“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway.
That sounds a bit much. Today it’s more like a good sweat, Ernest. We are all writers.
But still, its no joke. Committing to a daily practice takes effort.
I committed to writing at least 300 words a day as part of a new content creation strategy on the 20th September 2018.
The benefits are plenty.
Attention, relationships, thought leadership and influence are just a few.
Sitting on Linkedin connecting with everyone isn’t a strategy and isn’t helping anyone.
I want to add value to my followers and industry.
The truth is, writing isn’t that hard.
That said, ideas and daily insight are much more challenging.
Putting yourself out there consistently, telling stories and sharing ideas takes courage.
In the beginning, the resistance was high in the same way you drag yourself to the gym on a cold January morning.
But it does get easier, like all habits.
Your subconscious brain starts working for you rather than against you.
Imagine if instead of mindlessly swiping the feed on your commute, you started to actually ‘make daily content’?
It could change everything for you and your business.
Here are my 3 tips to get you started:
- Tell real stories about you and your ideas. This makes you authentic and magnetic to your audience.
- Set strict boundaries. Thirty minutes is my commute on the District line. I have to get it done without fail by the time I reach Victoria.
- Walk. 99% of my ideas happen when walking. Neuroscience says that’s something to do with beta/alpha brain waves. All I know is that when I walk, my brain spits out all sorts of ideas. Then I use Siri to send me an email to remind me.
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