Do you want to post and publish more? Do you want to be more prolific as a writer, artist or creative?
Finding a higher degree of “pointability” in everything you do could be the answer.
Here’s what I mean by pointability:
Ideas you write on your laptop screen, activities you document in audio or video form, art and photography you personally create — all these have the potential to be “pointable things.”
Anything you can gesture towards and say “I did that” is a pointable thing.
Anything of your own making that you can share with others is a pointable thing.
Pointable things are proof you deliver results.
Right now, you are reading my own latest pointable thing. This article was merely an idea in the Bellkirk notebook until I typed it out on Medium and hit the Publish button.
Let’s look at three examples of pointability I came across this week:
1. On Goodreads, the book Within the Context of No Context by George W. S. Trow:
2. A quote post on Instagram by Gary Vaynerchuk (“When You’re Grateful, You See Full Cups”):
All these wonderful things wouldn’t exist if their creators hadn’t taken the actions that made them “pointable”.
So if you’re an entrepreneur, writer or content producer of any kind, a key question to ask is:
Am I doing enough pointable things in my life?
Take the actions that make what you do more shareable and valuable to the world. It’s a simple mindset shift because you’re already doing things.
Just start making more of those things pointable.