Hi! I'm Joe, and I'm a writer.


Published over 1 year ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader,

This week I made one of the most difficult decisions in my career. I chose to end something that was important to me, something I had been working on for years, something I had spent a lot of time, money, and effort on.

When I told a friend about my decision, they said, "It makes sense. Now you can focus on what you're best at."

Best at.

What are you best at?

I'm not just talking about skills you have, but approaches, ways of doing things, such that when you show up, things just seem to naturally happen.

Are you thinking of something?

For me, right now my best guess is that I'm best at fostering communities.

How about you? What are you best at? Hit reply and let me know.

The next question is, how can you bring that thing that you're best at into everything you do? And how can you stop doing things that don't play into what you're best at?

I spent years focusing on something I honestly wasn't very good at. I don't regret it. I learned a lot, and honestly, I might try it again someday. But if I do, I need to make sure I don't lose sight of what I'm best at, and that I do a better job of bringing what I'm best at into that work.

The same goes for you, for all of us.

It's not complicated. It's as easy as being yourself.

Think about what you're best at. Then do more of that thing and less of other things.

It's the World Cup!

The World Cup officially starts tomorrow! Whether you follow soccer/football or not, this is exciting.

The last time the World Cup was here, I was in France celebrating with more than a million people on Champs Elysees. I hope the fact that I happen to be in the US this year bodes well for our national team.

How about you? Who are you rooting for? Let me know!

This Week in Photos

Here's what's happening in my world through photos.

Alright folks, that's it from me. Have a great weekend, and see you soon.


Hi! I'm Joe, and I'm a writer.

If we haven't met, my name is Joe Bunting, and I'm a Wall Street Journal Best-selling writer, dad, the founder of The Write Practice, and the author of Crowdsourcing Paris. I've also been known to cry in every movie. In my newsletter, I share tips about the writing process and the business of being a writer. Sign up to get free emails about creativity, deliberate practice, and the writing process.

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