Why Your Life is Not the Way You Want It To Be

Why your life is not the way you want it to be.

If your life is to be perfect, how will your life look like? What would be your career, how will your financial life be, what religion would you adopt? These and many other questions I presented in the chapter one of my winning paradigm for tough times: a practical guide to overcoming the obstacle to success.

The Poverty of the Rich

The poverty of the rich

People who have great wealth are often perceived as omnipotent when it comes to what money can do. When a rich man complains of being broke, people hardly believe he’s truly broke. Our thought is, with all the fleets of cars and all the big houses how can he say he’s broke?

4 Steps to Writing an Epic Article


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Do you know that you write an epic article within a very short time? For about two years, I have been writing actively. I have written articles that have gone viral. I have written and self-published a book, and currently writing another book.

 From my experience, which I believe other writers can relate with, the steps to writing an epic article include the following.

1.Think

The stage of thinking is the stage of conceptualization of the idea you want to write about.  Idea about your article topic can come from different sources. The more you become active in writing, the greater your tendency to stumble on ideas that will constitute your next post.

Most of the times, topic to write on comes to me while bathing. Sometimes while working along the road and sometimes while listening to other people’s teaching or reading a book. My sources for article topics are innumerable.

As soon as you come up with your topic, thinking involves your objective of the article, it means what you want your readers to learn or gain after reading your article. Thinking also involves the way you want to convey your message so that the goal of writing the article can be achieved.

During the thinking process, you will need to consider possible quotes, popular opinions, case studies, personal experiences, statistics, and facts that will add value to your article.

In summary, the thinking stage is the stage where you draft the blueprint of your article or topic.

Also Read: 6 Article Idea Sources for Personal Development Bloggers

2.Write

After the thinking stage, the next is writing stage. When writing, you don’t need to seek for perfection. The best thing to do is to pore down the ideas on the blank page of the paper before you or the blank screen of your computer as they occur to you. You can always edit your write up later.

Express your message as simple as possible, and make sure that it contains your core message. Once you are done with writing, don’t edit it immediately, leave the article for some hours, go and do something else. During the period you take your focus off the article, your subconscious mind will be working on your behalf.  As you keep doing something else, occasionally ideas will begin to drop in your conscious mind about the article you wrote. It is possible that there are certain points you didn’t add while writing, to your surprise, more ideas and points to add to make the article epic will begin to come to your mind.
During this period, you will get a clear knowledge of how best to arrange your thoughts in a way that will make your article powerful. All those ideas will be supplied by your subconscious mind. It would be nice to always keep a jotter with you so that you can jot down the ideas as they occur to you.

Edit  

The next stage is editing. Editing is one of the core aspects of writing.

When I started out as a newbie writer, I do make the mistake of writing and publishing post with obvious errors. Common errors or mistakes made by writers include: grammatical errors, contextual error, logical errors, spelling errors and fallacies. Editing is beyond mere correcting spellings and sentences, it goes beyond that.

In the editing stage, it is your duty to make sure that all your spellings are correct, all your sentences are well structured, and your punctuation marks are accurately used. You have the responsibility to ensure that your ideas are expressed as simple as possible in such a way that your readers can easily decode your message. There is no need using vocabularies that would confuse your readers.

Polish

Writing doesn’t end in editing, if you want your article to be epic, you must polish it. In my own experience polishing mean working on your article in such a way that readers can convincingly get your message. I do polish my articles by adding supporting quotes, case studies, statistics, facts and personal experiences as the case may be. When all these are done, then your article or book is ready for publishing

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