Forgive me for being rude! I’m trying to start a movement! When I was young, I hated writing. I could give every excuse as to why I didn’t want to, but I still had to do it. Somewhere along the line, I realized that if you can’t communicate, you can’t negotiate, and if you can’t negotiate you will go through life taking what you get vs. demanding what you deserve. I’ve grown to love writing as a form of expression. Many of us have hidden talents that no one knows about because we simply fail to communicate with one another.
So now, I’m trying to encourage more people, especially Dads, to pick up their pens or keyboards and start writing. I think now more than ever we need to step it up when it comes to leadership, at home, at work, and in the community. Part of that involves becoming more effective communicators.
I’ve found that when I write three things happen. One, I get stuff out of my head so it keeps my mind from being bogged down by so many random thoughts. Two, a weight gets lifted off my shoulders by venting my frustrations through a creative yet personal outlet. Three, when someone can relate to what I’m saying, it feels good knowing that you’re not alone and that other people may have similar life situations or challenges that they are dealing with.
I’d much rather connect with my friends on my own site vs. say Facebook where there’s a lot of noise and random people commenting on your post just because they are bored and have nothing else to do. At least here, this feels more like home. You have to travel here to hear what I’m thinking. We can engage in direct conversation over topics like we would if we were sitting at someone’s house.
When we are young, we seemed to never want to make time for anything except spending time with friends, laughing and enjoying life. But, as time passes, we get older, we start our own families, and we seem to have time for everything else BUT our friends. So for those of you who are like, Curtis hasn’t reached out in a minute, just know that it’s not because I don’t care, I’m just trying to find new ways to communicate…
*If you’ve got an idea or something you want to say, send it to me. If I like it, I will consider featuring you as a guest writer on the site. BUT, don’t take it personal if I don’t think what you have to say fits in with my content and where I’m driving my audience. Luckily for you, I can help you set up your own WordPress blog in no time ($), where you can say and do whatever your heart desires!