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Ep. 034: Use Creative Writing as a Self-Development Tool

Ep. 034: Use Creative Writing as a Self-Development Tool

Creative writing is more than merely a means to make money. It is an excellent self-development tool when you turn your talents towards the higher arts. Here are 3 ways to use creative writing as a tool for self-development. 

#1 – Pure Creative Writing

This technique is so simple that most people will find it difficult to do. Write 1000 words every day with no goal or purpose in mind. Just write about the first thing that comes to mind when you hit the computer. No structure, no goals, no aims, no preconceptions. You will find yourself coming up with creative and brilliant ideas that you could never think of with a plan or goal in mind. If you want to take it a step further, certain psychologists are experts at finding meanings in creative art and creative writing. These writings are a reflection of subconscious intelligence as well as emotional and mental ideas that have been repressed for various reasons. 

#2 – Positivity Training

Keep writing a creative fantasy about how great your life is and well everything turned out. The idea is that you can stimulate your imagination to suggest new items to be positive about and also help manifest the writings into reality. You can also use creative writing to describe all that you appreciate about your life right now. Ten to fifteen minutes of this work daily is transformative. It will give you signs about what makes you happy and where to go daily. It will also increase your optimism and skill as a creative writer. There is no limit to the creative material you can come up with – being a billionaire, owning a villa in the Bahamas, being the first man to Mars, having increased wisdom and well-being, or developing paranormal capabilities. 

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#3 – Dream Journalling and Belief Work

Documenting your dreams is an excellent self-development tool. The goal is to make this state more accessible. The dream state is one where it is very easy to manifest desires instantaneously, and the more in touch with this state, the better waking life will be. Write about what you intend to dream about and document your dreams upon waking. 

You can also use creative affirmations to build confidence and creative writing to investigate your beliefs. By examing your beliefs, you will get a better sense of who you are. If you find that you have a belief that there is “not enough” money, then you can possibly do some creative writing to invent scenarios where there is plenty of money everywhere. 

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Show Notes

Book: Dollars Flow To Me Easily by Richard Dotts

Val Kuikman:
Welcome, Funnel Creators Secret Podcast. I am Val Kuikman, content creation expert, digital marketer, and I help MLMs create content and offers that are unique, to help them stand out in their industry. Today, we are talking all about using creative writing as a self-development tool. We all know you get into an MLM, or even entrepreneur business, we have these limiting beliefs. They can hold us back for a while. But, we should be partaking in self-development at some point every day. I’ve made that pretty much a passion of mine. I’ve become a life coach. I’ve taken a bunch of courses. I use self-hypnosis. I’m reading something positive every day. I put positive stuff in, so positive stuff comes out. Junk in, junk out, that kind of thing.

Val Kuikman:
But, creative writing, it’s … I mean, we’re going to be blogging or podcasting, or we’re creating content every day for our audience, right? So creative writing, if you’re into blogging, this is going to be a great way to grow your self-development so we stay on track, and grow our business and become successful, and be the leaders that we know we are in our industries. It’s more than a … Creative writing, it’s more … Content marketing, in general, is more than a means to make money. It can also be used as a self-development tool, which is awesome. I’m going to give you three ways, basically, today, that you can start using it for that purpose.

Val Kuikman:
If you don’t have a blog, I highly suggest, and you want to create one because you want to create content, that’s going to be your platform. Medium is a great place to start a free blog, Tumblr is too. So check those two out, completely free to use and set up, so you can get yourself a WordPress site for a blog with your domain, and just stuff like that. I’m going to come out with a video on how to do that on WordPress very soon, so be on the lookout. If you’re on my email list, I will send out the video so you guys can see it. But, in the meantime, if you’re listening to the podcast, or you’re watching my Livestream, don’t worry, I will put it out in the show notes and let you guys know when it’s up. So let’s get to work on creative writing.

