I’m the easiest person to persuade when I’m the one doing the persuading.
On the other hand, I don’t like to let people down. I live by the values of kindness and service to others.
Little did I know that this would be the answer to my problem of not writing on the internet.
This time last year I wanted to start writing online. I thought I needed to learn how to do it so I read the likes of David Perell, Julian Shapiro and Paul Graham.
I soon realised this was procrastination as I still wasn’t writing online.
I got a writing coach. Ellen Fishbein took me through the process of writing an essay giving advice to early stage social enterprises looking to raise capital.
It motivated me to publish. But it didn’t motivate me to keep publishing.
This is my 5th piece of writing on the internet this week. What do I know now that I didn’t know back then?
I especially don’t know what my ‘niche’ is. And I don’t have any more time than I did back then.
So what’s different?
This time I paid a little money and committed to a bunch of people that I’d do something with them: ship30for30.com
Also, it’s a short term, doable goal. Not ‘write on the Internet’ but ‘write on the internet for 30 days’.
What do you want to do?
Find a group who want to do the same thing. Set a shared goal. Put some money at stake and do it together. Just don’t try to do it alone.