Today I’d like you to embrace the concept of the SHITTY FIRST DRAFT. The concept is exactly what it sounds like -- where you get your first draft together, no matter how dumb or confusing or weird or terrible it sounds or feels to you. The point is to GET. IT. OUT.
It could be awful and totally useless. Or it could be pure gold and express exactly what you have in your heart, minus the second-guessing and self doubt.
Today you’re going to put your passion project into WORDS. Real, human words. No more mumbling over “someday maybe I’d like to, hopefully, well …” and then changing the subject in embarrassment (or worse, with a heavy sigh).
Out with it!
Answer the following questions as honestly as you can, without holding back. I recommend writing by hand or recording yourself speaking your answers out loud.
What would be REALLY exciting for you? What are you REALLY good at, that comes so naturally to you that it’s kind of ridiculous?
Why would I hire YOU to do that thing, instead of my cousin’s dog-sitter’s auntie who tried it once 13 years ago, and could probably do it for me for free?
What kind of people do you want to give this service/product/gift to? What kind of people would you rather send into orbit than work with?
Note: This should NOT take you long to do. This does NOT require 3 drafts and some proof reading and simmering/digesting. It’s what you already know, even if you’ve never put it into words before.
Post your assignment in the Facebook Group using the hashtag #WhatHowWhen! Remember, you have a chance to win a prize if you submit ALL assignments in this challenge!