A while back I received an e-mail from a guy named Mike Ducille. It was an invitation to Mike’s book club, which includes a number of other like-minded creators and entrepreneurs. Some topics we get into:
- Lessons learned from a failed app launch- what do you do after a major failure? I’m not talking about a little mis-step. How do you bounce back from a potentially career-stifling blow?
- The psychology of money (check out Ramit Sethi’s book). Ramit is also launching a podcast to bolster the stuff he’s already putting out in the world. Highly recommended checking it out, especially if you want to improve your mindset around money.
- Scaling a business by charging higher prices- time is a powerful tool. As you gain experience, connections and skill, you need to charge higher prices. What if you could sell your work for 10x more than you do now? The key here is finding the market and conveying value to the right person.
- Sending effective personal messages, collaborating with high profile folks, handling guests’ busy schedules… Knowing how to navigate the world of assistants, LinkedIn and cold e-mails gives you leg up on your counterparts.
I love this stuff. What Mike and his book club are doing is a great example of how to use online community to lift each other up.
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