizing. Start by checking out these links - Classroom - Roadmap - Mission - Resources - Impact, Income, Fun - University - Work with Andrew To kick things off, please comment below introducing yourself. Let us know: 1. Your name 2. What project you're currently focused on See you in the comments!

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Michael Ye
Andrew Kirby
Jake Liddell
James Gamet
Devin Zander
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Bryan Johnson, world record holder for epigenetic age-reversal said quote: ''I've learned to never accept the first statement about a given thing''. His idea got me to think because as a synthesizer this would also be applicable in other regions. In his case he used the example: - Chocolate is good for you (level 1) - Dark chocolate is good for you (level 2) - Non-dutched dark chocolate is good for you (level 3) - Non-dutched dark chocolate without heavy metals is good for you (level 4) So what we see here is that despite widely accepting ideas like chocolate in this example, we could also use this exact same idea in business. 𝗘𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 - The consultancy business is highly profitable (level 1) - The consultancy business is highly profitable within a niche (level 2) - The consultancy business is highly profitable within a niche when the right techniques are applied such as dream100 (level 3) - The consultancy business is highly profitable within a niche when the right techniques are applied such as dream100 combined with leverage and accountability (level 4) And the list goes on. This list doesn't exclude other options of probability, but instead look at when a level makes logical sense to your niche. This was just a thought I wanted to share. Rather than blindly accepting a statement, but ask deeply ''why is this statement true or false, and how many levels do we have to dig before it becomes true, is this statement true just on its own or does it require digging''?

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Fedor Shatukho
Andrew Kirby
Robin Bäcker
Yan F
Corey Bennett Boardman
New comment 2d ago
  • Reminds me of John Cleese (Monty Python) talking about script writing and how he keeps drilling at the same idea for more and more creativity and fun and funny.

@Raphael Mayr @Cotton Sam @Callum Rylance This took a bit of planning but we made it happen. We explored Brighton, went to the gym, stayed at Callum’s over night, alternated between sauna and going in the sea, and talked about pretty much everything from girls to god. I think the main takeaway for all of us was how amazing it is to be surrounded by like-minded people. Online is good, but in real life is just something else. You can just feel the constant energy. Great experience guys. Thank you all. And thanks @Andrew Kirby for creating this community otherwise this would have never happened. Edited videos coming soon.

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Fedor Shatukho
Owen Sheasby
Benedek Santa
Callum Rylance
Alan Paul
New comment 2d ago

Hey everyone! I'm in the process of growing my audience - and actually have a pretty decent plan for doing so so the whole growing part shouldn't be the problem! I do have one question which regards to what I'm selling - I'm a bit unsure whether I want to do coaching specifically or make it more like a coaching/DFY/DWY service-based offer in the future. So my question is - DO I HAVE TO KNOW THIS BEFORE GROWING ANY FURTHER? Maybe it's a dumb question but definitely something I've had on my mind for the past couple of days. Let me know your thoughts fellow creators!! 🤟 -Oliver

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Oliver Skaanild
Andrew Kirby
New comment 3d ago
  • I don't think you have to know what you're selling before growing an audience. See what your audience actually wants before developing anything.

My profile pics always used to be against a blue background but last year, I changed them all to black. Having now put this ring on, I might use it on all social media. No one will know what it is (yet!) but I think it looks rather nice. Whad'ya reckon all?

