21 Apr Weekly Top 3: Live Like Tim Ferriss, Answer The Public, and Unicorns
Every Friday, I hand pick three things I found that inspired or interested me this week. These things include articles, videos, books, podcasts, music, new tech, and general advice. These are generally about writing, marketing, and personal development. Here are the three things I loved this week.
I haven’t even finished reading Tools of Titans yet, but I’ve already started to implement some of the tips, tools, and strategies into my everyday life and I haven’t been disappointed so far. This book and my general curiosity also gave me an idea for an experiment: to live like Tim Ferriss for a week. The productivity wizard is full of tips and tricks to live a healthier and more productive life, but what exactly happens when you stick to a strict routine of following his best practice tips for one week? We’ll find out because of course, I’m going to blog about it. If you want to join me, you can get the book here: Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
As a blogger and SEO geek, finding answerthepublic.com was like uncovering a goldmine of information. This is how it works: you type in a keyword, choose your target location, and within seconds it produces a list of questions and phrases that people are searching online related to your keyword. You can easily export the entire list as a CSV file and the best part is that it’s entirely free. No free trial or email sign-up required. Ultimately, this is a fantastic tool to help bloggers and content creators answer the questions that people within their niche are actually asking.
The Frap That Must Not Be Named
A major coffee retailer released a beverage this week named after a mythical creature with a horn on its head and Instagram influencers went wild. Personally, I have no desire to try this “drink” pack with more sugar than the punch at a college frat party and the tears of every self-respecting barista. However, plenty of brave — or narcissistic? — women and men did and lived to tell about it, or at least snap a pic for social media. One writer describes the taste as “a combination of the topical fluoride used by dental hygienists and metallic sludge.” Bleh. I’ll pass on this chance to be cool and promote something disgusting for the opportunity to gain a few likes. Some things just aren’t worth it.