People don’t really know or care about your why. They usually only care about THEIR WHY.
I whole-heartedly agree. I taught a seminar recently on pitching to TV and realized how I (and most talk shows) rely on the Socratic method of persuasion - where you introduce or setup a problem, and your product/brand/tips are the solution. It's worked for millenia and is still my go-to for pitching content.
Passive income doesn’t come from trying. It comes from getting good. You don’t have to start out as good, but you eventually have to get good. This point is often overl…
I love how this sentence emphasizes the process. My personal finance client always says there's no good way to get rich quick. Real, sustainable wealth comes from effort and time. This is what I tell myself and my friends who have also started businesses during the pandemic. We may not be millionaires, but we've all made progress in the past year and will continue to make progress next year.
I actually get a lot of joy and security from having a long-term tenant, more than when I tried short-term rental. A lot of people, including myself, are lured by the promise of 'easy money'. I just realized I value more substance than 'fast cash'. I still have to live with the decisions I make.
When people are looking for more meaning in their life they often ask themselves what would feel like meaningful work. But I think a better (and more attainable) question is “Do I feel meaningful to this team or organization?” We all want to feel like we matter.
Lee McKay Doe
I love this point on meaning, but I think it's a two-way relationship. In my last job I felt like I mattered to the overall organization (many times I felt like I was integral to the production as a middle manager). But the subject matter didn't align with what I was interested in or valued. I'm single and childless by choice, yet the show I worked on was firmly fixed on catering to moms. It just wasn't enough to hold my interest, when so many of the things I cared about weren't valued content. Now as a freelancer and contributor on this platform I'm more in control over the content I create. The pay is less reliable, but the joy is constant.
…inate sandwiches in the other. After treating me to a sweeping up-and-down appraisal, he muttered: “Of course she’s slim, she’s never had any kids.”
Ugh, I just threw up in my mouth at this. No one ever comments on men and their child-creating abilities. Also the casual nature in which people comment on women's bodies in any context drives me nuts. I'm single and childless by choice, which means I have a world of other topics I can talk about. If you can't think of a context beyond your own life as a parent, that's on you.
…ten books under a pseudonym, designed t-shirts, and started writing speculative fiction and poetry. I am always finding new ways to make money from my creativity.
Me too! And it's everything I hoped it would be. I often worry that I've set myself up for failure because I haven't mapped out a proper business plan (I have a mantra and a few one-pagers describing different aspects of what I can do). But mainly I just create, publish, and when people come to me and say "I need someone to write XYZ" I say "Yes, and this is how much it will cost you". Sometimes they ghost, but most people see the value and, voila, a paid gig.
If I’m ever going to be lured back into an office, I have one requirement: no distractions please
The only time I’ve ever bragged about being a multitasker was on a resume. I think it was the first “skill” I ever set down on a list to convince someone to…
Am I doing it wrong or have we been given a pack of lies?
My first taste of “passive income” came before I even heard of the FIRE movement. I had just moved to downtown Toronto, next door to major tourist hotspots including the iconic CN Tower. …
…tle success happened because they weren’t the best in their field. No. They were the most patient. They were happy to create for a crowd of no one and see what happened.
I realized this very early on in my new life as a freelancer/consultant. I never related to articles that shared how to hack the algorithm by using the right search key words or tags. Writing is therapy. I have to be authentic, honest and simply get my thoughts out of my head. If others connect with it and form an audience, following or community that's an added bonus.