Good morning everyone! I normally don't talk about this topic in public because I don't see a relevance to doing so. However, I shared this milestone with an acquaintance of mine a week ago, and he told me then that it's quite astounding that I was able to do it and that it made him reconsider his drinking patterns. I thought of sharing it here because I think this is a topic that is relevant to many and maybe it can make a change in someone else's life. Background: I wouldn't say that I was an alcoholic (as I had no dependency) but I had no self-control the few times a month I was drinking. This caused me to experience some health issues as well as give my bank account a hit more than once... One night I over-did it, and ended up sleeping for a few hours in the street. The next morning was one of the lowest points in my life. I decided right there and then that I would stop drinking. I am not writing this post to recommend you to stop drinking, if you're able to control yourself and have a good time, then it's a great thing. Alcohol has existed for millennia, and I don't think it will disappear any time soon. But I do want to give you some food for thought to think about how you are treating your body and mind. Alcohol affects how you perform mentally, as well as physically, and the older you get the worse it gets. If you are introverted like me and you think that you need alcohol to be social: that's not true. That's just another type of peer pressure to make you drink. A social norm. Since that horrible day, I have taken better care of my physical and mental health. I have taken on more responsibility, and I have put my mental house in order. As Jordan Peterson would say: "Clean your room!" That's all I wanted to say. Don't take this as advice or an obligation, but do think on what you do to take care of yourself. You only have one body, and no one else is coming to save you. Have a great week y'all!
#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
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 --
It is funny. I have never actually sat down properly to think about the decisions I take on a daily basis on how they have an impact on my life, my work, family, social etc etc. Sam Ovens, as Sam Ovens does so well, explains such a seemingly simple concept, in a very valuable way to make you think critically about the decisions you take and how they impact your life. He also teaches you on how to get to prioritise important things in your life by cutting out the unnecessary, and also how to limit distractions. As we are creating and building audiences on social media, these skills are CRUCIAL for everyone to know, especially when it is so easy to become drowned in scrolling, commenting and consuming of content. The problem is that whilst this often feels productive, it can more often than not, be just pure action faking.
From libraries, to Google, to ChatGPT — knowledge seeking has evolved over time, and has become more efficient at every stage. https://medium.com/@gianyrox/how-chatgpt-will-ruin-the-world-57ea88b203fe I posted this article two weeks ago on Medium. Many people had interesting comments that showed me things I didn’t think about when writing. It gave me the following questions that I would like to discuss with you: I think that ChatGPT can think like a human, but can not reflect like a human (unless it is in one conversation). What do you think? I believe that a definition of Polymath could be, “one who knows many subjects involving math” or “one who knows many maths.” What’s your definition of polymath? What do you think about the term “prompt engineers” as in, one who engineers AI prompts? Drop an answer to any or all of these questions below and any thoughts on ChatGPT!
I've been putting up content on the topics I have been learning that is sales, freelance, content creation and mindset development and what I have learnt is that building an audience will take time but the authority you build with your achievements and free insight is so powerful long term. Authenticity is building trust. Knowledge is the new currency. My goal for this year on twitter hit 500 followers.
