I'm trying to improve everything here at Rise Productive! Hopefully, you can see this newsletter is leveling up a bit by actually taking a second to give you some value rather than just saying "here are my videos for the week okay bye".
As award-winning author James Clear talks about in his bestselling book Atomic Habits, if we take the time to improve ourselves, our work, and our processes by 1 percent every day then we will see some massive improvements.
For me, I've been strategically taking the time to improve various aspects of my content since I moved home and started working full-time. While I loved track and being a student-athlete, I think I have noticed there is just much more ability for me to get focused and structured work in now that my schedule is consistent.
By working consistently on the same kind of content I have added improved lighting techniques, better thumbnail edits, transitions, and extra effects to my videos all while having less time to work on my craft than before.
The more I have been at home the more I've realized that all it takes to get better is being consistent and taking the time to improve upon my processes. Without tooting my horn too much, I'd like to say it feels pretty great to make more (and possibly better) videos than ever with less time available to me.
With the life you live, try and find ways to stay consistent with your workflow and see where you can tweak processes over time in order to make the most of the time you have. Implement the 1 percent rule and have that goal of incrementally getting better and you will see some major results!
If you are looking for a great example of having time to do more then take a look at my completely reworked website riseproductive.com. This website failed to have Notion templates for over a year and now it has plenty and is set up to actually help you guys out like it was supposed to!
With that being said, thank you all so much for all of the support you give me on a consistent basis, and keep up all the great things I know you're doing.
Have an awesome week!
❤️ My Weekly Favorites
🎧 Reborn - Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi - Kanye's new album came out but honestly, I spent most of the week listening to his older music.
📽️How I'm Learning Faster with the Improved Feynman Technique - Thomas updated one of his classic videos with this new and improved method.
✍️ Quote of the Week
Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
- Dwayne Johnson