Balance is a misunderstood tactic and strategy that my mentors taught me to define the way successful men always have. In turn, I pass it on to who I am guiding towards success. On its surface, it’s perceived as the need to be “well rounded” or even worse, a “Jack of All Trades and Master of None”.
Balance is not achieved by trying to become proficient in everything. Balance is honing a specific, definable, contemporarily relevant skill until it is razor-sharp. Then, using that skill to cut through every obstacle.
The skill itself is sometimes composed of several small moving components, but they are not separate crafts.
Though pretentious, I’ll use myself as an example.
I am well versed in English because my parents and grandmother never allowed me to take being a native English speaker, born in Niagara Falls, New York, as evidence of my being able to use the language the way it was intended.
Early in life, my mother, father, and grandmother introduced me to Poetry and Literature. At the same time, discipline was immediate and *severe for using any words, phrases, or even speech patterns that were not Correct English!
That environment helped nurture me into becoming a Public Speaker when I was still a child.
Now, I’ve built my career around it because, after learning how to teach Academic and Business English to clients, I became someone they forwarded texts to in order to edit and proofread for content. After focusing on learning how to apply English Skills for my client’s writings, I added it to my resume and expanded my list of services offered to include: Editing, Copyrighting, and Proofreading.
The difference in the correction of English with a client that I am guiding through questions he needs to answer, when defending a Ph. D. Thesis, and the 50,000 words thesis he wrote, is negligible at best.
I made all my clients aware of how I expanded the range of what I can do for them, and made it a point to ask them to introduce me to someone who may need what I do.
Business more than doubled.
That’s when I doubled down and began diving even deeper into my craft with no diversification! I refined my writing, and studied MOOC courses on the English Language with the same intensity and tenacity I pushed forward with when studying BitCoin and Cryptocurrency!
In very short order, I was editing Books, Magazines, Students Writings, Websites, and Blog Posts nearly every day.
It wasn’t long before I became so familiar with my clients writing style, that I could write in their voices.
A Ghost Writer was born!
Now, I Ghost Write anonymously for people who have great ideas, but not enough time to write about them, as well as providing services for Professional Business English Coaching, Editing, Copyrighting, and Proofreading.
I have one skill: the English Language.
*No, I do not believe in Corporal Punishment for children. Yes, I understand why they used it.
That’s another topic for another writing.
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