Leading up to my birthday, a few revelations popped into my head.
First of all, there’s a LOT of crap that’s in my life – junk food, mindless TV, unnecessary online shopping.
They all need to stop.
Well, they at least need to stop happening by default.
There’s no real control or conscious effort to switch the off button after a 5 episode marathon of “House of Cards”.
Rather than cave into my lack of will power, I need to listen to my already full tummy and put the rest of the chips back in the pantry.
I figure if I cut the crap, even by a little, I can make more room for the stuff that I’ve always said I wanted to do – read all the Jane Austen books, write my novel(s), run that marathon.
September is around the corner and along with the hope that comes with spring, I’ve decided to set 3 goals – in business, health/fitness and my writing.
I won’t bore you with the business one – just the usual goals about hitting sales quotas, holding back the urge to punch rude clients in the throat, blah, blah, blah.
I am, however, excited about my plans to improve my freelance writing skills.
The lovely Carolyn Tate at Freelance Writers Cartel has invited me to participate in her 8 week Kickstarter Course.
Now, Carolyn is a personal friend I met through these blogging traps. We’ve shared one too many cocktails on a cruise liner, boogied our butts at a friend’s 40th. We’ve even dared to take on the early sunrise one Problogger morning, and ran along the Gold Coast esplanade together.
Aren’t we spunks?
She is all sorts of awesome, funny and witty. But, when it comes to freelance writing, Carolyn knows her stuff.
The 8 week Kickstarter Course starts on the 7th of September. There’s the standard course or the elite level where participants receive extra 1 on 1 coaching.
And yup – Carolyn’s brain is worth picking.
With both courses, there’s 8 weeks worth of lessons (back to homework, yikes!), templates and transcripts but there’s also access to a vibrant Facebook community. People will be sharing contacts, ideas and opportunities, as well as use each other for a sounding board. More brain picking!
If you’re like me and see where your writing skills can take you, maybe it’s worth looking into Freelance Writers Cartel.
Carolyn is also generously offering my readers an introductory 20% discount. Just use the code FWC20. Thank you, Carolyn!
Now, time to cut the crap. Drop the default and smash some goals.
What goals have you set lately? Are you wanting to take your blogging to something more lucrative like freelance writing? Are you a “House of Cards” addict?
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