When I decided to write and self-publish a novel, I knew it would take an enormous amount of energy and wondered if I’d be up to the task. I thought about things in my life that are “energy wasters” — things I could navigate in a less emotionally-charged way to free up buoyancy and verve for what matters most. Three things rose to the top of my list: fear, holding grudges, and feeling stuck during painful experiences. I wrote down some strategies and tactics that would help me deal with these in a better way and shared them with a few friends. They told me they found them to be helpful so I offer them here. With all of these I work on applying this guiding principle: One day at a time.
Fear, Lies and Getting It Done: Lies we tell ourselves can hinder creative success but there are ways to beat the mind at its own game.
Forgiveness for the Stubborn Ego: Sometimes it feels satisfying to withhold forgiveness but that choice can command a high price. The world has given us some excellent teachers on this subject. What do they tell us?
Playing With Pain: During painful times it’s easy to get stuck in hating the pain. Are there creative ways to move through it?
Favorite sources of help and inspiration:
Seven Signs that You’ve Found Your Calling by Jeff Goins.
Conquering Fear — Free course by Tim Grahl
Book Marketing Resources — Free resources from Tim Grahl
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