It’s fucking scary.
But it’s life.
The more you live it, the more you’re able to listen.
As you show up, your soul starts to see what you’re doing.
The risks you take, the mistakes you make.
And slowly, your soul believes that you actually have her back.
You’d do anything for her.
Your actions say: Hey Soul, I got you girl.
And so your soul goes: I believe you. And PS - THIS. IS. YOUR. LIFE’S. WORK.
My life’s work, to become a screenwriter, showed up because of every single action I took.
Including The Copy Word.
I started The Copy Word for a few reasons.
But the truth was, I started it to hide.
Because at the time, my life’s work was to get paid to write.
Vague, right? But on track.
The issue was the idea of getting paid to write felt impossible.
So I went and created a copywriting agency to give me the copywriting job to get paid.
And it worked.
Clients came to me.
Within a few short weeks I had a handful of copywriting clients and I was living the dream.
Making a living from my words.
Now that I was getting paid to write - proof to my soul that I was all in,
The calling got bigger.
A new medium.
So I wrote one.
I released it.
But I wasn’t enough. I wasn’t satisfied. I wasn’t fulfilled.
So my soul knocked on the door again:
So naturally, I procrastinated on it for months. And months.
Until finally, I bought the software, Final Draft.
The concept showed itself. I wrote the pilot.
Right there on the pages, I wrote my soul alive.
And that’s when I knew that my life’s work is way bigger than The Copy Word.
But here’s the bit best.
It’s still all about copy.
Because copy is the art of writing with the intention to sell.
And writing a screenplay is all about selling.
Selling my concept.
Selling my idea.
Selling my story.
Selling my jokes.
Selling my soul’s work.
In the good way.
To make it in whatever industry you want, doing whatever the hell you want, and no matter what your soul calls you to do, you need to learn to communicate in a way that sells your soul’s work.
So my copywriting gig isn’t going anywhere.
But really, it’s all about me.
Which is scary to say.
Elizabeth McKenzie: a woman on a mission to live like a boss, put her life on the line for her dreams of becoming a screenwriter, and making bank along the the way.
And showing you that you can do the same.
It all starts with your communication.