Are you coming to the point, where you say to yourself – “Oh sh%t, I have to write my article or blog post?” Does the though of writing drain you? And, even though you know you need to write articles to get more website traffic, build your list, nourish relationships and increase your profits – are you procrastinating writing your articles?
Then this new article is for you.
Learn from Marshall Goldsmith (the man who is ranked one of the most influential business thinkers in the world by The London Times and Forbes) and see how you can apply his secrets for getting unstuck to your own article writing and marketing efforts.
Why You End Up in a Writing Rut!
As Marshall says, “Our default reaction in life is to experience inertia. We all tend to go where we have been going, do what we have been doing and say what we have been saying.” If you say the same story time after time after time, and repeat the same advice – it gets boring! And, it’s not only boring for the reading, but it’s boring for you the writer.
Marshall’s Solutions for Getting Unstuck
Here are Marshall’s rules on how to overcome writer’s block:
You need to challenge yourself to create new content — content that is not found anywhere else online.
Change your approach to article writing.
You have to ask yourself, “If I have to spend this time writing articles, how can I make it more meaningful to my readers and myself? Part of the answer is to find your passion and let it shine through in your articles.
Stop saying later.
The time is now. How many times have you said this to yourself, “You know, I am incredibly busy right now. And, given the pressures of work and home, I feel too over-committed. I simply don’t have the time and energy. I’ll write my articles later in maybe 2 to 3 weeks when things calm down.”
The reality is that there will not be two or three weeks. It is always going to be crazy. If you are not taking the time to build your business now with articles, it’s never going to happen. As Marshall says, “To get unstuck, you have to look in the mirror day after day, and remind yourself of the actions that you will take today.” It requires discipline – but once you get writing and get out of this rut, you will get more profits and it will be worth it.
Get a peer coach
In a SUCCESS magazine article, Marshall mentions that he has a peer coach which asks him every day:
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy were you yesterday?
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how meaningful was yesterday?
- How many minutes did you write?
- How many push-ups did you do?
This peer coach holds Marshall accountable. How do you hold yourself accountable to make sure you write and submit articles online and do the other marketing activities that will build your business?
Follow these tips and you’ll be writing articles on a daily basis.
Recommended Books on How to Overcome Writer’s Block:
- The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination
- The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block
- The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Brain
- Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block
- Writer’s Block
- Top 7 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Sales Coach
- Be a Grant Writer and Start a Grant Writing Business
- Quality Content: 9 Tactics to Write Your Best Content Ever
- How to Start and Succeed in Freelance Copywriting
- How to Write Well for the Web