117: Day 1 — 7-Day Nurse to Writer Challenge

Welcome to DAY one of the 7 Day Nurse to Writer Challenge. If you haven’t listened to the prior episode, I recommend you go back and start at Episode 116.

If you haven’t joined the challenge yet, here’s the link to join: https://savvynursewriter.com/challenge/

Here we go into DAY 1!

The Question of WHY

Why have a why?

Knowing your why will help you stay motivated in your business every single day. It will make your work doable when you are having a bad day, and it will help give your customers the best experience you can.

What drove you to branch out?

Start with this question. What was the driving force? Sometimes, we hit rock bottom. You are working in a terrible job with no opportunity to advance. Other times, you just wanted out! So, you are taking a leap. What drove you to think about starting a freelance writing business?

What are your core values?

This is all about YOU, your COMPANY, and the message you want to convey to your clients. It’s not hard to think of your core values because they are already in you, but you have not yet brought them out.

Examples of core values may include:

  • Respect – For yourself and your clients
  • Quality – Deliver quality work.
  • Relationships – To create and grow relationships with clients.

Promote Health – If you are a healthcare writer promoting health in an evidence-based practice way is essential.

Why this?
This is a branch off of your core values. Why did you go into business? What drove you? Also, think about what things you will NEVER do in your business. That may be easier to think of than never trying to think of why do you do what you do.

What do you love about what you do?

Think about 5-7 things that make you love what you do. Put that into your why because it’s a motivating factor. 

Now what?

You should have a nice list of positive core values and “whys.” The key now is to narrow them down into your four favorites. If you do more than 4, you won’t remember it and those who remember it will live by it more. You should be able to simply explain your why.

Need to go deeper on your why?

Tomorrow we’re going to dive into how to fit this business or side hustle into your already busy day. It’s my FAVORITE thing to talk about – time management.


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