How I Find Time To Create Blog Content

One of the facts that I hope I’ve gotten through to you is that regardless of what you think, we all have the same amount of time in our days. 24 hours. No more, no less.

I preface this blog post with that fact because many people have wondered how I find time to create blog content on a regular basis.

Today, that’s what I want to share with you. My so-called secret to writing blog posts.

You don't have to be the Flash to have time to write

Image by JD Hancock

There’s no magic bullet that helps me create new blog posts. There’s nothing special you need to do either to be the next blogger who shares regularly.

You’re not the Flash and move at superhuman speed. Luckily that’s not the secret sauce to writing regularly. Though having the power to write at superhuman speed would be awesome!

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

I really want this blog to be about you and helping you advance as a leader. That’s why I’m introducing my first reader survey.

This survey will help me know who you are, what you’re feeling, and what you want to see. This information will help me write content that will be relevant to you and your current leadership position.

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Break The Mold

I look back on my life and think about the heroes I had growing up.

As a kid, it was superheroes. Wolverine, Batman, Duke from GI Joe, or some other super-powered hero. Or my father.

Growing older, I began to realize there were others out there. Michael Hyatt. Dan Miller. My former youth pastor Rick South. An old English teacher Mr. Gibner. And still my father.

All of these guys have been a huge inspiration on my life.

Why We Try To Fit Into Other’s Molds

So much so that I tried to copy their styles at one point or another. Trying to make my life look like theirs. After all, they are successes.

Amazing products and works have been done because of them. Children have grown into capable adults. Lives have been touched.

The Thrill Of The Plunge

During my whitewater rafting trip, I had the opportunity to take a plunge. Literally, off the side of a cliff.

The plunge was scary. The height from which we jumped seemed like it may shatter a bone.

Yet after I jumped off of the ledge, it was thrilling. There was a sense of freedom knowing I was able to plunge 40 feet and come out unscathed.

How similar is this to our leadership journey?

The decision to climb up the cliff was mine. No one forced me or coerced me. I willingly made the journey to a spot I knew would be difficult.

Our path into leadership starts the same way. We make a choice to begin leading. We take the responsibility of leadership and we walk with it.