Usually, when I write an article for this blog, I turn my laptop on, start and an hour-ish later, I publish. I've started three articles in the past three days and deleted every one because I didn't like where it was going.
I'm not especially busy coaching or doing other billable work.
I'm still thinking, "That's blog-able." several times a day.
It's just that, after I get into it, I've found myself losing enthusiasm for the topic and I just figured out why.
As you may know, I write a monthly column for Sold Magazine titled Sales Anecdotes and their Antidotes. I actually had two articles in the most recent issue.
Page 44 - "Developing Confidence and Personal Motivation
Page 46 - "Developing Relationships and Their Impact on Your Influence
I've already submitted articles for the July - August issues. They're titled “Low Hanging Fruit” and “Evangelism”.
BTW, you can check out past issues and/or subscribe to Sold Magazine here.
OK. So, why is writing to my blog being impacted? The September issue of Sold Magazine is going to be all about Networking & Prospecting and I've committed to write the cover story. The deadline is August 5th. I've been thinking about the article for a couple of weeks and my guess is that even when I'm doing something else, like trying to write an article for my blog, the Networking & Prospecting article is occupying my mental bandwidth.
Two more things...
- If you want to read the article, use the link above to subscribe to Sold.
- If you want to learn how to Network & Prospect in the 21st Century like a Sales Rock Star, contact me and set up a call.