Writing is its Own Reward

 
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Have you dreamed of being the next Hemingway or Rupi Kau? Perhaps you want to write better essays for school or posts for your blog? Maybe you’re like me and just want to get through a business email without using the incorrect “their/there”? (sorry Mom 🙃).  

There are no short-cuts or hacks to improve your writing. The only way to improve is practice. 

This week Expand Your Mind focuses on sharpening our reading and writing toolbox.


HOW TO WRITE AT AMAZON

 Most business writing comes down to a few easy rules: use simple words, write short sentences, and replace filler words. 

 Turns out, employees at Amazon follow a similar playbook.

 We challenge you to use one of these actionable items today. 

Clear communication enables Amazon to execute at a high level across numerous industries.

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LEARNING HOW TO LEARN: MAKE YOU ROI ON READING EXPLODE

We all read books, articles, and social feed hoping to learn. But often, all we are gathering is information.

We need BOTH lessons and information to get an edge.

To learn, we need to get the information into our latticework of mental models. For a higher ROI on reading, this article looks into the skill of meta-learning. It illuminated that to promote information from short-term memory to our understanding of the world, we need to (i) engage with and (ii) reflect on it.

If we want to become better writers, we’ve got to get into the habit of active reading.


WRITING ONLINE IS THE FASTEST WAY TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER. 

There’s never been a better time to start writing. It’s the best way to learn faster, build your resume, and find peers and collaborators who can create job and business opportunities for you.

Content builds on itself. It multiplies and compounds. 

Good news: You already have the tools to write online. You know how to read and write + are actively improving yourself. And you have access to the Internet, which means you can create and distribute your work to the whole world at a low cost.

Are you ready to take the leap? See what our buddy David Perell has to say.

Is your brain buzzing? Share the good vibes with a friend.

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