So I have to set a good example for myself: get to bed early
(I'll have to DVR the Daily Show with Trevor Noah) pace myself during the day, get up at 6 AM, eat lots of vegetables, drink less beer, and smile more. Well, good luck with that.
I know what to do when it comes to the writing, I just have to keep reviewing the material until it sinks in and becomes second nature.
I already completed three courses sponsored by AWAI. The first was The Accelerated Program for Six Figure Copywriting, then I studied SEO and finally Fundraising for Nonprofits. It all took about 12 months to complete the courses, but it's one of those things that I will spend a lifetime learning.
I got these great books, one by a man named Mal Warwick, How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters and another called Dear Friend: Mastering the Art of Direct Mail Fund Raising by Kay Lautman. Great books by the masters of direct marketing.
I'm so excited to have a challenge again. There is, again, something to wake up for in the morning that has me jazzed. It's the same way I had felt about teaching before my stroke. And it revolves around the things I love to do, which is writing and learning new things. Keeps me on my toes.
So next time you get a letter from a nonprofit organization don't be quick to trash it, because it just might be from me.