A shameful confession:
For many years and up until very recently (including in the July “Email Players” issue), I used to aggressively advocate marketers, authors, and assorted other business people do their content creation (whether creating products, writing emails, pounding out sales copy, or whatever their #1 content-creation priority is for the day) the first hour of the day.
Because that’s when people are at their most creative.
There’s a lot of evidence backing this up, too.
And all the most productive people I know practically swear by it.
But, I was reading an interview with Stan Lee — easily one of the most prolific writers and content-machines who ever walked the face of the earth — just a few short weeks ago, and realized how horrible that advice is for certain people.
For example, he used to structure his day like so:
- Get up
- Do “people” stuff – like go to the office, have meetings, talk to his assistants, give media interviews, etc
- Go home around 2 pm and write the rest of the day
Now, I can tell you, if I did that, my mind would be mush, my energy levels would be wiped out, and my content, writing, etc would be a phantom shadow of what it could and would be.
But that’s because Yours Reclusive is an introvert.
And, thus, I derive my energy – like Superman getting his power from the sun – from being alone.
Extroverts, on the other paw, like Stan Lee, get their energy from being around people, talking to people, and pleasing people. Thus, if you’re an extrovert, I now advise switching the whole thing around — and doing all your “people” stuff (phone calls, meetings, errands that deal with people, talking to vendors, coaching calls, consulting sessions, etc) during that first hour, instead of writing.
This should make you more productive.
You content more profitable.
And, your day a lot more fun.
And this is especially true if you use the ideas I teach in the July “Email Players” issue which has almost three dozen of the best and fastest ways I know and use for creating content, including:
- Social media posts
- Books (non-fiction or fiction)
- Articles/blog posts
- Membership site content
- Premiums & bonuses
- And any other kind of content you might sell or sell with
The deadline to get this issue is less than 24 hours from now.
After that, it’ll be too late.
So if you’re the procrastinating type, best hop to it, Pokey.
Here’s the link: