How I used the psychology tool of a “worry time” to regain my productivity in a time of constant anxiety

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Thanks to some self-reflection and tools from therapy, I’ve been able to find my passion for writing again. And I wanted to craft this post to share with my fellow wordsmith a powerful tool to help you curb those negative emotions that may hinder your writing goals. Write more and worry less by scheduling a time to worry every single day. Yes, you heard me right. …


Rather than niche writing, this is why I’m a generalist

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For most writers, our proficiency with writing can move us into almost any industry. I have met publicists who transitioned into journalism roles easily because of their mastery with written text. On the flip-side, many journalists have told me horror stories of when they tried to work in marketing. When I asked them why it didn’t work out, these peers all shared a common sentiment. “It was hard for me to work outside of my field because I honestly could only write about that ‘one’ thing,” said one of the editors I caught up with. …


Every year, Apple promises the best iPhone yet, and this latest edition continued to prove the tech giant’s messaging is right

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That is the power of the Steve Jobs-founded tech monolith — a brand recognition that will stand the test of time. …


For all creatives, building a healthy ego is the best thing you can invest in

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I can see why people always seem humble when they’re at the top — they are trying to present themselves as relatable. But when you are husting, trying to make a name for yourself, I think that humility should be on the backburner and your ego front and center. When your pitches aren’t landing, your content not getting enough clicks, or editors passing on your work, your healthy ego will help you power through rejection to create more opportunity. …


Becoming a top writer means being okay with not being perfect

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A lot of the time, I feel uncomfortable giving advice to people because of how against the gain my ideas go. I owe this platform a great amount of credit in helping me understand that done is better than perfect. Yes, while many preach working until perfection I’m here to offer a sermon on the value of simply getting things done. …


Your dreams need real action and that happens through identification

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I’m lucky to have discovered a platform like Medium near the beginning of quarantine. …


Setting goals is good, but creating habits for success is better

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The difference between goals and habits

As previously mentioned, setting goals is important because it presents a space where ideal situations can exist. Yet, if today’s unprecedented time has taught us anything it’s that plans and the future are anything but secure. Goals present an opportunity for us to inspire ourselves to imagine what can be if we had the right conditions to make things happen. I think we should all set goals and do it often because we all need a little joy. However, the key to becoming an effective writer is turning a goal of writing into actual practice. …


Being Latinx doesn’t mean we are all the same, and my Central American heritage is something I’m learning to celebrate

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Photo of me holding up the flag of El Salvador during a college ceremony

My grandma’s tenacity and willpower is the reason I am proud to call myself Salvadorian American. This Latinx Heritage month is different from what I’ve seen across social media and news outlets. It has meant the world to me to witness Central America being represented and celebrated more than ever during this 2020 Latinx Heritage month period. …


Words of endearment are helping us build a bridge to the people we love

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Proving words of endearment is paramount in preserving our relationships with our loved ones who we maybe cannot see. Maybe it’s a relative you don’t live with or a romantic partner that you are missing. Whether you reach someone over the phone or you ping them a message, just let that person know that you’re thinking about them. …


The pandemic invited us to reevaluate our priorities, for me that includes my passion for entrepreneurship

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I want to premise this post by saying that I truly am grateful to remain employed at this moment. By no means am I complaining about my day job. Rather, I’m writing this post because I wanted to let others know that it’s okay to want to leave your job to start your career. Like others, I have taken the anxiety of life in quarantine and have used it as fuel for my creative endeavors. …

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William Samayoa

Work in Film & TV doing PR/social media. I’ve called CA, NY, and the UK all home. Welcome to my behind-the-scenes thoughts. https://linktr.ee/willsamayoa

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