Setting out to write a book often comes with a surge of energy and inspiration. The words flow and the ideas emerge. Maybe you’re writing a nonfiction book to help expand your platform or share a new tool with the world. Maybe you’re penning the next bestselling mystery series. No matter the writing project, things… Continue reading Why Finishing A Book Is Harder Now Than Ever (And How to Gain the Competitive Edge)
He knows himself greatly who never opposes his genius William Blake I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement. I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced hits and misses based on… Continue reading A Rant About the Small Ways We Think Big
Solopreneuring can be a beautiful thing. Instagram depicts the blissed-out lifestyles of the indie creative. Hipsters able to live their dream of selling handmade whatnots while vandwelling in the Ozarks. Shiny and successful location-independent podcasters who send out fresh doses of inspiration while beach-hopping around the world. Youtube stars who have discovered “the trick.” The… Continue reading Stop Trying To Do Everything By Yourself
The more you freewrite, the more you become yourself. Unburdened writing gets you in touch with your own voice. Through the ongoing practice of writing without constraint, being totally free, you learn to trust your inner wisdom. When you freewrite… Nobody is telling you how to write or how you should sound or what makes… Continue reading Freewrite Instead of Sitting and Thinking
Questions are powerful. When you ask yourself questions, you can work this mysterious magic to transform a “train” of thought into a more flexible fluid thing where anything can happen. When we’re writing something, it can happen that we get caught up in the momentum. We think that because we started out a certain way,… Continue reading The Art of Finding the Right Question While You Write
A writer’s peripheral vision Sometimes the best ideas have to sneak up on you. You know the feeling. You’re doodling around with one thing or another, then WHAM! Like lightning, inspiration strikes. Eureka! You race forward with your new discovery. The world is forever changed. It’s a beautiful feeling, and it happens like magic. You… Continue reading Use Your Peripheral Vision! [Depth Freewriting Strategy]
You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better? The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving the medicine they need. Despite… Continue reading Is It Bad to Set Really High Goals?