#31: @Obai Othman - FAT and DEPRESSED to HEALTHY and HAPPY (How To Change Your Life) We discussed his amazing journey of how he managed to turn his life around at the age of 30. He 'managed to transform [himself] from weak, depressed, overweight, and terribly stuck in life .. into a skillful, joyful, healthy, and genuinely happy and excited person.' (quote from his YouTube description) Really enjoyed this one, you seem like an awesome guy Obai. Thanks for doing this and I am excited to see your progress into the future. (I'm waiting impatiently for upload number 3) YouTube Spotify Apple Podcasts All Links
Ft. the beautiful @Raphael Mayr @Mia Cardenas @Jamie Barclay @Cotton Sam We all participated in a challenge where each day one of us came up with an uncomfortable challenge and we all did it and made it into a short video. Here are our best moments, favourite challenges and more. Shout out to @Christian Vandaos for eating the brown part of a banana. That video was amazing YouTube Spotify Apple Podcasts All Links
We will revisit these questions in 5, 10, 15+ years. In this episode we answered some questions that we would like our future selves to answer. We gave their current answers to see how our opinions will have changed over time. At the point of recording we are 11 and 17 years old respectively. Questions include: - What does it take to be successful? - Favourite book/ quote - Biggest fear - Thought on having children and legacy - Thoughts on Religion and Death and also some questions from this post (contributed by some of you) This was a fun one and it will give you an insight on how my brother views the world as an 11 year old getting into self improvement and business (who has me as a brother). YouTube Spotify Apple Podcasts All Links
#28: Akira The Don - The Subconscious Mind, Music, God Akira the Don is a music producer, DJ, wavelord and creator of Meaningwave. He has worked with many big names in the music industry including Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, The Weeknd and more. He has 200,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify and his YouTube channel has amassed 20 million views. His Meaningwave music has 'the aim of helping listeners achieve their potential in this lifetime' and features the likes of Jordan Peterson (who he did a podcast with), Joe Rogan, Naval Ravikant, David Goggins, Jocko Willink and more. YouTube Spotify Apple Podcasts All Links
#27: Cheaithanya Pappu - Mental Models, Frameworks, Twitter We discussed mental models, frameworks, twitter, books, self improvement, daily routines, dealing with judgement, the school system and more. YouTube Spotify Apple Podcasts All Links
#26: Ronen Hayempour - $17k a month at Age 14, Twitter, Teen Entrepeneur We discussed twitter, being a teenage entrepreneur while still in school, how Ronen made $17k in one month at age 14, favourite books, Twitter vs LinkedIn, why you shouldn't diversify, the school system and more. YouTube: https://youtu.be/nWEYQNCSHcQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6oGrDtIIaTgQjqSwtfXXkj Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/26-ronen-hayempour-$17k-a-month-at-age-14-twitter/id1554112665?i=1000591183271 All Links: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
#25: @Tatana Siweya - Starting Again At 37, Solving Social Problems, Getting Out Of Debt We discussed Nkateko's journey and future plans, how he is planning to get out of debt, social problems that Africa is facing, his advice for his younger self, why Nkateko doesn't want to leave South Africa and more. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMzpho4rrNM Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0aKO4McP1sBUpIkmeSPRtW Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/25-nkateko-siweya-starting-again-at-37-solving-social/id1554112665?i=1000590484122 All Links: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
#24: @Mia Cardenas - Synthetic Biology, Science Art, Living In Dubai We discussed Synthetic Biology, Science Art, what it is like living in Dubai, longevity, marketing, Latin dancing (Bachata), the carnivore diet and more. YouTube: https://youtu.be/KTUC2d5aE5Q Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1TC2TGM5DN1zWIAuTsVUc2?si=mPhN3RCQSnGQeI7zZYl29Q Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/24-mia-aiyana-cardenas-synthetic-biology-science-art/id1554112665?i=1000589740120 All Links: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
I will use all the info I have learned from here to grow my channel! Goals: -Post 3 or more videos a week -Post in the accountability here for updates every Tuesday 2pm MT -Grow my free skool group to 500 people or more
I've been playing around with Youtube over the last few months, testing out different video ideas to get a grasp on what I want to do on the platform. It definitely is my favourite platform, and one I can see myself put time into in the long term. This is my latest video, inspired by Alex Hormonzi's video on attention being the currency to make big money. Would love feedback on my latest video and and a critique of what I can do better in terms of title, thumbnail and content! I know I've a lot to work on in terms of story development, the initial hook among other things. Always keen to hear a different perspective. And this my first time editing the video, so feel free to share thoughts on that. Feel free to subscribe and post your channel below if you are interested in this kind of content. I'm always interested in seeing what other people are creating, and provide a viewers perspective if people were to find that useful. And who knows, with strength in numbers, we can all help each other get better and grow :)
#23: - Escaping Russia, SMS Business, Building A Community On Telegram We covered the SMS business, escaping Russia, building an audience on Telegram, how working online saved his life, why you can't trust the news, his future plans and more. Thanks for coming on bro. I feel this one was long overdue. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI-x9L7sDdY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6FyDgRBdJPrxaozZoV7M5c?si=f3217f1ef71247da Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/23-fedor-shatukho-escaping-russia-sms-business-building/id1554112665?i=1000588606700 All Links: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
I have made a bet with my parents If I make double their salary by 2024, they'll let me drop out of college They laughed and agreed when I told them that because they think it's impossible I love them, but they're going to see me laugh back And much sooner than they expect
For those who don't know me, recently I've been taking a course on Digital Marketing (Digital Marketing Blueprint by Seth Hymes) in order to start my own SMMA. It's currently 8pm here in the UK and I'm writing this post as accountability, even though I don't know if I can fully provide a great service, I'll do my best. Wish me luck lol.
