Here we are, one year and fifty-two essays later. Some better than others, but all labors of love.
Since last August, I’ve spent every Friday through Wednesday working on new ideas for this blog. Through ups and downs, early mornings and late nights I’ve kept at it.
Each day I grab a coffee and sit down to brainstorm new ideas. I use an app called Bear on my MacBook. It’s incredibly useful for organizing my thoughts so I can see if they’ll make the cut for any given Thursday.
Since starting “Thursday Thoughts” I’ve also been busier than ever. In the past twelve months I performed over 100 shows in 35 states and 3 countries, made three TV appearances, sold out shows from NYC to San Diego, and went on a two month tour around North America.
I do all of this on my own. No agent, no manager - just my wife and me working tirelessly to make it a reality.
Good things start to happen if you stick with something for at least a year. You get better. You learn more about yourself. And people start to take notice.
I’ve booked some shows from the blog. Some essays led to in-person debates. One essay even led to an unexpected phone conversation.
As a result of “Thursday Thoughts” I’ve made some new friends. Those friends led to new experiences. And one of those led to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
All of this and more because I keep publishing every single week.
I always wanted to be a better writer - I was just waiting to have a platform. But I got tired of waiting…so I created my own. Now I write all the time and I’m slowly getting better each and every day.
The funny thing is, I’m not running out of ideas. The more I write, the more inspired I feel. So I keep writing daily with one goal in mind: to keep posting every Thursday.
Ideas are easy, it’s the execution that’s hard. But if you stick with it, it’s always worth it. That’s what these 365 words on day 365 prove.
One year down, many more to go.
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