For a number of years I have tried to keep a daily writing habit and have always found an excuse to get out of it. It has been a lifelong goal as I have always sensed the importance of producing work and not just consuming the works of others. Just like a plant would die and rot if it was over watered, so would the brain if left exposed to a high number of external stimuli with little to no internal processing of such stimuli.
The brain needs its space to process the content being thrown at it. Just like a plant needs time to dry out and process the neccessary minrals to grow and be healthy. The mind needs moments of quiet away from any external stimuli. the habit of writing is that small moment of quiet that would allow the brain to produce and get out of the rot it is in.
I have felt my writing skills wither over the years from lack of use. This is no ones fault but mine. Communication is a critical skill in this day and age. not proacting writing is like a marathon runner not practicing before the big race. They might finifh the race but the resutls will be far from impressive.
A new habit is formed.
Starting today, I shall spend as little as 5 minutes a day writing. this can happen first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Might even be hit by inspiration while at work and spend some time writing then. What is important is that I commit to this habit and make sure I deliver somethign everyday. My aim is to eventually be able to write a blog post everyday. A blog that would carry weight and benefit to those reading it. The blog will not just be a place of self expression and venting out. The blog would aim to solve problems, or inspire those in need.
Settign up a business has been a major obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. While working on Abayati.com with Shadi, I resiorted to long form writing to explain the customer journey and track the important milestones for that business model. I will try to resort back to that method in creating my new business.
Speaking of my new business, I have still not found a proper name for the portal. usually that is the first thing I crack and it comes easily to me. This time however I am finding difficulty coming up with the name of my new business. I now know that the name is not as important as what you do with the business. The brand you create is the reflection of how the business behalves and what it stands for. The brand is no longer jsut a logo or a name. I would rather focus on gettign the business up and running and worry about the name as an after thought. The idea of the business is more important than the packaging of said business.
What is the business?
A financial lilteracy educational portal.