Whether you are a writer or not, you probably have been in a situation where you had brilliant thoughts but only in your head. When you articulated them, it wasn’t that great. That is often the case in arguing.
You argue with someone, then go to shower and thinking: “Damn, I should put that in this way, or add this thought to prove my point.”
The same is with writing.
Many times I catch myself having an interesting thought, writing it, and thinking: “Nah, that doesn’t make any sense.” One thought appears, another disappears. …
Many, especially young people, have a “self-improvement/motivation” period in their lives. I was one of them.
As a young adult, I listened to many motivational speeches as I faced real-life problems for the first time. The idea of watching a video to get motivation and fix the life was a very sweet one. I remember having the goosebumps on my skin caused by inspirational speech with a companion of sublime music.
But did it bring me any actual benefits? Not too much. Such speeches were a method of distraction to avoid the problems, not the solution.
Today, I don’t consider…
I recently chatted with a friend that started doing well with finances. She jumped from average monthly salary to over twice as much. That’s a lot of money, as she is only in her 20s.
I wrote: “Wow, congrats, you can save for something nice or have some fun,” but she wasn’t that happy. She said, “Nah, are you crazy? I have to work more, invest in courses, and equipment to scale that.”
She works for 8 to 12 hours daily, 5–6 days a week, so it shocked me when I read she wanted to work even harder. I started…
This is not a story of a 5-figures newsletter or ebook business. But, about building something out of nothing with almost zero time investment.
Posting quotes on social media is a very popular method for building a profile. It works because, in the beginning, you don’t have either authority and audience. So, you can use the authority of famous figures to build a basic reach by quotes from a given niche.
I’ve been doing Internet Marketing since 2015, but social media was never my interest. I was doing only SEO. It changed in August 2020 when I started writing. …
I love both researching and writing. It would be lovely if I could sit and do it all day, but I can’t. Like many of you, I have to connect my writing journey with other financial areas. That’s why I’m looking for various systems and methods to enhance the writing process.
I’m freelancing since 2015, and I always created lots of spreadsheets filled with the data. That’s my little obsession. Mostly I track time and earnings to calculate the hourly rate and measure my efficiency in the way.
In the first months of writing, my hourly rate was awful. I’m…
Perfectionism is a common problem that we somehow define as an advantage, e.g., on a job interview. For me, it’s a serious mistake, and I would define it as a “progress killer,” but let’s look at Dictionary definition:
a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less.
The definition indicates our choice while psychology sees it as a “personality trait,” WebMD states:
Perfectionism is a personality style in which a person is overly critical of his or her own performance. …
We often say that everyone wants to succeed. But, what does it even mean?
The Dictionary gives a few definitions of “success,” let’s take the first two:
1. The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.
2. The attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
Unfortunately, as a west world society, we choose and praise the second. We put on the pedestal individuals who achieve wealth and fame — take a look at our celebrities. But do we all want such “success?”
Let’s start with a basic understanding. Don’t think of other people…
I’m not writing about the benefits of being Hulk Hogan in his prime, but benefits from hour-long workout 2–3 times a week on a casual level.
We usually start exercising to boost self-confidence, to look and feel better. But aside from new photos on Instagram and more pairs on Tinder, we gain much more enhancements to everyday life that are less visible.
I see that on my example as I have never done any strength exercises until I was 23. In my teenage years, I was playing games or partying, and when it comes to training, I preferred, e.g., soccer…
A cup of coffee, serious look out the window, and emptiness in the head:
I don’t know what I’m going to write today.
Every coming idea seems stupid, useless, boring, outdated, etc.
Time is running short, and we start stressing — the panic slowly arises. We jump to writing, trying to break creative blockade but delete line after line. Everything around annoys us. We know that we will not make it, yet we are punishing ourselves because we swore we would publish daily.
As a result, our motivation meets the ground, and the day is horrible, at least the “working/creative”…
The popularity of chess skyrocket in recent times. It’s mainly because of the ongoing pandemic where all games benefit, as we can say from statistics of a leading streaming platform — Twitch. Theverg summarizes:
Twitch had a good 2020. Events were virtual; people stayed inside. The live-streaming site managed to clock 17 billion hours watched last year, which is a full 83 percent higher than 2019’s 9 billion, according to the latest report from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg.
Chess is one of the most viewed categories on the platform in the period.
The next reason is the huge success of The…