Spartans! Prepare for Glory!

Today official marks the beginning of Fall Frenzy. Much like Summer Rush, it is a push for productivity and output through The Keyword Academy. Summer Rush had an awesome effect on my earnings, so I expect Fall Frenzy will accomplish the same. While employed full time, I managed to publish 100,000 words during the 92 day Summer Rush time period. My goal for fall frenzy is to publish 250,000 words in the 78 day period, not including those written as freelancing work.

“This is where we hold them! This is where we fight! This is where they die!”

So, why the reference to 300 in the title? Well, I joined a user group called the 300 Spartans because their initial goal was to publish 300k words each during Summer Rush. The groups did a bit of a shuffle for Fall Frenzy as people set different goals for themselves and I was able to sneak into the group.

I’m pretty excited because it is one of my favorite movies. I think there are some awesome lessons and philosophies portrayed in the movie, so I watched it last night to get inspired. If I can take on some of the characteristics of the Spartans for these 78 days, then my progress should be unstoppable.

“Remember this day, men. For it will be yours for all time.”

In a semi-unrelated note, I figured out what part of my productivity dilemma has been for the past couple weeks. I had primarily been trying to use the Simple Article Rewriter to create articles in groups of five on the same subject. However, this seems to create tasks that are too large and they create levels of anxiety that I couldn’t cope with, which caused procrastination. Wednesday, I decided just to try to write five articles without the tool and I was able to get started quickly and actually wrote the articles faster.

I’m not sure if it is because the tool causes you to have to do a certain amount of work before you can stop or if just the extra forced structure was just intimidating, but I’ve been very productive ever since. I think this was my biggest stumbling block that I’ve had to overcome. I think with my new daily structure and this new knowledge of task anxiety, I should be able to reach the levels of daily output that I was hoping for.

“No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan law. And by Spartan law, we will stand and fight. A new age has begun: an age of freedom!”

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