Okay. I’ll be honest.
This sentence isn’t great.
Neither is this sentence.
Why? Because I have writer’s block.
Every author needs inspiration. Including you.
You might not think of yourself as an author, but you are.
If you’ve ever written an email, or a LinkedIn profile, or blog post, or birthday card… You are an author.
We live in a distracted and cluttered world. When you fascinate your reader, your ideas earn the attention they deserve.
These inspirations helped me as I struggled to finish my new book, Fascinate. More on that later.
Now I want to inspire you to make words that make a difference.
In my studies inside companies such as AT&T, I found that the ability to communicate is now the single most important factor for success.
Verbs prompt action. Use more verbs writing¾ and in your life. Less thinking. More doing.
It’s easy to become so perfectionistic that you freeze. Writing can become downward spiral of typing and deleting. That’s okay. Know when to give yourself permission to not over-think every word.
Write as you speak, so your words are authentically yours. Be colloquial. Or be precise. Be whoever you naturally are, but then be it on purpose.
Just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.
Some of us love to write, some don’t. All of us are busy. Yet get off autopilot. It’s worth the effort. You could incorporate a memorable quote, or provocative statistic. Me, I love weird colloquial expressions. (Yee-haw!)
Writing doesn’t just live in books. It lives in birthday cards and love letters. It lives in the little yellow post-it note that tells someone you’re thinking of them. You don’t have to be an “author” to write words that matter.
Your message must battle against endless distractions in order to stand out. Your message can’t do it alone. You two are a team.
The more fully you live, the more fully you’ll write. Live a life filled with experiences and passions and people that inspire you to inspire your reader.
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