Yess, I said it. And I’m willing to say it again: Writer’s block is for pussies. It’s a mindfuck dominating your brain and telling you there’s a blockade.
But there’s no blockade. There never was, and there never will be. It’s an illusion created by your fear to protect you from possible derision.
And you know what ? I had a weak moment where writer’s block almost kicked the SHIT* out of me (I used that asterisk because someone said I curse too much):
Honestly, the week I launched my new blog I luv Empire I was sweating all over the place. I was scared SHITLESS. Those were the questions that pierced through my body like high velocity rounds:
It’s sooo much work. How am I able to sustain that level or work ?
What if I run out of ideas ?
What if nobody likes what I’m doing ? What if people ridicule me and laugh at ME ?
What IF, What IF, What IF, What IF…
That’s the lizard brain speaking to me – creating a writer/creativity block and KEEPING me from doing my precious WORK.
You know what I did ?
First I said: Fuck you lizard brain.
I’m going to blow you out
of the water.
And then I do the following “secret”:
And NO, I’m NOT going to reveal it the boring way – I’m going to reveal it dirty internet marketing style. Here it goes:
Do you know how I constantly come up with endless ideas ? Do you want to know how I NEVER experience writer’s or any kind of creative block ? Subscribe to the link and I will tell you HOW.
HAHA. Just kidding. No link. Here’s the special sauce:
I assume I’m always creative.
I don’t write down any ideas in my fancy-schmancy Moleskine (pronounced Moleskiney for the outside crowd).
I simply sit my lazy ass down, and expect to do AMAZING work.
But that’s not the WHOLE truth. The whole truth is before I do my work, I do 2 MORE THINGS.
First, I consume a lot. A LOT. Comic blogs, interviews, video games, marketing advice, Seth fucking Godin, godlike music from Angels & Airwaves.
I soak it all up like Spongebob Squarepants – it travels to my subconscious zoop-de-doo.
2) I get into the right state. If you are in a boring state, i.e. you are sitting still in front of your PC, you SIMPLY can not produce marvelous work. You have to be in an exciting state, you have to be on fire. The way I get there is through excessive dancing and listening to music – cranking up the volume like I want to shatter the neighborhood with 10,000 decibel.
3) I sit down and expect to be creative. I tell my mind – this is my work, and I will create something. Even if I have NOTHING planned. Even if I have no clue what to create now.
That’s how I create my work, and that’s how I NEVER run out of things to say in my consulting sessions. I ALWAYS expect I have something to say & create, and works like white magic.
Shit, I got carried away. But I want to do good and inspire you. SO, here’s a recap, because recaps rock:
Consume as much diverse information as you can. Let it passively sink into your subconscious.
2) Before your write/draw and sit on your ass, get into state. Listen to your FAVORITE music. Do exercise. Watch a funny Youtube clip. DO anything that JUICES you up – ANYTHING that makes you excited and energetic – to the point where you feel like DOMINATING the world with endless fire inside. And then sit down.
3) Now when you create your stuff, expect to be creative. Believe in your intuition and tell yourself that you are going to come up WITH AMAZING stuff. Just expect and believe. Because when you EXPECT you CAN DELIVER, the inner stream of consciousness is set free. Call it life force or whatever. When your head is out of the way – your “LITTLE” mind, you let the body flow. You and your consciousness flow together arm in arm, and the magic unleashes. Believe.
That’s it. That’s my secret sauce. That’s how I roll. Now you will roll. Let’s roll together.
And please share this idea with your friends & community. Help them come up with awesome stuff !