First off folks, my apologies to those who found May’s newsletter in their spam box, or worse, didn’t find it at all. The inbox gods smote me that day my friends, likely for using too many emojis. Apparently, that is a thing.
Thanks to those of you who filled out our survey last month, I learned nothing. According to you we should keep the status quo. Just about every response was ”keep doing what you’re doing”. Clearly y’all are sheltering my ego, but I’ll take it nonetheless.
Usually I like to open with a little…pep talk. Some food for thought. This month I am going to hit you with something really simple but profound that I picked up watching a short Gary Vaynerchuk clip on Facebook. When asked for some words of motivation, he said: “You’re going to die. If that doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will.” If you’re someone who values legacy, and wants to leave a mark during this short, short time we are here, well you’ve been warned.
To be clear, that doesn’t mean live every day like your last. That would be exhausting, and just isn’t realistic. It means as Jocko Willink likes to say, “GET AFTER IT.” Expand your mind. Better yourself, and your situation a little every single day. It’s not at all unrealistic. A recent poll of my cotemporaries revealed that most folks were reading/studying/learning 1-4 hours every day. These are super successful, busy people (the founder of Clarity.fm among them) that have decided to make bettering themselves a priority. Get after it folks!!
A Few Admin Matters…
We’ve added two new mods to the growing OG team. Thank you to @michaelbuckbee and @taylorzorman for your help. Our community is growing like crazy (4k members #NBD), and we could use the help!
Also, I’ve been asked to bring attention to weekly Thursday teardowns (1PM EST) where OGs run through your site and tell you all the things you can do to improve conversions/experience. Check out #CRO. Folks mentioned in the survey that I should also remind everyone of the #guestpost channel. We’ve got dozens of OGs accepting contributions on their blogs.
Neil Patel – Co-founder,Crazy Egg and Hello Bar
Tuesday July. 12th, 2016, 1:00 pm EST
OGs Making Moves
Every week in the hangout channel, you folks share your most recent accomplishments and we all get to learn a little bit more about each other. Here are some recent ones:
Would LOVE to have a whole whack of coups here, but I need you folks to reach out to me. I just haven’t the time in the day.
Each month I try to bring you my favorite articles, books and casts. I am a total information glutton. More inputs than I could possibly action in my lifetime. I don’t recommend this, but it sure makes recommending good reading/listening easy!