You must have heard this advice before. But what’s the point of it all if I don’t remind you about certain things over and over?
Your first content will not be perfect; neither will you go viral after writing it. It takes time, and the quicker you embrace that truth, the better for you.
Because this is one reason why many people don’t start, they’re scared of looking stupid. They have this need to look perfect always, which is dumb.
Is there anybody that became good at riding bicycles at their first attempt?
No right? So why do you think you can be perfect in your first attempt? …
I used to write blogposts like it was something I was doing for a client at some point on here. I would do proper research, make lists, and write something formal.
Although many big publications seemed to enjoy it, somehow, it didn’t have that personal touch. Even when I was re-reading my old articles, it felt like work. I couldn’t get to the end. And I started to wonder — Who will like all of these if I didn’t enjoy reading it?
I see writing here as documenting my writing journey and sharing insights that may be useful to people on the same path. …
Your first thought might be money, but what happens when you get the money and have gotten all those things you had on your wishlist? You’ll probably write something else and start grinding away because we’ve been painted a picture so that when you buy some of those things, your life will automatically be great.
I always admire the marketing that goes into these luxury products because everyone knows they don’t need those things. But the marketers make you want them. They tap into your vanity and make you believe that if you don’t own them, you’re not cool.
I lowkey understand how they do it, though. They get “cool” people to model those things. Ranging from your models to celebrities who are picture-perfect and can cause you to look at them and say, if I can only buy this thing, my life will be perfect like theirs. …
I’ve gotten to a point where I get so choked up with work that I usually don’t have time for anything else.
Sometimes when I’m too busy, I outsource some of my work and focus on the ones that need my expertise to do, but even at that, the work still piles up.
I’m not complaining, though, because it’s what I got myself into when I said I wanted to be a freelancer. The thing with freelancing is, you still have to work, but you’ll choose what part of the day is best for you. …
I saw a tweet yesterday about how if you can’t get used to slow growth, you won’t experience fast growth, and I was stuck on that.
Doing any business online or offline, you have to go through the drought period because it’s normal.
But do you quit or keep going?
Imagine if a baby quit trying to work at her first attempt? Would she be able to walk at all in her life?
Take a bicycle, for example. Did anyone ever become the best bicycle rider at their first attempt? Can’t you remember those elbow and knee injuries? It’s funny how you went through all of those pains, but when it comes to starting a business, any little hiccup you face, you automatically give up and try another venture. …
You’d be lying if you say it hasn't gotten harder to focus. Even if you keep your phone in another room and try to focus on your computer and just work on a client’s job, a random question can pop into your head, and you’d try to search google for an answer.
I’m saying this because it happens to me a lot.
Or is it the notification that pops up on my computer while I’m working on another project?
Or is it the distraction from your siblings, housemates, neighbors, or whoever? …
I see creativity as letting your mind take control while you watch. It’s cool because the more you create, the better you are at listening to the voice.
But like everyone who speaks, it has the need to be heard. Imagine if you’re speaking to someone, and no matter what you tell them and how sensible it might sound, they still disregard it. They doubt you for some reason or the other.
How would you feel?
Annoyed right? Usually, you might just choose to stop sharing your opinions with that person and just let the person be because you don’t want to be disrespected. …
What do you do when you get money? Save? Invest? Spend everything?
We all have plans, and usually, everybody talks about how we should invest immediately you get paid. And there are many ways to invest your money. There’s real estate, shares, mutual funds, and all of that. While those are important, there’s one investment that’s important and improves you as a whole.
It’s investing in knowledge.
There’s something that investing in knowledge does to you. It changes your mindset on lots of things.
You may not notice it at first, but you’ll start to change. …
Today, I feel the need to encourage you. I’d have said you should pat yourself on the back, but I know no one will do that. And it sounds like what those motivational speakers that come to talk to students do, that annoys the heck out of me.
Definitely, you’re not where you were at the beginning of the year or 6 months ago. You’ve taken some steps to improve yourself. And honestly, those steps you’ve taken are impressive.
You may not see it, but the first day you decided to take action, you activated something in you that will equip you for the journey ahead. …
I watched a video today that prompted me to write about this. I felt like I needed to share it with you guys because I’m nice :)
Basically, it’s a fact that what you tell yourself affects your mood, present, future, and life in general. I’m sure you must have heard this before, but we usually forget these things minutes after reading them.
I know how much I’ve grown from just telling myself the right things. …