Grow without the immediate stress that comes with work
When I was a beginner, I used to watch surreal authors who just spit – and there’s a story! They have these millions of other things running in parallel. Smoothly.
Wow… I’m going crazy. What did their mother eat that I missed?
Because of my presence, not even a 500-word story could be squeezed out of my constipated head. can i get there? Is this (writing) for me? Could you?
yes. I wouldn’t say it’s as easy as a cakewalk, but with proper planning and help, it is.
When I started my writing journey, I was only publishing stories on Medium. that’s it. Slowly, I continued to create digital products. [Things looking okay]
Going on, I decided that I should write a book. [I can fit in some time] I need to network with people. Enter LinkedIn. [How tough can it be] Then consulting…because people started mailing. [Can’t let go of the opportunity!!] And newsletter? Don’t forget the online course…
Eventually, I huffed and puffed in a frenzy, falling behind, nothing under control, everything fell apart — complete chaos.
I took a break. write it off. Now go to hell.
Two days later I came back with the system. It doesn’t fail every day, but it does the job.
What follows may take some time to consume, saved a lot of time So that you can scale up your operations. And they can do the same for you.
1. Keep the Idea Kit Flowing
(Writing) Don’t arrive at the party empty-handed. Many writers/creators lose precious time thinking about what to write.
You should always have an overflowing list of ideas you want to write. Reading stories, watching Netflix series, watching YT shorts got me thinking. Hold it with both hands and store it.
- compartmentalize your idea. If you write about different platforms/projects, sort them accordingly. For me, they’re laid out as Medium, Writing, Headline, Headline-book, LinkedIn, and Gumroad.
- So when you start something, go to that file/folder/list and pick an idea to work on.
- I never write a sentence for an idea. Flesh it out with a few words It completes the idea.I don’t want to keep scratching my head What does this mean? does not have to be a complete sentence. Just words are fine.
2. Time it
I was terribly wrong here at first. I didn’t have a plan, so I do whatever I feel is important. But when you have to work on multiple projects, you can’t do it without losing control.
- spend time on a project What you assigned for the day. For example, today he has an hour to work on Medium. So I set a timer and started working. When you’re done, take a short break (water or tea) and start working on your next task.
- Yes, if you’re nearing completion, you can give yourself a little extra headroom. But don’t over stretch. Coz things start to pile up on the other side.
- This was helpful as all projects were going on at the same time. No worries at the end of the day.
- and follow Wanta rule. One piece at a time. Avoid distractions (like avoiding crowds during Covid).
Timing my work is like adding urgency to an otherwise boring task — it’s like giving a shot of espresso!
3. Template your work
This saves a lot of time. I wish I had done this earlier.
A template is a repetitive format for different topics.For example, the headline template for this article is
[N] how to [do something] without it [the tough part]
You can use the same template for different headings.
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- offal Templates for all types of projects what you do. It can be a headline, blog, post or carousel (made with Canva). It’s always better to start in the middle than to start from scratch, right?
- The more templates you have, the less time you need to complete your project. And start doing more.
- and again, separate them Depends on work. Compartmentalize. It saves you the trouble of hunting. Also, headline templates aren’t boring with LinkedIn’s templates.
4. Overnight marinade
I do this not only for cooking, but also for writing. The night before is the time to sit down with your notepad and visualize the next day. From what she packs for her daughter’s lunch, to which chapter in her book.
- plan your day before you start. That way you don’t lose time thinking about what to do.
- Don’t forget to tick off your list at night (while stroking your back). re-evaluate Whether you need to tweak your plans for the next day.
- Become practical Don’t panic if things go wrong. things happen. Be agile and design your days ahead—the ones you have more control over.
5. Diversion. Diversion.diversion
Much like templates, writers quickly fall in love with repurposing. I have. This helped me when I started networking on LinkedIn. Writing articles for both platforms, which are inherently diverse, became a real challenge.
So I used a Medium content topic and turned it into a LinkedIn post.
- take part of Content and customization For other platforms — From a Medium story to a series of LinkedIn posts, Twitter tweets/threads, or YouTube videos.
- it is recommended to save link Find posts/threads that did very well and save them for rainy days (if writing a post is hard) or schedule it for later to maintain consistency.
6. The right tools
oh yeah you need them. There are not many of them, but there are certainly some. Depending on your needs and the nature of your work, having the right tools can speed up the process and allow you to focus on writing rather than technical aspects. Some tools I use:
- Google: But of course! An essential tool for trading, which is a large part of your work.
- Google Docs: For real-time collaboration with writing and consulting clients.
- grammatically: for editing. It’s also a great tool to boost your writing confidence.
- Kamba: Process all media.
- Reggie: For my book writing project.
- Effie: A great tool that allows you to work without distractions.
- Ahrefs: On the SEO part of writing.
7. Play the Right Mind Game
Any job, especially a creative job, has to do with the soft, cavernous gray man out there, Mr. Mind. Be careful when playing games for a long time.
- cut off the train of thoughtOverthinking anything guarantees one thing — nothing. Focus on the “doing” part.
Actions lead to results. Thinking leads to future regrets.
- don’t give too much choiceGuilty. I gave myself too many choices. Then things got crazy. don’t think about it don’t give me a choice. Make a decision and start working. Make sure you finish the job—throwing it away is not an option.
- but what you can do groove teeth perfectNo one is perfect. why should you be And you never will. So stop acting and start now!
- Accept reality and set expectations accordinglyYou know what is possible and what is not. You can wish for a lot, but reality is a bitch. So take a step back, assess, and set your expectations accordingly. And be happy about it.
- breath. love your engine and machine It cannot function non-stop. Charge. Yes, I am talking about mindfulness and exercise. And yes, this is on the list and should be at the top if you ask me.
I’ve already said it all, so I’ll keep this short. (And that reading time is heading north!)
Being a solo entrepreneur can be challenging at times and test you to the limit.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by too many problems around you, writhe out of the chaos and stand back for a moment.
See the tangle like it’s not yours.
Separate them and line them up neatly. Then start thinking of small solutions for each.
Simple — isolate and solve.