Let’s keep this short. We don’t have a lot of time. Through years of blogging and developing myself, there’s been a common skill I’ve learned. It happened without me realizing, but it will truly help you.
Let’s see if I can explain it to you in 60-seconds. If I were to give you only one bit of advice that would help you it would be this:
“Document everything in your life through either video, writing or audio — or all three.”
Why am I telling you this?
1. It will help you reflect on what you’re doing day-to-day
2. It will allow others to learn from you
3. It will be therapeutic to get your thoughts out of your head and onto the screen in some form
Documenting is perfect for business.
Whether you want to share what you document because it’s your passion or whether you intend to use it as content for a business, documenting is the new way to tell stories.
Stories bring people into your online community and you can do with that what you want (that’s not for me to say).
Too many people are selling instead of documenting. Documenting is leading with one idea:
You want to help people in some way without any hidden agenda.
The process is everything.
Documenting requires you to unleash your creativity and remove all the valuable thoughts you have from your brain. Documenting is a habit and we all know how important habits are.
Repeatedly documenting everything you do gives you much clearer thoughts.
“It becomes like a filing cabinet where only the thoughts that can help others are extracted, worked on and molded into a work of art that can be admired long after you’ve departed this world”
The process of documenting looks like this:
• Write down thoughts you have that you think are valuable
• Cull the list of thoughts into your top three
• Share those thoughts at least once a week through words, video or audio
• Make this process a habit
Please, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying.
This is not about becoming a #influencer or monetizing the shit out of everyone you meet so you can buy more metal objects that have wheels, and a fancy watch.
What I’m talking about here ultimately is giving something back. Documenting what you do so that someone else can benefit.
That’s what I can teach you to in 60-seconds (okay maybe I went a little over).