Do you ever feel like your blogging and writing are being done in low gear? When that happens, it takes so much effort to compose a post and make progress on your blogged book. What if at those times you could flip a switch and turbocharge your blogging? Wouldn’t it be amazing to speed to the finish line when writing of posts? Of course, it would.
You know what? It’s possible.
I learned something a few years ago that helped me kickstart my blogging engine into high gear. And each time I find myself in low gear, I use that technique to flip the turbocharge switch again. Then…I speed away!
Let me explain…
The Turbocharged Blogging Secret
In 2017, I went back to get re-certified as a High Performance Coach and was given access to a new set of high performance coaching sessions. Before that, I’d only had the first 12 “core” sessions—the ones I coached writers on during my High-Performance Writer program. These new sessions are called “The Charge” sessions and are based on the human drives framework Brendon Burchard teaches in his book, The Charge.
As I began applying the human drives framework to my writing and blogging, my creativity, craft, inspiration, passion, and sense of purpose increased tremendously. And when I used this same set of sessions to coach writers, they had the exact same results!
Let me explain.
Engage Your Human Drives to Charge-Up your Blogging
The human drives framework identifies 10 human drives. When you engage these drives, you “charge up” your life–and blogging efforts. Engage them with your writing, and you charge up your creativity, productivity, and connection to your purpose as well your blogging efforts.
Let me tell you a bit about each drive and the impact it can have on your writing.
- Control—The more you engage the drive for positive control, the more you take the reins of your blog posts and writing projects and career. You give yourself the power to bring your message to your readers and develop the ability to plan your projects and tasks and move forward in the way and timeframe you choose.
- Competence—The more competent you feel about your writing and every other aspect of becoming an author and blogger, the more confidence you develop. Engage the drive for competence at a higher level, and you level up your ability to write, build platform, promote your blog and books, become a speaker, develop a blog and website, and anything that has felt out of your comfort zone.
- Congruence—When you stop hiding your authentic self from the world—and from your readers—you allow others to truly understand who you are and why they should associate with you. The more you align your inner and outer selves, the more easily your writing will flow. Your platform building and promotion efforts will feel expressing your authentic self rather than selling. And the perfect readers will show up—those who really “get” you.
- Caring—When you can connect with your drive to care for others—specifically your readers—you write with a new focus. You want to contribute to their lives because you care about them. Your writing and blogging takes on a new level of urgency, and your readers feel your caring coming through on every page.
- Connection—Although writing is a solitary endeavor, the more you engage the drive for connection with your readers the easier the writing becomes. Your work becomes a natural communication with the people who will read your posts and books.
- Change—You may have mixed feelings about change, but when you engage this drive, you will feel more inspired than ever before. As a result, your writing will take on new energy and creativity.
- Challenge—To activate this drive, challenge yourself in ways that don’t involve writing. As you do so, you’ll find yourself requiring more of yourself each day when you sit down to write. And, by meeting other challenges, you’ll more easily meet the challenge of writing, blogging, and publishing.
- Creative Expression—Writers tend to be born with an increased drive to express themselves creatively. However, when you engage this drive in new ways, you’ll discover that your writing (and your blog) benefits as well.
- Contribution—As a writer, you inherently want to contribute to readers’ lives via your books, articles, and blog posts. The more you activate this drive for contribution, though, the more focused you become on leaving a legacy and making a positive and meaningful difference with your words.
- Consciousness—This human drive pushes you to go deeper, be more present, understand yourself and others, and ask (and answer) the big questions of life. The more you activate this drive, the more you tap into the wisdom that will give your writing, including your blog posts, a transformative quality.
Engage One Human Drive at a Time
You don’t have to engage all of the 10 human drives in the next 30 days. However, I challenge you to choose two or three of the drives and to find ways to activate them at a higher level than you have to date. Then watch how you’re writing and blogging results change.
Before you begin, rank the current degree of charge in your writing activities. (Rank yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being supercharged and 1 being a dead battery.) Then, 30 days from now, rank yourself again. I’m sure you’ll see a positive difference.
Then, choose another drive or two to engage for the next 30 days. Continue on in this manner until your writing and blogging is fully charged.
Before long, you’ll be a charged blogger! Your writing and career as a blogger will move forward faster than you thought possible! And your work will have a more significant impact on your readers.
After you engage one or more of the human drives, in a comment below, tell me know how doing so affected your blogging.
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