A Blog a week for a year challenge?!?!?!
So i’m sat here at 1 am. I was reading a book about Voltaire. Fantastic chap, utter wizard for liberty, philosophy and a principled figure of the enlightenment in the 18th century. I started reading it with some Tony Robins and Evan Carmichael vids in the background.
I was thinking of writing a book and reading to get some inspiration, naturally I wanted to do something autobiographical as I get the most out of them. I wanted to look at historical figures in a way that would benefit would be entrepreneurs and startups, and teach me a thing or two along the way. Now, the problem with trying to read with Tony Robbins on in the background is he’s a distraction! I keep looking up and saying ‘oh yeah’ and ‘that’s true that’ so bugger all of the Voltaire book got read which would be a shame, had I not already read it about 3 years ago.
So I realised (listening to Tony) I needed to be more disciplined, I’m not un-disciplined, I could just be more. So beneath my notes for writing a book I thought (and wrote) I must write a blog every week for 52 weeks (a year) #challengeaccepted. Google loves consistent updates too and I’ve been quicker to hop to the pub after work instead of writing – which is the best way to be inspired to write. So my target is 1 blog (good or bad) guaranteed per week. Interestingly its how journalists beat writers block. In order to overcome it, the trick is to just write something, and from that sentence comes a paragraph and from the paragraph a page and so on…
If I can do that with my business stuff I’ll no doubt be better off.
Now looking back to Voltaire it amazed me how organised and focused he was to. These principles taught left right and centre throughout the web aren’t just a new fad or based on the most recent trend, but principles that resonate through time and come up time and again when reading the lives of fine artists, engineers, writers, merchants etc. it’s part of the chord that inspired this blog and ironic how I’m still beating myself to implement them as I write about them (no doubt we all are). The trick then is to keep exploring and pushing, challenging to get better, because it is fall back into old habits.
Next stop a vlog a week challenge from my phone. Build a youtube account and just keep getting better.
I also plan to write that book
and will no doubt build it from this blog. Hopefully I can use it to get emails and leverage that, who knows.
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