The Power Of Focus by Steve Jobs

From the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, one of my favorite stories is what he did when he came back. When he came back to Apple, Steve Jobs had presentations of the current Apple lineup of products to have an idea what Apple was offering. Reputedly, he was frustrated with what he was seeing, that at a meeting, he stopped the presentations, went to a whiteboard, and started writing. What he wrote was a box, quadrant of four. The columns are Consumer and Pro, the rows were Desktop and Portable.

For Jobs, “Deciding what not to do is an important as deciding what to do “, he said. That’s true for companies and it’s true for products.” (336, Isaacson). 

For me, this scene was the beginning of Apple’s renaissance to their current success. What he taught us at this moment is simply this – once you what to do, focus on it and execute it well. Focus is important, no doubt, but focusing on too many things does not work as well.

The front and back cover of Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Source here.
A video on Jobs about focus
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What to Write? A New Commitment

I have so many ideas, but I feared writing about them. Well, that is over. I plan to write everyday. Am going to do the Seinfeld writing advice.

I will link below several articles that talk about his writing, basically, he is saying keep writing daily, whatever it is. Eventually, it will be easy, I think 🙂 I know Seth Godin writes like this.

Things We Can Learn From Jerry Seinfeld About Writing

Jerry Seinfeld’s 5-Step Comedy Writing Process

The above links talks a bit more about the process.

The below article is an interesting take on the Seinfeld Strategy.

How to Stop Procrastinating on Your Goals by Using the “Seinfeld Strategy”

As you can see in the video, he talks about his writing process.

Okay, I will stop now 🙂

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A New Blog Project

empty highway overlooking mountain under dark skies
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Am starting a new blog project for the local Malaysian market based on the current training am attending from FatStacks. I have always been interested in blogging and well, with 2022 coming up, might as well go ahead and do this, as an experiment as well. Starting it up is one thing, continuing and maintaining a project is another story.

Wish me luck 🙂

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How To Write Better Blog Post Titles

Read a post at Problogger.com that suggests a few ways to write better blog post titles.

The summary of it

1: Communicate a Benefit
2: Think About Keywords and Search Engine Traffic
3: Evoke Readers’ Curiosity
4: Use Questions
5: Break Your Title into Two Parts
6: Use a “How To” Element in the Title
7: Use Numbers
8: Compare One Thing to Another
9: Put Your Audience in the Headline
10: Use Power Words

Well, you can read more about it at the link below :

How to Write Great Blog Post Titles

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A Simple Blog Post Strategy

If you are blank of what kind of blog post you want to do to update your blog, I would like to suggest a blog post strategy which is a how did I do or how do you do posts. Inspired by this Problogger post, I thought of how to do something similar for movie review blog, My Romance Movie Review, which has been stagnant since it’s relaunch. Oh, and please do subscribe to Darren’s Problogger. It is amazing and resourceful for all bloggers.

So, I have thought the post format for the blog as per below

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Blog Title – Movie Title – *short words*

Movie Plot

Movie Review

What I liked About The Movie

Movie Trailer

Movie Product Icon – Amazon

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Here is the result …

What do you think?

 

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