I’m not an expert and I never will be - because there is always something new to learn. But I am intentional about the work I’m doing and it shows in both my personal relationships and with my writing clients.
When I’m teaching, that’s when I come alive. I don’t mean in the classroom. I mean one on one with someone. And not really teaching, but being with them in learning. I love the back and forth, the epiphanies, the conversations that intertwine with writing and life.
Maybe you notice it too; when someone comes into themselves and their being is aligned with purpose and passion. There is nothing more powerful than an authentic human.
I was having a conversation on the socials this week about modeling the behavior you wish others would adopt. Leading by example. Letting your SELF pour out into your relationships in life and in business.
It all started with the inner work. I had to lose ambivalence and gain intention.
This life is not happening to me. It is happening because of me.
WHAT TO DO
The steps it takes to proceed can be applied, most often, #inwritingandlife.
Find what you love. And don’t let anyone tell you it’s too big or not big enough. I’m not sure there are rules to this. But I know it’s essential to love what you do.
Learn what you need to take small steps forward. You don’t have to be an expert. Also, there’s nothing wrong with being an expert. At whatever stage you exist currently, you can learn what you need to do to move forward.
Practice the creative process (see how to do it below) to get into a rhythm.
HOW TO DO IT
Trying something new requires intentional analysis, small steps, and a rhythm for it to become practice.
The best way I’ve found to do that is by utilizing the creative process.
Observe/ Prepare. Determine the problem or idea and brainstorm about it. Journal, draw it out, make connections, look at it from every angle.
Hypothesize/ Incubate. Ask yourself what will be the best way to solve the problem and then take a step away to let your thinking marinate.
Test/ Illuminate. Try it out and see how your idea works in the real world. Is your problem solvable the way you thought?
Draw conclusions/ Evaluate. As always, think about what went well, how you could improve, and what your next steps might be.
Refine your hypothesis/ Verify. For some of us, the perfect product will never exist. We could endlessly repeat the creative process. It’s also possible that your final product is done enough.
Do you need a guide to help you with your work #inwritingandlife?
I offer coaching packages to help you get started, get organized, create a plan to use your words, and put them into practice.