Stand on the Shoulder of Giants - (Zoom Chrome Extension, LegalZoom, Spyfu, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (8/14/21)

Savvy Idea: Find books, resources, or people who have paved the path so and learn from them so you don’t have to make the same mistakes and be ahead of the game.

Why climb to the top of a mountain when you can stand on the shoulder of giants?

Why create a map from scratch when someone else already has walked the terrain?

Why travel the road less traveled when there is a path already paved?

There is value to learning how to do things from scratch, but in life, we only have so much time. You can only become an expert at so many things. The rest you must learn to learn from others on. To trust experts.

When I started this newsletter, even though I had to create a lot of content, I followed the frameworks of other email newsletters I read.

When I work on a landing page website, I look at the styles other people created to see what colors I can utilize to make better.

When I look at launching a podcast by the end of 2021, I’ve been asking many people who’ve launched and worked on podcasts their workflow and processes as well as addressed their fears of starting it.

By looking at other people’s walk-in life—their stories, frameworks and processes—I’ve been able to learn how to not make the same mistakes and advance without having to spend years figuring out the process.

It takes humility and courage to ask others for help, but by doing so, I learn I give others the opportunity to give back and find myself elevated to work more effectively and efficiently at the ventures I aim to work on.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • What project/venture are you pursuing or planning to pursue?

  • What giants can you go to in order to ask for help and stand on their shoulders in order to be ahead of the curve?

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Weekly Collections

A collection of resources for you to enjoy… 📰 🎬 🎙️

Zoom Meetings Page Auto Closer

The title says it all.

A quick game-changing chrome extension that automatically closes the page used to launch Zoom meetings and restores focus to the tab you were on before Zoom opened!

I’ve never looked back at closing my tabs manually!


LegalZoom

I learned that starting an LLC, setting up a will, or getting any legal help is pretty easy now with LegalZoom.

All you have to do is select an option, answer a few questions and get paired with an attorney for legal help! Prices aren’t too bad, considering what you’re getting!


Spyfu Keyword Research

As I’ve been preparing my podcast, I’ve been learning how to market research different keywords.

Spyfu has a great keyword search tool in order to see what people are searching for and the difficulty of a given search term in comparison to competition. Great to make informed decisions for SEO!’

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Weekly Tidbits

Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐

Verse of the Week

“See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.”

—1 Thessalonians 5:15

Challenging Quote

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”

—Toni Morrison


Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

Lots of exciting updates happened recently 🙂 I’ve moved into my new apartment, which doubled my bedroom size, and I upgraded from a twin-sized to a queen-sized bed.

Though lots of stuff are still being unpacked, it’s nice to have my own place after being nomadic for two weeks. I enjoyed the quality time with people who hosted me (maybe one day, I’ll do a year of this 🤔), and definitely recognize how fortunate I am to have friends who will host me.

Living situations aside, I’ve made a lot more headway with my podcast! I’ve been able to learn from people who’ve worked on podcasts and started fleshing out the flow to launch the podcast by end of 2021.

I’ve also been fleshing out the purpose and audience for the podcast. I know there are a lot of marketing/business/self-development podcasts out there, but I hope to figure out a way to get my personal message out to empower and help others. Growing up, there was a lot of stuff I had to figure out on my own, and so any opportunity to make things easier for others is a huge calling I feel (whether business, relationships or life).

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

Thanks for checking in this week! If y’all have any prayer requests, let me know!

With that, stay safe 😷, keep it savvy 😎, and I’ll see y’all in the next update 😊

Eric


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