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4 ways to stop sabotaging your writing and your business

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Hey storyteller,

Writing isn't hard.

Getting out of your own way to make it happen makes it hard.

Here's 4 things which will help you get out of your own way to stop sabotaging your writing and your business. 

Eliminate your self-doubt:

The first and most prominent form of self-sabotage in writing and business is self-doubt. You may have a head full of brilliant ideas, but if you lack the confidence to execute them, you may end up hindering your progress. Always believe in the power of your ideas and words. Learn from your failures, but never let them downplay your abilities or potential.

Set clear goals:

Whether it's writing a business blog or launching a new product, clear objectives are essential. Without a clear roadmap or compass, you may end up taking unnecessary detours. Make sure you have zeroed in on your purpose and worked out a detailed plan of action.

Manage your time efficiently:

Procrastination is a common form of self-sabotage. Often, vital tasks like updating a blog or following up with a client are pushed to the bottom of the list because it’s not super urgent. To avoid this, we suggest start the day with one niggling task, you’ll feel better for it. Book your content creation into your diary and treat it as you would do a client meeting.

Stay consistent:

Consistency is key in running a successful business and communicating effectively. Once you get into the hang of things, sticking to a routine becomes easier, and this gradually leads to growth. Consistency in your writing posts or business not only builds trust with your audience but also improves your writing skills, in terms of ease and flow. When you get clear on what you’re saying and you consistently repeat it, you never don’t know what you should be saying because it will roll off your tongue.

Remember, your words have the power to shape your business and your future. Don’t let self-doubt or fear hold you back.

Be bold, brave and consistent and let your words speak for themselves.

If you need help to improve your confidence and clarity when it comes to writing the words your business needs we're here to help.

For more info about working with us, click here.

With love,

Laura + Becca x

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We're Laura & Becca

PRs, copy coaches, mates, mamas and story obsessives. Between us we've got four kids, three dogs and two husbands. We know first hand how life is a big old juggle and we're here for the ride with you. Running a business (and a family) is hard work but we believe writing about it doesn't need to be. We're here to show you how. We're also here for the thrifty finds, adventure and cocktails.

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