The Grind-ies are the gravelly, down and dirty, mentally painful, zero-to-something thinking, learning, and producing that it takes to create something of your own. The Grind-ies Challenge is a 30 day pursuit to enter the Grind-ies mindset on a regular basis and document the experience.
Alright, I'll be real. I've been dreading these blog posts more than the work lately. I was just about to write this challenge off has having a diminishing return.
But then an epiphany hit me like an honest friend. I was researching what type of technical writing I should pursue and stumbled on cases studies.
Research and revealing something.
My stomach must have eaten caterpillars.
I was dancing on my jog. Another runner commented on it.
The energy was flowing through me like photosynthesis.
I started watching videos and taking notes. I reached out to a contact. I have a phone interview with a freelance marketer tomorrow. Guess what I'm pitching?
No Grind-ies Challenge, no revelation. The focus from the challenge carved a path.
Focus is honesty in action.
The layers are built.
I mean, people imply it's so hard to pursue what they want. Sure. I guess it kind of is. But what's harder is sitting down, battling resistance, listening, and
Whatever. I act like I'm such a great human in my blogs. I mean, I don't do bad things, but I don't think motivated people should be models for everything. Please bite my work ethic, not my relationship skills.
The creative energy is flowing.
Time in the Grind-ies: 3 hours, 47 minutes
Projects: Mom blog, freelance gig, proposals, learning about case studies
How I felt afterward: Energized.