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I talk about digital writing and digital leverage | Helped over 5,600 people start writing at https://t.co/p3fD3u8LRe | Former @blackrock trader turned digital builder
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Oct 1 5 tweets 2 min read
Saturday game plan:

• Early wake up and 90 minutes of writing

• 40-minute easy run + arm day

• Double espresso + September monthly reflection

• Inhale eggs, avocado, and toasted sourdough

• Spend rest of day walking and soaking in sunshine

Happy Saturday all 🤌☀️ Image It is simply impossible to beat this breakfast: Image
Sep 29 11 tweets 3 min read
This dead-simple writing "warm up" routine has helped me write every day for 700 days in a row.

Here's how it works: The key to writing every day:

Never staring at a blank page.

The blinking cursor staring back at you is your *number one* enemy.

And the easiest way to overcome it?

Put these 6 easy questions at the top of everything you write:
Sep 22 18 tweets 5 min read
The single most powerful habit for personal growth:

Journaling.

Over the past 5 years, I've journaled every single morning—and along the way, I've:

• Answered over 1,000 questions
• Tested every app, pen, & notebook

But I always return to a pen, paper, and these 5 prompts: For notebook & pen, I use:

• Muji 0.5 pens
• Leuchtturm1917 soft-covers

(More about these at the end!)

For my prompts, I use:

• The 80/20 Audit
• The Morning Kickstart
• The Evening Shutdown
• The Bottleneck Analysis
• The Compounding Projection

Let's dive in to each:
Sep 8 4 tweets 2 min read
2 Courses That Gave Me Over 100x Return On Investment (And Why They Can Help You) Build Once, Sell Twice from @jackbutcher:

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Aug 27 17 tweets 5 min read
Over the last 15 days, I've written Atomic Essays on:

• 7 Questions To Ask Mentors
• 6 Ways To Craft An Engaging Hook
• 9 Books That Shaped My Worldview
• 5 Ways To Use Twitter With Intention
• 7 Brutal Truths To Accept As Quickly As You Can

And much more!

Here's a recap: Day 1: My current mission:

Aug 26 7 tweets 2 min read
My 4 obsessions growing up:

• 1st-4th grade: Runescape
• 5th-6th grade: Speedcubing
• 7th-8th grade: Call of Duty 4
• 8th grade-college: Football

I've always done 1 thing at a time and *obsessed* over it.

Growing up I thought it was a flaw—now I realize it's a superpower. The single greatest thing my parents did for me was letting me follow my obsessions wholeheartedly.

16 hours of Runescape every day for an entire summer? Yup, no questions asked.

Will be 100% how I raise my kids one day—fostering obsession as a character trait.
Aug 13 14 tweets 4 min read
Current mission:

Help 1 million people start writing online.

And this thread has everything you need to:

• Build a writing habit
• Generate endless ideas
• Capture and keep attention
• And most importantly, develop the Ship Daily mindset

Grab a cup of coffee and dive in: Start with these 7 dead-simple steps to build a daily writing habit:

Aug 13 4 tweets 2 min read
Miami condo desk setup complete ☀️

Easy to get a good bit of work done with this view... even on Saturday! Today's gameplan:

✅ 3-hour morning work session
✅ Espresso and jam sesh with @Nicolascole77
✅ Lovely 3-mile easy run
✅ Golden pasture-raised egg breakfast
✅ Incredible Ship 30 live session 🚢

Now off to dive head first into the ocean and soak in the sunshine ☀️
Aug 7 5 tweets 2 min read
Today as we onboard hundreds of Shippers into the August Ship 30 for 30 cohort, it makes my day to get messages like this:
Aug 5 6 tweets 2 min read
12 hours left to hop aboard the August Ship 30 cohort!

• Build lifelong friendships
• Publish 30 pieces of writing
• Go from "aspiring" writer to prolific, consistent writer.

If you're one of the August Shippers, introduce yourself and meet your shipmates in the replies! 🚢 Image The energy in this cohort is ELECTRIC!

Huge upgrades coming to this cohort, don't get caught watching from the shore!

6 hours to go:

ship30for30.com
Aug 4 12 tweets 4 min read
Beginner writers all face the same 9 problems:

1. Distractions
2. Over-editing
3. Perfectionism
4. Procrastination
5. Self-confidence
6. Generating ideas
7. Writing consistently
8. Choosing a platform
9. Finding time to write

If you struggle with any of these, read this thread: Can't stay focused?

