On teaching vs. sharing: How one mind-hack transformed my life

publishedover 1 year ago
1 min read

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hi friends,

Last month I wrapped up my first writing cohort, which exceeded my expectations. Not only were the students committed, kind, very smart, and generous in sharing their learnings, but I was astounded by how much I enjoyed teaching.

Although I have taught before in smaller settings, this was the first time for me to teach a whole cohort on my own, and of course, I was nervous.

Imposter syndrome showed its face and tried to grab its hold on me.

You are not good enough, it whispered in my ears.

What are you thinking running a whole cohort on your own?

Where did you get this overconfidence from?

When I shared my fears with one of the Maven coaches (Maven is the fantastic education startup where I'm hosting my course), she said something that was a game changer for me.

"Don't think of what you are doing as teaching. Think of it as sharing."

The minute she said that something clicked in my mind.

Sharing I can do in my sleep. I share all the time. I share stories, anecdotes, lessons, and mistakes. I share on social media, in books, in articles, and in publications, and I share among friends. I share on YouTube, and on my podcast.

My middle name is sharing.

This should be a breeze!

With this renewed confidence, I embarked on the cohort and shared to my heart's content, and the result was outstanding. I enjoyed it more than I could have imagined.

Isn't it amazing how one mindset hack can change the whole equation?

What mindset hack have you applied lately that was a game-changer for you?

πŸ–ΌοΈ Photo of the week

The rapport formed with the students was the highlight of teaching the cohort for me.


πŸ’¬ What they said

Here are some of the testimonials of some of the students who took the course. I'm contemplating tattooing some of them on my arm.



πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« Next cohort

I still I have a few slots left in my upcoming cohort, β€œHow to get published and make income from your writing,”that is starting THIS MONDAY.

During the cohort , there will be live sessions given by me and guest speakers who are experts in the field.

You will also have access to an active Slack community.

Hope to see you there.

You can sign up here.

Are you looking for a writer for your company's blog or publication?

Do you need help with your digital media strategy?
Let's chat!

Email me at natasha@natashastynes.com​


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Natasha Tynes

I'm a Jordanian-American author and journalist with over two decades of experience. I have been published in the Washington Post, Nature, Elle, Esquire, among others. I'm also the recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award Literary Conference for my short story Ustaz Ali. I publish the weekly newsletter "The Writing Goldmine," in which I give tips on monetizing your writing and the content creation journey.

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