Sweet-Spot Publishing: The 80/20 Framework For Maximizing Quantity Output (Without Sacrificing Quality)

Nicolas Cole
4 min readJun 12, 2024

I want to give you permission to create “junk.”

All writers & creators want their work to be perfect.

But “perfect” according to who?

Perfection is subjective. And who cares if you write and publish something that doesn’t get a lot of traction? Certainly not all the other writers who are hitting publish and consequently zooming right past you while you are aiming for perfection.

It’s not productive.

3 Steps To Ship Your Work With Confidence (Without Any Judgment)

In everything you write, you are learning.

And the more you learn, the faster you grow, the better you’ll get, and so on. Which means you are optimizing for “good enough.” The goal is to maximize quantity output without sacrificing quality.

So, to help, I put together a simple 80/20 framework for you to follow.

Let’s dive in!

Step 1: “The Million-Dollar Test”



Nicolas Cole

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