Six Words

Six Words That Will Change Your Life

September 22, 20234 min read

Scott P. Scheper
Coto de Caza, California
Friday, 9:41 a.m.


Dear Friend,

Let me tell you a story about something that happened last Sunday.

I was driving back from Lake Tahoe with my earth angel girlfriend. We had just enjoyed a four-day "mini vacation" where we spent our days boating, our evenings dining, and our late nights gambling.

It was now Sunday morning and it was time to head home.

Early on in our two-hour drive to Sacramento, I asked my earth angel, "Do you want to listen to a podcast about Elon Musk?"

The podcast I was referring to was Lex Fridman's interview with Walter Isaacson, a fantastic biographer who had just recently published a book on Elon.

Of course my earth angel said yes (because she's awesome)——and also because she's the sweetest person on the planet——and actually, her response was something more like, "Of course, baby, whatever you want. I'm just grateful to be your passenger princess!" (God I love this woman.)

And so, there we were——driving through the stunning forest of Eldorado as we listened to Walter Isaacson chat about Elon Musk and how much of a psycho he is.

Then, an hour into the interview, Fridman asked Isaacson, "How do you write so well?"

Isaacson's reply contained the best piece of wisdom on writing I've ever heard. He said, "Instead of just telling people what a person is like, I simply deploy six words which results in better writing than anything I could think up myself."

Fridman then asked, "What are the six words?"

To which Isaacson replied, "Let me tell you a story."

Those six words ("Let me tell you a story") are the magic words that kill writers block.

They're the six words Isaacson thinks of every time he starts a new chapter in his books.

Those six words are so powerful, Isaacson explained, because they get him into "storytelling mode."

And although telling a story may come natural from some; I can 100% assure you——if you do not tell a story in the proper sequence——then you are going to have an extremely difficult time making it as an independent writer, creator, or entrepreneur.

This is why, in the upcoming issue of The Scott Scheper Letter, I'll be pressing forth in my quest of helping you create the best "origin story" ever.

I call this story-telling framework, The Impeccable Origin Story, and once you have it, you'll be able to make a killer living from your intellectual "side hustles" like I have.

Over the past year, I have built an incredible living around the intellectual side hustle I'm passionate about (Zettelkasten, Writing, and Marketing). If you would like to follow in my footsteps——and not only spend your time reading and taking notes, but also attracting a tribe of incredible people——while making a killer living doing what you love——then I urge you, nay——I promise to you——that if you pick up a free thirty-day trial of my physical monthly newsletter, your life will forever change. You will launch yourself into a mode where you'll be on track to make a fantastic living——and before you know it, you'll be building a tribe of people who are passionate about the same things you, yourself, are passionate about.

If that sounds good, then all I ask is that you say "maybe" by saying yes to a thirty-day trial of The Scott Scheper Letter.

Just pay the cost of shipping and materials for your first issue ($11.86).

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I look forward to delivering your first issue to your doorstep.

Warm regards,

And always remember,

To stay crispy, my friend.

Scott P. Scheper

"A Man Who Used Six Magic Words to Open Up This Email."

P.S. Check out all that cat hair on my hat. As I was writing, my asshole cat Brodus Maximus kept rubbing his head against my hat. (I'm kidding about the "asshole" part. Brodus is quite literally the best pet I've ever owned in my life. In fact, he's the best pet I will ever own in my life!)

P.S. #2: If you know anyone who has cloned a cat, please reply to this email and let me know. I'm looking for a referral to a decent pet cloning provider. Even if Brodus's clone comes out partially retarded, I will consider it a success. I'm serious. Please refer me to a pet cloning specialist.

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