Val Kuikman:
Number one is pure creative writing. It’s so simple. It’s so simple we find it difficult. That’s kind of the way we are as human beings, we tend to complicate things in our head. Here’s the way to get good and flex this muscle for writing, is to write 1,000 words every day, with no goal or purpose in mind whatsoever. You’d be amazed at what you come up with. It’s quite amazing. Just write about the first thing that comes to your mind, because it’s just … As soon as you sit down at the computer just write the first thing that comes out and write 1,000 words. It’s going to be awesome what you come up with. You can pull out little excerpts from that and use those for blog posts later. It’s going to make you, not only come up with content but for other articles, you’re going to come up with a huge list of stuff to write about in the future. But, you’re not going to have any structures or goals, because you’re not limiting yourself in your head, which is amazing what you can come up with when you use your intuition.

Val Kuikman:
I’ll be honest with you, as somebody that’s been working on personal development for a decade, probably longer, but for a decade I’ve been focusing on it since I became an entrepreneur. Getting over and working from intuition, and just letting whatever ideas are in your head flow out and not thinking about it, is like … Working from intuition is the highest form of personal growth because you have all these thoughts and ideas are just flowing out of you so effortlessly. So working from intuition is, it’s just amazing. That’s what you’re doing when you’re just sitting down and writing the first thing that comes to mind, that’s what you’re working from. Make things easy, that’s what we’re supposed to be doing. There’s no structure, goals, aims, preconceptions when you’re doing this. You’re just writing from anything that comes up. You will come up with really creative and brilliant ideas this way. It’s going to be used for good.

Val Kuikman:
If you want to take it a step further, there are certain psychologists out there who are expert in finding meanings in creative art and creative writing. They’re a reflection of your subconscious intelligence, which is working from intuition. That’s an emotional and mental idea. This is going to be great for sales copy because you’re going to be coming up with these emotional and mental ideas, which you can use later on in your sales copy to help you journal. Keep the 1,000 words you write every day, keep it around, because you’re going to need it for content ideas later. It’s just flexing that muscle. You don’t even have to post it if you don’t want to. It’s more of a getting in the flow of things, and help you be a better blogger, a better writer, better copywriter too, better marketer. There’s your goal, write 1,000 words a day on anything. You’ll find that you might want to even publish it every day when you get good. So just be consistent and do that 1,000 words every day, no topic, no structure, just work from your mind, and your subconscious, and you’ll be amazed what you come up with.

Val Kuikman:
Number two technique is positivity training. We keep writing creatively, and we’re just writing from this point of whatever comes out, you can actually create this fantasy, or imagination about how great your life is, and how well everything’s turned out. Stimulate your imagination to come up with some new items to be positive about, and help manifest writing, your writings into reality. Manifesting is amazing, and it’s working from your intuition. You write how great your life is, how great your life’s going to be, and you think about that, that’s going to be more positive things to think about, to write about in the future, and to look forward to as goals.

Val Kuikman:
It’s amazing what it can turn out … This is how I want my business to be in five years, write 1,000 words on that, blah, blah, blah. Then, you’re imagining that, and you’re bringing it into creation, basically, for it to turn out that way. You start to appreciate more about your life and what you’ve done. you can just do this for 10 to 15 minutes every day. you work on it, it’s transformative, because you start to see your life taking shape in the way it should’ve been and you want it to be, and that’s manifesting, and that’s cool. It’ll increase your optimism because you’re focusing on positive. It’ll help you focus more on writing positively as you’re blogging and stuff too, which people want to read positive things. They don’t want to read negative. Who does?

Val Kuikman:
There’s no limit to the creative material you can come up with. You’re being a billionaire, owning a villa in the Bahamas. Being the first man to Mars. All these crazy, crazy things have increased wisdom and well-being. It would be amazing to be able to speak into reality, a vision, and what you’re writing about every day. So I suggest doing that and keeping it positive and focusing on dreams and vision. That would be amazing, just to write about what you want to accomplish in your life. Then, slowly and surely, you’ll see that your mind’s taking you there to make that a reality. That’s called manifesting. That’s one huge reason why you can do this and it can stimulate your personal growth.

