My Writing Habit Has Amplified My Network & Strengthened My Discipline

A Life Worth Living | Jan 14, 2023

Every Saturday I share a story about my life in a way that you can hopefully relate to. I believe we are all here to share our journey, both the highs and the lows, as this is how we collectively raise the consciousness of the planet. If anything resonates with you, please share! ๐Ÿ™

On the last day of 2022, after a string of daily reminders to my inbox, i finally decided to sign up for the Ship30for30 program, run by Dickie Bush and Nicolas Cole, 2 very prolific digital writers.

As of today, I'm only 8 days into a 30-day challenge, but it's safe to say that it's the most involved I've ever been in a course, by far.

As of the Friday scheduling of this newsletter, this is a snapshot of my Twitter analytics:

Not a bad start!

Your Accountability Team

Within the cohort, you're asked to create a 250-word Atomic Essay every single day for 30 days. It's definitely forced me to be disciplined about setting aside time to draft, write, post, cross-post, and engage with my fellow Shippers. This is a lot, when you already have a pretty full plate.

What's helpful is their use of a new platform called Typeshare. If I had to summarize it neatly, I would say it's a tool that provides 100's of templates to help you create social posts in a frictionless way. I had never heard of it before.

One interesting thing it does is create images of your text. I think this makes the content more compelling.

The great thing is, for this cohort, they have a set of 30 templates so that you already know what you're going to be talking about, you just plug your content there. Here's a snapshot of my current posts:

At the start of the program, the instructors have you pick 3 topics as the focus of what you're going to be writing about. One interesting exercise from this week's call was their "2-Year Test".

If you're new to writing, and you struggle to find what to write about, they have you think back to 2 years ago. What skills have you built, struggles faced, hobbies started, problems overcome, etc. during that timeframe? That's where you start.

As you can see, with the right prompts and some guidelines, it makes the writing process much easier. I'm a huge fan of not only repurposing content, but having a system in place for what to post when and this program has been a great opportunity to streamline this.

My Publishing Workflow

I try to have a first draft of each essay the night before so I'm not starting from scratch. I use a Google Sheet for social posts and even provided a template for my fellow Shippers. Since I've also made a commitment to launch a new product every month I thought I'd give Gumroad a chance, You can see the spreadsheet here (it's free):

Here's a link to what each post looks like on each platform if you'd like to see the final product:

Naturally, as a podcaster I decided to stretch myself a bit more and created a podcast series whose content consists solely of me reading out these atomic essays. You can follow/subscribe below.

Once I've posted it on all socials, I set a timer for 20 minutes, then look through what my fellow Shippers have posted and like/engage with their content.

I'm a huge proponent of leveraging these programs as much for the content as for the community and in a short period of time have met folks I would otherwise not have been connected to!

Shout out to Johnson, Harry, Sebastian, and Jordan!

All in all this has been a wonderful experience. I met someone on Friday's breakout session who's on his 7th cohort! His been publishing essays for 500 days straight. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

If acquiring a new skill is on your to-do list for 2023, I encourage to take action and make that investment in yourself. I'm a firm believer that the always universe rewards momentum.

And tied into this past Wednesday's post on my favorite book on spirituality (you can read why here), it's important to remember that part of having an abundance mindset is remembering that currency = current.

Keep that flow going, invest in the people and programs that resonate with you, and your 10x return is inevitable.

๐Ÿ™ with gratitude,


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