In Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive, she talks about the concept of “time famish”: essentially, it’s the sense that you’re starving for time. Not enough quality time with family, not enough waking hours to get everything done at work, and not enough time to enjoy life.
Ever had that feeling? I know that I have. In fact – sometimes in my life, I feel like there’s so much I want to do any try and experience that I feel a real sadness that there simply isn’t time for everything.
There are two types of successful writers out there – the ones blessed with an innate talent and perpetual inspiration, and the ones who work hard every day. The latter ones have no choice but to technically grow by constant practice. You will be surprised, but most famous writers achieved their recognition through routine.
If you want to be a remarkable online writer, waiting for the inspiration to come is not an option. In the online environment only constant contributors survive. So let’s see how you can improve those skills and why not, cash in more money.
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time being afraid of things.
Of course, this fear doesn’t manifest as horror-film-worthy terror, and I (mostly) don’t run down the street screaming, not by a long shot. We’re way more clever than that, me and my fear. We mask it with other, more socially acceptable justifications. For instance…
“Oh, I’m not afraid to go to that party. I’m just tired.”
“Me? Afraid of asking for a raise? Pfft! Naw, the reason I’m not asking for more money is because they have this policy that disqualifies me…”
“Auditions don’t scare me. I’m choosing not to throw my hat in the ring because I’m not the type they want.”
If anything, fear is a master of disguise. And to be completely honest? That pisses me off. And it scared me a little, too (SEE WHAT I MEAN!?).