How to make $1 million a day, a system to 10x your content creation strategy, and the hidden power of vulnerability

Building Blocks: Actionable insights to build an Intentional Life

Hey everybody,

Here’s another batch of actionable insights to start your week off right, so you can be more intentional with how you live, work, and create.

Let’s get started.

Insight 1: Find what works for you

What if you could make $1,000,000 a day and still:

  • Raise a family
  • Sleep until noon
  • And play video games

Brandon Sanderson is a fiction author who’s hit the NYT Bestseller list over 15 times.

His books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

But he doesn’t wake up at 5am, take cold showers, or do 90% of what “productivity gurus” say you should do.

Here’s a peek into how his unconventional approach led to him generating over $41 million in a month…

How Brandon Sanderson Made $41,754,153 in One Month

Insight 2: Systems are the secret to leverage

Tobi Emonts-Holley is a CEO, father of 5, writer, and my go-to friend for all things leadership and productivity.

How does he manage to balance all his responsibilities, explore new projects, and stay super in shape?


He recently shared his system for consistent content creation, for free.

If you want to level up your content game (especially for social media), do yourself a favor and pick up his workbook now.

Insight 3: Vulnerability is a risk worth taking

Feeling vulnerable sucks.

It’s why most people avoid it.

But most people also die with a lifetime of regrets because they spent so much time avoiding the things that made them feel vulnerable.

Entrepreneurship is an inherently vulnerable path because it requires you to put yourself and your ideas out into the world.

But man, is it an adventure few give themselves permission to experience.

In this article, Angie Wang—an entrepreneur, artist, and Digital Nomad—walks through the fears we all experience anytime we butt up against vulnerability, and why a life worth living is built on our willingness to embrace that vulnerability.

Question for the Week

How is fear holding you back from doing work that matters?

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Insights in Action

One of the best ways to clarify your thinking is to write it out.

So if you want to develop your thinking on the Question for the Week, or start applying insights from today’s newsletter, send a tweet to @CoreyWilksPsyD with your thoughts and put #BuildingBlocks at the end so I can find it.

Not ready to “think in public” yet? No problem. You can also reply to this email if you want to share your thoughts with me.

Until next time—memento mori,

Corey Wilks, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Executive Coach


Check out the cohort-based course I’m building here.