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#32 – September 19, 2022
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Wise: Saying yes to your passion
Your career usually takes up at least 35% of your waking hours. And that’s when you work 8 hours a day from Monday through Friday.
That’s without the time we spend getting ready for work, thinking about work, or the extra time we put in. For most of us, our career takes up 50% of our time!
Since we can never get back the time we spend, it only makes sense to have a career that you actually enjoy.
And to make that happen, we must make a choice to say yes to our passion and no to everything else. At least, for a while until we have a satisfying career.
I can say from personal experience that having work you love is one of the most rewarding things in life.
If that’s not something you have right now, I want to encourage you to start working on it. Maybe it takes years to make it happen, but it’s worth the effort.
Wealthy: Getting rich as a writer
20 years ago, being able to get rich as a fully-independent writer would’ve been close to impossible. Technology and the internet changed that.
But since everyone can write online it’s not only competitive, it’s also very crowded.
The key is to be different than everyone else. As readers, we usually don’t care about who’s a better writer. We care about who has a different perspective or style.
And as a writer, your goal is to always prioritize being different. That’s how you can stand out from the crowd.
When you stand out, you usually get better rewards, and when you invest those monetary rewards, you can become rich.
That dynamic is also true for any profession.
One interesting thing
I’m currently working on creating new content for my writing course, Effective Writing. One of the simplest ideas of the course is to remove unnecessary words from your writing.
The more fluff, the less clarity. And less clarity means we lose the attention of our reader.
A quick solution? Remove words like “that” and “just” as often as you can. Your writing will be much smoother and to the point.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.
All the best,
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