5 Ideas For The Interested This Week

How to grow your audience, become a genius, and more.

Josh Spector
Sep 1 · 4 min read

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” — Bruce Lee


You have a lot to do.

So you seek out ways to become more efficient.

But at a certain point, that does more harm than good.

You might get a lot more done if you didn’t spend so much time creating a system to track the things you need to do.

Now, on to this week’s ideas…

1. 100+ RESOURCES TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR AUDIENCE

I didn’t get a chance to write a new blog post this week, but that’s because I was putting together something even more valuable for you.

I’ve compiled a collection of my favorite 100+ resources to help you grow your audience including articles, videos, podcast episodes, and resources into an eBook which is now available for just $10.

While I theoretically created this for comedians, 99% of the tips are universal tactics that will help you build an audience for anything.

And I don’t mean to brag, but you’re going to be BLOWN AWAY by how much great stuff is in this thing — trust me.

RELATED: The ultimate guide to growing your audience.

2. 24 SHORT BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY TED SPEAKERS

Somebody had a smart idea: They reached out to an eclectic group of TED Talk speakers and ask each of them to recommend a book that’s less than 200 pages long.

The resulting 24 short books recommended by TED speakers cover a wide spectrum of genres including fiction, graphic novels, creativity, memoirs, and social issues.

RELATED: 101 books TED Talk speakers recommend.

3. 10 THINGS EVERY CREATIVE PERSON MUST LEARN

No matter whether you’re looking to improve your creative work or build a career around it, this post can help you.

Chase Jarvis shares 10 things every creative person must learn including that big challenges create the best work, simple is good, and value is different from price.

RELATED: How to build the creative career of your dreams.

4. HOW SHIFTS HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES

Our lives constantly evolve, but some people seem better able to handle and influence those changes than others.

Leo Babauta breaks down how shifts happen in our lives including the five phases we go through with each shift and the key skills you can develop to create a shift.

RELATED: How to pare down your life.

5. HOW TO BECOME A GENIUS

Intelligence isn’t something you’re born with — it’s a skill you can develop.

Stephanie Vozza explains how to become a genius by embracing six different activities that are proven to boost your brainpower including to train your memory, open yourself to new points of view, and play video games.

RELATED: Give yourself permission to discover your genius.

NEW MUSIC FOR THE INTERESTED

Got a song to recommend for the playlist? Send it to me.

COMING NEXT WEEK TO ALL ACCESS MEMBERS…

• How to break your procrastination habit

• A different way to think about rehearsing

• How to prevent your next presentation from sucking

• A simple thing you can do on Twitter to get more traction

• A great resource for to improve your next marketing campaign

If you’d like me to send you these ideas, sign up here to become an ALL ACCESS member before next Sunday.

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Thanks!

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Actionable ideas to improve your work, art, and life.

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