The Cook Up 001: Curated Newsletters Are the New Mixtapes

Dec 09, 2020 9:03 pm


Curated Newsletters Are the New Mixtapes

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to the Cook Up.

I'm changing things up. I had a conversation with a close friend about my newsletter.

She said Will to put it honestly...


She said it was BORING!

So I'm spicing things up and being more of myself, and not some robot that only cares about marketing. I'll be sending you new writings, interesting articles I read online, what I'm learning, new tools and resources and throwing in some fun stuff.

Feel free to hit reply and share what you liked, or disliked. Thank you for reading.

With gratitude,


Now on to the good stuff! 🙂

New Writing

How New York Times Bestselling Author James Clear Learned to Write

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, wasn’t always a writer. Even more interesting, James took one English Class while attending Denison and majored in biomechanics.

If you're ready to go from unknown writer to bestselling author check it out.

6 Tips for Better Writing From James Clear


Interesting Read

How To Stop Being A One-Man-Band

I think most freelancers have an attitude that screams I'll do it myself.

But you can't do everything yourself and still have time for yourself.

Jamie writes about how to stop being an army of one by putting good people around you.

It's worth a read because even the Verizon man had 50 million people behind him. 🙃

What I'm Learning

Become a Calculus 1 Master

Richard Feynman asked Herman Wouk if he knew calculus.

Wouk said no.

Feynman said you better learn it. It's the language God talks.

I don't know if calculus is the language God talks.

But I do know it's the language innovation talks.

Without calculus, we wouldn't have cell phones or computers.

Knowing that I thought it would be wise to learn calculus.

Resources & Tools

TikTok is Here to Stay

I attended a webinar and learned shocking news! Most people in the webinar check TikTok before Instagram or Twitter. So it's time to invest more time in TikTok.

Here's a free playbook that explains how the TikTok algorithm works and how to go viral.

The 1,000,000 Views Playbook

Fun Stuff

NBA Preseason Starts Friday

The NBA bubble was amazing and one of a kind. Someone needs to write a book on how they put it together. There's no more bubble though.

So how will this short NBA season look?

I don't know.

Preseason will be the way we all find out.

Stu - SNL

I thought this was one of the funnier skits from SNL this past weekend.

Who else wants a PS5 for Christmas this year?


Kid Cudi Album Dropping Friday

Fun fact about me, I lost my phone during Kid Cudi's set at Coachella in 2019 while traveling through the crowd. Excited to jam out to new Cudi this winter.


Quote of the Week

“Learn things yourself. It will take longer, but it is nice to be self sufficient. There is joy in learning and doing.”
Derek Sivers