How Publishing on Substack Can Change the Definition of Success
And the writers we need to pave the way
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People in every profession measure success in different ways. For some, it’s their salary. For others, it’s making a difference. For still others, it’s being appreciated by their coworkers and boss.
Success taps into the six primal human needs:
Let me explain:
money or a tenure-track job = certainty (safety)
a “bestseller” label and winning awards = significance (feeling like you matter)
media attention = variety (the thrill of being interviewed, featured, invited to read/speak, etc.)
hearing from readers = contribution and connection
writing full-time = growth (writing six to eight hours five days a week or every day will push you to the limit as a human being; it’s …