My #1 tip for quickly creating inspired content
Here’s my #1 practice for quickly coming up with your next inspired social media post, video, email to your list, or the opening to an upcoming presentation.
I’ve been practicing these steps over the past year and have been blown away by how much easier, quicker and more joyful content creation is for me now, when it used to be brain-wracking and literally take me painstaking hours to create one piece.
These are the 5 steps I follow to create most of my content now:
1) First off, step away from your computer or phone. Seriously. Take a break from any and all devices, and get out from behind your desk or workspace. Our devices bombard us all day with mental stimulation that’s outside of us. And if you’re truly wanting to create inspired, original content that conveys your unique ideas and perspective, then take a pause from these wonderful, yet overly outwardly-focused mediums.
2) Pick up your journal or a notepad and find a new spot in your home or workspace that truly inspires you. Bring a cup of tea. It might be outside on your deck, a reading nook in your bedroom, or a cozy lounge chair. (For me it’s my comfy couch next to a wall of windows that overlooks a swath of nature–pine trees, palms, jasmine, a tinkling fountain, tweedling birds.)
3) Ask. Take a few deep breaths, relax your body, and pose a question to your Inner Wisdom Expert. Write the question in your notepad. Here are a few examples: What’s the message to send to my list today? What do I say on social media today? What does my audience or ideal clients most need to hear from me right now?
4) Stay relaxed and RECEIVE the answer. Let your writing flow uncensored. Go with what comes, even if doesn’t quite make sense yet. Don’t overthink it. Feel into it. Allow your strategic mind to rest, and allow your heart to lead and receive the answer.
5) Finally, trust what you receive and act upon it. Be willing to put it out there to your audience. Take what you wrote in your journal or notebook, and come back to your device to type it up. Edit and refine as needed. Have a trusted friend or colleague review it if desired. Then, post it; press send!
?Btw, this is the exact way I wrote today’s email to you! The idea and the subject line came to me on January 27 (exactly one month ago), so I wrote it down in my journal that day. Then, this morning when I went to create an email for you, that same idea floated back in and the rest of the content flowed from there.
Try it! Start with something small and simple, and let me know how it goes for you.
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