I was going to post about how hard writing is but it was too hard so I didn’t. Instead I started reading a book, Running Lean. Running Lean is just another in the long lines of business books I read to keep up. For me, reading ALWAYS leads to writing. A sentence here, or a word there inspires me, and I just have to write. Everything flows from reading.
All that shit they told you in school is true. The more you read, the more you know, the more you read the better you write, the better you write the better you are at expressing your thoughts, the better you are at expressing your thoughts the better you are at your job, the better you re at your job the more opportunities come your way…. you see where this is going. (Maybe they didn’t tell you this in school?)
If you’re an avid reader, stop sitting on the side lines. Start writing. It can be done. If you are a regular writer, read more! The two go hand in hand.
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