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6 months wrap-up of Super Sunday: 6 lessons learnt from writing weekly.
Lessons that apply to any project
Today’s post is a special one; it marks the completion of 6 months of Super Sunday! 🙌
I’m celebrating this milestone and thanking you for supporting and empowering this journey through your engagement, spreading the word, or simply taking the time to read.
By writing weekly for the last 6-months I learnt invaluable lessons.
Lessons I believe would be helpful to you whether you wish to start writing or not.
Let’s dive in.
The best way to learn is to teach:
Being one of my signature strengths, the love for learning is something that keeps me motivated.
I’ve experienced that the best way to learn is to teach. When you do so, you fact check and retain information with a deeper intention for understanding and curiosity.
Whatever you enjoy learning, if you wish to go deeper on that then I suggest you start teaching someone else about it.
Deliver true value to the reader:
Each time I write a Super Sunday newsletter I think “how can I deliver the highest ROI for the time the reader (yourself) is spending on this post?”
This intention builds true connection.
It also helps me articulate my writing better which inevitably pays me back dividends by improving and clarifying my thinking frameworks. True win-win.
Writing authentically is a must:
The fact of the matter is there is an enormous amount of information floating around.
ChatGPT now makes it available on demand and almost effortlessly. However, beyond the chances that ChatGPT can make mistakes, it is not human.
Writing is a form of communication, and for any communication to truly be impactful it has to be authentic.
Building an audience is very hard, but very fulfilling:
While metrics matter, they’re not everything.
It is very hard to filter through all the junk online to find like-minded people, but once you do, it is quite fulfilling.
Building a tribe is the ultimate goal here, to network and surround yourself with like-minded friends.
Consistency is the secret sauce:
Super Sunday came out every Sunday morning despite the circumstances. That required a dedication and a system to run it.
For anything to win it requires consistency: relationships, habits, health, investing, etc…
Three systems that run this machine: system for generating ideas, system for writing, system for reviewing and researching.
It gets harder before it gets easier:
I never wrote online before starting this newsletter.
It was an interesting learning curve for me, realizing that indeed it is a skill that requires a lot of practice, but with that practice it gets easier.
Like with everything new in life, as the competency starts meeting the challenge requirement it generates a state of “flow” (from Csikszentmihalyi). This state of flow makes the task rewarding and engaging.
These lessons can apply to any kind of project, and I hope they resonate or help you in your own journey:
Which one stood out to you the most?
How will you apply it to your project starting today?
Enjoy exploring and learning.
Have a Super Sunday! 💪
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