One of my favourite questions: Are you playing the long game? Or the short game?
Hacks and shortcuts don’t win long-term.
The only way to succeed long-term is to provide two things: value and consistency.
On a large scale, the market rewards companies who provide those things over and over.
Amazon, Apple, Tesla—these companies consistently provide value. They continue to stay focused on their mission and their customers.
On a small scale, the same is true.
James Clear published over 100 blog posts a year before he ever sold a book.
Tim Ferriss did the same.
Both provided value to their followers over and over, for years. They grew one fan at a time.
There are no quick wins.
Only those that provide value, over, and over, and over.