A few months ago On ye Olde Facebook…
I came across a rather impatient fellow who was asking how to “wait for your tribe”. This is a pretty redundant question if you ask me.
Because the idea of actually waiting for your “tribe”… okay.
Let’s stop using that word. I hate it.
Let’s stop referring to people as tribes and let’s call them email lists, or cultures instead, or squads of fellowships. Anything makes it less nauseating.
Now, as I was saying, the idea of waiting for your email list to grow is redundant because that leads to several extremely bad habits. First you’ll start comparing yourself to other more successful biz owners and email marketers.
Sure, you could be doing it now as we speak but the difference is… comparing youself to them from the “impatient list builder’s frame” will murder your self esteem faster than a glass of freshly poured cyanide on the rocks.
You start feeling as if your list amounts to nothing.
And the idea of waiting until you’re finally leading your own culture of like minded peeps behind you towards your “grand goal” will feel like so much effort and work , you’ll drop out of the race before you even get started.
I should know.
That’s the same attitude that often leads to broken dreams and unfulfilled goals in life.
So, how DO you whether ( excuse me if I butchered the spelling ) out the “great wait”?
Well, the answer is simple.
You STOP FUCKING WAITING AND START FUCKING LIVING AND ENJOYING THE FUCKING JOURNEY.
Lemme tell ya something. Back before I was doing this email thing as regularly as I was I didn’t give two shits how many people where reading my stuff. That didn’t matter.
The fact that I could put my ideas down and send them out there was enough for me.
In fact, my very first and OLDEST subscriber in my list is….
I used to email MYSELF on a daily basis and I read my own emails and I sometimes even clicked my own links. It felt amazing reading my own content from my email client on my phone.
And the funny part?
I. STILL. DO.
That kind of magic never wears off.
I am my own biggest fan.
And I am my own biggest supporter. And it’s because of this that I was able to write well over 30 emails to myself before ANYONE even started reading what I had to say.
When people started dreading my emails and posts I only started getting higher on my own shit.
Their feedback gave me a general direction to take my non-politically correct, somewhat snarky and admittedly womanizing persona. Which, by the way is really how I am in real life.
So, if you’re just starting out and have no fucking idea where to go.
Then stop worrying about the future. It doesn’t fucking matter. Stop comparing yourself to Ghuru McInternet Millionaire the 7th zero.
Or to little Ms Well Funded McStartup from the village of Ventura Capitalista.
None of that shit is relevant.
The only standard you should strive to is your own. Not somebody else’s. Especially when it comes to email.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to listen to some sweet orchestral music while doing my laundry, cleaning the toilet and then preparing my breakfast.
In that exact order.
Pray I remember to wash my hands.
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Till the next wave of madness… Vae Victis…
“On with the show”