Just the other day someone asked me how to clarify their purpose. I told them they needed to start writing about their thoughts daily. Allison Fallon also wants to inspire you to get unstuck by writing daily too.
She says writing about your feelings enables you to digest them, so you can process them and move on.
Allison is an author, a speaker, and a coach who wants to inspire you to start a writing habit to help you change your life.
Check out her book, Indestructible. She describes how she found her voice and how you can too.
I saw her speak this winter at the Think Better, Live Better conference in San Diego. My biggest takeaway from her talk was when she said we are all writers, even if you don’t believe you are!
Writing is an unavoidable part of our lives.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- Why you don’t need permission to call yourself a writer.
- The additional responsibilities and accountability that come with removing gatekeepers, but also the additional possibilities and freedom.
- How writing can help you get unstuck in your life and how moving your body can help you get unstuck in your writing.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Tell your story
- Reframe your mindset
- Align your habits
- Manage your energy
- Get unstuck by writing daily
How Allison Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6:00 am
- Ideal work environment: Somewhere with good light, that isn’t too cold, has plenty of space, and is quiet with no one else in the room.
- Regains focus by: Moving her body.
- 90-day goal: Get her next book contract which will involve, hopefully, three books. And to launch her new project to help people who want to write anything.
“I write books. I help people write books. And I believe a regular practice of writing can totally change your life.”
“One of the things that interferes with our creativity in the West and in the modern world is our obsession with productivity.”
If you feel like you’re not good at writing, but want to give it a shot, Allison made the following suggestions to get started:
1) Subscribe to Allison’s Monday Motivation emails for weekly writing prompts.
2) To help you metabolize the feelings and experiences you have, use the Infinity Prompt:
- Choose a situation from your life that feels particularly charged and gives you a visceral reaction.
- Write about the facts of what happened and the more specific you can get, the better.
- Write down your feelings about the situation.
- Write out your thoughts about the situation.