Approximately 6,000 tweets are shared every second. Everyone is talking, but not everyone has something to say. If you want your message to make a difference, you need to know how to steal the show.
Social media is filled with the noise of political hyperbole, baby photos, cheeky memes, and the play-by-play of writers who should be writing.
We overshare in the name of authenticity while complaining that our voice can’t be heard amidst the noise. When we finally get the spotlight, we fall flat on our faces or tremble with fear. The good news is we don’t have to.
Instant access to a wealth of information and digital tools broke down the walls of traditional publishing. The good news is anyone can write a book. This is also the bad news.
The Internet provides the means for anyone to write, market, and launch their own book. Anyone who thinks they are a writer can self-publish a mediocre title with relative ease.
People who fool themselves into believing they’ve found a secret hack to writing success are cheating. And in the long run, cheaters never win.
Two people I knew died this past week. I feel compelled to clarify these were people I met first online and then in real life. But then again, that happens to be just about everyone I know these days.
I’m killing my email newsletter and resurrecting it as something I can be proud of. Why am I doing this? Because I can’t think of an unselfish reason not to do it.
Few people realize Leonardo da Vinci was more than a painter. He was sculptor, architect, inventor, scientist, and musician. Da Vinci remains a historical figure because he chose mastery of more than one skill. What if you face the same choice?
You are not stuck on an assembly line. You have varied interests, talents, education, and skills. The trick is to find where a few key elements intersect and empower you to become more than a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of some.