“Move before you think you are ready. It is as if you are making it a little more difficult for yourself, deliberately creating obstacles in your path… When you feel that you must work harder to get to your goal because you are not quite prepared, you are more alert and inventive. This venture has to succeed and so it will.” - 50 #Cent
Hate him or love him, I don't think it matters to #50 Cent. I'm willing to bet you've heard of him though.
Some might debate the message and context of his lyrics, but there is no denying he has been successful as an entertainer and a business man.
50 Cent made a few more coins then his name when Coca Cola bought out Vitamin Water, a company that 50 had invested in early and promoted and endorsed. It was reported that he put $100 million in his pocket from that deal alone.
What You Can Learn About Content Creation From 50 Cent
His empire and brand that he has built has come from his ability to create #content. And content in multiple forms of media.
Here are 4 things you #can learn from 50 Cent about content creation:
This is where he started. He created #music. You could be creating audio podcasts.
He has pumped out 5 studio albums, plus a bunch of other songs and mix tapes along the way. His ability to write and rhyme got him in the public eye.
But he has done it bigger than that. His film debut was in a movie called Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Since then he has been in a number of other movies and TV shows.
He is now even beginning to produce movies.
“The public is never wrong. When people don’t respond to #what you do, they’re telling you something loud and clear. You’re just not listening.”
- 50 Cent
In his book, The 50th Law, 50 Cent shares the idea of removing fear from your life and work to go from the bottom to the top.
He also wrote the fiction novel, The Ski Mask Way.
There is no doubt that he is a content creation machine. He straight up hustles to get it all done.
I've seen a documentary showing him on a movie and in between shooting scenes, he is in a specially made trailer with a a recording studio, so that he can create music.
“Most people can’t handle boredom. That means they can’t stay on one thing until they get good at it. And they wonder why they’re unhappy.” - 50 Cent
From All Angles
Because 50 Cent is coming from all angles, he can reach many different audiences. I know people that have gone to his movies but don't buy his music. And I know people that buy his music, that won't read his book.
Sure, you can create one type of content, the kind that comes the easiest to you, but if you are not creating the content in multiple forms, you can be sure you are missing an opportunity some where.
How can you implement what 50 Cent teaches you about content creation?
Oh, another thing you could probably learn from 50 Cent, sometimes its ok to have a sense of humor about things. Check out this guest appearance he makes in this video.