“Another great email! It felt like you were speaking DIRECTLY to me. How do you do it every day?”
That was feedback and a question from reader, Jesse Lakes, founder and CEO of GeniusLink Inc. (Whose service I HIGHLY recommend.)
Jesse was referring to Friday’s email which if you missed it is available over on my blog.
How do I do it every day? Well, it’s a little productivity secret I learned from author John Grisham. And one which compounded annually yields massive results.
When Grisham began his writing career, he kept his day job as a lawyer. He made scheduling time to write a non-negotiable by waking up at 5 a.m. to write every single day. The goal was to write one page.
Every. Single. Day.
As a result he’s published 40 books over the past 30 years.
It’s also how I’ve written 11 books in the past 10 years. And how I write these emails daily… No matter what’s going on in my life, I write at least one page a day.
That adds up to 365 pages a year which is close to two books worth of content. Truth be told, many mornings I get on a roll and write more than just one page.
It’s the whole concept of incremental gains. Small daily action compounds over time.
But to have a streak, you have to get started and every streak starts with one. One email, one push up, one lap, one article, one sales call…
You can use this same strategy for anything. The goal is to make small, consistent daily progress towards your goal.
It would be irresponsible of me not to tell you my book Stadium Status is full of hundreds of other nuggets of wisdom like this Grisham strategy.
Here’s what Jesse Lakes had to say about the book when he endorsed it:
“I wish this book was around when I began my career.”
– Jesse Lakes, CEO/Co-Founder, Genius Link
That’s the exact perspective I wrote Stadium Status from, I call it the “Million Dollar Question”…
What do I know now that I wish I knew back when I started in business? TONS.
Find out here: