WLW #49

October 05, 2022

🏖️ 1. How To Work Less Cohort II Recap – Join The Cohort 3 VIP Waitlist

We just wrapped up an incredible Cohort of 🏖️How To Work Less, and it was our best yet!

63 amazing solopreneurs took part in the four-week experience to transform their busy businesses into a profitable lifestyle business.

Here’s what they had to say about it:

“It is the best course I have taken in a long time.”

“I am obsessed with How to Work Less. How to Work Less is more useful than my college business classes were, and is one of the rare online courses I followed through on, from start to finish.”

“I saw near instant results in my business after implementing Rich’s techniques.”

“This course has overdelivered value 10x of it’s price (you could easily charge 10k for the value you get). Any entrepreneur who wants to build a lifestyle business should take this course!!!”

Best course investment I’ve made this year.”

Not to mention, DURING this cohort my students had these real results:

  • One student increased their overall profits by 50%.
  • Another student increased prices by 40%, while outsourcing all production.
  • And three others closed projects for $40,000$30,000, and $30,000 (their highest rates ever!)

If you’re self-employed and want to transform your business, I would love to have you in Cohort 3 – Click here to join the VIP Waitlist.

🎬 2. Huge YouTuber Downsizing Studio – Here’s Why – Ali Abdaal Downsizing

Popular productivity YouTuber Ali Abdaal just announced that after a year, he’s downsizing from his massive studio back to his apartment.

You may have seen the videos of his beautiful London studio like this one.

There’s an important lesson here about growth and what we think we need (but really don’t).

What he said about leaving the studio:

Studio experiment was super fun, but stupidly expensive and probably not worth it lol.”

Ali was paying around £11,000 in rent every month.

As we become more successful, it’s really tempting to spend more because we think we need to.

Bigger office.

More employees.

More overhead.

More risk.

More responsibility.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is stay small.

Ali’s going back to filming in his apartment.

I’m still working in my home office with zero employees.

📬 3. My Email Mistake From 8 Years Ago That Still Haunts Me…

In 2016, I was doing a lot of experimenting with my tech setup.

Someone showed me how they set up their email so all of their inboxes merged into one gmail account.

They could easily send and receive email from all their personal and business accounts, all from one place.

I thought it was awesome, so I did it too.

8 years later, I regret it.

Here’s why:

Often I need to quickly get info from a personal email (an order form, receipts, etc.).

That requires me looking through my inbox, which has everything merged together.

Inevitably, I see a work email by accident.

(I usually have my inbox paused when I’m not working).

Then I feel the pressure to deal with the work email.

I’m over it.

Now I’m trying to figure out how to disentangle my accounts.

Any ideas?

🤳 4. My Friends Just Launched Their Education App – Continuum Is Live

Wanted to give a shoutout to my friends over at Continuum, who were just ranked #1 Product of the Day on Product Hunt!

They are changing the game with short-form online design and business education that rewards you for learning.

Oh, and I teach a totally FREE 15 minute mini-course called “Productivity For Creatives” on Continuum.

You can learn more and download it for 100% free here.

😫 5. Just Because Something Is Difficult Doesn’t Mean It’s Valuable – Tweet by James Clear

I agree with this.

And I also agree with the opposite:

Don’t confuse things that are easy with things that aren’t valuable.

Our society is obsessed with hard work.

But I think it’s missing a step.

Smart work first.

Then hard work.

I talk about this in depth in this YouTube video on Work Less Fundamentals (start at 20:01).

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