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Do something for a year and it’ll definitely become a habit

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I was hungry, so I decided to eat.

That’s my writing analogy: no more excuses, just effort, and results. I didn’t order takeout. I walked to the kitchen and got to work.

This month marks one year of writing on Medium. In July of 2020, I made a whopping $3.31…


Throw mud at walls and then throw some more

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I’m not an overnight success.

I still wouldn’t consider myself a blogging “success,” but I’ve had a hell of a time getting here. Honestly, that’s all that matters. If you can have fun, and improve your writing every day, then you’re winning the fight.

Here’s what else I’ve learned about…


Other than actually writing

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Other than writing, what’s a writer’s most important skill?

It isn’t their ability to hack at a keyboard in rapid succession. It’s not about the hours they spend researching a piece. It doesn’t matter how superb their grammar is. …


It’s not selfish to put your own needs first.

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Life is what you make of it.

No one thing is going to alter the course of your reality unless, of course, you win the lottery. Even then, suddenly having millions is a curse in disguise. Most lottery winners go bankrupt within years.

One moment won’t change your life. It's…


I’d give up consistency for freedom every time

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Everyone's dream is freedom from a job until the bills arrive.

You could make passive income, but even the best ones take effort and time to set up. No matter what, you have to work to get what you want. Freelancing is no exception. …


The worst thing you can do is put pressure on your creativity

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You're better off without a side hustle. That's the truth.

Most people don't want to come home after a long day and work even more. That's why people quit their jobs prematurely and go all-in on their big idea. The problem is, it usually doesn't work out this way.

There's…


Are fast food subscriptions a step toward sustainability?

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Taco Bell is the 8th wonder of the culinary world.

I used to frequent the chain in college before subsequently getting food poisoning my junior year. After that, I cheered for them from afar.

When it comes to marketing, no one does it better. From the "Yo quiero Taco Bell"


And precisely what you can do to fix it

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Name an inventor who's remembered for their mistakes. I'll wait.

Thousands of experiments could blow up in their face, but it takes a single win for them to go down in history. Content creators should take this to heart.

You'll make a thousand writing mistakes before you go viral. I…


Follow my recipe for bringing ideas to life

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Writer's block doesn't exist if you don't write.

I heard a story once that procrastination is a devil in disguise. It looks like having an assignment but waiting until the last moment to complete it. …

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