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Inspired by a high-paying executive who helped raise over $300M for tech startups.

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Financial freedom isn’t living in a caravan at 65 with your swimmers on.

A post by Justin Welsh, who left a fast-growing startup in Los Angeles to work for himself, reminded me of true financial freedom. He’s helped multiple startups collectively raise more than $300M.

With all of the opportunities, he quit to start a side hustle dedicated to helping creators do the same.

His financial freedom formula is interesting, but I’ve updated it to make it powerful and relevant to us normies. …


There are reset buttons you can push, especially after 18 months of collective burnout.

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The internet nukes my brain, often.

My brain gets stuck in a death loop of thoughts about stuff that really doesn’t matter, that I won’t remember on the day I take my last breath.

A non-functioning brain is best described with states of mind such as burnout, brain fog and overthinking. I call it ground zero. When the lights are out upstairs and nothing is working, it’s time to send in the medics.

There are reset buttons for when your brain stops functioning. Fighting your way through a series of mental glitches makes no sense. Time can be regained when…


I thought it was obvious. It turns out many people want to know.

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Web 3.0 is like discovering the internet in 1996.

It’s one of the most exciting opportunities of our lifetime. Yet, because Web 3.0 is a tech revolution, it’s buried in hard-to-understand information. The biggest opportunity I see on Web 3.0 is the ability for writers to publish work and earn money from it. That’s my main focus right now.

I publish tweets regularly about Web 3.0. I realized yesterday it’s not obvious how to take advantage of the opportunity. I’m going to explain it in simple terms so you can get started today.


This line transformed my career: “Could I trade 20% of your salary offer for one day off per week?”

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Career decisions require my head to be WD-40’d.

It’s the hardest part of a career. Do you stay or do you go? Do you hop on over to the greener grass, or stay on the pee-stained grass you’re already sitting on? Or do you go and look for a new field of dreams to work in and become an entrepreneur?

While Bezos is not my buddy, his advice on career decisions is gold.

“All of my best decisions in business and in life have been made with heart, intuition, guts, … not analysis…it turns out in life that your most…


Social media will probably become fully decentralized in the next two years.

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Unconventional views of the world help challenge the status quo.

If you don’t push the boundaries sometimes of what is politically correct, you risk becoming a sheep that blindly follows the pack. Sheep can accidentally walk off a cliff when they can’t see far enough in front of all the other sheep.

Sheep life feels like a nightmare to me.

I spend a lot of time consuming content I completely disagree with. My biggest fear is that life becomes an echo chamber run by Instagram influencers selling diet shakes and skinny teas.

Here are a few of my semi-controversial ideas…


A different way to think about money.

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Making money feels like a hamster wheel.

What’s the point of it all? I’ve been riffing on this idea for a while. These are the ideas that have shaped my thinking so far:

  • Wealth is quiet. Rich is loud. Poor is flashy.
  • Money buys back your time.
  • Having time makes you a billionaire.
  • Having multiple income streams reduces stress. Stress reduction improves your quality of life.
  • When you don’t need to work so hard for money, the meaning of your life quietly shifts. You become outwardly focused, not inwardly selfish.

Now, I’m no poet lover, but Henry Thoreau nailed it…


I searched the internet for weeks to discover the harder to find insights from Sam Parr’s sale of “The Hustle.”

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Email is older than most content creators on Youtube driving Lambos.

Making money through email seems obvious. It’s easy to think email is done to death. The revolution that Substack created is lost on most. Substack didn’t make email newsletters relevant again.

Nope.

Substack gave content creators the ability to build an audience and own their audience’s data. See, conventional content platforms use the label “follower.” Follower simply means, ‘sorry champ, you don’t get the audience’s data.’ *Does sad face*

While going down the email rabbit hole on Twitter, I came across Sam Parr. Sam made email relevant again before…


Meaningful conversations can lead to bizarre opportunities.

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“How are you?” is a lie.

Every time I hear it at the start of a conversation with a stranger, it’s rare they actually mean it. How are you? is a throwaway line we’re taught to say at a young age, so we can appear to be polite.

It’s a question that scares me. I answer it and quickly change the subject. Shallow questions we don’t mean lead us to shallow conversations. Deep conversations are how you really find out how someone is doing.

Because how are you is a surface-level question. To answer the question honestly, it requires you…


Let me show you exactly how content creators make money on LinkedIn. It’s not obvious — and I’ve been doing it 7 years.

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Linkedin is Big Bird in an Amazon Boardroom when it comes to social media.

It’s owned by Microsoft. They don’t really do anything for their content creators. The platform isn’t intuitive.

The question I get is, how do you make money on LinkedIn? I thought I knew, honestly. Turns out I have a lot to learn. One of my LinkedIn connections, Justin Welsh, has built a diehard following in under twelve months. For those who say LinkedIn is dead, they’re a long way off.

Let’s dissect Justin’s advice and see why he made $20K in 9 hours from selling his…

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