I’m back in the writer’s saddle again, following a grand tour of 14 states with my wife, Zhannie.
She knocked seven more states off her list. Thus far I’ve been to 46 states, she’s been to 38, my son, Frank, has been to 34, and my daughter, Faith, has been to 28.
Traveling is one of the best things you can do to create engaging, riveting, content, and if you throw in a seminar or some other type of training, so much the better.
In our case, the peak of our trip was Kalispell, Montana, where I held a 3-day training/adventure, replete with excursions through Glacier National Park. We trained until noon each day, then headed for the hills.
On our last day in Kalispell, most of the attendees of my event stayed for another conference, held at the same hotel. ’twas an eye-opener about strange phenomena that most don’t want to hear about.
But… if you’re a writer, an info-tainer, such as myself, you want to put yourself into unfamiliar territory, if for no other reason, than to get a new perspective which you can use in your communications. Staying in the “same ole, same ole” is not good if you want to kick butt and “rake” names on the Internet.
One reader of my monthly newsletter, a former Marine by the name of Keith Hamilton, wrote to tell me the following after receiving my most recent issue:
“You traveling to the Far West must have been very good for you. Since that first trip; your newsletter has gone from great to Off the Charts!!! Each month the amount and quality just keeps getting better and better! Each issue hits home with me.Thanks so much for the knowledge and wisdom. Keep them coming.”
It’s good to have people such as Keith on board who can see and feel the difference traveling makes for me.
Imagine how much worse old-time writers such as Ben Franklin and Mark Twain would be if they never traveled. Would they write anything worth reading? Perhaps, but it wouldn’t be close to what came off their pens AFTER seeing the world from different points of view.
Got somewhere you want to go but you’ve been putting it off?
Start pondering being there and choose a date. Then GO!!!
You can write and/or create while you’re away from home – as I have done in the past – or you can take a break and come back refreshed and eager to give more of what you didn’t realize was inside of you.
P.S. If you want to read the riveting words that Sgt. Hamilton raved about, be sure to subscribe to my monthly gemstone at KnockoutMarketing.com