Hey! How are you doing today?
I’ve been listening to every interview of Sahil Lavingia recently. He’s the founder of Gumroad - a platform that lets creators sell their skills and knowledge in the forms of book, online course, note, audio etc.
1. Get Specific
Rather than having a vague goal (e.g. ‘I want to make music full-time’), set a specific goal.
“The more you can visualise what it looks like, the better you can aim towards it. If you’re open to everything, you might do nothing”
2. Get Committed
Great things do not happen overnight. You have to be consistent and give it a try many times before you succeed.
3. Get Realistic
Most people think they’re either above average or below average. If you think you’re above average, you won’t be willing to learn from others. If you think you’re below average, you may think you’re not worthy of sharing your work.
Sahil says both are wrong:
“You’re probably more average than you think.”
4. Get Public
Share your work as early and often as possible. By doing this, you get to receive feedback from others, which you can use to improve your work. At the same time, you get to build your audience.
5. Get Started
Your work doesn’t have to be great at first. You should start creating and sharing right now so you can build a content library. And when people notice you, they will have stuff to dive into.
Achieving a creative success is a long journey. You will learn a lot along the way. So, the earlier you start, the quicker you get to learn.
If you’re interested to know more about Sahil Lavingia, you should definitely follow him on Twitter. The advice he shares on Twitter is very helpful.