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This a guest post by Theunis Steyn.

For many years, still going on, I was willfully deployed as a “soldier of fortune”- no pay and thinly-spread thankfulness. My weapons were firstly writing my thoughts down, and secondly picking the time to release it in a vaguely-defined media space.

Days can pass in loneliness before sudden awareness wakes me up to spit a fireball of creativity unto paper or desktop. The world needs these ideas I often told myself.

Being unemployed officially for many years I became, because I couldn’t lay down, a silent observer from the side of society watching the rough and super-fine edges of what is going on in the national and international arenas of difficulty. This was and is my major interest- political creativity. I wrote my thoughts down and was ultimately recognized.

People will take notice and you may just become a diplomat and player behind the scenes.

A very strong tool in the media world today, the benefits of improving your writing skills are abundant:

  1. It improves your sensitivity in the circles you’re moving
  2. An instrument of creativity
  3. A controlled outlet of feelings
  4. Giving you power and develop your leadership skills
  5. You will be seen as someone special and lifted up to a higher status
  6. In the workplace you can make yourself a capable report-writer and become the envy of others.
  7. Other talents you didn’t know of will be discovered
  8. Once your writing-skills are developed, it becomes part of you and cannot be stolen or taken away.

Now the time has come for me to make some money and I am looking forward to a paycheck. I need stability and security if I want to go on in this world of competition. I can make money because I think like a manager and I can report like a manager. But still… I have to start at the bottom. The comfort in all is- I will be recognized and it will be very quickly.

About the Author
Theunis Steyn is a South African. He grew up as a no-choice member of the political old school. Fortunately at a mature age he managed to get into a movement for Christian leaders working for peaceful change and an integrated society. SA is a multilingual country with eleven ethnical languages. Despite many stumbling blocks he persevered and is now busy writing in the field of modern day domestic diplomacy.

This article was part of the 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest, which was made possible thanks in large part to our Gold Sponsor, Jason Alba of JibberJobber.

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  2. hayim abramson

    Your essay was very clear.
    I am reading a book that addresses your issue:
    Richard Lanham Revising Prose (4th Edition).
    Longman, New York,2000. I found it useful in his
    As to myself, I am a teacher of Spanish and Jewish subjects.
    Good luck,

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