Take Your Time To Think

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I used to think that smart people are fast thinkers. He never took my time to think. “He thinks on his feet. He’s really smart.” I tried it for many years.

Every time I faced a problem, discussion, or when someone asked me a question, I thought, “QUICK, QUICK, QUICK!”

Naturally, my first answers sucked.

Derek Sivers, one of my favorite thinkers, says he’s a slow thinker:

“It’s a common belief that your first reaction is the most honest, but I disagree. Your first reaction is usually outdated. Either it’s an answer you came up with long ago and now use instead of thinking, or it’s triggering a knee-jerk emotional response to something that happened long ago.”

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5 Audiobooks That Will Inspire, Humor, And Entertain You

I love to learn. And reading is my favorite way to learn. But sometimes I get tired of reading. Do you know that feeling?

I try to read two books per week. But when I’m working on a lot of things, and have an irregular schedule, like the past three months, I tend to read less.

But no matter what’s going on in my life, I must read at least one book a week. Why? Reading is simply my favorite time of the day. Reading gives me energy and new ideas. That’s why I do it.

But for the last three months, I’ve been working on a lot of things. We opened a new office, and I spent a lot of time with my hands tied: Moving, decorating, putting together new desks, painting walls, building a garage-gym in our warehouse, you name it.

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Should You Build Your Own Audience or Focus On Guest Posting?

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“How do I build an audience? Should I try guest posting or focus on building a community on my own site?”

I asked myself those questions when I started blogging. I’ve learned that there are three types of options when it comes to building an audience:

  1. Post your articles on every platform that allows publishing (LinkedIn, Medium, Facebook, Tumblr). Some argue that it will increase your traffic.
  2. Only post your articles on your own site, and drive visitors exclusively to that site. Some argue it’s better for SEO traffic.
  3. Find a balance between the two above strategies (which is what I do, but more on that later).

You can be successful with all strategies. Some successful writers publish everywhere and syndicate their articles to a bunch of outlets (James Altucher). But other bloggers only stick to their own site (Mark Manson).

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How To Start A Blog Without Knowing How To Code

A 3000+ word guide that contains everything I’ve learned about how to start a blog. You can build your own blog in 10 simple steps. 

Last update: March 19, 2020

When I started my first business in 2010, I asked a few people and companies for estimates to build a website for me.

And like most starting entrepreneurs without much cash, I thought, “are you kidding me? 10K for a website? I’ll do it myself!”

Of course, that’s flawed thinking. It cost me a lot of time. But fortunately, I had a lot of time back then. I also made a lot of mistakes that cost me additional time to fix. For example, I had to learn the hard way that you need to back up your website regularly.

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