7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Writers
Habits are habits, but some are good and useful, and some are bad and harmful. We love to focus on good habits and aim to achieve them, but what about our bad habits that are dragging us in the opposite direction? It’s a tug-of-war that never ends, and it’s the foundation of Marcie Hill’s list on Write To Done this week.
I call these, 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Writers. That’s my title, not the one Hill selected, but it certainly gets our mutual point across, doesn’t it? In other words, to be effective, DON’T catch yourself doing these 7 seven things Hill lists:
1. Wallowing in stinkin’ thinkin’.
2. Playing it safe.
3. Accepting low rates.
4. Not building your skills.
5. Failing to plan.
6. Thinking like a writer, not a business owner.
7. Lack of marketing.
If you are an information marketer, you are a writer. Even if you are giving instructions to another professional writer to assist you, you are organizing your topics and general subject matter. You are instructing the writer, and that means you have to think like a business person and like a writer, both.
To me, number six is a no-brainer for writers and for all information marketers. Even if you don’t like to think of yourself as a business owner, you are one. Your information products are your business inventory and you are creating, managing and selling your inventory to build your business.
Flip those points above to discover the 7 habits that lead to effective information marketing now.