When people used to ask me how I became a full-time writer, I struggled to give an intelligent answer. How do you chase a dream? It’s complicated.
When it’s your turn, the most important thing you can do is realize it’s your turn. Marketers have led us to believe we need to wait to be picked or wait to be approved of and that’s simply not true.
The best way to get someone’s attention is through generosity. If you have a message to share with the world and no one’s listening, the best thing you could do is give some of it away for free but that is not without challenges.
Everybody is a writer. To be a good writer you have to add value for your audience. In this episode of the Portfolio Life, Ann Handley and I talk about adding value as a writer, dealing with common writer struggles, and the importance of deadlines.
Building a comfortable working environment is important to the creative process but waiting for perfection is procrastination.
This week’s episode of The Portfolio Life was inspired by my messy office. Are artists inherently messy people? Can clutter and creativity co-exist? Or is our mess keeping us from creating our best work?