Is where you let ideas come to you easily and you don’t look at them too critically. This mindset is expansive, relaxed, open and positive.
The advantage of this flow is that you create a lot of ideas.
The downside is that a lot of them are bad.
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Pick a few ideas that you think have the potential to benefit your life most. Then allocate time, energy and resources to practice those ideas.
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Learn how to stand on the shoulders of giants, borrow from timeless wisdom, and draw from a variety of sources to come up with ideas of your own.
Learn a structure, a method and be a bit formulaic. Then, one day, you'll have a unique writing voice that'll help you stand out from the crowd.
We all write and think about the same stuff but it's the way we do it that is unique.
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