Playing Russian Roulette With Writer’s Block?
If you’ve been freelancing, for any length of time, you’ve run into writer’s block.
Just like *occasionally* missing a deadline… or completely missing the scope of a project… or even forgetting to call a client back.
All this happens, we’re human and we, sometimes, drop the ball.
Does that mean we need to hang our head in shame and close our doors forever. No.
It means we need to admit our mistake, try to rectify the situation and move on.
If we stay in that spot of “oh shit I really screwed up this time” or we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over… then yea maybe we need to close our doors for good.
Otherwise, it’s called learning.
Everyone in the professional world has screwed up at some point in time or another (that’s why we have so many plugins, apps and CRM’s to help us remember everything and keep our poop in a group).
And reinventing the wheel every time you get a new project is just asinine.
Why? Why torture yourself?
Once you’ve figured out a method or practice or style that works for you… save it, customize it and reuse it. They’re not going to care, as long as it’s not a blatant replica of a previous client. In fact, they’ll be happy because the project was done in half the time. Which leads to a raving client. Who doesn’t want that?
Everyone should have a swipe file, of some kind, whether it’s for website designs, copywriting, landing pages, autoresponders, etc.
Otherwise you’re always reinventing the wheel.
And always playing Russian Roulette with writer’s block.
Who needs that added stress?
I know I don’t.
Anyway, to boil it down…
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