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I used to think writing was boring.
I thought writing was something only writers did and I didn’t consider myself a writer. Maybe you don’t either.
So why write? What’s the point? Who should be writing?
Well, I think you should be writing. Yes, you!
What’s Are the Benefit of Writing?
The benefits of writing are immense:
- Writing helps you remember.
- Writing clears your mind.
- Writing influences your speaking and the way you talk.
- Writing solidifies your own ideas in your head.
- Writing helps you be more articulate.
- Writing is how you find your voice.
- Writing teaches yourself while it teaches others.
Most importantly, writing is how you make a name for yourself.
Making a name for yourself is how you can grow an audience. This is what growing an audience can do for you:
- You are seen as an authority.
- You are able to sell products.
- You are able to build community.
- Launching new things gets easier.
Don’t Have Anything to Say?
The benefits of writing are tremendous, but it can be a bit overwhelming. You might feel like you have nothing to say. Many people feel this way, you’re not alone. But the key shift that will unlock this paralysis and that will help you understand is this:
You don’t write because you have something to say, you write to find out what you have to say.
You should be writing to find out what you have to say.
Three days from now, I’m going to be giving you some very actionable topic ideas to get you started but for now, what you need to know is that the more you write, the more you find you have to say.
It takes starting and it takes writing to find out what you have to say.
How To Start Writing
The first thing to note is that you can’t improve what you haven’t written. You need to write poorly before you can write eloquently. Get over your ego and perfectionism and start getting some imperfect words on the page. You can’t improve what you haven’t written so I want you to start now.
If you can talk, you can write. All modern devices have dictation that will transcribe your words. Turn on the microphone and start speaking. Watch as the words appear on the page.
Will they be perfect? No. Will it be flawless so you don’t have to do any editing? No. But now you have words on the page.
You can’t improve what you haven’t written so start writing. Get the words on the page—whether that’s fingers to keyboard or transcribing your speech. If you can talk, you can write.
The Repurposing Power of Writing
It all starts with writing.
Literally everything you do and everything you want to make starts with writing.
You may not realize it, but if you distill everything down to its least common denominator, you’re left with writing. Whether it’s blog posts, podcasts, speeches, videos, courses, a film, a newsletter, a design—it starts with words.
What this means is if you have something in writing, it can become anything. You can turn it into anything else. You can read the words and they become audio. You can create an audio book, an audio podcast. You can deliver the words on camera and it becomes a video. You can expand upon the words in a course or share them with a team and create a play or short film.
Words are powerful. Words are full of potential. If I could teach you just a single skill to explode the growth of your business, it would be writing.
Supercharge Your Writing
You need to learn to write, but I realize that can be intimidating. It can be difficult knowing what the next and most important thing is to focus on with your writing. It’s easy to get both discouraged and distracted. I want to help you with both of those.
First of all, I’m doing an online workshop called Supercharge Your Writing at SuperchargeYourWriting.com.
Supercharge Your Writing is a LIVE, online workshop helping you learn to grow your business with writing. You will be able to view the workshop live, participate in the live chat, interact with other students, get your questions answered, and download the full replay recording along with the topic guides and worksheets.
The event will be happening on Monday, November 9th, but if you’re listening to this much later, the good news is you can still get access to the recording.
I’m really excited about this workshop, but I’ll also be dedicating the next few episodes of seanwes tv to the topic of writing.
So coming up, we’re going to talk about how to get better at writing on purpose, something I call Early Wake Daily Write (including my trick for writing even when you don’t feel like it), and a special topic guide so you don’t run out of topics.