The Key To Writing Viral Content

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Ha! There is no real answer. šŸ˜› No, but for realizies. The title of this here post should be the key to writing content that people value. I wish there was a single secret or formula that you could put into a machine. I’d be feeding that machine all day! But unfortunately that’s not the case.

You see, no matter what the reason for you doing something, you have to create something that really touches people. It could be a creative piece. Or it could be something that makes people think. Whatever you write, or however you do it, Ā has to be something that speaks to our soul.

So I can’t say that I’m expert on writing viral content, I can say that no matter the topic, I give my honest observation and opinion. Even though I don’t have a million views, I’m not sure what I’d do with them anyway, because I, like you am a fan of love. To me love comes from a small group of about 80 to 150 people. I’ve talked about this in a few of my previous posts, how it’s not about how many people love you, but how deeply they do so.

People like us are ready for the truth and I believe that people will begin to honor real value over sheer numbers of followers or numbers of tweets. The new social currency will not be quantity, it will be quality. In this day and age where people pay for time, love is the most invaluable asset.

You want to create viral content? Go ahead. But in the future those that practice developing relationships while simultaneously creating new ones will always win over the number chasers.

Jerry “my two cents” Washington

P.S. I’ve been a little inconsistent lately and I feel like I’ve cheated you somehow. But I’ll make it up to you I swear. I have a private list where I send daily motivational/inspirational/grab the world by the ballsational emails to. Similar to this, but with less jazz and more meat and potatoes (or veggie sausage if you’re vegan) check it out here.Ā Talk soon…

How To Live The Life You Deserve

life, FAMILY, FITNESS, FUN, FULFILMENT

Live it up they say. (They meaning theĀ epicureans) That was the life they chose to live. It was a life focused mainly on material possessions and the old Drake saying “Y.O.L.O.” It was kind of amazing that they lived as long as they did and so their beliefs have stood throughout time as a shining of example of “not giving a fuck.”

But wait, that can’t be it, because around the same time there were a few characters around that called themselves the stoics. They wouldn’t do anything that pleased them. It was almost as if abstaining was a pleasure to them. They were like buddhist and hindu monks that never partake in any type of pleasure.

Needless to say, these two opposing beliefs existed and coexisted leading to create some of our modern day tenets of religion.

Ok enough with the history lesson, I just needed to provide a little backdrop for thisĀ knowledge I’m bout to drop on you about how I discovered the secret to time travel. Time travel?! Really? Ok I just had to get your attention. Not, time travel, but something close…

The Good Life

You see as my boy Tai Lopez says all the time. “Everyone’s looking for the good life, but not everyone gets the good life.” Ā It’s pretty clear cut, we all know someone who clearly isn’t living up to their potential, but I want to talk about what stops most people from getting there.

The biggest problem that most people face today is that they are living in the future. In today’s fast pace world where we rarely have to wait for anything, we’ve become brainwashed to believe that if we don’t see, hear, or feel anything that it’s not worth our time and people for the most part have been dabblers in finding what makes them happy.

I don’t have time to go into detail, but I do want you pay attention to this next phrase and see if you recognize it.

I’ll be happy when ________

That was my mantra while I hustled and grinded and withheld everything from myself until I went just about crazy sedating with booze, porno, and other things I wouldn’t want mamma bear to know about. Then when I’d get those things, I’d feel so empty and the only way I’d get out of my funk was by planning the next “thing” I wanted to get.

This applies to a lot of people and I’m sure you can even identify a point in your life where you’ve all but given up and you just kept hoping that the future would get better. Ā Well it doesn’t unless you do this ONE thing….

Protect your confidence at all costs!

How do you do that? Well I’ve run out of time here, but I would love to chat with you about about it. Email me here or leave a comment in the space provided below.

Jerry “stoicurean” Washington

P.S. The reason why I chose that moniker for today is because living the good life is a fine balance of building confidence and building discipline. It’s not easy, but there are a few simple tricks and tips that I’ve learned that have taken me (and will take you if you ask) to the next level in terms of everyday performance and value I feel I’m giving to the world. Ā You wanna pick up some of what I’m laying down? Just shoot me an email. That simple. Talk soon…

 

Is The Passion Gone?

Everyone has a passion.Ā For instance, you might have taken a job, because you were passionateĀ about having a roof over your head and food to eat, but hey whatever….

The issue is, if your passion is more than having food to eat, the desire to stick to it can come and go. If you’re familiar with Simon Sinek’s work, you’ll know that sometimes the “why” you originally had can easily be transformed into “what” with just a few outside influences.

So is the answer to simply stop pursuing your passion?

Yes…and no…

You see, I’ve read from many books on sociology and from my experience with hundreds, if not thousands of entrepreneurs and employees as personal training clients, that pursuing your passion is the easiest way to burn yourself out. Think about this: Mother Theresa’s passion was to help the less fortunate, however around the time of her death, she was questioning the existence of God and was clinically depressed.

It’s not enough to pursue your passion. There is more, oh…so much more my feathered friend, I’m not gonna have time to show it all to you today, but before you go about your day I want you to ponder something.

If instead of pursuing your passion, what if you pursued something that simply made you CURIOUS?

Just a thought.

Jerry “passionately curious” Washington

 

P.S. I was always curious as a kid, that’s why I always experimented and asked questions. But it didn’t stop in childhood, you should never stop learning. Warren Buffett is 80 something years old and he says he actively pursues learning something every day. In fact he says that what he’s learned now has helped him execute deals that he wouldn’t have otherwise known how to do a decade ago. Ne hoo, gotta get to painting. Talk soon…