Article at a glance: We’re all so used to seeing promises of 4, 6, 8, or 12-week transformations that when we face the reality of little to no progress in that timeline we feel like we have failed. And that…is actually what sets you back.
How the article got published: This was my second GQ article. I pitched this as “Weight loss expectations are ruining your progress,” along with two other pitches in the same email. I hadn’t heard back for a couple weeks.
Thinking that it had been a bust, I moved on, but the editor got back to me, asking for more details. And that was that.
If you’re curious about getting your own articles published in major outlets like GQ, The New York Times, or even your favorite niche blog, check out my blog post on How to Guest Post (which includes REAL pitch examples).