The first time that I can remember was from Stephen King. In Stephen King’s On Writing, he recommends writing every day.
K. Anders Ericsson’s seminal work on deliberate practice, which was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, indicates that people at the top of their professions on average have put in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. This is about 4 hours of deliberate practice every day.
Then there was Gary Vaynerchuck, who advised content creators to document if they cannot create.
Next, there was Stephen Key, who has made a living from selling his ideas. He thinks of new ideas every day and advises other people to think of at least ten ideas/potential products every day to license to companies.
Darren Hardy wrote a book called The Compound Effect. The idea that small, consistent practices or changes lead to larger, even exponential, changes over time.
Austin Kleon says to Show Your Work. Share your work as you go along the process.
James Altucher, who has had a few successful business endeavors too likes to write down ten ideas a day, similar to Stephen Key.
The latest encounter is Seth Godin. The advice isn’t so recent, but he suggests everyone blog every day, even if no one reads it. It’s good for the mind at the very least.
Maybe I’ll blog every day. I doubt it, but I’ll publish posts more frequently…for a time. We’ll see how it goes.
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