5 Life “Rules” That May Change Your Writing Future


by Jenny Hansen

A lot of leadership advice, training styles, and life philosophies pass by my desk in the course of my day job. Books like Emotional Intelligence 2.0The Storyteller’s Secret, and Start With Why are sitting in my workspace right now.

When I’m really really lucky, those leadership philosophies and “life rules” inform and enrich my day job AND my writing life.

If you’ve never heard of Simon Sinek, I think you’ll like him. His mission in life is to inspire others and he’s got some amazing lessons for creatives like the video below.

Simon Sinek’s 5 “Life Rules”

Lesson One

You can go after whatever you want, you just cannot deny anyone else the ability to go after what they want.

In the video, he shares a story about how you perceive your goals – do you see what you want, or do you see the obstacle that stands in the way of what you want? This is a thought-provoking distinction. The only thing I didn’t like about this story is the way he bypassed the obstacle. However, his point is valid.

  • Focus on what you want.
  • Don’t impede others’ success.
  • You don’t have to do it the way everybody has done it.

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