Give yourself permission
Do you need encouragement to call yourself… what, a writer? Artist? Creative? Thought leader?
Here’s my brief take on naming what we want.
It can apply to whatever ‘name’ you dream of claiming. Just substitute your passion for ‘writer’ and ‘writing’.
If you’ve read a bit of my work, you may have picked up on something I believe strongly.
The power of calling yourself a writer.
It doesn’t have to be your full-time job or even your side project.
It can be that something extra, just for you.
You don’t have to have anything published or be great at writing.
You don’t even have to do it on a regular basis.
But if you want to be a writer, then call yourself a writer because it can lead to all those achievements and more.
Calling yourself a writer can be a massive leap forward.
Go ahead and try it. Add writer to how you describe yourself.
Maybe silently at first but then, say it out loud. Really experience how it feels in your mouth as you form the word ‘writer’ along with the other things you do. Keep saying it until it does literally roll off the tongue.
- Teacher, visual artist and writer.
- Dancer, fitness instructor and writer.
- Dentist, business owner and writer.
And there – you’ve given yourself permission to be a writer. Now you can start behaving like one.
It’s the only way you can nurture and grow what you need, which is quite individual and personal to you.
What do you need to become a writer?
Apart from permission – you just gave yourself that, didn’t you?
If you want help to work out what you need, you can book a free half-hour with me. I’m great at generating new ideas, joining the dots, and seeing you more clearly than you can see yourself to work out what you need to move forward.
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