How To Get Further Than 97% of People in 6 Months

Cole Caccamise

Dec 3, 2023

Self-Development

Self-Development

Self-Development

Business

Business

Business

“Dispersion is the enemy”.

This hit hard.

The easiest way to never make money online is to give up on your current opportunity after 6 months and jump to the next thing.

Earlier this week, I finished updating my website after moving it over to Framer. This is a tool that makes designed aesthetic sites super simple.

I enjoyed the process of building my site within it and started having the idea of creating templates as a side business.

That also sparked the idea of having a web design agency off the back of it, something I’ve loved the idea of for the past few years.

The rest of the day I started consuming videos and thinking about web design, the business of an agency, things of the like.

This quickly spiraled into thoughts on whether I’m in the right opportunity, if I should schedule time during the week for learning design…

Unsurprisingly, this caused stress and made me feel like shit.

About an hour later, I got in my car and went to find a YouTube video I could listen to for the ride home.

The first one on my recommended was titled “Train Your Brain To Solve All Your Problems For You”

I wasn’t expecting much but it sounded intriguing and I’ve been enjoying videos from Rian Doris (the guy who made this video).

“Dispersion refers to losing focus on the main pursuit”

“Dispersion is going a mile wide and an inch deep”

Rian explains dispersion like this:

“For years you learn coding, honing your skills.. then you decide you want to build an audience… then your coworker ropes you into working on his startup with him”

“Fuck, man,” I said to myself after realizing what I was doing.

Dispersion is the enemy.

I made the most progress on my YouTube channel when I directed 100% of my effort to it. The last 90 days have been incredible in terms of growth.

I hit my first $3K month during November. I believe that I can take it to $9K and beyond in 2024.

But not if I don’t remain focused.

I can’t be a designer, coder, and tech youtuber all at the same time.

I have to make the decision now to divert 100% of my attention to what’s working with no guarantee that it will continue, and no timeline for how long it will take.

If you want to make any money online, you have to be brutally focused on a singular goal.

Not only that, you need to dedicate a serious amount of time to it.

I don’t love hustle culture but I think there are times when “hustling” has its place.

My days right now look like this:

  • wake up, work on the business

  • go to class

  • work for my part-time job

  • go to the gym

  • work on the business, sleep

  • repeat

I love it. I would probably work 10 hours a day if I wasn’t bound by school and a job.

That said, you don’t need to do that much to make your thing work. It just needs to be the only one you’re working on.

An hour or two of focused work every day will put you ahead of 97% of your competitors within 6 months.

Once you’re able to say “later” to all of the other things you want to do, you’ll win.

It’s my theory for now, but I intend to prove it.

Things I’ve been working on

As mentioned, I spent last weekend moving my website from Wordpress to Framer. Mostly because the interface for Framer is super nice, makes creating sites a joy. Looks a lot better now.

I made a sort of guide for setting up a new mac. Detailed all of the optimal settings i’ve found and the apps I use for my workflow.

Things I’ve found interesting

The video I mentioned in this letter. highly recommend giving it a watch (and the other ones on his channel).

For this week's action step, determine the one opportunity that you’re willing to work on for the next 2 years. Put aside everything else you're interested in, because none of them will work otherwise.

If I had had the focus I do now when I started my channel, I’d probably be much farther along.

I hope you found this helpful. If you did, please share it with a friend who needs to read it.

See you next week.

Cole

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