The writer’s life is one of freedom, independence, and abundance. But it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. It takes a certain type of person with character to achieve and enjoy the writer’s life.
Frankly, this lifestyle isn’t for everybody.
If you can’t hold yourself accountable or be held accountable by an external force, then the writer’s life may not be for you.
Here’s a quick test you can take to determine if the writer’s life is actually the right fit for you.
If you find out that you aren’t ready for the writer’s life right now, don’t worry.
A huge part of the writer’s journey is to develop yourself into the type of person who can accept the responsibilities and the privileges of living the writer’s life.
If you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it.
Answer the following questions to the best of your ability to determine if the writer’s life is right for you.
Why do you want to live the writer’s life?
Most people don’t want to put in the hard work of developing their mindset and character so that they can accept the writer’s life.
They hear the stories about people waking up and writing for 10 minutes a day and becoming millionaires and think that living the writer’s lifestyle is that easy.
And it can be that easy…
But only after you’ve done the hard work of developing your character, your reputation, and the systems in your business.
All of that takes time and effort.
This leads us to question 2…
Are you willing and able to put in the time and effort?
Nobody is going to be handing you cocktails on the beach while you do the work of building the writer’s life of your dreams.
Make sure you’re willing and able to commit yourself to the process.
It helps to have a specific vision of the life you want to motivate you whenever you find yourself doubting your ability.
What is your ideal writer’s life?
Make it as clear as possible.
What do you want to be able to experience? What kind of responsibilities would you have? Where are you? What kind of things do you have to give up in order to achieve the writer’s life?
Write down your vision, then get to work writing the copy that will help you achieve it.
Remain consistent and you’ll be surprised by how fast it can happen for you.
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