There comes a day when you realize that your voice is meant for a special audience – your “soul tribe.” Read on as I tell you about the day I decided to write only to those who resonate with my message.
Yesterday, I was reading some of my old articles published on my blog (I refer to the Croatian version of my website).
I liked some of the ideas I had written about, and it was nice to think about them again.
However, I found that certain ideas I had written about in the past were no longer in line with my current views, so I decided to unpublish those articles. I also unpublished some where I had obviously tried too hard to appeal to a wide audience.
But what struck me most yesterday, and is actually the main reason for writing this article, is the realization that, in many cases, I was constantly trying to justify my views and ideas to an “invisible and unknown skeptic” lurking in the background (in my head). It was like I was on trial and had to defend my ideas to a skeptical jury.
In other words, when I read them, I had the impression that I was trying to convince skeptics of what I was writing rather than to inspire people who were already open to such ideas.
And that’s basically completely absurd.
Who am I here for, and who am I actually writing for? Why did I want to attract a skeptical audience in the first place? Why should I even try to convince them? That’s not my style at all. Why would I even want to interact with them?
I couldn’t find an answer to these questions. But what I did find is that it was completely silly…
Obviously, I didn’t understand then that I don’t have to justify my way of seeing and thinking to anyone. I didn’t understand that I don’t have to convince anyone. I only need to focus on the people I really want to work with. In other words, I only need to write to my “soul tribe.”
So today, as soon as I sense that I’m trying too hard to convince someone through my writing (or other materials), I remind myself that there are better approaches, delete what I’ve written (if I’ve written something in such a mood), take a moment to think about my “soul tribe” (the audience for whom I want to write), and then start over.
Today, as soon as I sense that I’m trying too hard to convince someone through my writing (or other materials), I remind myself that there are better approaches, delete what I’ve written (if I’ve written something in such a mood), take a moment to think about my “soul tribe” (the audience for whom I want to write), and then start over.
Perhaps in the past, it was necessary to approach writing this way. Perhaps in the past, people who felt called to help humanity reach a higher vibration had, in the vast majority of cases, only skeptics as their audience – people who needed to be convinced of their views.
But today, there is definitely no need for such a style. There is no need for persuasion. We are entering a “pre-telepathic age” (about which much has been said and written) in which people will be forced to rely on their intuition to discern information specifically for them.
That’s why, starting next February, as part of my “TT Coaching: Become a Certified Holistic Coach” program, I’ll be introducing an entirely new approach to writing articles and creating content for social media. It consists of a series of questions and templates designed to help you get in the right mindset for writing articles that improve the lives of people you care about rather than proving your point to skeptics (which often creeps into our writing unconsciously).
The template isn’t quite finished yet, but I’m ordering myself a second cup of espresso ☕☕ and working diligently on it 😉