100 Articles, My 100th Written Piece
100 articles at a rough average of about 800 words comes to a total of 80,000 words… that’s the typical word count for a book.
So… I guess I have written a book.
When I first started writing articles on Thanksgiving of 2018, I didn’t intend to write 100 articles, I just wanted to write something.
December rolled around and I wanted to up the pace a little bit, I thought I could write 2 articles per week in December. I did. Here a few of them: Positivity is a Priority, Sharing Smiles, Spreading Love, and Powerful Beyond Measure.
Then it was nearly 2019 and I thought I would continue writing. I decided that I would lower my book count for 2019 after my goal of 120 books in 2018 and focus on writing about the things I was learning.
I figured that most people wouldn’t be completing as many books as I have been so I wanted to sum some things up for other people. I’ve been writing and reflecting on the books I’ve completed during 2019 and have those all here: 2019 Read Books
I started posting every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. A few of the ones I have written are 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Yourself, 2 Things that Make any Bond Stronger, I Am a Success, and A Way to Live.
While I have missed a few weeks here and there, and a couple of months while narrowing in on the job hunt, after 10 months I’ve now published 100 articles along with 37 articles summarizing and reflecting directly on the books I have completed in 2019.
In the month of September, I published 33 articles.
Last year I would have never expected to have done that.
I also started publishing some articles for a Medium publication called Data Driven Investor which has really increased my views. Here are a few examples of what I’ve published there: Believing a Lie, Do You Have the Right Data?, “I’m Entirely Invested in This” Pt. 3, and You are only as good as the content you consume.
Now though, I’m looking forward. I know that there are more things I can do with the things I have written and am still writing.
My goal is to continue to connect with people and increase the impact that my writing is having on others.
Personally, I have been able to connect with various authors of the books I have read, shared fruitful conversations with people who have read the same books, and answered deeper-level questions that people have had as a result.
The plan is to continue communicating with people who might be interested in reading the things that I am writing and grow my following that way, ultimately helping this become more sustainable in the future.
While there is no real purpose at this point, I am creating a portfolio that people can see and review to understand more of who I am and what I am all about.
What matters most to me is that I am remaining true to myself and sharing things with my authentic voice. I want integrity to flow through all I do. I will never sacrifice my values or my faith for gain.
Below I will share some of the things that I always keep in mind when I write:
“You are what you write.” — Helvy Tiana Rosa
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” — Marcus Aurelius
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” — John Wooden
“You’ve just got to be optimistic, positive and certain about everything you do and you have to go in expecting things to go your way!” — Joe Duncan
“Is it possible that, by adopting someone else’s habitual vocabulary, you began to adopt their emotional patterns as well? And isn’t this especially true if you’ve adopted not only their words, but also their volume, intensity, and tonality too? ‘In the beginning was the Word…’ — John 1:1” — Tony Robbins
“You are an individual, you are responsible for yourself. You determine who you are and what defines you.” — Brad Lea
“Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens. Action wins.” — Grant Cardone
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” — Richard Whately
“The world does not consider labor a blessing, therefore it flees and hates it, but the pious who fear the Lord labor with a ready and cheerful heart, for they know God’s command, and they acknowledge His calling.” — Martin Luther
“It is much harder to stop something already in motion than it is to start something that is stopped. It is even harder still to induce motion into something that is without movement.” — Harrison Wendland
“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” — E.B. White