Writers often face the stress of creating content when life feels difficult. For a business marketing writer, this struggle is amplified by the realization that no writing equals no income. In the following post from 2016, I discuss how I write when life is overwhelming.
I had a great weekend and an amazing Monday. I am increasing personal leads, practicing daily and weekly activities which will grow my business beyond any realistic hope I have had (I was tempted to say beyond my wildest dreams, but my wildest daydreams involve learning that I am the regal heir to a galactic empire who was sent to this backwater planet at birth… #getyourgeekon).
Back to the point: I hit the inevitable moment when I realize that I am trying to grow too fast, do too much, and am missing out on quality services because of it. The post I had planned for today was a review of 15 different sites for finding content writing leads and gigs online. It will be a great resource, but it was WAY TOO MUCH for a post that is part of a one-a-day commitment.
So it is saved in drafts for a later time, and I am writing a post about the most important thing to do when you are building a business: the next thing.
For me, that is writing a post, even if it isn’t long, or flashy, or the most value-laden post I will ever write. When you commit to a daily activity for your business, do it. Make certain that your commitment has a limit (I am going to write one blog post a day for the next 30 days).
When you hit writers block, or business owner’s block, find out what the next little activity you can do is, and do it.
Today, that meant that I got up and went out to a tutoring meeting. Today, I wrote a post to encourage myself (and hopefully you) to do something meaningful and simple. Today, I am going to write at least one post on Blogmutt.com before I go home.
The solution for writer’s block, for overwhelming busy-ness and for fear is action. So, you should write when life is overwhelming, or podcast, or vlog. What doesn’t matter so much as just getting out of your shell and doing it.
So, I acted now, will you?
(edited April 2017)