This is the first in a series of posts I'm writing about how to motivate yourself. I feel like self-motivation is a struggle for many entrepreneurs, especially freelance writers, and especially when it comes to doing parts of the job you don't want to do. I conceived of this series when I was writing my post about the cycles of motivation vs. procrastination, which is all about how procrastinating tends to breed more procrastinating, whereas the satisfaction of doing things can help to motivate you to do the next thing. Getting started is easier said than done, though, which is where this series of posts comes in.
Note: This series probably also applies really well to writers block, which is sometimes as much a motivate issue as it is a creativity "block."
There are a ton of books and classes and coaches out there to help people with productivity, so obviously it's a problem for a lot of people. Some of the prevailing theories recognize that getting started is a major part of the battle, but they don't all agree on how to get started. With each blog post, I'm going to give you a "trick" that will help you get started.
Once I finish the series, I'll come back to this post and update it with a list of links to the posts in the series. Stay tuned!