Think for a moment about all the ways writing touches your business.
Quite a bit, eh?
Writing is a skill that you would do well to master.
Or you can become another statistic and just write so so — and really I do not want that for you!
Today — if you are not writing, you are sinking faster than a rock. To be sexy to your audience, you must write and connect with them. Engage them. Rope them in like cattle.
Just like yourself — when you read or listen to something – it either resonates with you or it becomes road kill. It could stir up some creativity with that immaculate mind of yours. THAT IS THE TIME. RIGHT THERE!
When you are inspired — capture it. Put those fingers on that keyboard — voice your opinion, comment on information, and articulate fresh insights.
I carry around a small voice recorder and look like an idiot, but WHO CARES. It’s My Life — I can do what I want!
Face your fears and swing your shirt around like a helicopter:
1. Just start. Write often. You will get better every single time!
2. Become a student. Find copy that sells — scan the headlines — how are they talking to their audience — how are they influencing other — KEEP LEARNING!
3. Hour of Power! Allocate 50 minutes a day for **reading**listening to positive information i.e podcasts, audio books, or a webinar**write what you are grateful for, what you have learned, who you have helped, what challenges you, or even what you look forward to**prepare for tomorrow!
Before you know it, you will have enough material to create a product that can be sold online for additional income! CHA-CHING!
Still a bit stressed about writing?
This is not a college assignment where you wait until the last minute and then you turn what you think is your best work! Make it fun, make it cool!
First -- write the way you talk. **I hope my high school English teacher is not reading this** If you record yourself talking and write it down, you have the start of a pretty good blog. Who cares about sentence structure, grammar, and those other scary school assignments.
Just speak your words in short sentences.
Use simple words. Just talk.
Second -- Write as if you were only talking to ONE person. Regardless of how many people will read it — this makes it feel conversational. Ask rhetorical questions, then answer them — just as if your best friend was sitting across from you drinking your morning coffee.
Third -- SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY! I can not express this enough. It can be scary — just remember there is ONLY one YOU! Be yourself. People who read what you write will know it is from YOU, even if they didn’t know when they started reading it. Refer back to First!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Fourth — Tell a story! As annoying as — “That one time at band camp…” was — we listened because she was telling a story. Story telling is WAY more fun to read than boring, information, that makes my eyes fall over in 2.2 seconds. Agree?
On the fence?
What are you waiting for?
Be free! Write till your fingers bleed!!!
From my fingertips to your eyes
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