One of my favorite parts of curating is finding good new ‘stuff’. (Sorry, that word just works for me, no matter how inelegant or generically lame it sounds. Yes, it’s lazy, but hey, it’s one less syllable than ‘content’ and it covers a lot of ground. Okay, in the time it took me to–fancy word alert!–bloviate on that, I could have found a more effective word than ‘stuff’, right? Now that I’ve completely lost you…
It’s always a plus in my day when I come across a new voice with clear, often unique, ideas to add to the curation.
Chris Guillebeau–side hustler, author, and podcaster [1283 consecutive episodes and counting]–sends out a weekly email. Subscribe here.
A few favorite excerpts from today’s…
Subject: If You Haven’t Started That Project Yet, Why Not?
…I had to make a rule that the answer [to a request for advice] couldn’t be “Just start”—because that’s what about half of the people said. “Just start” is frustrating to hear when you’re unable to get started.
One way or another, the pain of making a change has to become less than the pain of remaining where you are.
I want to typify a new side hustler’s possible first steps.
So, I’m just using Gmail without a personalized domain.
And I use Pixabay and Unsplash for images. [Apologies ahead of time if I forget to attribute the work to the artist. Feel free to remind me to do so.]
Part of this inspiration came from Chris Guillebeau’s book The $100 Startup.
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— I’ll make mistakes, perhaps on purpose, so I–AND YOU–can learn from them.
— I’ve written for many years and I provide generally mistake-free copy. BUT I’m working on following the credo of ‘Done is better than perfect…because perfect is impossible anyway’ . In fact, I’m going to publish this post even though it isn’t as complete as I would like. [I’m in the middle of a Pat Flynn e-mail strategies webinar.]