I just returned from a 4-day solo retreat where I completed the manuscript for my Inner Focus Golf book, which I started working on a little over a year ago.
In 4-days, I did nothing but think about and write my book. It was one of the most glorious, creative and fun things I have done in my 13.5 years of being a full time entrepreneur.
It was a fantasy fulfilled and it was better than I could have imagined.
While alone in my friend’s house on the lake, I had a sudden realization dawn me….
I am a writer. I write. I love writing. I am good at writing. Writing is what I do. Writing is what I want to do. I am a writer!!
This was a major epiphany moment in my life. You see, I have always viewed myself more as a creator, an entrepreneur or a coach.
Never a writer.
I was a C and D student in high school. I couldn’t be “a writer” according to my grade 12 teacher.
I still don’t always write with perfect grammar, but after my weekend away and in reflection of all the work I do to run multiple successful online businesses, there is no denying it. I am a professional writer.
Think of all the ways you write.
Basically, everything you do as an online course creator depends on you effectively communicating your message, ideas and processes effectively…. and it all starts with a pen on paper or fingers to the keyboard.
The better you are as a writer, the better everything you create will be.
But you don’t get good over night.
You won’t get good by reciting Shakespeare plays.
You won’t get good by reading books about getting good.
The way you become a confident, creative and articulate writer is through the practice of writing everyday.
Every month at the Great eCourse Adventure we offer a community challenge that is meant to help our students learn a new skill, improve an existing one and move beyond their zone of comfort.
This month, we are doing the “Daily Writing Challenge,” where members are invited to write 500+ words every single day as a way to open up their creative channels and make a daily habit of writing.
IF you are a member, then you can join us via the “Challenges” page and if you’re not a member, then you can sign up for free and be a part of the challenge OR simply do this on your own or with a friend.
The moral to the story is, you can’t get around writing in this business. You must become a competent, communicative, creative and captivating writer if you wish for all your digital dreams to come true.