@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

10. Love the process

If you’re in it for external rewards, god help you… A Confederacy of Dunces was rejected by publishers… after the author’s suicide, it won the Pulitzer. People don’t know shit. YOU know. So love it while you’re doing it. Success can only be extra.

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@KieranCrotty Hallo, here is your unroll: The strategies that have helped me write 10 books in 10 years ⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎ 1. Always be researching The bulk of the work is… Talk to you soon. 🤖

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 1 month ago

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@RyanHoliday This whole thread was 🔥!!! So much great info. Thanks for sharing.

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 1 month ago

@RyanHoliday I often think of exactly that about John Kennedy Toole and "Confederacy of Dunces" (my favorite novel).

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@RyanHoliday Thanks for this.

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 1 month ago

@RyanHoliday “The Mamba Mentality. The mindset isn’t about seeking a result — it’s more about the process of getting to that result. It’s about the journey and the approach. It’s a way of life.” Kobe had great mental models on the process 💪🐍

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@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

9. Don’t talk about the book (as much as you can help it)

Don’t talk about projects until you’re finished. Save that carrot for the end. Talking and doing fight for the same resources.

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@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

8. Have a model in mind

Thucydides had Herodotus. Gibbon had Thucydides. Shelby Foote had Gibbon. Every playwright since Shakespeare has had Shakespeare. Everyone has a master to learn from. (For me it’s been @robertgreene)

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@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

7. Strenuous exercise

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought of a great line or solved an intractable writing problem while running or swimming.

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 1 month ago

4. Have something to say

“To have something to say,” Schopenhauer said, “by itself is virtually a sufficient condition for good style.”

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@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

5. Make commitments

I turn in a book proposal for my next book before my latest one comes out. When I have a commitment that I know I have to meet, Resistance doesn’t have the time or space to creep in. Meet deadline or death.

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@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

6. Work with great people

Success requires greater investment in the creative process. Pay for professional help. There’s that saying: if you think pros are expensive, try hiring an amateur.

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 1 month ago

3. It’s all material

Turn all your bad experiences, your struggles, your pain, your mistakes into material. The obstacle is the way / antifragile…

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@RyanHoliday Profile picture Ryan Holiday

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 1 month ago

1. Always be researching

The bulk of the work is researching—collecting stories, anecdotes, and data to marshal your argument. The writing is stringing those pieces together.

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 1 month ago

The strategies that have helped me write 10 books in 10 years
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2. Know where you’re going

You don’t “find the book as you write.” You have to do the hard work of solving the problem first. You have to figure out the best route, too.

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I have watched enough of the #TheBachelor this season to know that Matt is primarily interested in maximizing the amount of time he spends making out and minimizing any actual romantic feelings he has towards any of the women. I assume this is what every season is like.

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Eww they have the other girls together in one room again...talking to each other...while he gets with the other one....I thought they would stop doing that cuz it's gross and weird #TheBachelor

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Michelle I love you and I like you #TheBachelor

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His dad thought he was invited in the show to have fun.... NOT to be exposed for his infidelities decades ago! LMAO yoooooo 😭😭😂😂 this show so goofy!! #thebachelor

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As soon as the cameras leave the fantasy suite, it's time for the X-rated compatibility questions

#TheBachelor #FireChrisHarrison

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If I ever go on a date again, I need a non-problematic Chris Hansen-type to send my date a card that asks her to verbally agree to coming home with me.

PS: She'll say no because itll be weird that there is a reality dating show host secretly observing our date.

#thebachelor

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Is this what consent looks like? My girlfriend and I are gonna need a letter from Chris Harrison every time we want to be intimate! 😂 #thebachelor #bachelor #TheBachelorABC

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Matt and Michelle arriving at the Schrute farms spa experience #thebachelor

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