BOOK OF THE WEEK
I am reading this book at the moment. Crush it by Gary Vaynerchuk
It’s a really cool read if you’re into that stuff. I know I am.
You can get it here
I wanted to write a little bit about one thing that really gave me one of those rare but precious AHA moments.
He’s talking about how he is not really a writer, and how he actually just dictated this book.
And he shows that it doesn’t really matter. As long as the content that your project is done with authenticity.
I have been trying to look for my voice when writing.
Looking at some articles I wrote, I realize how most of it really is not me.
I tried to project a uniquely positive attitude, and I sometimes used words that I picked up from a synonyms dictionary.
That just is not right.
I am not a positive person 100% of the time.
I am ambitious, yes, but no: I don’t believe everyone can and will reach their dreams, I do get pissed off sometimes (ok, often) and I swear and curse more often than not.
I have my routines. I have my plans. I have my goals. Do you want the truth? I fall off the wagon more often than I stay on.
It’s hard for me to get up at 5:30. Meditate, get my ass to the gym before sunlight when its cold. I do it because I know that this is what I should do in order to make my dreams come true.
Sometimes I look at the results and get myself in a dark rut. I need time to get back on tracks. I am on a rollercoaster. I go UP and DOWN.
Anyway. Back to the point of this message. Speaking ( or writing) with your own voice.
I’m tired of imitating people that I admire.
I want to be the best version of myself. Of course, I do. But more importantly, I need to stay myself. Never try to be anyone else. It’s a lie to others, but most importantly, it’s a lie to yourself.
So when it comes to finding your own voice, the best trick comes down to this :