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Robin Bäcker
Gavin Ingham
Andrew Kirby
Corey Bennett Boardman
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Making money through content creation is possible. But it's hard, and takes a long-time. If you're a beginner content creator, you know this more than anyone else. When I was in that stage I was constantly worrying I'd never make it. I questioned whether I was good enough. And it's tough to stay consistent when you're not seeing results. There are two groups of people in this community: 1. The big boys. Established creators/consultants/entrepreneurs making good money 2. The beginners. People who, no matter how hard they try, aren't seeing the results they want This message is for the second group. There's many people in this community that want to make a living in the creator economy, but are struggling because of how tough it is. I've been thinking about this for a while. But the thought came to the surface again when I watched @Ali Abdaal's last video. Ali was asked "Do you recommend being a creator as a career path?" His response: "Hell no." (For context, Ali has 2,000+ customers for his Part-Time YouTuber Academy, so I trust his answer.) Now, I know what you're thinking... "Fuck." But please, please don't think this way. There's a light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, there's a light at either end of the tunnel. LIGHT ONE: Just keep going Read the first sentence of this post again. Just because succeeding is hard and takes a long time, doesn't mean it's not possible. And once you make it, it's all worth it. Quitting shouldn’t be an option. LIGHT TWO: Earn to learn There’s a great article called the Ladders of Wealth Creation (see image attached). It explains there are four ladders to wealth creation: 1. Time for money 2. Service business 3. Productized services 4. Selling products It explains that “the potential earnings increase the higher up each ladder you climb. But the difficulty increases with each move as well.” Selling products, productized services, or starting your own service business is possible. But it’s hard, and it takes a long time.

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Ruben Devos
Paul Saunders
Anthony Vincent Morley
Ashwin Krishnan
New comment 3d ago
  • 7 likes • Jan 3

    @Ruben Devos It's so hard to move forward when we're lacking in confidence. What's a laughably easy step you can take to build it?

  • 4 likes • Jan 3

    @Ruben Devos I'm someone who was stuck in my own analysis paralysis for years too. Now this may sound harsh. 12 Youtube videos and repurposing them on different platforms sounds too vague and like too much work for you at this point. It seems like you have many things in your life, a young family, your homestead, work, a lot of things to balance. But it also seems that this content creation thing is important to you for some reason. You are also naturally good at it in many aspects of your production. And with the comments I saw and a Mastermind group, you have beautiful support. So I say again, what is a laughably easy goal, so that you can start building trust and confidence in yourself in the short term? Then maybe in the end, you'll actually do way more than that daunting goal. Either way, I wish you the best. 🙌

Congratulations to @Fedor Shatukho for reaching Level 7. 🙌 This is both a wonderful thing and a silly digital arbitrary event. But your contributions are awesome. It has been a pleasure getting to know you. You are curious and wise and kind. Thank you for your time here and in digital discussions. I look forward to seeing others rise too.

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Fedor Shatukho
Corey Bennett Boardman
Anthony Vincent Morley
Anshu Shukla
Gabriela Toderean
New comment 4d ago

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11UVWJox31Ani8Cq6Ymhm6DiVUiv5vPkOQd8ZdGpYmbs/edit# All humans have superpowers. Impact, income, and fun are byproducts of aligning your work with your superpower.

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Ion Usatyi
Andrew Kirby
Corey Bennett Boardman
Gabriela Toderean
Rich Talyor-Wellington
New comment 4d ago
  • @Andrew Kirby Yeah, as a pioneer, you have certainly helped me to see the new version of what work can look like, and how it can combine with your unique superpowers to help yourself and others! Also, I like that pic, not only because it's calming, but it contains multiple perspectives at the same time, with the small growing plant in the fore, civilization in the middle, then a mountain and the cosmos beyond. We keep going! 🙌

  • @Johny Rhys lol

I have a dead channel and want to revive it. I appreciate most of my people will have disappeared and views have dwindled over time. I want to explore my niche via interviews with interesting people. Has anyone had any success in this area? Or got any tips?

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Andrew Kirby
Paul Saunders
Owen Sheasby
Gavin Ingham
New comment 4d ago
  • Shorts have incredible reach currently. So creating 10-30 second Shorts of longform, that links to the full videos are helpful. And long form "Clips" of your longform full video (Joe Rogan Model of YoutubeSuccess) seem to have more chance of click through, because of the small time investment and specificity of clip... ie a 6 minute video called "How Elon met an alien and the secret it told him" VS a 3 hour video of me and Elon talking about a bunch of stuff. Also, this Elon is Elon Jackson from Kansas. So most people wouldn't click on 3 hours to start. Because they don't care about Elon Jackson from Kansas, nor do they know you. But they may click on the 6 minute video if they're into aliens. Then they may even go to the 3 hours full video and then become a fan of you. OR just do fantastic interviews, and hopefully through the experts, who are more known than Elon Jackson, sharing with their followings, you organically build yours. These are just two ways. @Owen Sheasby @Arjun Khemani - what else you think?

