WLW #110

December 15, 2023

Ep. 19 – Nowhere Left To Run – Business Update

In this episode, I cover: 

  • How I set a date to shut down my design agency, and what it took to do it.
  • How I launched a new brand new product and made $200k in 30 days.
  • Why people get totally wrong about charging high prices.
  • How to provide the most value to your clients, with the least amount of work.

💰 1. When It’s Time To Leave Money On The Table – YouTube Video From Ali Abdaal

Beautiful YouTube video from author and entrepreneur Ali Abdaal.

For the good stuff, skip to Business Update (starts at 17:24).

Ali explains his new decision to start running his business part-time, knowing it will ultimately leave millions on the table.

We always have this choice:

  • Do we do the thing that will make us more money?
  • Do we do the thing that will help us enjoy life more?

Ali thinks it’s okay to leave money on the table.

It’s very tempting to always maximize our business and life for the most money possible, but that’s not really the goal, is it?

Money is just a tool to help us enjoy life.

But it’s really hard to leave money on the table.

Instead, we’re more than happy to leave:

  • Peace of mind on the table.
  • Family time on the table.
  • Mental health on the table.
  • Relaxation on the table.

Definitely a video worth watching.

🗺️ 2. Roadmap To A $5m Creator Business – Twitter Thread by Justin Welsh

Thanks to my pal Colby for the recommendation.

If you want to know what to expect before diving into building an audience onlineI’d start here.

📚 3.My 5 Favorite Books Of 2023

I read some awesome books this year.

Here are my top 5.

If you want my thoughts, just check out the link after each book.

  1. 10X Is Easier Than 2X – Dr. Ben Hardy & Dan Sullivan (Review)
  2. Buy Back Your Time – Dan Martell (Review)
  3. The Creative Act: A Way Of Being – Rick Rubin (Review)
  4. No Boundary – Ken Wilbur (Review)
  5. Implementing Value Pricing – Ron Baker (Review)

👴 4. A Lesson From Charlie Munger – From The Curiosity Chronicle

Loved this breakdown of some of Charlie Munger’s best lessons from Sahil Bloom’s Curiosity Chronicle.

Full text reposted below:

🏹 Avoid the Second Arrow

In 1953, a 29-year-old Charlie Munger faced a series of crushing blowslosing his 9-year-old son to leukemia, his wife to a divorce, and his money to the medical bills.

Very few people could have recovered from that series of events.

But recall the Parable of the Two Arrows:

The Buddha once asked his student, “If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?” The student nodded, yes.

The Buddha then asked, “If a person is struck by a second arrow, is that even more painful?” The student again nodded, yes.

The Buddha then explained, “In life, we cannot always control the first arrow. However, the second arrow is our reaction to the first. The second arrow is optional.

Charlie Munger was struck by the first arrow (harder than most of us can imagine), but he stared into the darkness and realized that the second arrow was optional.

When we encounter the inevitable challenges of life, we can all do the same.

🏖️ 5. How To Work Less Cohort 6 Starts In 4 Weeks!

Friendly reminder that we are kicking off Cohort 5 of my live cohort-based course 🏖️ How To Work Lesson January 8th…


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