A Whole New Take on the Word Empower

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What does EMPOWER mean to you?

Click here to read my post about how this word is changing my life.

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Somthing New

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When you start something new, there’s a learning curve, right? It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newborn baby and your “something new” is life itself, or you’re a 65 year old man entering retirement and your “something new” is a fixed income and reprogramming your body not to wake up at 4:30am for your shift at the factory. New things bring with them excitement, wonder, and optimism, but they also bring anxiety, doubt, and difficulty. Starting a new business or attempting to market your existing one to the next level is no different.

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When I decided to become a freelance writer, I couldn’t wait to get started—but short of just transferring the thoughts and ideas in my head onto my computer screen, I had no idea what to do. I had to go through the aforementioned learning curve. That required plenty of research on exactly what a freelance writer does, what topics I would write about, how to get my writing seen, how to market myself, how to be published, how to appeal to my audience, and how to make money doing it. As technology, people’s interests, and the world in general change, I have to learn to adapt. I am constantly learning new ways to use technology, brainstorming ways to stay relevant to my readers, and researching ways to grow my audience.
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I parallel my journey to becoming a successful writer to that of a baby’s journey to becoming a thriving adult.

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teamwork

Unfortunately, I went through the beginning of my aspiring writer learning curve solo. I didn’t realize the importance of having the right people around you with similar interests and mindsets, but more experience and solid success. As I start my latest endeavor with Empower Network, I’m anticipating the learning curve but the great thing about it is that there are so many training resources and knowledgeable, successful members that my learning curve thus far has been pretty narrow. Having such a strong team of people to support you and guide you around the learning curve is amazing. Whether you’re bold enough to take the Empower Network plunge and start living your dream on purpose, or you have some other “something new” going on, make sure to surround yourself with a great support system.

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So keeping all of this in mind, what is your “something new?” Are you embarking on a new career, buying a new home, or just trying to get your life and your income to the next level? Whatever your “something new” is, don’t get discouraged as you swing around that learning curve. Just hold on tight and lean into it. You can do it!

Let’s help each steer this learning curve and make some moola in the process.
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Writers Write. Period.

Do you hear yourself constantly saying to people, “I want to be a writer”? Maybe you want to one day publish your own novel, have the title Staffwriter under your name in your local newspaper, or contribute to Time Magazine. While all of those things are a writer’s dream come true, it doesn’t take all of that before you can call yourself a writer. All it really takes to become a writer is to write.

You don’t have to wait for that best-seller-worthy book idea or an opening at your local newspaper to start writing. Just write! Keep a journal, write your own articles about current events, start a blog. Re-write advertisements you find in print, on television and online that you think you could do better. Ask your boss or your church if you can contribute to the company or congregation newsletter. Just put the pen to the pad or your fingers to the keys and let the words flow. Don’t worry about the fact that you may not have a publisher, employer, or any other type of recipient waiting for your finished product. Just keep writing to get the practice and keep those word-juices flowing.

I am a writer, though I haven’t been officially published. I have never written an entire book or an article in a newspaper or magazine. I am writer simply because I write. I write every chance I get for my family, friends, employer, and most importantly–just for fun. Not long ago I, too, would tell everyone I wanted to be a writer. I wasn’t taking into consideration all of the short stories, songs, poems, research papers, newsletters, and web content I’d written for my husband’s company. Here I was saying, “I want to be a writer,” when in actuality, I had been a writer for years! The moment I began to tell people I am a writer and began listing my job industry as writing when I filled out information online I felt so liberated. It just felt right calling myself a writer considering I had been doing it for years.

So stop waiting for the stars to align before you call yourself a writer. If you write, you’re a writer. Writers write. Period.