Only Write When You’re Inspired

How to manage the struggle between duty and spontaneity

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Nobody like spam.

I’ve never bought a can of Spam.

Just because you’re hungry

You eat because you have to.

But I have permission…

I know.

  • Find out what they want to accomplish, and ask if you can help in any way.
  • Schedule time with them to chat, eat, and have fun.

Scheduled spontaneity.

Is there really such a thing?

  • Show up for your job interview or miss your chance forever.
  • Talk to your friend when you see him or you might never get another chance (this happened to me).

Think like an artist.

My personality type is one of the rarest, according to the MBTI.

Where is inspiration lurking?

You don’t have to wait for the Muse to show up.

  • How are you feeling?
  • What preparation have you done?
  • Where does your inspiration come from most often?

Pick a schedule that suits you.

How often can you show up with something valuable?

Invite people to join you.

I’m not just talking about building your list.

Now go inspire someone.

Raise your own bar by panning for gold instead of filling your calendar with dirt.

Teacher. Coach. Bestselling Author. Helping writers, entrepreneurs, and change agents write the perfect blog post every time.

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