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Way Too Much Time Off

In Personal Development on January 5, 2019 at 12:33 am

You almost never hear someone say that. When it comes to writing a book, or running a business, or exercising then way too much time off definitely affects you. I took quite a break from writing my book. In fact, the last time I did so was October 23rd when I made my previous blog post. I was just drained. Yes it’s true, I was nine chapters in, but I felt the chapters were missing so much. So I started adding sections to it. More topics within the principles I’m writing about. I also changed the format. I didn’t want to write something that I would find painful reading. I started back up just before Christmas and have written now almost daily. Even if just a few sections. It has been emotionally draining. Going back and living some of the hurt and discontent of four years ago can open up some old wounds. However, I continue to push forward. “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” I hope to be finished with the rough draft by the end of January, then comes the process of editing and publishing. I will Post here as I get closer to the finished product. I can assure you though, I am back to work on the book.

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Want to be a Writer…

In Personal Development on July 2, 2018 at 1:31 am

…then write. Advice I received during a podcast or a blog from Seth Godin. Really, it’s true for anything we do, or want to do. Now, that does not necessarily mean you will be a Pulitzer Prize writer, or even a best seller. But how are you going to be a writer if you don’t ever write?

Get started today.

Then Do Something About It

In Advertising, Personal Development on July 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Complaints are all around. Complaining is easy. Complaints seem to be welcome. If we are as bombarded with advertising messages as the experts say that we are, I would say that complaints are a close second. Maybe even first considering the low barrier to entry, the relative cost of complaints, and the fact that some advertising message are indeed embedded with complaints.

If you are going to complain, do something about it. It seems that everyone complains and then just leaves it for the next person to pick up. Instead, do something about it. Don’t like the way a company has treated you? Go shop somewhere else. Speak directly with those in charge. Unhappy at work? Find a new job. Start a business. Suggest ideas to fix the areas that you feel are dragging you down.

Hate, anger, sadness and complaining are way to easy these days. Don’t be lazy, do something about it. Yes, it will be hard. Yes it is work. Yes, you may lose friends as a result. But please, stop bringing everyone down with you complaints.

Do something about it.

Clearing the Dust

In News on June 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm

It has been a very long time since I have posted here. I am clearing off the dust and will be posting here once again. Thank you for your patience. I will likely redesign the site and the feel as well, and the content may be slightly different than what I’ve posted here in the past, but should be more frequent for sure.