Yesterday in a call with @Corey Bennett Boardman, @Robin Bäcker shared his summary of 600+ self-help advice. It all boils down to one simple rule. Can you guess it? And if I were to ask you, what is ONE and the most powerful concept on which the rest of self-development builds up, what would you name?

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Corey Bennett Boardman
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"Most people who have been practicing good habits and self-improvement for a while may develop a superiority complex and start labeling others as "jefferies." They may have a better life by doing more good things, but looking down on others is not as cool as you may think. These individuals might not have the awareness, knowledge, or even the luck to accept the mindset that has been brainwashed in you (in a good way, for the most part). If you are reading this, you might also be like this and judge people for not being like you or just as someone who derives their self-worth by being "different" or "unique." I say this because I used to be like this, and I am still working through it. Let me tell you, it feels good to be kind, and my view of the world has completely changed. I used to be bitter for most of the day, or while going for my morning walk or to college. I used to see people differently, but now I see them as equals, rather than being better. I tell myself, "Oh, I understand why they were rude to that person," or "Oh, I see why my friends went to eat at the college canteen again." I used to be just like that. I genuinely want them to be content and have the autonomy to create any life that they want. It has become one of my biggest goals in life to make this information common knowledge and have a very big impact on the world. Thanks for reading. If you want me to expand on this topic lmk, I have a lot to say about why we behave this way, more about myself, and how childhood experiences, as well as this superiority complex, could be a good thing for you." cheers.

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Riyansh Shah
New comment 5d ago
  • Glad to hear about your transformation. This sort of negativity is a tough cycle to break. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability and what you're trying to improve on. Keep going Riyansh! 🙌 You didn't ask for subjective feedback, and I'm going to give it anyway, because what you're saying can help people. Break your valuable words up into paragraphs. To click on this and see a brick of words will stop people from reading it. This will help you to spread your information.

Since this platform has shown interest in Carl Jung & MBTI I've wanted to give my 2 cents after having studied cognitive functions for a little over 4 years now. There are some misconceptions that I thought I'd help clarify. 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 MBTI is often used via the website ''16personalities''. Unfortunately, despite this website being fun, their typing is incredibly inaccurate. This happens because they follow the letter typing system which has no scientific backing. What I mean by letter typing is for example ''INTP'' (my MBTI) being looked simply and the ''I'' for introvert and ''N'' for intuitive. Instead MBTI is set up in cognitive functions INTP being ''TiNeSiFe''. As you see there are four sets of functions to each Myers-Briggs type. In this case - Dominant Ti (introverted thinking) - Auxiliary Ne (extroverted intuition) - Tert Si (introverted sensing) - Inferior Fe (extroverted feeling) 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐁𝐓𝐈 The best way is to learn about cognitive functions, what do they mean and how do they differ. For example, Te means extroverted thinking which is dominant in e.g. ENTJ's. ENTJ's are really concerned with structuring the life around them. How can they set their life up in a way where it'll benefit them most. There's a lot of stereotype ENTJ's in movies because they're such fierce characters. I think a really great example of an ENTJ is Iman Gadzhi, lot of you will know him. If you learn about his personality you see why. The second best way to learn about cognitive functions is by going to the Sakinorva MBTI test. I still don't believe a quiz will ever be good enough but it's far better than 16personalities. I've seen people who thought they were mistyped but they just didn't understand the functions well enough until years later. Once you know your dominant function, there are only 2 MBTI's left for you to decide from. This will make it much easier for you to see which MBTI you are. In my case I've known my dominant function to be introverted thinking. Because when things don't make sense to me I'll malfunction and figure things out until they do. That's a typical INTP trait.

