Can I be honest with you?
When I first found out that writing would be a fundamental part of my entrepreneurial journey, I was a little worried.
I was flat-out terrified.
I’d never thought of myself as a writer.
In fact, to tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, I’m dyslexic.
You can imagine how loud the doubting voices within me were at that time.
I was one of those kids who had to stay inside to practice the piano, who got to take time off from school for competitions, and took music theory exams on my own time.
Was I always thrilled to be doing this? Nope! But am I glad I did? Absolutely.
It wasn’t until my love-hate relationship with playing instruments settled firmly on “love” that I realized that having studied music for years taught me some valuable life lessons, including ones that can be applied to my writing.
This is what I learned about writing from studying music.Continue reading
Simran Sethi is a writer, speaker, and educator focused on food, sustainability, and social change. Named one of the “50 Most Influential Global Indians” by Vogue India and the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, Simran has written for outlets including Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes, The New Food Economy, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. Before her work in journalism and academia, she worked in the world of media production, and eventually hosting and on-camera work, for a number of high-flying networks like MTV, PBS, and the Sundance Channel, and NBC where she was a correspondent for shows like NBC News, Today, and Nightly News.
I’m not one of those people who can easily convert their thoughts into writing; instead, I work better with a structured approach to expressing my thoughts and ideas.
I tend to use a list whenever I need to do something, including writing.
What do lists have to do with writing?Continue reading