(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)
> The New York Times Best Sellers list.
> The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.
> The Top 40 Country-and-Western Songs.
> Kindle’s Most Popular e-books.
What do they have in common? They are all curated lists.
Each vendor has different reasons for telling you their selections, but in each case they have taken a large database and narrowed it to the list you see. Why might you be interested one of their lists? It’s to help you more easily make a selection/save time/be up on what’s hot. And curated lists work or no one would bother to create them.
[Shameless plug, but a good example:] From a database of almost one thousand S3MC’s I extracted 100 which pertain to Money, Wealth and Freedom. With professional assistance the list was condensed to 70 of the most powerful, then published as a book and ebook. (On Amazon and Kindle.) In effect I curated a collection for people who are particularly interested in the topics of Money, Wealth and Freedom and who may not want to wade through the entire 1000 to find what they want.
Generally a curator is someone who selects and assembles art, such as for a museum, however any field of expertise is available for someone to create a curated list.
Coaching Point: What do you know that you could curate for us?
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