Last year, I produced over a million dollars with my writing. But not how you would think... For me, my writing is the heart of why people follow me. It's the initial touchpoint that drives them to buy my products, pay for my consultation, and request me to speak. In other words, my writing is the front door to my brand and my business, and it should be the same for you.
Interestingly, I never thought I was going to be a writer. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy the act of writing. However, I love the result. The ability to transfer ideas, opinions, truth, and insight from my brain to others is likely the most fulfilling thing I do.
And today, I get to share how I got there.
In this episode, I have a special guest for you. Not only is he my personal writing coach and friend, but our conversation makes the hall of fame for this podcast. To catch the immense quantity of wisdom, lessons, and quotes you’ll want to listen to our conversation again and again.
Jonathan Merritt is a professional writer, he's a columnist for the Atlantic, the author of many books, and a New York Times Bestselling ghost writer. Today, he is going to share his tricks and tips from his highly acclaimed writing program Write Brilliant in an effort to propel your writing to the next level.
Powerful Quotes From This Episode
- "Great writers write from a place of confidence, not certainty."
- "Being a writer isn't taught, it's caught... like a disease you want to catch."
- "As you shape your writing, your writing is shaping you."
- "As a writer you're either in the lighting business or the heating business." (listen to hear the concept explained)
- "70% of American's say they have a book inside of them."
- "Sadly, most people go to the grave with the song still in them."
- "Writers will fail under the paralysis of perfectionism."
- "A good writer a reader of good books."
- "Writing can be an isolating act, but it's best done in community."
- "Good writers write to their readers, not their critics."
- "Let's not call it writer's block, let's call it 'stuck.'"
After listening to our conversation, I would love to hear your feedback. What stood out to you? Were you motivated to take your writing more seriously? Were you encouraged to speak up in a world who needs your voice? If so, tell me about it in the comments below.