| David Gane

The value of working

The more you write, the more you become accustomed to how you work.

This isn't only knowing what time of day you are most creative, what makes for your best workspace, or what sort of writing tools make you most productive.

This is about knowing the speed at which write, how many pages you can finish in an hour. It means knowing how long you can write for before you hit diminishing returns and how far you can push yourself beyond that.

The importance of this knowledge is that it helps with your business acumen. When new work arrives to your inbox, you'll know what projects you can take on, what the cost will be to you and your life, and how quickly you can complete the work.

By knowing the rate at which you work, you have a qualitative measurements to assess whether the work justifies the price, whether it is fiscal, mental, or personal.

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