How a streak can save you, Defeating writer's block forever, Make $400 just by creating

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Welcome to Growth Currency⚡ #38!

A special hello to the 28 new subscribers joining us this week, including Adithya, Steven, Wes, Justin, Maya, Bonnie, Brian and Akshay!

Thanks for giving me a few megabytes in your inbox 🙏


I didn't want to write this.

A few weeks ago I wrote about trying to balance life and manage creator burnout.

And it wasn't me telling you how to do it. It was me asking you how to f$%*ing do it.

It was an SOS.

I was asking because I knew subconsciously this feeling was inevitable—but I was hoping I wouldn't have to write this.

This week is the first week in 38 weeks (since starting this weekly newsletter) that I've really had trouble balancing it all. I had strongly considered taking a week off of shipping.

But I'm not doing that.

Missing once might not seem like a lot, but for me, it's a small hole in the dam. I need the streak. I need the dam to remain leak-free.

I don't want to find myself running out of fingers to plug more and more holes.

One of my favorite creators is the ridiculously talented Jay Acunzo. And his most recent podcast titled Going Streaking is why he's one of the best.

Jay examines the planning fallacy, and how we often overestimate what we can accomplish in the short term while underestimating what we can accomplish in the long term.

*I'm triggered as I listen.*

He just described everything I experience every damn (dam?) day: mornings promise hours of productivity yet by the day’s end, less than half my list is complete. On the other hand, I continually put off big projects because, "Where the hell do I start? I'll figure it out tomorrow."

The point is, setting a streak can be life-changing. It can save you from all of this.

And it's saved my butt this week. Why? I have a streak to maintain: 37 straight weeks of publishing this newsletter, this one being #38.

I will check it off my list.
I won’t put it off for for tomorrow.

I started this newsletter with aim of 100 straight weeks. It was a big goal. That’s 2 years. Somehow I knew intuitively that "keeping the streak" would keep the dam intact.

And so far, it has.

Here's to streaking 🥂


CREATOR SPOTLIGHT 🔦

🔦 CORRALES CACHOLA || Cory is growing the Brand New Voices newsletter & community. He's an important contributor to the Tilt Discord community, and he is one of the biggest believers in the power of community being the driving force of Web3. Not to mention he’s an all-around great person!


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HERE’S YOUR GROWTH CURRENCY ⚡ THIS WEEK

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💸 Black Friday Fund by Appsumo

The team at Appsumo is doing something pretty special:
→ Submit your digital product before November 17th and you're eligible to win 1 of 10x $10,000 cash prizes. OR get $1,000 by being one of the first 400 products to launch.

This is a massive opportunity to start earning as a creator—what are you waiting for?

HOW IT WORKS

  1. List your product here. Click 'Sell on Black Friday' to list your digital product in minutes.

  2. Get approved. They're team will review your product to ensure it's set up for success.

  3. Earn big. Once approved, you'll get $1k cash (first 400) or $250 (everyone else).


1 Simple Exercise To Defeat Writer’s Block Forever by Nicolas Cole

I'm so glad I saw Cole tweet this before I published this week. Learn how Cole—a professional six-figure online writer—crafts an article from inception. The whole point of "prepping the page" is to feel that momentum. To feel progress. So you're not staring at another blank page. Watch, listen, take notes, and practice this 🔥🔥

PS - you might wanna subscribe to this channel 👌


🛠 73 Useful Content Marketing Tools (Reviewed with Screenshots) by Growth Badger

Kyle Byers is the brains behind GrowthBadger and he's put this article together with zero affiliate links and all based on his experience with 10+ years in content marketing.

Learn about...

→ Content Marketing Research tools
→ Email Newsletter tools
→ Analytics tools
→ Video tools
→ Podcasting tools
→ Productivity tools
→ and more.. this list is huge.


🎧 Shaan Puri — Audience Building, Money, and Mindset on Visualize Value

The link here will take you to the 11-minute mark where Shaan shares his Podvision. The whole conversation is great, but the real nugget is the Podvision document Shaan created for the My First Million podcast. Given his success, I’m taking notes…


✍ 8 Reasons Why You Should Be Writing On Medium by Stephen Moore

Stephen breaks down 8 solid reasons why both new and experience writers should be leveraging Medium to publish their work. From a distraction-free canvas to detailed stats to monetization opportunities, Medium is doing a lot for writers. As a new Medium writer myself, I highly recommend!


That’s a wrap for another week! I hope this was helpful for you.

If you’re new here, follow me on Twitter and send a DM saying “hey!" — or just hit reply to this email and let me know if you’re streaking too 😁

If you found this helpful, help spread the word and share with someone else who could benefit from it! That would mean a lot :)

See you next week,

Dylan

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