Getting Readers for Your Beautiful Work

You can push your pen across the paper, carefully drafting 40,000 words, or punch every letter into your keyboard, basking in the glow of your computer screen.

You can dust your work off, tweak it, flip-it, get your best friend’s blessing, then rewrite, edit, rework, edit, package it,  shine it, make it glossy, then finally ship it or post it to your site of choice.

When you’re done and manage to breathe, you’ll start the next task. Yelling from the rooftops, read, read, read. Read my wonderful, all-new, awesome, very awesome, very-very awesome, work!

And to your dismay, you’ll need to learn a nice new headlock to get people to focus or pay attention to your masterpiece.

I learned, while teaching high school, that none of my students were impressed by the number of degrees I had, the work I had created, or the number of skills they’d master while learning with me.

They loved the jokes, the stories I told, and they were most impressed by the tools I gave them to discover themselves on their journey to greatness. That was the value. That made it all worth it.

Once you get rid of the smoke and mystery from yourself, and focus on sharing your generous gifts, which is the knowledge and wisdom you’ve cultivated from your truly honest, hard-earned, relentless work, everything begins to fall into place.

Learners will appear, questions will be plenty, interest will be generated, tools to further the journey for all will be shared and re-shared for everyone’s benefit.

Remember to set a page goal and stick to it. Meet three new people who can help you make magic in your daily life. Discover something new that helps you save time and complete more focused work. Have fun and tell a friend about your journey.

Keep working and have an amazing week.