“Destroy your hardware”. That’s basically what podcasting superstar and bestselling author Pat Flynn told me is a path to success. Sounds strange? While you can hear the full story on the Writers Rise Podcast, here is the story in short.
Hi, my name is Nick Brodd and just like every book you write, mine will compete with over 24 million books on Amazon. You and I need every competitive edge we can get. We must target the right audience, we must do great research, we must connect with experts, we have to establish and grow our brands, etc. But there is just so many things we can do in a day. Chances are also great that you, just like me don’t write full time. So your productivity is absolutely critical.
My brain, your brain and pretty much every one else’s brains are both dynamic and one dimensional. Our brains can brilliantly work on many types of tasks. But not on the same time. So for instance, as you probably already know, we can’t effectively combine tasks like writing and editing. They demand different mindsets.
But change isn’t easy, not at all actually. So enforcing change upon ourselves can be very effective. And that’s what Pat Flynn was trying to tell me. If you seriously can’t control yourself and can’t stop writing and editing at the same time, then take out the delete and backspace key from your key board. It will force you to write without editing and it will turbocharge your productivity, separating you from your competition!
Question: What’s the most mystifying productivity technique you use for your writing?
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