💌 It’s Easier to Change the Direction of a Moving Ship
On getting inner feedback, outsourcing and becoming a paid content writer
Hi friends & new subscribers,
I'm on the second week of my travel nursing contract, and so far, it's been smooth sailing.
If you've been following me for a while, you probably know how much I've been agonizing about the whole what's-my-next-step-in-life? Should I quit my nursing job and become a freelance writer or become a travel nurse?
And so I followed my curiosity.
Once I did, I found out that becoming a freelance writer wasn't for me (for now). It was more important for me to write without worrying about money.
I realized I want to keep writing for fun. (*gasp* I know, you found someone who doesn't want to monetize their writing)
So I changed my mind and decided to become a local travel nurse and keep writing as a side project. Doing this helped me earn more money than in my old nursing job, focus on YouTube, and more importantly, it helped me feel at peace.
None of this would've happened if I didn't move towards one thing.
So today, I'd like to talk about how it's easier to change the direction of a moving ship.
Why It’s Easier to Change the Direction of a Moving Ship
Many people get stuck in their lives because they refuse to choose the next step.
I've always been a firm believer that when something is no longer working out for you, you have the option to quit or change your mind to find a better situation.
Once you choose a path, it becomes easier to change the direction of your life.
You get inner feedback.
The feedback leads to clarity.
Clarity leads to action.
Taking action leads to peace.
Many people never take action to get a sense of peace.
They think that by avoiding choosing, they'll never make the wrong choice in life. Right?
But that leads to all sorts of consequences, especially the feeling of unfulfillment and discontentment in life. But I’m here to remind you that it’s okay to choose because,
You're allowed to change your mind.
You're allowed to move on.
You're allowed to quit.
It can feel like these are signs of weaknesses when they are in fact, signs of courage.
While it's not easy to do any of those things above, it is easier to change the direction once you choose a path.
This ultimately leads to the highest version of yourself, whatever that means for you.
🧚 3 Fairy Tips for Multipassionate Creators
On Writing: Keep picking up skills as you go.
When you're learning how to write, break down the skills you need to learn.
learn how to write a headline
learn how to engage a reader
learn how to market writing
learn how to monetize writing
No one became successful in their journey by figuring everything out all at once. Do things one step at a time.
On entrepreneurship: Outsource as soon as you can afford it.
I'm in the works of hiring a freelance video editor, and I can't help but feel excited. I wouldn't have been able to do this if it wasn't for Ali Abdaal's advice in his Part-Time YouTuber Academy (which I finished, by the way). I once read a quote that said, "entrepreneurs are master delegators." And delegating my least favorite task with YouTube feels very entrepreneurial.
On life: Spend time with the people you care about because it's later than you think.
This newsletter by Sahil Bloom hit hard. He talked about how depending on your age and how often you see your parents (in his case, it was once a year), he would only see them about 15 times in his lifetime. That realization made him sell his house in California and move back to the East coast to spend more time with his parents. You're always going to think that you have time "later," but as he says, it's later than you think. Reading this made me plan to go back to the Philippines so I can see my grandparents in wintertime.
What are the activities you want to spend more time on?
✨ Latest Work On The Internet
In case you're curious, here is my most recent work in the last two weeks.
🤔 A question for you this week:
What is the worst case if you choose that thing you’ve been thinking of?
With online love 💌 ,