Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics3 John Lennon’s Greatest Lessons for Freelance Writers

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Let’s accept it: sometimes, freelance writing gets really exhausting. Meticulous research, writing, editing and formatting are not very exciting pastimes. Freelance writers beware: avoid the point of absolute burnout. Never forget to enjoy your life.

The following 3 lessons from the rock-and-roll legend John Lennon might help you.

3 Best Lessons from John Lennon

If information overload was a medical condition, it could be a professional disease of freelance writers. Having to process all the information from tons of different orders, you can easily become focused just on that and thus miss something important. John Lennon advises you to always remember what truly matters:

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”

Stop waiting for the perfect moment. “When I get a better freelance writer’s status… If only I could write 10 pages a day… When I get some more experience…” – do these excuses sound familiar to you? If yes, you’d better get them out of your head right now. Remember that you live here and now (at this very moment, while you’re reading this post). The perfect moment is now or never.

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”

Sometimes a good dose of fooling around won’t do you any harm. On the contrary, even Facebook-therapy or Reddit-medication could help you relax and do your job even better. Get rid of your feeling of guilt and enjoy what you’re doing, even if it’s leisure browsing or online shopping.

“All you need is love.”

Never ever hurt the feelings of your dear and near because of another writing gig. Even if you really had a bad day and you are dead tired, always find some strength to listen to your kids’ worries and support your spouse and friends. That’s what really matters. Love and be loved, because there’s no writing project or super grateful client who could warm you on a cold winter night or bring you a glass of water when you get old.

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