Game-Changing Transformation for Writers by Peculiar Medinus


In the world of writing, there comes a moment when a radical shift in perspective is not just beneficial but necessary. This blog post draws inspiration from Bishop Wayne Malcolm’s compelling book, Economic Redemption: Why the Wealth of Nations Must Change Hands. While the book primarily addresses the wealth transfer of nations, it also sparks a profound reflection on the mindset of writers. The insights in Bishop Malcolm's work led me to think deeply about how some writers, much like resource-rich yet impoverished nations, often suffer from mental poverty. It's time for a paradigm shift—from "I can't" to "I can."

A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions. In the context of writing, it means moving away from limiting beliefs and adopting a mindset that embraces possibility and potential. For aspiring writers, this shift can be the difference between staying stuck in self-doubt and realising your full creative capabilities.

Bishop Wayne Malcolm’s book offers a deep insight into the concept of wealth transfer, which can be applied metaphorically to the wealth of knowledge and creativity that writers possess. Just as nations rich in resources can suffer from poor management and misallocation, writers can be rich in ideas yet hindered by limiting beliefs.

Some writers often grapple with self-imposed limitations. This mental barrier can prevent them from sharing their rich insights with the world. Particularly for Christian writers, who may feel confined by a misinformed sense of righteousness, breaking free from these constraints is crucial for personal and professional growth.

Overcoming the Poverty of the Mind

The first step to a game-changing transformation is to break free from self-doubt. Many writers fail to recognise their creative potential. They underestimate the value of their ideas and insights. It’s essential to acknowledge your unique perspective and the impact it can have on others. Believe in your ability to create meaningful content.

Just as nations rich in resources can suffer from poor management and misallocation, writers can be rich in ideas yet hindered by limiting beliefs.

To overcome the poverty of the mind, you need to leverage your skills and resources effectively. Invest time in honing your craft, learning new techniques, and expanding your knowledge. The more you develop your skills, the more confident you’ll become in your writing.

Look to other writers who have successfully navigated their own paradigm shifts. Learn from their experiences and draw inspiration from their journeys. Surround yourself with a supportive community of writers who can provide encouragement and feedback.

Identify the limiting beliefs that hold you back. These might include thoughts like "I'm not good enough," "No one will read what I write," or "I'm not qualified to write on this topic." Recognising these negative thoughts is the first step towards changing them.

Once you’ve identified your limiting beliefs, the next step is to reframe your perspective. Instead of dwelling on your limitations, focus on your strengths. Replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations. For example, instead of saying, "I'm not good enough," say, "I have valuable insights to share."

Breaking free from self-doubt requires action. Start by setting small, achievable goals for your writing. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. Each step you take will build your confidence and help you move closer to your larger writing goals.

See you next month!


Peculiar Medinus had her first work published during an internship with Tide Newspaper Cooperation as a young undergraduate in the late 90s. After releasing her first book in 2007, Peculiar has consistently provided a blend of inspiration, practical advice, and industry insights for aspiring authors. She has now created a comprehensive guide designed to help writers tackle challenges and fulfil their writing aspirations. "An Author's Secret" serves not only as a guide but also as a trusted companion on your journey to becoming a successful author.
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  1. This is an inspirational read to start my day! It's useful to reflect on what we have 'inherited' and consider whether those things are good or bad, helpful or unhelpful. If we have inherited things into our lives that are unhelpful to us we don't have to hold on to them. Certainly something that I'm slowly working through.

    1. It's so humbling to know the blog post inspired you. I appreciate your valuable insights. Many blessings!

  2. This is a very insightful post, Peculiar, thank you. I particular appreciate the comment that we writers 'can be rich in ideas yet hindered by limiting beliefs' and the parallel with wealth transfer. The encouragement to identify and move on from the limiting beliefs and reframe perspective.

    1. It's great to know that the encouragement to identify and move on from those limiting beliefs and reframe perspectives was helpful. Your kind words truly reinforce the importance of the topic, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

  3. Thank you..very encouraging. We can be very negative and hard on ourselves as writers, can't we? I've decided to be myself and to enjoy writing. Blessings.

    1. Hi Alison. Thank you for your kind words! I'm delighted to hear that you found the blog post very encouraging. You're right - writers can be incredibly hard on themselves. It's wonderful to hear that you've decided just to be yourself and enjoy the writing process. Blessings to you too!

  4. This is avery lovely post, Peculiar! And I find it helpful as it seems you are speaking directly to me! Thanks for he tips and encouragement expressed. I have been motivated to step out of self limiting myself. Blessings.

  5. Thanks, Sophia! I'm truly humbled to know how impactful the blog post has been for you. We all go through times when staying positive feels challenging. The blog serves as a personal encouragement for me too. I'm thrilled it has inspired you to overcome self limiting beliefs. Best wishes!


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