You have multiple tasks to do, projects to complete, and opportunities to pursue.
Which one should you prioritize?
As I’ve discovered, this is not an easy question. You need to determine the why behind every action, or your time will be swallowed up by less important tasks.
Talking with others is helpful. Sharing your challenges with a trusted mentor, or other creatives, can help you gain much needed clarity.
But there are two questions that should guide the entire discussion:
Where does the greatest opportunity lie?
What next action leaves you feeling the most touched, moved, and inspired?
Shiny object syndrome has less of a chance in a scenario where you’re clear on the opportunity, and inspiration is present.
I’ve course corrected in my business many times because of conversations I’ve had with my collaborators, teammates, and partners.
It’s easy to get distracted when what you’re working on doesn’t look like an opportunity, and you aren’t inspired to work on it in the first place.
Additionally, when creating a plan for our eventual success, we must order our steps. When we don’t, we end up jumping ahead to something that can’t be accomplished right now.
I see a studio, record label, magazine, and music venue in my future. But these steps must be ordered. And they work best in the order I’ve listed them off in.
Once I have a studio, setting up a record label is a logical next step. Once I have a record label, I’m going to want to promote our artists. So, a magazine starts to make more sense. Then, the music venue initiative begins to look like more of a feasible opportunity when I have the resources and financial outlay to make it a reality.
There’s a sequence to every version of success you want to create. It takes some intellectual work to identify what that sequence might be. And I won’t lie – sometimes it takes some trial and error, and experience too. But it’s worth putting the work in upfront to identify the most workable sequence.
With that, here’s what I created with you this week.
New Value-Packed Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes
Here’s what I created for you this week. Click on the headlines that pique your interest.
Here’s a unique, value-adding piece we shared on social media this week:
There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.
I created it because I needed a repository for all my personal development and spirituality related posts from last year (I published daily for 365 days, remember?).
The publication has a modest 34 followers, which isn’t half bad considering I didn’t put much of a push behind it (besides the stories I included in the publication).
Well, now I’m looking to grow the publication in a BIG way. And I’ve already been in conversation to do exactly that.
We Are Looking for Writers (& Content Creators) to Join Our Community
Our goal is to have 20 writers / content creators registered in our community by November 19.
We have already set up our Slack, and plan to develop creator structures such that we all benefit from the opportunity.
Speaking of which…
Here’s the Opportunity
So, why would anyone want to join?
Let me ask you something…
How many times have you heard yourself or others say, “if only I had more money I’d be able to X.”
Fill in the blank.
What would it be? Spend more time with friends? Enjoy a night out? Build a bond with your kids?
Whatever the case, this is probably a familiar conversation for most of us.
That’s why I decided to take on this project.
I’ve been a writer on Medium since 2017, and between July 2020 and July 2021, I even used it as my primary publishing channel (growing a following of over 1,400 in the process).
What I realized is this:
Medium represents a great opportunity for building traffic to your website or offers, growing your following or email list, and even earning an income (thanks to their Partner Program).
And while you can get some results going at it as a lone wolf…
After four years of going at it, I’ve realized there’s so much MORE we can do as a collective.
Share all the publication content through official Abundance Attraction social media channels (coming soon)
Share each other’s content for more views and income
Send traffic to each other’s email lists, websites, and offers
Share the latest opportunities (in social media or otherwise) with each other (I’m seeing so many great, new platforms pop up that we could all take advantage of as creators)
What Types of Content Can I Share on Medium?
Medium is a great place for all types of content, whether it’s creative writing, short stories, personal stories, freelancing, business, entrepreneurship, making money online, personal development, travelogs, politics, or otherwise.
Even if you’re not a writer, if you’re a photographer, podcaster, or vlogger, there are opportunities to get your content shared and seen on Medium (they encourage importing any unique stories you have the rights to – meaning you can syndicate content you’ve already created).
Media content could even represent an advantage, because the longer people stay on your stories, the more you get paid (i.e. if you have a 10-minute video and readers view the whole thing, you’re going to be rewarded more handsomely for your efforts).
Sounds Awesome! Can I Join?
If you’re committed to publishing weekly, sharing other people’s content on your socials, and being a champion of the Abundance Attraction publication (the more followers it gets, the more we all benefit), then you are probably a good fit for our community.
If you’re interested, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s get into conversation and explore the possibilities together!
What You Can do to Help
Maybe you don’t see yourself joining the community but would still like to support us.