Meet Your Future “You”
This week, I’ve told you all about the five people you should seek out to transform your writing business.
You’ve discovered how important it will be to meet your fellow copywriters and the AWAI staff. You’ve steeled yourself and created a potential dialogue with the “celebrity” speakers — and figured out exactly what you’re going to do to speak confidently with marketers at Job Fair.
Of course, the easiest way to meet all of these influential people is by attending Bootcamp. But if you can’t make it to Bootcamp this year, it’s still possible to meet them and reap the benefits.
Now, the fifth person you already know very well …
You’ve met him or her in the depths of your goal-planning … your daydreams of quitting your day job … or when you’re writing out pages of copy longhand.
It’s your future “you.”
People often refer to meeting their “future self” as an “a-ha moment.” It’s the moment you get a glimpse at yourself in the future, where all of your hard work culminates into a thriving career.
At Bootcamp, you’ll meet your future “you” — and it will give you the confidence you need to keep pushing forward toward success.
It can happen during one of the sessions, where a speaker will place the last piece in the puzzle … and suddenly this whole “copywriting thing” makes sense.
Maybe you’ll get an assignment on the floor of Job Fair … and you can see how it feels to be a working, paid copywriter.
Sometimes it’s not that obvious. Maybe you’ll just feel a little more confident … a little more educated … a little more experienced than when you came in.
And that’s enough to see yourself landing new clients, making more money, and living your life as you please.
I met my future self in the lobby at Bootcamp last year when Rebecca Matter told me I didn’t have to settle for writing projects I didn’t like. That was the moment I saw the writer I was going to become.
And you can get this kind of insight outside Bootcamp, too.
You can do it by writing down your goals. Where do you want to be six months from now? A year from now? What will it take to get there?
Finally … and this may seem a little “woo-woo” … but meditate on the person you want to become. Really “feel” what it’s going to feel like to reach your goals … and have the freedom of the writer’s life.
One of the best ways to make sure you achieve your goals is to make them public. And you can do that by sharing your goals with me in a comment below. Tell me, what does your future “you” look like?
Oh … and if you’re attending Bootcamp this year, I’d like to meet you too! I’ll see you in October!
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