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Appreciate your consistently showing up with great advice Dan. So much good information here to digest. I have watched the workshop video several times through as well and keep gleaning new information each time.

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Thank you so much Matthew!!!

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So true and so important to do less. I’ve learned and tried a dozen new things for my recent book launch and now I’m stepping back to assess and write about what really worked, didn’t exhaust me, and gave satisfaction even if it didn’t offer huge success. I find I have to now weigh the satisfaction quotient more than anything else.

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Yes! Thank you!

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Thank you for sharing this, Dan. Your Substack presentation for She Writes was transformative for me, and I fully credit you for inspiring me to take the plunge into this amazing world. Your advice to present, to be generous, and to focus on the value you can bring to others is invaluable, and I really appreciate your grounded, steadying advice to authors.

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Thank you Irena, I so appreciate you sharing this. Hope you have an amazing day!

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I appreciate your emphasis on simplicity and doing less. I find it a powerful and game-changing concept. Quality over quantity resonates deeply with the creative community.

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Yes! Thank you Winston.

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Thanks for this week's newsletter, @danblank! Yes, I've been overwhelmed for all the reasons you listed! (And I've done two of your Substack workshops . . . still learning! The personal connection part is what keeps me going--just seeing one person seem to get something from what I create. But I need to implement some of the cleaning and organizing strategy you suggest, so that I can be focused with even more clarity.

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Thank you Etta!

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love these tangible tips. Especially the idea of doing more with less (or doing less, but with more impact).

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Thank you Sarah!

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Had a conversation earlier this week with a group of writers and book coaches, almost all of them overwhelmed by all the "stuff" to do. I embrace the "do less, do it better, and do it with joy" philosophy and try to practice that myself.

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Love that. Thanks!

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I actually sighed with relief when I read the words “do less” -- I find when I do less, I can create more and use the time of doing less to let my brain wander and welcome the new flow of creativity. Enjoyed this immensely.

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Thank you so much Dina!!!

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So much gold here. This year, I committed myself to writing more on my Substack and it's been a great creative process for me. But I have found myself getting lost already here and there in the social media sauce, with the likes, follows, etc. Thanks for this grounding article, Dan!

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Thank YOU!

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Awareness: "So often, people treat their social media the same way they treat their email inbox: it becomes their news source, their shopping source, their to-do list, how they stay connected with anyone they ever met, where they conduct business, where they find entertainment, and so much more." Thank you.

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Thanks Paula!

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Dan Blank

I took your class via Jane Friedman; now signed up to your Substack. Thanks for honing in on how to avoid overwhelm.

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Thank you Mary!

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I'm so inspired to set up an intentional creative space now! I find myself working on so many different projects in so many different places--I just know it will help to "do less." Thank you for this!

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Thanks Jess!

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A really good post — thanks!

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Thanks Sandra!

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Love to be reminded to focus and simplify!

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Thank you Lou!

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Beautiful! It’s a way of love you express in such practical concrete manners. Love it 💓

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Thank you Kyomi!

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Dan, I've been following you for — what? a couple of years at least. Ever since I got a book contract and realized I had to get EVERYTHING together AT ONCE. Yikes! You don't just have great advice. You have the secret sauce (for me, anyway): you encourage me jump off the gerbil wheel and relax. Not like go-to-sleep relaxed, but rather the "perspective" relax. This can be done and you don't have to kill yourself doing it. This is, far and away, the best piece of advice I have heard throughout this entire process.

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Thank you John, I really appreciate the kind words and you sharing your experience/perspective here!

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