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Through Working, We Discover Deep Questions People Will Pay Us to Answer

Susanne Langer

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.” – Susanne Langer, Born Dec. 20, 1895. In groups I run about copywriting, a lot of newbies ask the exact same questions. How do I start? What books do I need to read? Is this course I found any good? …

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Time is an Illusion – The Only Available Moment to Work is RIGHT NOW.

Margaret Mead

“We have nowhere else to go… this is all we have.” – Margaret Mead, Born Dec. 16, 1901. What are you waiting for? Some new software to be released? A new laptop to work on? One more big client to fund your escape? A perfect idea to put your passion into? Another golden once-in-a-lifetime opportunity …

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Sharpen Yourself Through Friction and Testing Your Edge

Heinrich Heine

“Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but less by assimilation than by friction.” – Heinrich Heine, Born Dec. 13, 1797. I don’t think I am a genius. You’re probably not one, either. But discounting that, there is something for everyone to grab onto in this quote. Whatever your craft is, study …

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Dig Your Own Gold Mine (But First, Fill it With Gold).

Hector Berlioz

“Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.” – Hector Berlioz, Born Dec. 11, 1803. Write. Everything. Down. It’s a lot easier if you are already writing when you’re having the idea. So write all the time. Even if you don’t have an idea. …

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Is it True That Anyone Can Learn to Write For a Living?

Susanna Moore

“Writing can’t be taught.” – Susanna Moore, Born Dec. 9, 1945. Well, Susanna. I’m going to go ahead and call bullshart on that nonsense. If writing couldn’t be taught, we wouldn’t have civilization. Of course writing can be taught. The desire to want to write well and excessively, perhaps even as a full time vocation? …

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The Two Main Missing Ingredients You Need to Become Who You Want to Be

Susanna Moodie

“The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.” – Susanna Moodie, Born Dec. 6, 1803. What is the difference between you and the expert at the top of your field? The difference between you, and who you want to strive to be? Is …

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The First Choice to Make Before You Buy Anything to Build Your Business

Otto Preminger

“What counts isn’t the frame, it’s what you put in it.” – Otto Preminger, Dec. 5, 1906. I used to do it, too. Get caught up in whatever the next trend is, and think my fortune would be made by following suit. Write an ebook. Start a membership site. Do a joint venture launch. Then …

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