April 3, 2023
When you set out to
earn more money, you tend to set absolute financial goals. Somehow this is the default thinking pattern of our brains.
When it comes to money, we prefer working with absolute numbers.
Instead of saying, “I want to earn more this year than last year,” We say, “I want to make $100K this year.”
I call that a ‘fixed goal.’ You don’t only set a fixed number you want to earn, save, or spend, you also get
fixated on achieving that financial goal.
And this is not only related to earning certain amounts of money. It’s the same with spending or saving.
A few years back, I set a goal to “spend nothing on clothes for an entire year.” I don’t think I achieved my goal, but I certainly bought way less than before. And this is exactly why you want to avoid fixed goals.
March 30, 2023
Even if you’re not a “pro,” people will not take you seriously if your business writing isn’t good. We all know how that feels.
It hurts when you send out emails or messages that people ignore. You feel small and insignificant.
“Why is no one responding to my emails?”
Because you make it easy for people to ignore you. But if you
write in a clear, credible, and persuasive way in your career, you can convince people to pay you attention.
That’s why business writing is important for every knowledge worker.
Here are 10 tips that will make your business writing so effective people will respond to you.
March 27, 2023
All good writing is persuasive by definition.
Think about it. Would you read something that’s not enticing? With the millions of ways we can keep ourselves busy in today’s world, I certainly won’t.
I only read something when it’s
so persuasive I can’t ignore it. And as a writer, my goal is to produce the same type of writing.
In fact, I believe every single word, sentence, and paragraph you write must be persuasive. Otherwise, it’s a waste of your time. Think of…
Email subject lines you write at work Text messages you send to your partner, friends, co-workers Ads of the things you’re selling on social media Jobs you apply to
I can go on like that for a while. The idea is that you always need to be persuasive otherwise people won’t read your writing. And
writing that gets ignored is bad.
The rest of this article contains 10 rules I’ve learned from writing persuasively. You can use these rules to inspire others to take action simply with your words.
March 27, 2023
I started writing every day in 2015 when I felt stuck in my career. That’s how I discovered the true benefits of writing.
Since then, every area of my life has improved including my finances. I realize you can’t attribute success to a single factor or habit so there’s more to it than writing alone.
But still, I believe that the skill of writing has been the primary reason I got unstuck and built my
dream career. And that also came with financial rewards.
The financial benefits of writing are often lost when people talk about writing. They think it’s only for professional writers.
Or these days people think that writing is obsolete. “Who cares about writing if AI can do it for you?” As if writing is the same thing as vacuuming your house.
Sure, a robot can clean your floor and keep your house free of dust. But AI can’t improve your mind when it does your writing for you.
When you write more, you improve your mind. And when you improve your mind, you can achieve your goals, especially the financial ones. Here are 5 benefits of writing that lead to financial success.