This video continues to inspire me to push through the novice and journeyman phases of content production and marketing to reach a mastery level.

Key Takeaways:

  1. When you first start out, what you are producing really isn’t that good.
  2. Your taste will tell you what your family and friends won’t – your work really isn’t that good.
  3. BUT, if you let it and embrace these stages of struggle, your taste will propel you to mastery.
  4. You will achieve quality by producing high quantity for long periods of time.

Be a producer – not a consumer! 

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