With Rex Loyer. So, I decide to start a podcast with CEOs in my niche and I'm having guests in my playground podcast to make as many mistakes and possible before I get to business. Favorite lessons from Rex: • Taking action teaches us to be very good at looking terrible and lets us get rid of our perfectionism. • If you want to grow, be willing to look dumb and do things that hurt your ego. • You can get money even out of scammers if you have something to offer. • You can sell anything if you approach enough people. • Everything can be done quickly. Here's the link. Feel free to watch and roast me, providing me with useful feedback. https://youtu.be/6xtV9SeXXyY
So, on the advice of @Nivas K I am repeating same thing as before. If I don't post another video this week, FIRST 3 PEOPLE will get 50$ each from me on Monday. First time I posted the same thing and I uploaded my first video, after that I just did not upload anything. Let's go back on track baby!
I've been working for days on a new content strategy and style My goal is to explain complex topics in a fun way For my first thread with this new style, I decided to explain a topic @Andrew Kirby talks a lot about and is very well-known in this community: Leverage Please let me know what you think about it and what things could I improve I'll appreciate any feedback😊 Here's the link: https://twitter.com/LolaMure_/status/1592996886927085578?s=20&t=GRrjyQQCiKgebBuPJ7ZcHw
#16: @Jeff Harrison - Working with 7-Figure Clients, Digital Marketing, Using AI to Create Content This one was super interesting. Thanks for coming on Jeff YouTube: https://youtu.be/L2XxlSvugIY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0HFpBHZC4Fpxuw1X46aGJz Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/16-jeff-harrison-working-with-7-figure-clients-digital/id1554112665?i=1000582793315 All links: https://linktr.ee/TheSheasbyPodcast
#19: @Modern Eremite - Crypto Basics, DeFi, Long-Term Investing vs Trading We discussed crypto basics, financial markets, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs, long term investing vs trading, how to research projects, writing and more. YouTube: https://youtu.be/UNvEILPdrbY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4curQvsii6HXFQIDi0qVqn?si=gb-JD9XfROiYhmmXrSQTUA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/19-modern-eremite-crypto-basics-defi-long-term-investing/id1554112665?i=1000585160391 Other: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
My time at this school has added incalculable advantage in the way that I think, prioritise and learn. I owe this to Andrew and my fellow synthesizers who are in the trenches playing the great online game. Here's a website for Synthesizer School. https://andrew-portfolio-abli.vercel.app/ • Please use desktop view, it is not mobile optimised. • You might see your face in there. Please let me know if you would like me to remove or add you. • Please share your feedback and suggestions. Let's make this website a high converting landing page for this incredible school and community. PS: This is a permissionless project. I would like to see it come to life. We are all in a unique position to leverage our skills and resources to make this community the highest leverage community for creators. Let's make it happen synths.