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Anthony Vincent Morley
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Hi guys, I wanted to share with you a model of the creator economy. It is a profit model that tries to accurately describe what is going on with creator economy and digital media. So I am going to summarize it here, if you want a more in depth look, you can read here. Let's dive in: Basically there is this pervasive problem, that most people do not even consider as a problem anymore, or can't even imagine it any other way. And it is basically an opportunity for entrepreneurs to solve a very large problem that people do not yet know how to solve, at scale. And what I'm referring to is the sense of like, cultural fragmentation, chaos, disconnect, & information overload, that feels sort of pervasive right now. People basically just think "this is the way it is now" because we live in a technological society, everyone feels kind of insane a lot of the time, and there is not much we can do about it. But it has really only been like this for the last 15 or 20 years or so. I remember a time when I was a kid before it was not really like that as much. I think that the problem actually has a very specific cause, and it is not the technology itself, but about specific design choices in the technology. If we actually live in an entrepreneurial society that can solve real problems, then we shouldn't accept overwhelming insanity is the norm (school shooting, suicide, drug abuse, etc.) for the younger generation; we don't want our families and our kids to live like that. So what is the specific cause of the problem, how can we diagnose and solve it? The advertising revenue model was introduced in the 1940's and 50's as a way to monetize though television media. But then advertising revenue model got ported over from television to the internet, in the late 90's / early 00's, specifically with Google and Facebook. Keep in mind that the largest tech companies -- Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, even large portion of Amazon -- all still operate basically on the advertising revenue model.

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Paul Saunders
New comment 5d ago
  • Great to think about Anthony. Looking forward to creating more goodness and beauty on the internets!

'Membership You've been a Member of Synthesizer School since 01/19/2022.' It's a bit late. I've been meaning to make this post for 10 days now. This community truly has been a blessing. I think the biggest thing it has helped with is actually realising that there are people similar to me and networking with them. (Similar but also different in many ways. The one thing that unites all of us is that we realise it is possible to improve our lives and the lives of those around us and we are constantly working towards that). Before, I knew that these people existed but I kind of just thought they were out there somewhere and I would maybe find some of them when I was older. I almost didn't really think they were real. So I just thought I would have to push through all the negativity and complacency around me. Me and my brother against the world (he is still young though so it was going to be me alone for a few years until he grew up more). Lone wolf ting. (So synthesiser skool helped break that belief. I have also had my views broadened and challenged by many of you. I realised that I had been craving these stimulating conversations; bored with listening to people complain about the weather and the negative things they recently watched on the news.) Then I saw an email or community post from Andrew (couldn't find the community post so probably an email). Something along the lines of make a video about why you want to/ are playing the great online game. some people will get accepted to a community/ will get taught by Andrew or something. I was hyped. I quickly made a video. Weeks/ months later still no response. Oh well, I thought. Then a bit later another email. "Why do you want to be a synthesiser?" Ok. Take 2. Another chance. Made another video. Wasn't expecting much as I didn't hear anything back from the first one. I honestly think I may have forgotten about the second video.

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Corey Bennett Boardman
New comment 6d ago
  • behind the scenes of this comment... I tried to hyperlink a Rickroll to "fun" but it showed the preview of the video underneath 🤦‍♂️

  • @Owen Sheasby Lol. yes I got worked. ONWARDS!

Creating a lot of video content and distributing it effectively isn't easy. If you've tried, you know it's actually really hard. From planning to creating, to repurposing, distribution, to analytics—it's a lot. A simple thing you can do to help a lot is to stay organized. - Automatically create folders - Keep track of media - Keep track of the status (in your workflow) - Who's working on what? - Is it ready to publish? So to help I made a quick video on how you can use Airtable, Zapier and Google Drive to keep things a bit more streamlined. Hope it can help you on your content journey! If you'd like to learn some deeper insights on content automation and some of my recent thoughts on it, check out this quick read I wrote on Complex VS. Complexity (as it relates to content systems)

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New comment 7d ago
  • Very cool Stephen! It's awesome to see other people's workflows and automations. This seems like it would be terrific, especially with working in a team!

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