by Cesare Rocchi

Highly preached Common Sense Messages

tags: common sense

Off the top of my head:

  • Sleep more
  • Plan backwards, start from goal define steps to get there
  • Start marketing before having a product
  • Define success for you
  • Charge more
  • Do content marketing
  • Do growth hacking
  • Build something that solves a problem or that people want
  • Keep it simple
  • Making money is not the most important thing
  • Money is not a motivator
  • Build habits to avoid making micro decisions throughout the day
  • Focus
  • Ignore the competition
  • Work hard
  • Work smart
  • Don’t procrastinate
  • Start somewhere
  • Build a following
  • Build a mailing list
  • Create an online course

There’s many more. I am pretty sure you have heard of most of them in books, blog posts, podcasts, etc. There’s nothing wrong with these messages per se. They sort of make sense.

Lately I am kinda sick of hearing them over and over again. Especially in the contextless, almost link-baity and usually regurgitated way that I have been noticing lately.

I used to read much more in the past. My problem today is finding good reads. Amazon is full of self-help, self-improvement, self-published books. And of course most of them are self-proclaimed NYT best sellers, although I feel that that badge has kind of lost its value.