When my wife and I had our first child I needed to find a hobby that didn’t involve leaving the house for hours at a time. After realizing I didn’t have a knack for putting together IKEA baby furniture, one day I made the decision to try and publish an article a week.
As someone who didn’t have any writing experience, I had zero expectations going into it. I simply wanted to use it as a way to clarify my thoughts, meet some new people, and have something my kids could one day read to learn about their dad and the lessons he learned from the good people around him.
In addition to all of those things taking place, to my surprise, a million other doors have opened up in my life and the main reason for that is because of you.
I should have written this post earlier, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your support — it truly means the world to me.
What I’m going to be leaning into
Over the last few years, two massive patterns have jumped out. The first one is that I’m not a “writer-writer” but rather a “teacher-writer” — as I get the most satisfaction sharing real-world examples of what I’ve learned. The second realization is that I’m not only at my best, but I’m happiest when working with other people.
That being said, in addition to focusing on writing articles my kids may find valuable as they grow older (the two of them as young adults are my target audience), I’m also going to be collaborating more with people in my lane of communication and career advice for the next 6 to 12 months to see what comes from it.
If this is the first article you’re reading of mine and these topics interest you, please feel free to follow along here.
And for all of you reading this who have been supporting me — THANK YOU. Your comments, conversations, and support have not only helped me to find my voice but to also be proud of it.
Much love from an aging computer in small-town Catalunya,
PS: To kick off things off, I just published “4 Ways to Get Your Communication Tight without Saying A Word” with some tips and tricks to practice at home.
If there are any article ideas you’d like to read in the future please do let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org