[Video] How to Have Do or Die Attitude When it Comes to the Success of Your Book and Writing Life (NF- All I Have)
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By William Ballard
Today I have a special treat for you!
Most of you may not know anything about the Christian Hip Hop artist NF, but I grew up with a special liking to the Christian side of the Hip Hop genre of music.
"But William, isn't this a blog about writing and authorship?"
I am sure many of you are asking that question and the answer is you are absolutely right, it is indeed a blog about writing and authorship.
"Then how can a Christian rap video be of any value to our writing life?"
That is a very good question and I am glad you asked.
The lyrics in this song are very impactful and motivating. And, just in case you didn't know, rappers are writers too - song writers.
In this video NF is talking passionately about his love for rap and for Hip Hop, but if you listen to the words of this song such as artist (albeit we writers are artist), record deal, and playlist and replace them with the words writer, book contract, and Kindle downloads, then this rap video really begins to speak volumes to you.
In one of the lines of this song NF says, "I still work a job and do this and you know what I thought, all you had to do is get a record deal (or book contract in our case) and things start movin', but that's not the case because most of the time the artist (writer) you hear (read) you keep on thinkin' that artist is new but that artist has probably been at it for years."
He goes on to say, "In the back of my mind thinking, 'Am I wasting my time dreaming?', and I ain't got no money in my wallet, but I guarantee there ain't no way I am going to leave this...I need this...I SWEAR TO YALL I NEED THIS!..."
I am going to quit here and let NF tell you in his own words what I can't say through my own voice.
(Note: Something about the branding of VEVO wont allow this video to show through this website, so you will have to view it in YouTube. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/1yjROgX)
Now Over to You...
Thank you for spending some time with me today, and for taking the time to listen to this song. I hope it inspired and motivated you like it did me. In fact, this song really had a major impact on me and on my writing business. There are a lot of new things happening behind the scenes here and a lot of it is credit to the inspiration that this song has placed on my heart.
Has this song inspired you? Has it put a spark under your butt to get in the chair and start writing, or promoting your book? The only way to have a "Do or Die" attitude about the success of your book and writing life is to get to that point where you start saying to yourself and to the masses, "This is ALL I HAVE! I need this...I SWEAR TO YALL I NEED THIS!"
Share you thoughts about this post in the comments below and then quickly get back to your writing project and writing life and give it all you got.
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