World's first copywriter? (73,000+ years ago)
I recently came across this article describing a 73,000-year-old rock painting. To date, this new discovery is the OLDEST abstract drawing the world!
This is crazy, because it predates previously known drawings by 30,000 years. If you're like me, then you appreciate how stories like this put life into perspective.
For example, can you imagine what people will think of something YOU created 73,000 years from now?
Chances are, it'll be as primitive as a drawing on a rock. But here's the thing: people back then are not much different from people today; like a neanderthal, we're making the best possible use of the tools we have available.
Yet not everyone maximizes what they got.
In fact, many people prefer living a "zombified" life. That is, veg out... go numb... and do very little about improving themselves — or the lives of people they care about. Basically, they don't take advantage of the tools at their disposal.
Personally, my favorite tool is WRITING. Similar to drawing on rocks, I like to use words to communicate thoughts.
If you think about, writing is the most-powerful tool known to man. Words shape societies, build fortunes, and make history.
Writing is also the one tool that just about anyone can master.
If you can write a sentence like this, then you too can use this tool to create the life you want. You don't even have to be a great writer either. I'm far from perfect with my writing. My assistant would agree.
Yet... even though I'm not the best, I still use writing to live an amazing life. From traveling the world via one-way flights to eating at Michelin star restaurants (in addition to back alley street food), writing is how I built this life.
What it all came down to for me is this: I REALLY wanted to get paid to write. Once I decided to make that my goal, everything fell into place. I worked hard, put in the work, and learned dozens of lessons.
Now, out of everything I've learned, I've narrowed it down to 3 key things.
If you're new to copywriting or if you want to get paid to write, then I've created this free training for you.
September 22, 2018