Use this quick system to eliminate distractions for good:

Aug 3 15 tweets 3 min read
6 actionable tips to 10x your writing—in the next 5 minutes:

1. Proofread on a different screen than the one you wrote

This is the ultimate editing hack—and something almost everyone overlooks.

Here's why it works: For most people, they both write & edit on desktop - never even considering mobile.

But now, 70% of reading happens via mobile.

And editing from your phone does 2 things:
Aug 2 28 tweets 4 min read
Want to start writing but can't overcome the blank page?

You're in luck.

Use these 21 templates for your next 21 days of writing (that make writing every day effortless): Before we start, a quick breakdown.

Everything you write falls into 4 buckets:

• Actionable (here's how)
• Analytical (here's what)
• Aspirational (yes, you can)
• Anthropological (here's why)

Every 1 of these 21 ideas falls into 1 of these buckets.

Let's dive in: ImageImageImageImage
Aug 2 9 tweets 3 min read
Numbers from the month of July:

• 8.6 million views
• +18,002 followers
• +5,164 email subscribers
• Wrote every day for 90 minutes

Another solid month of consistency!

And in case you missed it, here are the 7 best things I wrote this month (and how they can help you): My 6 takeaways from studying the writing routines of 500 legendary writers (that you can start doing today):

Jul 28 20 tweets 5 min read
I studied the writing routine of 500 legendary writers.

Turns out, great writing is simple—if you do these 6 things every day: 1. Take long walks

For each of these legends, daily walks were the *staple* of their creative process.

• Thinking
• Listening
• Outlining
• Observing

95% of their writing happened during long walks.

By the time they sat down to type, they knew exactly what to say.
Jul 26 11 tweets 6 min read
These 7 deep work playlists will help you get more done in an hour than most people get done in a month —

(For Spotify, YouTube, AND Apple Music): These playlists have helped me write every morning for 700 days in a row.

And they cover 7 different genres (so there's something for everyone):

• LoFi
• Piano
• Upbeat focus
• Melodic house
• Ambient space
• Static brown noise
• Movie soundtracks

Let's dive in:
Jul 21 15 tweets 4 min read
Over the last 4 years, I lost 100 pounds and wrote every morning for 90 minutes.

No hacks. No shortcuts.

Just monotonous, daily consistency.

And these 3 small mindset shifts made sticking with it easy (despite wanting to give up hundreds of times): The brutal truth:

99% of people know exactly what they *should* be doing.

And it's following a simple, boring process.

But – no one wants to hear that.

So they spend time (and waste money) on complex "solutions."

Luckily, this 2-minute read will help you avoid that trap:
Jul 14 14 tweets 5 min read
I went from 0 to 225k followers in 24 months.

And it all started with a simple challenge:

Write something every day for 30 days.

Those 30 days turned into 2 years of daily writing—and it's only the beginning.

Here are my 10 best threads so far (and how they can help you): 1/ Over the last 2 years, I can point everything good in my life back to one habit:

Writing every day for 90 minutes.

If you're looking to get started, follow these 7 dead-simple steps:

Jul 10 4 tweets 2 min read
Current morning routine:

• 5:30 wake up, hydrate, simple mobility routine

• Espresso + 60 minutes of journaling & writing

• 60 minute walk during sunrise

• High fat / protein breakfast

• 15-minute walk to WeWork

10k steps & 2 hours high leverage work done by 9:30 AM 💯 Typical breakfast:

• 3 eggs
• 1/2 Avocado
• Handful of spinach
• 6 ounces of bison or ground beef

🤌🤌🤌🤌 Image
Jul 7 14 tweets 4 min read
I've been lifting weights for 14 years.

But 8 weeks ago, I spent $21 on 1-pound weight plates.

And this *tiny* purchase helped me make more progress in 2 months than I had in 2 years.

Here's the quick story (and 1 reflection question that will change your life): So I said I've been lifting weights for 14 years – which is half true.

These 14 years have been riddled with ups & downs.

Seasons of beaming motivation and seasons of burnout.

(Chances are you've felt this too),

After some reflection, I traced these waves back to 1 feeling:
Jul 6 6 tweets 2 min read
95% of my writing happens during my morning walks.

The last 5% - when I actually sit down to type - comes only when I know exactly what I’m going to say.

Here’s the outline for a thread I will publish tomorrow, written during this morning’s 30-minute walk. Once I get to my computer, the "writing" is 95% done.

Now it's just "editing" – which is slicing and dicing the pieces together.

I'll pull up @typeshare_co on the left & @draftsapp on the right and start putting the pieces together.