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One of the big challenges a lot of us face as entrepreneurs is continually creating content that engages and educates our audience and shares with them our expertise. We need to be seen and known and creating content that can be shared and seen online is critical to finding and connecting to our audience.
However, creativity on demand can be tough to do. Continually coming up with new ideas that can be helpful to our audience and sharing them in a clear and compelling way is not always easy.
Have you ever put off writing a blog post or social media post because you simply couldn’t get clear about the message and the words you wanted to share? It can be agonizing and frustrating.
It’s helpful to have a ritual that helps you turn down your overthinking brain, turn on your creative flow and get you into your writing groove.
Here is a step-by-step process that can help you get unstuck when you get stopped by writer’s block.
1) Have a cup of coffee or tea available as you write.
OK, I know this sounds trite but caffeine has been shown to stimulate thinking and get our creative mental energy going. (For this reason many cafes in Paris became well-known for their famous artist and writer regulars.)
2) Sit down at your computer.
Even if you are drawing a complete blank, the first step to accessing creative flow is asking and intending for it to begin. Sitting down at your computer and opening the document on which you will be writing is a simple way of getting the writing gods’ attention to assist you in your task.
3) Ask your inner guidance to support you.
This might sound hokey, but asking for higher guidance is a great way to open to a higher stream of consciousness that is more creative, less linear, and less censored then your everyday beta state of consciousness. You are giving the universe permission and inviting it to fill your mind with new creative ideas.
4) Tell your inner critic to go on vacation.
The biggest cause of the resistance that causes writer’s block is the inner critic. It is many times what is stopping your creative flow, often without you even knowing it. Make a conscious effort to turn down the voice of your inner critic. (Make a deal with it–tell it if it leaves you alone while you are writing you will welcome it back later to help you edit.)
5) Tune into your audience.
Think about their pain points and how you help them find solutions. The most effective writing helps others solve their problems or inspires them in some way. What advice can you give them today that would be helpful? You might draw on your own challenges as an entrepreneur and talk about how you overcome them.
6) Write down whatever words, ideas, or titles come into your head.
Don’t censor. Let this be stream of consciousness. The most important thing is to get the stream flowing. You can always edit later. I usually start with an idea for a post, then write a hooky title, and then I am off to the races.
7) Go back and edit until it’s punchy, concise, and meets your standards.
This is an important step. Be sure to edit carefully to correct any errors, clarify your ideas, and eliminate any unnecessary words so you more effectively engage your audience.
That’s it. I hope you find this process helpful.
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