Val Kuikman:
Number three-technique is dream journaling and believes work. This is somewhat with technique too, but more intentional, we’ll say. You can document your dreams. That’s an excellent self-development tool because the goal is to make this state more accessible. The dream state is very easy to manifest, you can manifest your desires instantaneously, you’re more in touch with your state, and how better it’ll be if you’re in touch with that dream state, because when you have a really good dream, it’s amazing, right? But, you can make that a reality too. This is just a way to do that. You could write about what you intend to dream about, then document your dreams upon waking. How cool is that? That’s what you can do every day is, before you go to sleep you want to … Or, during the day, this is what I’m going to dream about tonight. Then, to make that happen, the power of your mind is amazing. Then, you can write about it, that’s pretty cool. You can also use affirmations to build confidence, and creative writing to investigate your beliefs, to understand more about who you are. Self-awareness so to speak. By examining your beliefs, you’ll get a better sense of who you are. That’s ultimately what we want to do, that’s the whole point of self-development is self-awareness.

Val Kuikman:
You might find out that you have a belief that you don’t have enough money through this creative writing process, where you basically can invent scenarios where there is plenty of money everywhere, life is abundance. The abundance mentality instead of the fear, and lack, and loss. Honestly, there’s a bunch of books on manifesting, and creating affirmations, and making things a reality, like money. A lot of people have money hang-ups, and that’s why we don’t succeed as entrepreneurs. If I could … Dollars Flow to Me Easily by Wallace Wattles, I believe it is. It’s an amazing book on developing our money mindset. I’ll put it in the show notes, I’ll put a link to it. It’s called Dollars Flow to Me Easily. I highly suggest anyone, if you think you have money issues, because a lot of people do, that’s why we’re held back on making money because we have these internal beliefs that we just don’t know about. So writing stuff like this can help you discover that, and then you can move forward with a plan to overcome this struggle you have about money.

Val Kuikman:
This is why it’s so amazing that you can do the dream journaling, where you think about your dreams and then go to sleep, wake up, and write about what you dreamed about. See if you can pretty much control what you’re dreaming, which is … Before you go into a dream state, which is pretty amazing. That’s quite a confidence booster in being able to control your mind that way is huge. Then, there’s positivity training where you’re writing all about positivity, and how amazing your life’s going to be. That’s technique number two I went over because that’s going to make you just a more positive person overall, because of your thinking, writing, and positively doing things. Then, there’s just pure creative writing, where you’re just writing the first thing that comes to your mind. These are all techniques to practice, and they’re going to help you become a better copywriter, a better marketer, a better blogger, better communicator overall because there’s power in words. Correct? Those are three techniques you can use, and that’s going to help you develop more positivity, more self-confidence, more awareness of yourself, and even overcome some of this money… the money stories we have, like a crappy money mindset.

Val Kuikman:
We don’t need to have that if you want to be making money as an entrepreneur, you need to overcome that. It takes awhile. It’s a lot of discovery, a lot of things that people don’t want to know about themselves. But, I’m letting you know that knowing is half the battle. It’s very important to become very self-aware of who you are and grow. I’ve done a lot of it in a couple of years. I went to Landmark Forum, and I took a Jim Fortin, if you guys can look, he’s got a podcast, he’s got a bunch of courses. That gentleman did a lot for me in changing the way I … the stories I have about myself, and overcoming them, and becoming the confident, crazy, hardworking, inviting money, changing my stories, changing my reality. He did all that for me in just one course I took from him. I highly recommend you guys look Jim Fortin up, even on his podcast. He’s got an amazing podcast, and you’ll see what I’m talking about just by listening to a few of them.

Val Kuikman:
So that’s all we have for today in creative writing and self-development. I love this topic. If you want to hear more about anything to do with personal development, growth, self-growth, overcoming stories, if that’s something you want to hear, come back and give me a review on the podcast. You want to do one on iTunes, wherever you’re at, come back and give me a review and let me know that you want to learn more about self-development, personal development, and I’ll do more podcasts on this. You guys have a wonderful day, go and make it positive, and go out and make yourself successful. Make some money today. Okay, guys? Have a good one.

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