1% Will Make a Difference in Your
It’s Julie Hassett for The Writer’s Life, and I’m back with a final tip for making your transition to a “double life” with a thriving day job and freelance career as easy as possible.
I know it’s easy to get sidetracked by life outside of work. There’s always so much to do! But, if you get distracted from your dream of the writer’s life for too long, you can lose momentum. If that happens, or if you get overwhelmed by working a job and building a freelance career, I have a foolproof formula for success. You can use it to keep your momentum, motivation, and sense of fulfillment soaring.
No matter what life throws at you, just get 1% better every day.
Over time (and more quickly than you’d imagine), your daily progress will add up to your becoming great at your chosen profession.
What are some things you can do to get 1% better each day?
- Do one module of an AWAI program — It could be either the Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting or something in your niche
- Read one chapter of a classic copywriting tome — Here’s a great list of suggestions on the AWAI website
- Update your blog or another page on your website — When learning something new, your blog is a great place to relay your newfound expertise to prospects
- Join a peer review group — Get quicker at writing better copy by rating the work of your fellow copywriters and having yours rated in return
There are so many ways to get 1% better every day. And they only need to take about 30 minutes to an hour. I’d love to hear from you in the comments. What are your favorite ways of raising the bar by 1%?
Before we go, here’s one more practical tip to help you stay productive and on-point.
Prioritize your to-do list. Your brain gets the same adrenaline rush whether you check off “Write two tweets” or “Cold call five new clients.” Even when we know which items will yield the greater potential results, we sometimes fool ourselves into a feeling of accomplishment by tackling the least threatening, most familiar tasks first. If you can only do 1% each day, make it count.
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