Reporting back on the daily question

Philip Morgan

I think it was last week when I sent you a question about what (if any) relationship you've seen between daily effort and achievement.I'm reporting back on the results, because they're interesting. Here's a condensed summary of the responses:Examples of achievement without daily effort

  1. Getting a doctorate degree in "sprints"
  2. A product biz; think about it daily but actually work on it more like weekly
  3. Daily bad because of effort; systems and automation good because of reduced effort

Folks who said daily effort is linked to achievement

  1. Daily writing = success, weekly = fail
  2. Daily helps with momentum rather than fits and starts

Interesting Outliers

  1. $10k spent on BTC back when it was $6.66/BTC (currently worth $24,945,945)
  2. Other examples like Tim Ferris, patio11, etc.
  3. 2-phase things that like building muscle in the gym: daily effort required by split into a work and rest phase

My takeaway from your responses?Overall: a lot of things can work to create achievement. I knew this already, but it was reinforced by the variety of responses I got from y'all.You should keep that in mind when you're reading free advice online, including mine. :)Your personality and individual situation matters. It might be the most important part of the equation.Most people on my email list would rather eat a bowl of broken glass than make a cold call to a prospective client. That's why you'll almost never hear me recommend that approach to developing new business. It's simply a non-starter for most of y'all, and I know that, and even if it was super effective I wouldn't recommend it in a general, absolute way.Most people who provide testimonials for some kind of information product probably could have been successful if their only assets in life were a box of paperclips and a 14k modem. The product they're recommending didn't cause their success, it combined with their personality, work ethic, or drive to amplify success. In that way, every success story involving some kind of information product (book, course, etc.) is a collaboration between the customer and the information in the product.The same seems to be true of daily effort. Some personalities "collaborate" well with daily habits to create achievement. And some, it seems, don't.If you've never tried a daily approach to marketing your business, it might be worth some kind of 30-day experiment. I think if you're going to try it, you should commit to a minimum timeframe of 30 days. Whether you are writing daily blog posts, daily emails, interacting with people on some kind of social platform, or doing outbound prospecting, or something else, I can't see how anything less than 30 days would let you really see for yourself firsthand if it's a good fit. In fact for me, emailing every weekday was brutally difficult for the first 90 days. Then, it flipped and became easier to email every weekday than to not email every weekday. The habit was truly formed and reinforced only after about 90 days.Thanks to those who weighed in on my question about daily effort and achievement.If you'd like weekly support with your move from generalist to specialist, check out: It's sort of like an intense mastermind, sort of like group consulting, and definitely something that could help accelerate your progress away from the generalist crab bucket.If you’ve been thinking about it and are curious about current availability, head over to: /positioning-accelerator-program/#availability-PP.S. Know a self-employed software developer who might benefit from specialization? Send 'em this free gift! Details here --> /referrals/