What do you call yourself?
What label do you identify with?
Artist, author, athlete?
Having a title or label is helpful for us to be identified and qualified. This is especially important in our professions, cause we want to be known for our expertise.
“John is really good with numbers…
How many decisions do you have to make before you get to your important work?
Where will I work?
What tools should I use?
What music should I listen to?
What format should this take?
How long should I spend on this?
How should I organize it?
By the time…
Home is more important now than ever.
We spend all of our time here. So it’s important that it’s comfortable to live in, reflects our voice, and meets our needs.
We grow up here. We build here. We make memories here.
Having a home requires responsibility on our part to…
Between a question and an answer.
Between indecision and a choice.
Between action and hopeful outcome.
In between is the long, treacherous road you must take when you pursue something of value.
When you’re building a novel idea.
When you’re searching for a way to express a deep emotion. …
There are many ways we play it safe in our lives.
Our jobs. Our relationships. Our ideas.
Safe is taking a job where difficult decisions are made for you.
Safe is being in a relationship that doesn’t challenge you.
Safe is feeding the narrative you already believe, and never giving an opposing perspective a chance.
Safe is predictable, comfortable, and easy.
Safe isn’t a new question. It’s the same answer every day.
Safe is the belief that nothing can better; telling you to stay the course and avoid change at all costs. Because change isn’t safe.
Change is disruptive.
Change is uncomfortable.
Change is the creation of something new.
When you arrive at your to-do list this morning, reflect: are you playing it safe, or are you making change?
Recently, I’ve wanted to improve my writing. When I looked up ways to improve your writing, one exercise popped up everywhere as a recommendation. To become a better writer, you have to copy the great ones. This is known as “Copywork.”
The format of the exercise looks this: