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The One-Minute Writer: how to write for one minute per day, every day

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What’s true for me today is …

I was feeling a bit guilty about not posting for the past few days. But, to be honest, I couldn’t think of anything to say. Nasty colds do that to me; the congestion (aka head-full-of-cotton) haze does that to me every time. And though I have been feeling better today, I was sans topic for my post … until I found a writing blog called¬† The One-Minute Writer. Of the 1,440 minutes we have in our day, surely one can be spared and dedicated to writing, especially when The One-Minute Writer provides a daily prompt. Today’s prompt is: What do you prefer when it’s mass produced?

My answer:

What do you prefer when it’s massed produced?

Books. Without the mass production of books, courtesy of the printing press circa 1440, access to knowledge would still be the privilege and trade of too few. One could argue that books — and all their iterations, including magazines, ebooks, web-based texts, etc. — fuels the democratization of knowledge like oxygen fuels flame (let’s just keep those books out of the fire).

What is your answer for the question: What do you prefer when it’s massed produced?

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Your biggest fear, your greatest message

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My biggest fear is my greatest message.

I wish I could take credit for this idea, but it’s something the speaker said in a teleconference I hosted earlier today. She was talking about fear in the context of business — in specific, how some people are afraid to start new health consulting businesses because they think/feel they need to be perfect people with perfect habits, that their clients will expect it, and so they do nothing.

Turns out, it’s not true. People like talking to people they relate to, and the more you share your story, your experience, the easier you are to relate to. That’s how your biggest fear can be your greatest message;¬† the more you are willing to share your fear with others, the more opportunity you have to form meaningful conversations, relationships, and connections with other.

Don’t know about you, but I like it – makes fear seem useful.

So the question is, what is your biggest fear and how will share it with others?

Personally, not sure. The first thing that comes to mind is writing – do I write enough to be successful (whatever “successful” means; a whole other conversation)? Hmmm … Looking forward to sharing more on this.

 

One-week check in

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What’s true for me today is …

It’s been about a week since I started this blog and I am happy–and a bit surprised–to see that I have managed to post something new almost every day.

Several people have been encouraging me to work on a project like this for the past few years, but I put it off, made an excuse, couldn’t make up my mind what to write about. Silly really. I was just a bit squeamish about putting my ideas “out there” in such a permanent way. And while I can’t say I am over that entirely, so far so good. I’ve thought of something to say every day and, perhaps more importantly, I posted it.

It’s a bit inscruitable what we decide to focus on, or worry about, in the time we can just be having fun with what it is we are doing. Mysterious, really.

What’s true for me today is, I am very happy to be here, in this moment, writing and sharing this blog with you, and I invite you (always) to leave a comment and post what’s true for you today.