The winter holidays are a famously quiet time for most freelance writing businesses. Is yours the same?
It’s no surprise. Everybody’s busy shopping for gifts, planning their family time, and figuring out their taxes — so clients tend to delay hiring a new freelance blogger until the new year.
And the blogosphere is usually pretty quiet, too.
Not here. 🙂
For the next 28 days, my fantastic guest bloggers and I will keep a fire burning for you with daily posts and more than $2000 worth of prizes to give away. Your first chance to win is just a bit further down this post!
To make sure you don’t miss the other prizes up for grabs every day from now to mid-January, sign up to get an email when each day’s prize contest opens.
Before we get to today’s prize, let’s talk about the secret to getting shit done even when you’re stuffed with holiday food and can barely lift the TV remote.
It’s all about physics, no matter whether you’re a sedentary human or a shooting star.
- Inertia is the force that works to keep you where you are, even when external forces nudge you to move.
- Momentum is how fast you’re moving and how much “weight” you’ve got behind the movement.
To overcome inertia, find a way to move. Any move will do, because once you’re moving you can always adjust your course. What’s important is that you do something —anything!— to break inertia’s spell. Even the smallest movement counts.
Pro tip: it’s easier to get started if you can piggyback on the momentum of something seemingly unavoidable. Like maybe you couldn’t beat your inertia to get up off that armchair before, but now you have to pee — inertia doesn’t stand a chance because your bladder is a master in the art of persuasion.
If you can’t find something unavoidable to get you moving, find something highly desirable to act as your incentive. Prizes, cash, chocolate, a day off… there’s something you want enough to make you move.
I hope this season of prize contests will prompt you to break free of your inertia and get used to acting on the things you want from life. Even very small actions in the right direction will start to build your momentum, making the bigger things easier to achieve.
Here’s the First Contest!
Today’s prize is a place on my newest training course, Get Started for Freelance Blogging Success. It’s ideal for beginners in freelance blogging, and it walks you through small steps that build visible results in only 28 days.
I’ll choose the winner at midnight (Pacific time) on 21st December, but you can delay starting the course until the new year if you like. 😉
For your chance to win, leave a comment and tell me: what do you wish you’d known when you first started freelance blogging? Or, if you’re just getting started, what do you wish you knew right now?