Some of you may know that most days I start my twitter feed with something like Who can I help today? I accepted Jonathan Fields challenge.
I do this for myself, because I know that when I have an attitude of service, of giving, of offering my writing is better and my business runs more smoothly.
I’m not at all sure why the universe seems to work this way, but in general, the more I give, the more I receive – with one caveat: If I give out of fear or out of greed it doesn’t work.
So what do you have to offer? I mean beyond your writing skill, although that’s no small thing. What’s your passion? How do you want to serve? What, in your writing business, can you give – not give away. But what of yourself can you give?
One way to answer this question is to identify what’s unique about you and your services. If you’re not sure, spend some time figuring it out.
This kind of giving is really mostly internal attitude, rather than anything material.
Maybe it’s deep listening. Maybe it’s a willingness and ability to be in the moment with a client. Maybe it’s a specialized field of knowledge. Or the way you feel about what you’ve learned.
Mark Silver calls this finding your jewel. He gives away the exercise when you sign up for his newsletter, and believe me it’s worth doing.
What do you have to offer?
Write well and often,
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