Happy Friday (And National Good Samaritan Day) everyone!
Preface: Welcome to another weekly round-up post from our growing community of bloggers, writers, vloggers, podcasters, and other fellow creatives. To be straight to the point, each and every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly round-up blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our e-mail subscribers. As per our submission rules, posts shared can not be re-posts, or older than 1 month (31 days), meaning that all of the following are fresh and recent! Tune in every week and you will gradually become a better and more insightful creative over time!
David Robson, author of “The Intelligence Trap” and writer at the BBC, starts us off this week with his report about new research focusing on the massive advantages of possessing passion and a “growth mindset” on the long road to a successful creative career, and earns the top spot on the podium!
Next up, we get to Ayodeji Awosika, self-improvement author and speaker, who reminds us that we’re in it for the long run in our creative journeys. It can take five, or even more YEARS of hustling and grinding to build enough momentum to reach the “promised land”, but unfortunately most burn out or quit way too early.
Capturing third and the final spot is Naomi Pham who shares her top tips and advice on how to regularly pump out content at lightning speed, using an easy-to-follow and doable approach that actually yields results.
Just below, Sergey Faldin, prolific Medium writer, shares his views on the importance and building blocks of superb storytelling, and how to do it properly in different formats such as written, audio, and video.
And finally we arrive at Josh from Money Life Wax blog, who describes his 30-month blogging journey, documents his successes, mistakes, and fails, and details out all the things he would have done differently had he had today’s knowledge when he was just getting started.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Mar 7 – Mar 13, 2020) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
? 1. How a ‘Growth Mindset’ Can Lead to Success
“While some people have a clear “calling” from a young age, many leave education without knowing their vocation in life, and may spend their whole careers without having ever discovered a career that truly enthuses them.”
? 2. The 5-Year Rule: How to Create the Future You Want
“Five years seems like a long time. It isn’t. When you break things down to the present moment and focus on the immediate future, you’ll look up five years later to see that you’ve achieved a level of progress even you didn’t think possible.”
? 3. Fast Content Creation: Top 5 Secrets of the Most Prolific Writers
“Do they possess supernatural powers to pop out content at lightning speed? The truth is prolific writers aren’t much different from us. They achieve an impressive bibliography merely through hard work and perseverance.”
4. How to Tell a Great Story
“Storytelling is everywhere. Whether you write a book, record a podcast, make a presentation, or create a Medium post, the ability to tell a story, and to grab a person’s attention is critical. Yet, so many people don’t know how to.”
5. 7 Blogging Pitfalls to Avoid
“The biggest take away from some of my blogging pitfalls/mistakes/goofs – whatever you want to call them – is that I learned. Learning is key! When you take action you will fail, but you will also always learn.”
New Music Release Tuesday: Week of Mar 4 – Mar 10, 2020 (103 tracks!)
Bonus Link ? : Hustle Music: A weekly mega-list of the newest music that dropped in the past week, sorted by most up votes ensuring the best landing on/near the top! Perfect companion for the hustle/grind!
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.
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