Defeat the Demons You Don’t Know Exist

Defeat the Demons You Don’t Know ExistDon’t Let Fear & Ego Make You Their B*tch(Originally posted on TheFastlaneForum)Yo…The mind really can trick us into thinking we’re making progress by taking action. But really what we need is useful action. I struggled with this for a long time. It wasn’t until I listened to what others were […]

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How to Deploy Secret Weapons of NLP Mind Control to Earn Clients Fast

How to Deploy Secret Weapons of NLP Mind Control (Originally posted on TheFastlaneForum)Ever heard of NLP? It stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming.Neuro = Brain/Mind or CognitiveLinguistic = Language/CommunicationProgramming = Automated processesIf you’ve read “The Game” by Neil Strauss, then you know all about the secret weapons of influence used by the world’s top pick-up artists.If you read a bunch of […]

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Lex, Did You Have Prior Experience with Freelance Copywriting?

Lex, Did You Have Prior Experience with Freelance Copywriting?(Originally posted on TheFastlaneForum) I have a couple questions. Did you have freelancing experience before a couple of weeks ago? You said your first freelance jobs weren’t copywriting. Are they primarily copywriting now? I ask because I have studied a fair amount of copywriting and would be […]

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Trouble Filling Out Your Upwork Bio?

Trouble Filling Out Your Upwork Bio? (Originally posted on TheFastlaneForum) I’m having some trouble filling out my BIO. For education and experience. If you’re literally just starting working as a writer. No college degree for it, no experience. What do you recommend to put in the bio? Do you have an example of what a good […]

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How to Earn $1,000 a Week with No Degree, No Experience, & No Portfolio

How to Earn $1,000 a Week with No Degree, No Feedback & No Portfolio(Originally posted on TheFastlaneForum in 2015)Warning. This Story Starts with Failure.A few weeks ago I pulled back from publishing (progress on the Inside.). It was eating days, draining funds and not really progressing. That’s not the focus of this post, so I’ll just say […]

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Brand Smell

BRAND SMELL ​​If your brand had a smell, what would it be?Could you touch it? Taste it? Smell it with words? What would it smell like? The aroma of your brand…would it smell like roses or wine? Would it smell like cheese? How ‘bout red velvet cake with chocolate frosting? Curious, don’t you think? But really, […]

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Seven Deadly Sins

SEVEN DEADLY SINS Sometimes you hit the keys and words spill from your mouth like sewage from an overflowed toilet. Press the lever and instead of washing down the drain, the water rises and rises and… OH SH*T! GOD SAVE ME! I CAN’T STOP IT!!!!!But it’s not always so easy to get in the right […]

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Hoot & Swoop

HOOT & SWOOP Once upon a time there were two owls, Hoot and Swoop. Hoot and Swoop were normal owls. Two eyes. A beak. Feathers. Two wings. But they were afraid to take off and fly. They wanted to soar above the treetops and glide among the clouds. But they worried they didn’t know enough […]

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The Double-Bind

THE DOUBLE-BIND A concept often used in psychotherapy to let patients feel in control while helping them give up control. In order for therapy to be helpful a patient must be open to receiving help. But many patients come with reservations and they actively resist therapeutic techniques. The double-bind helps overcome that problem by assuming control […]

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