Cultivate Your Independence with Smart Strategy and Thoughtful Action

It’s Independence Day in the U.S.! Wherever you live, this week we invite you to take thoughtful action that promotes your own independence.

On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman outlined a plan you can follow to complete a project that matters to you. It might be an ebook, a course, cornerstone content for your website, or anything else that’s seemed a little intimidating.

It can be comfortable to stick with the daily content grind. But a bigger, more ambitious project is often the path to your most powerful growth.

If you want some company while you work on yours, we’ll be planning out our milestones, setting our deadlines, and tracking our progress as a group inside the Killers and Poets Facebook group.

Join us if you’d like some motivation and accountability to get that project finished!

On Tuesday, Brian Clark highlighted a key to keeping your content and copy focused on what matters to your audience — not necessarily what you think they might want or need. He gives a four-step process for making sure your writing passes the “forehead slap” test.

And on Wednesday, I shared three strategies that I’ve found valuable in my own business life for creating more personal independence.

If you pair these with your big project, you might find that by the end of the year, your professional and personal life have a lot more freedom and enjoyment than they do today.

Over on the Copyblogger FM podcast, I talked about sitting down to write that “epic” blog post. I give some structural advice that works for the big, highest-value pieces, as well as lending more weight to your weekly content.

Want some help to make that happen?

If you could use some training to help you reach those goals, our featured product this week is our Creative Content Foundations class.

This four-week program is designed to help you improve your productivity and professionalism as a content creator.

We cover work habits, how to create the kind of content that gets results, polishing…

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