You’ve heard this before. So why am I repeating it for you?
Because every day I meet people who are looking for help—they want to write better, sell their books better, balance life and writing better—and yet when I give them solutions on how to do all those things (based on what I’ve learned over the years and on what I’m doing that works for me), I find that too often they’re closed to learning.
I offer them my time, and I explain how I do things, and I see them drifting, or losing interest, or starting to argue that they know better.
I buy them books and give them as gifts, telling them, “This book has a potential to change your life like it changed mine.” They take the book but never read it.
I recommend to them the resources that have helped me, certain people’s blog posts or podcasts or articles, and they tell me they have no time to read/watch/study.
And that’s the tragedy of too many of us—too many writers.
We want to write. We want to write better. We want to make a living writing. We want to share our stories, and we want people to read them. And yet…we’re closed to learning.
I was in this place when I started. I was stubborn and headstrong and defensive and argumentative. I thought I knew better. Well, I didn’t. Now I grab any opportunity to learn. Every day. From anyone who would offer it to me.
I trained myself to be hungry to learn.
You can do the same. It’ll change your life. I guarantee it.