You want to be a writer but… what are the five things a writer does?
Intimidated by the great ones,
Scared of vulnerability.
You must start to write!
The great ones started writing one day, and refused to stop.
They found their way to vulnerability perhaps by writing about stuff that mattered.
Seth Godin always talks about working on things that matter.
You know why I hardly ever write stuff specific to my industry? You would think that matters, but I rarely write about it.
(If I did, the titles would look something like “Five Ways a Life Coach Can Help Blah, Blah.”)
Actually, I do write about stuff that pertains to the industry:
I write about stuff that happens while I live my life, to the full extent of my ability to embrace the epic nature of each day I see before me, sitting on a counter top like a knife, ready for me to dissect and slice, not for the science of it, but to cook, to eat a satisfying meal. To be filled with the goodness of life.
A coach embodies and models living the life you’re made to live, so instead of writing “Five Reasons a Coach Writes Poetry Blah, Blah,” I just do it.
Want to be a writer? Write, and keep writing.
Want to be alive? Start living, stop explaining the five things alive people do. The five things they do don’t matter if you don’t do them.
That’s why my coaching blog is full of poems: I’m full of living. It’s awesome.
Join me. Start living.