Input without output can lead to stagnation. - Gallup
My happy place is learning, trying to understand new concepts, and connecting ideas. Gallup's StrengthsFinder test taught me - many years ago now - that input and learner were strengths of mine. To be appreciated and to cultivate.
And I do. But it makes me extra cautious to balance it out.
Last year, my most creative month was April. I created and published one Youtube video each day.
This structure forced me to sit down every day and say something. The structure was surprisingly helpful. Just knowing that I had to sit down and get started really help me create.
An unintended consequence was that I became more creative and productive in other areas of life. I wrote more and got a lot more done.
Many have spoken about the benefits of consistent writing.
One of the most impactful books I read last year, Show your work by Austin Kleon, talks about writing and sharing as a documentarian.
Here is a paragraph that stuck with me:
"Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, go back to your documentation and find one little piece of your process that you can share. “What are you working on?” Stick to that question and you’ll be good. Don’t show your lunch or your latte; show your work."
Cue 2022. After the languishing feeling of 2021, I feel compelled to create movement.
This is what this January challenge will be about.
Most likely my writing will be about marketing, business growth, web3, and personal development. The topics most related to my work and life.
Creating a little piece of something every day ✌️