Why Writing Every Day Isn’t Working For You And How To Fix It

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You’re writing every day. šŸŽ‰Congratulations. But here’s a question for you: Are you achieving your BIG writing goals? If the answer isn’t a resounding “hell yeah!” you’ve got a problem, because daily writing should be propelling you forward. If it isn’t working, it’s probably because you’re building a HABIT instead of a ROUTINE. We often…

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What Picasso Knew About Becoming Brilliant

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Are you a Picasso fan? I am, but not for the reason you think. I like his paintings. They’re amazing. But I LOVE his work ethic. Did you know that Picasso created around 13,500 paintings and 100,000 prints and engravings? Yep. That dude did his thing EVERY SINGLE DAY.Ā  Was he talented? Absolutely! But were…

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10 Ways Writing Is Like Riding A Bicycle… Sort Of.

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I must start by admitting that I do not ride a bicycle. I OWN a bicycle. Because they were on sale at Costco on a Saturday morning when I was apparently feeling athletic. But I don’t actually RIDE the bicycle. Truthfully, the seat is tiny and it hurts my lady parts. Also, I look ridiculous…

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Authenticity Is More Valuable Than AI-Generated Perfection

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Authenticity is a hot-button topic right now. In fact, Merriam-Websterā€™s Word of the Year for 2023 is authentic. To be cheeky, I asked the AI Assistant in my Buffer app to create a post about “authenticity” and here’s what I got: Authenticity is key. In a world full of filters and facades, staying true to yourself is…

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7 Simple Habits That Will Help You Write Faster and Easier

“I hate writing, I love having written.” Dorothy Parker Writing is a funny process, when you stop to think about it. It’s an odd dance that requires various parts of your brain to fall into rhythm and work together. It’s a rub-your-head-while-you-pat-your-belly sort of situation but with a dozen hands on the go at one time. What…

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How To Enjoy Content Creation Instead Of Stressing About It

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Had a lovely chat with Marc Guberti, as a guest on his popular Breakthrough Success podcast. Our main topic of conversation was how to enjoy content creation instead of stressing about it. I kicked things off by assuring listeners that there’s a do-able path forward to a place where you earn enough to feel successful,…

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