I am a huge fan of Coppyblogger and an article “10 Rules for Writing First Drafts” recently really hit home with me and I wanted to share it with you.
Some of the good habits I had formed over the years had become ineffective because they had become simple rote repetitions and there wasn’t the same excitement and emotion behind them there used to be.
“Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Hebert “Dune”
There are simple things we can do to make the stale habits fresh. Try a new location. If you read, meditate or do yoga in your living room every day try going out on the deck, in the kitchen anywhere different and you may be surprised at what that change can bring.
If you are a writer try a different pen, different paper or different keyboard.
Even readers can create a better experience by sitting at a different table, trying a new coffee shop or café. Read in the park, find different locations that suit you.
If your habits have gone stale try something different to make them fresh again. If you have ideas or changes that have worked for you please share them in the comments below.
As my friend Mary will attest I always keep a notebook with me. I do this for a few reasons:
- If I write it down I am less likely to forget
- Writing things down can trigger more thoughts
- Writing is therapeutic and relaxing
- To make people ask questions
- To have a place to write those questions people ask me
My hope is that you will find some useful, insightful and funny. Too many of us keep thoughts to ourselves that could grow into something much greater if shared with the world.
Keep in mind there will always be someone who doesn’t like your idea. There will be people who tell you not to share your thoughts. Unless those people have achieved greatness on their own I suggest you share your thoughts with others.
I will not be sharing everything here. I have some incredible mentors and small mastermind groups that I will share some thoughts with before sharing here.
I love to help others and would love it if you would ask me any questions you have about some of my interests:
- Public Speaking
You can ask me anything because I am not afraid to say I don’t know and help point you in the right direction and maybe we can learn something together.