One Letter Today
Ten minutes. One pen. One page.
Write from the heart. Make someone’s day
Capital Thinking Issue #740 December 11, 2020
One letter can change your life — or someone else’s.
Can writing a letter change your life?
I think so.
Early in my career, I landed a copywriting project with an award-winning marketing agency — even though I was very young and inexperienced at the time — because I wrote a follow-up note that caught the director’s attention.
– Last year, I got hired by a major technology corporation — the highest-paying writing project of my entire year — because I left a handwritten “thank you” note in a beach cottage that I had rented for a short vacation… which was later discovered by the company’s HR director. (She owned the house. I had no idea.)
– After meeting my sweetheart, we corresponded through letters, postcards and emails for the first three weeks of our new relationship. I was traveling out of town, teaching workshops in other cities. It was a powerful way to connect — slowly, thoughtfully, honestly. Letters brought us closer together.
These are just three examples from my own life.
How about you?
Can you think of a time in your life where writing — or receiving — a letter unlocked a new opportunity, enhanced a friendship, helped you make a difficult choice, or helped you fall more deeply in love?
How long has it been since you sat down and wrote a heartfelt letter to someone you admire, someone you care about, someone you know, or want to know better?
Maybe… it’s time to write a few more letters.
Feeling a little rusty? Not sure if you’ll be able to get the words flowing?
Good news: I’ve created a free digital booklet all about the art of letter writing.
This booklet is called One Letter Today.
You can download it here. It’s totally free.