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Showing up is a skill

Which means it can be learned.

David Gane
David Gane

In the beginning, showing up isn’t easy. Excuses are a lot more painless.

But, like most skills, we can learn it through practice and experience.

At first, it’s about getting the butt in the chair and doing the work. It doesn’t have to be good. It just has to be done.

Over time, we’ll get better at it, but we’re still learning.

Eventually, it will become a habit. Some days may still require work, but we know what needs to be done.

It takes time, but eventually, we’ll know the rituals, the mindset, and the requirements we need.

And once we learn this skill, we can apply it to other skills, like storytelling and creativity.

Learning to show up is hard, but once we master it, it unlocks everything else.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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