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Questioning Authority

Questioning Authority

I'm a writer. I know, I know ... shocker. But there are nuances to being a writer that some people never consider.

For starters, a writer often has to quickly make him or herself an "authority" on a topic, using source material to gain an inside perspective, to write about it in a way that resonates with and conveys meaning to the reader. We become "on the fly experts." It's part of the job.

And that's a job I've done since I was very young. I've made a career of it. I teach other people to do it, and to get better at it, to leverage that ability to build or improve their business and their lives. It's a core belief—something I don't question. And yet, recently I've been challenged on that belief, and it has me thinking. 


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"Writing makes me feel ..."

"Writing makes me feel ..."

Anxious? Irritated? Stressed?

Happy? Excited? Driven?

What do you feel, when you think of writing? And why do you believe you feel that way?

Contact me, comment on this post, or call me at 281-809-WORD (9673) to tell me what you feel and why. I'll read or play your comment on the Wordslinger Podcast, and I'll give you my own thoughts on the subject. 

Because how we feel about writing determines how well we use it to shape our careers and our lives. 

So when you think about writing, what does it make you feel?


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How to Answer the "Hard Sell"

How to Answer the "Hard Sell"

Question: How do you make selling benefit the other guy as much as it benefits you?

I'm asking for a friend.

Actually, I'm asking because I had an experience yesterday that brought the whole concept of "selling" into sharp focus for me, and I learned something from it that I think is good to share. Because I think a lot of us have "selling" all wrong.


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Broken Eggs and What We Make of Them

Broken Eggs and What We Make of Them

What's the biggest mistake you've made in the past 30 days?

What can you create from it?

Call me at 281-809-WORD (9673) and tell me, and I may play your story on the Wordslinger Podcast.


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How Many Horses?

How Many Horses?

How many horses do you see in this photo?

Your answer is going to depend on the kind of person you are, and the way you think about a problem. But go ahead, take a second and answer this in your head. I'll wait.


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