Actually I did a lot of writing this weekend and I got to pretty much play catch up for missing the target on days 4 and 6. I feel great about my progress for the first week and Im pretty charged up for the next week.
I spent these two day writing about the number one relationship killer in my book, and it will actually be in my book this time when i’m done not just a saying… “Jealousy” .
Jealousy is like a cancer on the mind. I am fighting on the notion of releasing my best pages before publishing so no excerpt today, i know don’t be jealous. muahahahahaha
Today I wrote about the magic of just learning to say Hello. Most people complain about not knowing where to meet people yet they walk past a few thousand people almost every day. If not you really need to get out more. It was a rather extensive chapter but I for the first time ever will release the juciy deets to you early. Day 3: I wrote 2,093 words in 139 minutes thats 4,894 of 50K http://bit.ly/aIl6bx I’m 107 words off pace!
You Had Me At Hello
The moral of the story is if you really want to get you dating started on a fast track and not even read the rest of the book you could start simply by launching a few thousand hellos with a smile. You will be surprised how many extra doors you can open just my being cordial to the people around you. Worse case scenario, you could place a smile on the face of a person who was otherwise having a shitty day. I don’t for one second want to take away the pain from senseless incidences like office and school shootings, but when you ask the gunmen why they sparred the lives of the few survivors they will routinely say they were the people who were nice enough to say hello to them.
Action Steps a.k.a Homework
For the next 30 days make it a point to offer a smiling greeting to every person you have eye contact with. Like we say in the Islands… “Spread the Aloha”!
Keep track of your greetings! Track how many you give out and how many you receive. Record the reactions and interactions created by just saying hello.
Record in a journal how you felt during these interactions. pay close attention to all of your surroundings and describe this in detail in your journal.
Example Journal Entry
Today I launched over 25 greetings. Initially I felt sick to my stomach but the more I let them fly the stronger I felt in side. It was like I was SuperHello Man complete with anger proof vest and a cheer the hell up cape.The more I let my greeting flow out I could almost feel a wave of warmth all over my body. I spoke to this one person at eh local Starbucks how looked like they were having a bad day and after hello I extended a few thought on how much I liked her shoes, she looked down and released a small laughed held back by the boiling anger from her day. when she looked back at me she said thanks and then apologized for her stalling. She informed me of how her boyfriend never payed any attention to her outfits even though she spent so much time trying to dress up for him to notice her. It felt good. I hope I see her again soon. Now when I smile at people and say hello I can’t help but smell the pungent aroma of Pike’s Peak coffee burnt to a crisp by an inept barista. Her name was Stacie, Stacie with the red shoes. ###
Soon you will find you have solved the mystery of the cold approach.
Buster Benson’s 750 Words is a brain-dead simple as pie web application with only one goal… To keep you writing. The concept of 750 words is super simple: Everyday you find a way to craft 750 words which just happens to be the approximate word count for three pages of text. You write about whatever you want. It’s just a three page stream of conscious free writing tool.
Why 750 Words Is Worth Checking Out
This idea of writing 750 words per day is great for creating the keep writing work ethic; however the best part of this webapp is the visualization of you own personal data. When you created a few post you’ll get to have measured metrics of compositions. You can track how long it took, words you use the most, your subject matter and more. To give you an idea of how cool the metadata is check out 750words.com Explore page.
You will soon find even if you are a non-writer this site will at least get you brain working and is a great way to get unstuck. The writings are all private and nobody will ever lay eyes on your ramblings unless you export them.
But this has nothing to do with Moleskine Legendary Notebooks
I know this site is supposed to be my homage to Moleskine Legendary Notebooks but I find even if I’m writing in my ‘skine I like to let a quick 750 rip to this online tool when I can. Honestly I haven’t been keeping up with the daily requirements but I’m making a commitment to at least get’er done for the next 21 Days to see if I can recreate the habit.
Next Actions and A Quick Word of Caution
So go give 750 Words a try it is totally free and my just help keep your creative juices flowing. Signing up is easy though one of many authentication methods but make sure you remember which way you sign in. You’ll have to keep using that method forever or you’ll create new accounts for each method. I signed up using openid once and then Facebook Connect later and totally ended up with two accounts.
Update: Try The 750 Words One Month Challenge
Join me as I enter next months challenge for adding entries every day for the month of November.
All and all 750 Words is an awesome site and killer tool. Go forth and be fruitful with you writing
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In My ‘Skine is about the Fanatic appeal of Moleskine Legendary Notebooks and One Wanna Be Author’s journey to create his first book in 30 days.
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A notebook is basically the creative equivalent of the NFL jersey you picked up at Macy’s; unless you ﬁll it with a lot of hard work and sacriﬁces, you’re just a dilettante with poor spending patterns. An aspiring something. A fan of the game. An existential cosplayer. And, that’s not what I want to help you to be. Even if you really love Moleskines or the Raiders, God love ‘em. -Merlin Mann
- A Notebook [of course it should be a Moleskine but any notebook will do]
- A Pen or Pencil [your favorite is best to keep the flow]
- A Time or some sort [Duh use your iPhone]
- A Brain [I like mine lubricated with some Nihonshu...that's Sakè]