“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.”
— Simon Sinek
A Big Dream
I have a dream. A dream where everyone (re)discovers and become better versions of themselves through a love for reading and writing.
Before you can ever fall in love with anything, you’ve got to start somewhere. And so this is where I start working towards that dream. To encourage and inspire everyone to read and write.
Through reading and writing, may we not only discover the hidden potential of all things but use it to rewrite our past, create our future, and live our dreams.
To embrace and celebrate endless possibilities and create new realities.
Who Are You?
Hello! My name's Jeann and I am the founder of The Write Motive.
I'm an international public speaker, entrepreneur, but at the heart of it all, I'm a writer.
In 2010, I co-founded a company that provided SEO, copywriting, content marketing & creation, social media marketing services. Then I decided to take a break and that's when The Write Motive came to life.
From a total newbie to a copywriter to a content marketer & entrepreneur, my journey has been nothing short of a thrilling rollercoaster ride.
But I realized, everything started because of my passion for writing. One thing just let to the other because I refused to give up.
And I learnt along the way that, the best way to grow in business and life, or in whatever you do, is to help others. Share your expertise freely, help others along the way, collaborate. Not just because it feels good to be generous, but simply because generous collaboration is way better than selfish competition.
Generous collaboration opens doors; everyone succeeds.
Selfish competition kills business; everyone suffers.
The Write Motive started out as a business providing copywriting services to clients.
But today, you can expect
- Book Recommendations (#52weeks52books)
- On Purpose & Success
- On Skills & Learning
- On Productivity
- On Wealth
- On Writing
- Stories, novels
- What Comes to Mind — My unfiltered writing practice
So read to fuel your thirst for knowledge, arm yourself with practical tips and load up on ideas for success.
But get those words out daily, but unfiltered, not only to hone the craft of writing but also to tap into the hidden potential, to connect with your deeper self and express yourself fully, unrestrained.
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Once Upon A Time
I got my first pair of prescribed glasses when I was nine. It was the old-school, oversized clunky plastic frames that sat on my nose, making a simple statement — I’m a bookworm.
I loved reading way before glasses took over my life. Sitting in the balcony, retreating into a fantastical world that provides me solace and comfort, the dim yellow light against the dark skies outside the window grilles.
It’s no surprise that my love for writing blossomed; that maybe I can create worlds too. Worlds away from this world that I grew up in — reality’s not always rosy and pretty. Having moved from place to place for at least 7 times in my entire life, I wasn’t sure what home means during my childhood. Is it a place? Where my family is?
Maybe through words, I can rewrite my childhood. Create my future. Live my dreams.
But the journey hasn’t been easy, at all.
I love the idea of being a writer, a published author, but I never got around to actually writing. Except for copywriting, that is.
The usual suspects; that fear of writing trash, thinking I’m not good enough, what if people laugh at what I write, and so on and so forth.
Reading is completely different from writing. But reading and writing are 2 sides of the same coin.
You can read without being a writer, but to be a writer, you must read.
You must read widely and consistently. Above all, read.
So I shied away from letting go and letting the voices in me speak for themselves and turned to copywriting — something that’s more predictable, something that I can have control over… but something that I got bored after a few years.
In the midst of pacifying the desire to write, I repressed my dream to write up fantastical stories and lose myself into the world of words; a world where anything is possible.
It’s so easy to forget that one becomes a writer, through writing not thinking about writing.
Enough with getting caught up in the head.
Dreams Start From A Blank Page
Before it’s all too late, let the writing take over.
Time to be the writer you are meant to be.
After all, dreams start from a blank page.
Be it a blogger, a content creator, a published author; physical books &/or eBooks, it's really what you set your mind to achieve.
Stop the paralysis by analysis.
Stop thinking, start doing.
Let's first become a better writer.
Then become the best writer you can ever be.
If you're completely new to writing or blogging, let me help you get started. You can start with either one of the 2 free courses I have prepared for you below:
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