Like for Likes
I get the idea of like for likes,
You like someone’s post and they like yours so you both support each other the same with follow for follow and other stuff like that…
But the issue for me is how do you know someones actually liking your content for the content and just for something in return?
I would rather like someone’s content because I actually liked their stuff and expect nothing in return
and I would prefer someone to do that with my content too.
That way I know I’m actually reaching people and that there work is generally good too.
There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers
In his book about ‘on writing’ he says that ideas just come out of nowhere, sometimes it’s two ideas put together
And our job is to recognise them when they do appear, not to go out looking for them
This is true not just In writing but in any idea we have
They say the best nights out are the random ones that just happened out of an idea not pre planned
My best posts (based on likes and my blog stats) are the ones that just sort of happened, where as my well thought out ones most of the time are greeted with nothing.
Ideas generally come when we least expect them, like in the shower or whilst driving (the amount of ideas I’ve had and forgotten whilst driving because I couldn’t write them down is frustrating)
Stop trying to be creative and just let the process happen
But when it does be ready to recognise and catch it
Like the guy who created the flaming hot cheetos he just happened to dip his cheetos into some chilli powder (I think) whilst on his day job
Random idea dudes quite rich now
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
The Little Prince
Remember this when someone puts your dreams and goals down,
When they say you can’t or it can’t be done…
They can’t see what you see
They don’t see the gold medals, they don’t see the we’re open sign, They just see the rock pile.
Stay focused on what you see and let them worry about what they can or cannot see.
When people ask me what I do, I don’t really say that I’m an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.
When I got my SIA license several years ago now I remember the instructor saying that the badge kind of makes you recession proof because their will always be security jobs going…
I would say the same is true with personal development too,
When your always learning, always adapting and continually improving yourself,
You proof yourself against hard times, you might not be able to walk into a job but at least if you wanted you could create yourself one.
Like the late Chadwick an actor, director and a writer he would say if he wasn’t acting he would be writing.
On a world map Greenland and Africa look the same,
But in reality Africa is 14x bigger than Greenland…
From a far we look very similar to other people, but reality is that we’re all very very different.
We all have different skills, personalities, ambitions, problems
We’re all different but a common trend is people following trends trying to look, be, do the same as others
But the world doesn’t need you to be like everyone else
In needs you to be different
It needs you to be you
Embrace your differences, be unique where you can, if you have a unique skill then work on it
Just stop trying to be the same