From consumer to creator

Today while procrastinating and not doing my job, I saw this tweet.

I'm not going to pretend to have better advise on being a creator than Nathan. After all, ConvertKit serves creators and I'm just a dude with a 2016 MacBook Pro.

What I'm going to do is write about why I decided to go from consumer to creator and the one thing I'm doing to make that happen.

Clear, concise communication is key, particularly as a non-native English speaker who works remotely. I spent most of my day behind a computer, talking to people thousands of kilometers away via Slack and email.

Writing compelling copy (emails, landing pages, ads, you name it) and telling captivating stories is part of my job. If I'm not good at my job, I can't do what I want.

Thinking is a big part of my life. Whether that's for work, or to form an opinion on politics, thinking should be for anyone who doesn't want to be part of the herd. Writing helps me think. It's a wall I can bounce ideas off from.

So that's three reasons.

I'm not going to let my South American-ness stop me from communicating, making money, or thinking so I decided to invest time and resources to hone my craft.

How am I going to make that happen?

I'm going to write at least 200 words a day. Yeah, this post is part of that. It might be cheating, but who cares. I'm moving forward. I'm better than I was yesterday.

Gonz Sanchez

About Gonz Sanchez

Argentinean in Paris. I read, fly, speak 4 languages, and lift heavy things. I don't mind the occasional burger or ramen. My body is not symmetrical, which led me to stoicism and writing.