THREAD: I've thought a lot about what it means to be wealthy.

But putting a "number" on it is a one-way ticket to the rat race.

Instead, here are 10 indicators of wealth (which have nothing to do with money):

Wealth is the ability to choose:

• How you spend your time
• Where you spend your time
• Who you spend your time with

Learned from the wise @jamesclear

Wealth is freedom from:

• Negative people
• Negative thoughts
• Negative emotions
• Forced obligations

@EricJorgenson's Almanack of @naval says it best:

Wealth is not freedom to, it's freedom from.

Wealth is a calendar without recurring meetings.

Recurring meetings mean you're on someone else's schedule.

Empty calendars mean you're on your own schedule.

Here's an example 👇🏼

Wealth is the ability to say no.

Early on, building wealth requires saying yes.

Yes to people, projects, and places you're not thrilled about.

But you've found wealth when you start saying no.

Wealth is never using productivity apps.

Productivity apps schedule work you don't want to do.

If you're looking for productivity advice, you're working on the wrong project.

Wealth is never waking up to a shrieking alarm clock.

Shrieking alarm clocks signal one thing: someone else is controlling your time.

The ultimate sign of wealth: not having a clock in your room.


Wealth is never asking for permission to go to my son's baseball game.

I don't have a son or any children (I hope)

But the idea of one day asking SOMEONE ELSE for permission to leave work to go to his baseball game?

That terrifies me.

Wealth is moving urgently, but never in a rush.

Moving with urgency is a choice.

Being in a rush is an obligation.

Wealth is a fit body, a calm mind, and a house full of love.

There's a reason @naval leaves this at the end of his thread, after talking about money.

Money doesn't lead to these things.

But it does make them easier.

Now for one about money.

Wealth is the ability to drop everything and go to a championship game your team is playing in.

Freedom to explore a new city, with people you love, on a whim?

The overarching thing here:

Wealth is personal sovereignty.
I reflected on these this morning to see how many apply to me.

I’m at 4/10.

I was at 3/10 until this weekend, but I pulled the trigger on going to the Super Bowl.

4 down, 6 to go!
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Wealth is time from @sweatystartup

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@TwitterSpaces dominates @joinClubhouse

~95% of Clubhouse traffic originates on Twitter.

~95% of people talking in Clubhouse rooms are scrolling Twitter at the same time.

If Twitter can seamlessly integrate Spaces, it's a no-brainer.
How to gain access to Spaces: tweet something like this
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High signal @joinClubhouse conversation on audience building with these great minds:

• @gregisenberg
• @SahilBloom
• @businessbarista
• @jackbutcher
• @magdalenakala

Here were seven valuable takeaways from each of them:

From @gregisenberg:

There's a difference between audiences and communities.

A good test from @theSamParr: if the leader of the community stops engaging in it, does it survive?

If it does, you have a community.

If it doesn't, you have an audience.

From @SahilBloom:

The number one focus should be to create content that provides tremendous value.

Once you're sure it's providing value, hustle for distribution and promote it with pride.

Give 10x or 100x more than you receive, and the rest takes care of itself.
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Today marked the end of the January Ship 30 for 30 cohort!

In 30 days, each community member leaves with:

• A writing habit
• Lifelong friendships
• A foundation of future content

Here's a running thread of their Day 30 essays and reflections:

There are three days left to enroll in the February cohort starting February 10th!

Join 191 others and lock in your spot here:
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In the last 60 days, I've helped 253 people build an online writing habit.

Here are 10 lessons they've taught me in behavior change, human psychology, and writing online.

1. Start smaller

The foundation of Ship 30 for 30 is the Atomic Essay.

• One idea
• Under 200 words
• Fits in one iPhone screenshot

This eliminates any friction to publishing ideas online.

And without that friction, momentum is inevitable.
2. Constraints create freedom

"Write something every day" is hard.

There are too many choices to make.

"Publish a 200-word essay with a 30-minute time limit every day for 30 days."

This is easier.

Within these constraints, creativity thrives.
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Build an online writing habit in 30 days.

That's the goal of Ship 30 for 30.

There are 29 spots left in the February cohort.

Join these 171 others who will leave February with:

• An audience
• Lifelong friendships
• A daily writing habit
• A foundation of content

We are capping capacity at 200 members.

If you want to learn more about Ship 30 for 30:

1. Check out the #ship30for30 hashtag to keep up with the current cohort.

2. Check out everything on the homepage:
And if you want to hear how members of the January cohort are describing the experience, check out this thread 👇🏼

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People overcomplicate Twitter growth.

Instead, stick with first principles.

You need:

• People to visit your profile
• People to follow you when they visit
• People to stay following once they follow you

That's the "what."

But what about the how? 🧵👇🏼
1/ People to visit your profile

This one is simple.

To get more profile visits, your tweets must show up on more than just your followers' timelines.

To do this, write engaging tweets.

• Ask questions that generate replies
• Optimize your tweets for likes and retweets
2/ People to follow you when they visit

Again, this one is simple.

Your bio + pinned tweet should articulate the value you provide (see mine for an example.)

• First line: "I tweet about X"

• Pinned tweet: Create a "start here" to let the visitor find your best stuff.
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