I’ve been writing through an idea a day. This is what I’ve learned.

Writing an idea a day has helped me dramatically sharpen my writing skills.

Here are 3 things that I learned from my daily writing habit

  • An idea is never too small or too insignificant to be of value to someone else
  • Always write down an idea or story that’s been on your mind. If you don’t, you’ll end up thinking about it non-stop until you do.
  • There’s no such thing as writer’s block

Have you been thinking about writing as a personal hobby or skill? 

If so, you might want to sign up for a potential writing community I want to drop in the near future. It hasn’t happened yet, but I want to get a sense of how many people would be interested in joining such a thing if it comes.

Sign up for it here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop

Write like you urgently need to get a point across

There are only so many hours in a day. 

Whether you’re leading a meeting, taking a phone call, or working on a design project, there’s a point to be addressed. 

Address your point by asking the 2 questions: 

  1. What is it?
  2. And who is it for? 

Get to the point as soon as you can, where appropriate. 

If you could invest $3 in your communication skills a day, would you do it?

I’m not talking about stocks or passive income streams. 

I’m talking about working on yourself and making a commitment.

If you could make a promise to yourself that would make you proud in a year’s time, would you do it?

I’m not talking about making a sudden huge commitment today, right now. 

I’m talking about small, tiny wins that snowball into something much bigger and impactful, overtime. 

The idea is as follows.

I’m thinking of starting a writing community. 

It won’t be free (but it might be $3 a day for x amount of days). 

The details are still being rolled out, but I’d love to hear if anyone wants to join me for the ride.

If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for learning alongside great people. 

That’s what The Habit Factory has always been about.

If you want to be a part of the process and hear about the writing workshop when it comes, I’d love for you to sign up for our newsletter here

I hope to see you there. 

Writing not to make a buck, but to scratch a personal itch

Write whatever you want. 

No grades, no requirements, no need for perfect sentence structure.

Passion writing is an art. 

Passion writing is for anybody, if you’re willing to try it. 

What you’ll need: 

  • You
  • An empty document or notebook
  • An idea 
  • 15-20 minutes 

What you can’t bring: 

  • Your FOPO (fear of other people’s opinions) 
  • Your editor (that’s the version of you who thinks too much and keeps backspacing to delete your sentences)

Just write whatever has been on your mind.

Your life will change in 100 days. 

That is, if you do this once every day for 100 days. 

You’ll feel more creative. 

You’ll fine-tune your communication skills. 

You’ll learn how to tame your innermost critic. 

What more can you ask for? 

But, I’m not here to convince you of anything.

Because I did the same thing for 100 days and it worked on me. 

I’m thinking of putting together a writing community with The Habit Factory, but I first want to know who would want to join us. 

If you’re interested, you can sign up to hear updates on our writing community here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop

I hope to see you there.

The best way I like to cure a lack of inspiration when writing, is to allow myself to produce bad writing

That means being okay when you don’t like your own content.

It also means being okay when others don’t like your content either. 

We all go through dull, grey, uninspiring periods.

Don’t let that stop you from writing something new. 

I’ve written a blog post every day for 2 and a half years. Here’s how I never got creative block

Every day I do my thing.

I write.

Writing is something that I do because I enjoy it. 

That’s not to say I never get stuck on my words.

I get stuck every day of the year. 

Every day when I’m faced with a blank page, I have a moment of stuck.

What do I write about? 

How am I going to write it? 

Will it be interesting?

Whatever might hold value.

By scribbling it out and editing later (and only once).

It will only be interesting to only a few.

I see creative block as a psychological barrier to one’s own production.

Nothing’s actually stopping you, but yourself.

All your tools are there, it’s just you (really).

The goal of the block is to make you stop.

Meanwhile, you should make every effort to not listen to it. 

Don’t stop for the block.

The Journey to Becoming A Marketer

I’ve decided.

I want to put myself on the journey to becoming a great marketer.

Not only because I want to tell awesome stories that inspire you to do something.

I think marketing is a true art form. One where it demands work, time, and practice to get good at.

I’ve always been curious about brands and how they play a role in our everyday lives.

I’ve always understood that business is a long term game of how other people feel about your brand.

I now actively wish to take a part of that role and learn to be the greatest marketer I can be.

Parkinson’s Law And Your Best Work

If you give yourself a week to complete a project, you’ll end up taking the whole week to do it. That’s Parkinson’s Law. 

Only, you know you didn’t spend the entire week working on your project. In fact, you might have only spent a dozen hours working on it rather than the full week. 

You could have been more efficient.

Turns out, a lot of creative projects don’t actually need that much time to complete. 

Most of us fall into procrastination, which is why we want all this extra buffer time.

The thing I’m more concerned about is giving yourself too much time. 

So much time that, well, you forget about your important project altogether. It goes on for so long that it seems more like a drag than something worthwhile. 

The alternative is to give yourself less time. 

Less time to wait, to procrastinate, to perfect.

It’s to know that your project can no longer wait on the back burner. Now is the best time for it to happen.

Your best work awaits. 

Practice Eats Perfection For Breakfast

Have you ever heard of an all-star basketball player who never practiced a day in her life? 

Or a successful graphic designer who never spent endless hours hunched over her laptop producing a dozen designs a day? 

How about a fiction-writer who never sent her book to a publisher because she thought it wasn’t good enough?

The truth is, the amount of practice you put into your craft determines success regardless of how pixel-pushed-till-perfect your art might be. 

Don’t stop for perfection.