I’ve worked on junk yards and farms and waited tables and been a lawyer. Growing up I was so poor that I’d dig through dumpsters for aluminum cans to sell at the recycling yard.
Writing is by far the easiest job I’ve ever done. People only think writing is hard because writers are bunch of pussy princesses who cry all day about the “struggles” of writing.
Writers are primarily driven by fear:
- the fear of being proven wrong,
- the fear of looking stupid,
- the fear of being rejected,
- the fear of not being original,
- and the fear of…[insert your biggest fear].
It’s far cooler to say, “I have writer’s block,” than to admit to yourself, “I’m a bitch who will cry when people criticize me.”
What if you really can’t think about anything to write?
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
Go live your life, because you’re boring. No one cares what you have to say because you’re wasting your life. Do something extraordinary.
Start taking MMA and get punched in the face. What happens when you get punched in the face? Do your eyes water? Does blurt spurt from your nose?
Have sex with 100 girls. You’ll notice some trends and patterns. Sex stories also interest people.
Go make one-million dollars. How many people have ever had seven-figure payday? Write and article, “What it feels like to have one-million dollars in a bank account.” Would people read that? I sure would.
Get six-pack abs.
Say what is truly on your mind.
A writer meets one of a reader’s three needs – Educate, Inspire, Entertain.
I write how-to articles to educate you.
My lifestyle is aspirational but attainable. By sharing my life story, I show you what is possible for you.
I entertain you with amusing stories and online drama and conflict. Everyone stops what they are doing to watch a fight, and so I start a lot of fights.
I say what you think but can’t say due to a job, spouse, parent, or friend.
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“First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature?” – Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the Lambs
What is non-fiction writing? Non-fiction writing is truthful writing about the way the world is or should be.
I ask myself, when facing a blank WordPress screen: “What do you believe is true about the world? What do you believe should be true about the world?”
Then fingers start moving until 1,000 to 3,000 words appear.
The Five-Step Process to Writing Non-fiction People Will Read.
1. Write what you believe to be true about the world.
2. Write what you want to be true about the world.
3. Then do your research. Find evidence to support your position. Or find evidence to destroy it.
4. If the evidence supports your position, add it into your argument.
5. If the evidence does not support your position, re-write what you wrote.
It really is that simple.
“Who am I to write about anything!?”
That’s fear. You’re afraid you lack the credentials or expertise to write about something. But let’s go deeper.
What you’re really afraid of is having someone else say you lack the relevant credentials. Someone put the idea in your mind that credentials count. This makes you a slave.
Bro science exists because science is corrupt and personal experience matters. Credentials are a scam. Doctors claim anabolic steroids “don’t work” or will “kill you.”
In the next 90 seconds I will write off scams from the top of my head.
The expert consensus supported these positions:
Skipping breakfast will make you fat.
Eggs will give you a heart attack.
Intermittent Fasting leads to blood sugar spikes and will cause diabetes.
Squatting will rip your knees in half and dead lifting will put you in a wheel chair.
The hole in the ozone layer is going to give you skin cancer. (As it turns out, the sunscreens we were told to apply are actually carcinogenic.)
The world is facing a new ice age.
Buy a house now because real estate never goes down.
Borrow as much money as possible to pay for a college education, because college is the smartest investment a young person can make.
1-in-4 women are being raped on college campuses, making State U. more dangerous than a prison or sub-Saharan Africa.
White people go around shooting black people all of the time, for no reason at all.
You should sit on a psychologist’s couch for three hours a day talking about your problems.
With 90 minutes I could list at least 100 scams experts with credentials told us.
Why then would you be a slave to expertise? Why do you focus on your lack of credentials.
Do you have a Facebook account? Do you take pictures? Why?
Those monuments you take pictures in front of have been seen by millions. Professional photographers have taken far better pictures than you’ll take. Why don’t you download and share those pictures rather than take your own?
Why then do you bother?
Because people care about you.
Because you have a creative drive.
How I Beat Psychologists and Became a Media Mogul.
Read the reviews for Gorilla Mindset. Men and women who have wasted years on a therapist’s couch all say Gorilla Mindset is more effective to help you control your mood than any psychotherapy.
Would you be happier if a lack of “credentials” prevented me from writing the best mindset book in the world?
- Then think about this: Why would you deprive the world of your message?
I’m just an ordinary man. The only reason people notice me is because they have no choice. I choose to make myself too big to ignore.
If I had sat around like a cry baby worried about credentials or believing writer’s block existed, I’d be a nobody.
Look at the new media. We are kicking the asses of “legitimate” media sources. There is currently a black list on my name, as my message is reaching too many people and journalists are afraid of me.
Writing is not for everyone, and I’m not here to sell you a writing course.
But don’t tell me you “want” to write.
If you have something to say, say it.
If you’re afraid to say it, then go buy yourself a nice pillow to cry yourself to sleep on.
Or pick a copy of Gorilla Mindset to learn how to overcome your fears.