- Commit to producing on a specific day and announce it. We all need deadlines and commitments to keep us accountable. (thanks to Martin Shervington’s WeDig ideas)
- Begin at least three days before the deadline and scout around for a topic. I keep an Evernote list of ideas as they occur to me. Choose the one that grabs you today.
- Let the idea simmer for a day and a night and know that what you want to say will come through. Here is where the meditative aspect comes in. Inspiration often comes to me in the shower, but for others, it will be in a space and time when they are totally relaxed and reflective.
- Start by just writing a stream of consciousness. Let it flow without judgement or correction.
- Do a keyword search (I use Jaaxy) to discover a title and additional ideas that may be added to the article.
- Let it percolate for a day so that you came back to the article with fresh eyes.
- Just before the deadline, read, sharpen and edit the final version.
This Mindset Monday post is presented especially for solopreneurs
by LowellAnn Fuglsang, Business and Career Coach
In my workstyle-lifestyle coaching work I love helping solopreneurs find direction, stay motivated and build systems that both support and promote their business. One support that I like to emphasize for them is the Google experience. Two great places to begin are my Weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle and The Portable Business Coach (Now titled “Solopreneur Evaluation Tool” – a tool that will tell you where you need to put more time and energy)