Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Defenestration
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) the action of throwing someone or something out of a window.
 
2) the action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.
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Quote of the Day

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Bradley Whitford

Dear Critic

Dear Critic,

Time to get the lead out of the ass and get to work. Thinking and not doing isn’t going to get me anywhere. In order to improve in life, I am going to need to start taking action. No more hiding. No more postponing. No more. Can’t let distractions get in the way. Have to stay focused and do the job I tell everyone I do.

The skills are there, time to put them to use. I have the knowledge as well. Why do I want to waste them? I have a message and a calling, it’s time I utilized them. Fear is an obstacle easy to overcome. Plus nothing good ever happens from the sidelines.

Have to get in there and play ball. Time to put on my big boy pants and let the world see me. If they don’t like me, well fuck em. Some people will. Not everyone will, but some will.

It’s time to let go of the things getting in the way of self-improvement. Time to let go of the things holding me back. No matter how much it hurts. Those that mind don’t matter, those that matter don’t mind.

I can spew out all the positive reinforcements I want, but unless I actually get out there and do it, nothing will ever change. I no longer want to be bound by the thoughts of others. This is my life, my calling, no one is going to stop me from achieving my dream. I don’t care if they think it’s a stupid dream, its my fucking dream. To hell with them.

There are people of encouragement, but they’re so far away, it doesn’t help. Yes, there are ways to communicate, but I don’t want to infringe on other’s time, so I try not to bother them. Yet, I drop everything to help others in their times of need. They say Karma is a two way street, maybe I should start asking when I need help.

It’s always scary to admit you need help though. I think this is why I don’t ask. I feel like I can do it all by myself, and am learning, I can’t. I do need…

Times up. Time to go.

To write or not to write

The blog-o-sphere is a strange world indeed.

So many questions to ask oneself before venturing out into this avenue. Then realizing none of those questions matter. Starting a blog is mainly about putting yourself on the line, expressing your ideas, and hopefully capitalizing on the reason why you started it in the first place.

I’ve read so many articles about the topic of blogs, its staggering. You should do this. You should do that. The only way you’re going to succeed is… I’m calling bullshit.

I’m calling bullshit on all of it, marketing yourself, the style of writing you should do, who you should listen too. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. I think the only person you should listen to when it comes to any of this, is yourself.

Yes, you are going to make mistakes, and yes you are going to be told no, A LOT, but at least you are out there trying. And that is the main thing. You are making an attempt to try to better yourself, promote an idea or product, or bring awareness to something you have a passion for.

No two things work the same way. And no business model should either. Because lets face it, the reason someone comes to you, is because they like YOU. Not a product you’re promoting, not some piece of advice you give, and definitely not because you’re asking them to purchase something. They truly do business with you, because they had a good experience with you. And only you.

I have been studying the market funnel a lot lately. I think there is something fundamentally wrong with it. Why is everyone trying to regurgitate the same rhetoric everyone else is? Is it the only way to do business?

I have no answer to the first question, but the second one is a resounding no.

The first question bothers me more than the second one. I don’t like how everyone seems to think they need to be like everyone else. In a business world, that is the last thing you want. If you want a possible client take note of you, I think that would be by going against the grain. Trying something new. Thinking and living outside the box.

Show your prospects and competition why you are the better choice. Do what you feel you need to do. Don’t let anyone stand in your way. Eventually, someone is going to look at you as the answer to their questions. Why be cookie cutter?

Happy writing everyone.

To write or not to write?

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I got this. 

Nothing will stand in my way of becoming a freelance copywriter. I had a calling and I answered. End of story.

Over the last week, I have been looking over things to find mistakes. One stands above all others. 

My goals. 

I have not really set down a specific set of goals. Well, I have, just not obtainable. 

Correct that, they are obtainable, the path to them though, is cluttered. O.K., its beyond cluttered, its a trip hazard waiting to happen. If I don’t get it corrected soon, I am going to fall flat on my face. 

I’m just glad its still daylight out and I can see the obstacles in my way. 

I have to turn in an assignment for class, work on a project for Audio Out, and my About page for my website, but tonight, I am going to start the first step of getting my goals in order. 

1) Whats in it for me?

This one is pretty self explanatory. What am I going to get out of it? What am I passionate about? Why do I want this? 

2) WRITE THEM DOWN!!!!

There are many goals in my head. Most have swirled through my head for so long, I didn’t think I needed to write them down. Wrong. Writing them down, helps the chances I will stick to them.

3) Make them manageable.

Make enough money to work for myself is just too broad of a goal. Breaking them down into smaller more achievable goals will help obtain the main goal.

After I have thought about and written down my goals, the next hurdle to overcome is the execution. I will have to stay on track to keep to my goals. 

4) Daily reminders

Put a chart or mind map of your goals up so you can see them daily. Add a comment to each goal on why you want to achieve it. 

5) Commit

Like my commitment to being fit, I need to commit myself to being a writer. No more complaining about how hard something is. No more using “I don’t know how” as an excuse. 

I am in several very helpful, knowledgeable groups on Facebook. They keep me sane and on track most of the time. I will admit, some days are just harder than others. But such is life. 

I would like to see the light at the end of my goal tunnel, but I know I will be reassessing and reevaluating my goals on a daily basis. I think this will be a great motivator also. As I achieve one goal after the other, I know some goals will change. 

Happy writing everyone.