Live: The Barefoot Writer December Issue
“Never get outworked.”
That’s the personal credo of Kevin Rogers, this month’s Featured Interviewee.
If you adopt it, it will change everything about your life as a writer.
Not that it has writing origins. Kevin grabbed on to that as his personal belief system after two weeks of backbreaking work on a home construction site.
He carried it into his writing ventures and gives that mindset credit for many of his major successes (and he is a major success — read the full interview with him on page 09 of our new December issue of the Barefoot Writer).
But why is this credo so energizing to writers?
Because it frees you. Frees you from the worry that you’re not talented enough or creative enough. That you don’t come from the right background. That you’re disadvantaged because you don’t own the latest software and the trendiest computer.
If you’re willing to lay it all on the line, to write more and read more and stretch yourself, to never get outworked …
Then you will prevail.
Actor Will Smith has a similar stance. As he once said in an interview with Tavis Smiley,
You could argue that in actuality, Will Smith really is one of the smartest, sexiest, and most talented performers out there …
Maybe. Maybe not. We’ll never know how much of that is fact versus how much we’ve come to believe after seeing him prevail in blockbuster after blockbuster and an avalanche of successful ventures.
Which means for you, as the writer, that if you continue to put your best foot forward, put your work out there, put your writing goals first …
You’ll be seen. You’ll prevail. Nobody will care whether it’s raw talent or tricks you picked up along the way, because nobody can outwork you, and nobody’s gonna even want to try when you’re at the top of your game.
Read Kevin Rogers’s essay for more honest insight on the same topic — page 09.
This month’s issue also features
- a “hidden league” of writers who get paid to make dreams come true,
- four simple moves you can make to sweep adversity’s game pieces off the board,
- quick and easy ways to fill your coffers with a treasury of content ideas,
- advice on sending your clients holiday gifts, and
- a proven way to outsmart distractions with binaural beats.
This is one of my favorite issues yet … Enjoy, and happy holidays!
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