Getting Started

They won’t believe until you make it happen.

You’ll have to believe in your strategy, your plan, your goal enough to develop and refine it into reality.

If no one else wants to take the journey with you, the best journeys begin with a fearless leap.

Trust your vision. The journey to your greatest accomplishments has already begun.

Focus on your Greatest Achievement

There is an unmatched abundance of energy in your heart. You can use it to make great things. You can use it change the world. You can use it to change your world.

Learn to hear the world inside you before you set out to help everyone else.

Seek the deepest depths of your intellect, and strive to understand yourself first.

Your goals, your ideas, everything you’re working on will come together once you’ve mastered the world inside you.

Remove Mental Blocks from Your Work

Along the road of  your Writing is Life Journey, you’ll conquer challenges and experience setbacks along the way.

You may face a challenge you don’t see a way to write yourself out of, or you may face an obstacle that changes your outlook of your work.

We may be quick to throw away the challenge or halt our journey because things are too difficult for us to handle, but the challenge is just what you need to strengthen your focus and dive deeper into your work.

Incorporate those deep feelings negative or positive into the emotions of your characters or your posts, rage, rage, rage, all you want. After it’s all released, start your new page with a clear mind and open conscious.

Often it’s something we’re holding back that’s keeping us from moving forward, and holding it in, is holding onto a roadblock.

Surviving Setbacks in your Writing Routine

When no one is looking and you hit the dip, the slow-place of artistic development, you’ll have to work your hardest and deepen your commitment to excellence to succeed.

If the path to your best was an easy road, everyone would take the leap without question, and without reservation.

When you are confronted with any work slow down or life storm that interferes with your desired outcomes, there are a few methods to embrace as you work to realign your mental focus as you strive for excellence.

Journal to discover the source of the off-balance feeling.

A long stretch and longer walk in a quiet area can recenter the mind.

Confronting a difficult situation, and seeking a solution to any life crisis is also a good choice to change the narrative cycle of emotional difficulty.

Finally, consider your daily routine, if it doesn’t allow time for creativity, you’ll need to alter it to fit your narrative.

Continue to strive for your best, everyday.

You’ve got this. Let’s get those pages done.

Keep Your Promises

When it comes to keeping promises you’ve made to yourself, we often find it easy to push these commitments aside, because we don’t consider the magnitude of what’s at stake for our health, well-being, and our art over the long term.

When it comes to  getting to work on time, buying a gift for a birthday, supporting a cause, the likelihood of your failure decreases dramatically.

We have to learn to honor commitments to ourselves with same zeal and focus that we strive to maintain when completing  tasks for others.

We all know it’s much simpler to keep a promise to others because your reputation is on the line, but when we’re alone, there is no one there, but you, to ridicule yourself about the breaking of your promise.

Don’t get comfortable in this state. Honor yourself and your strides for greatness with the same zeal that you approach commitments for others.

Please, don’t go on a campaign of selfishness as a result of keeping promises to yourself. You should:

  1. Choose the right foods.
  2. Keep your writing schedule.
  3. Prepare and stick to your plan until completion.

Once you keep and fulfill the promises you’ve created for yourself, you’ll start to see a lot of little steps adding up to big gains.

Targets

It’s easy to get lost in the rhetoric of goal setting. You can create the vision board, write out the draft, then get lost in the back and for of doing the work.

Usually the doing part, or the getting started part, is the most difficult task, but the place many people miss the mark rests in their attitude about their work and their accomplishments.

Too often, we see the target, and we are willing to take the shot. We take the shot, and we get past the start-up phase, and then we hit a wall. We get lost in the day to day, the too fast, the too much, the too many lateral movements,  then we lose focus in the madness.

Take aim gracefully at your own rate. Complete the small steps with singular focus and graceful intent. The other side, the madness and chaos, leaks and you may be left with a lot less than you originally intended.

Grab your pen and draft pages of nonsense today. Read it tomorrow. See if you find anything worth working on.

 

 

 

The Mindful Approach to Writing

The world is filled with distractions and segues that will derail you from the big goals and awesome dreams you have envisioned for yourself.

Although challenges come with the territory of success, conquering the challenges is an essential experience to build mindful confidence, a state of awareness where you are conscious of your actions and their effects on your desired outcomes.

Work through the challenge of focus by tracking your time, using your journal to reflect on your actions, and recording how much time you spend away from your task while you’re completing your task.

You’ll be surprised by how much time you waste with your phone or on the next most distracting site that steals your attention.

Walk mindfully into your notebook, and set your strategy to remain focused.

Get that pen moving. We need to see your work of art.

Focus

If you feel sluggish and tired while you’re working, you will probably create a similar tone or moood while creating your new draft or editing an old piece.

Managing your emotions is essential on the path to refining the complex nature of your focus and inspiration as you work.

Stress, and that need to get up an walk around, can divert your creative energy to side flow, which is a state of distraction that masks itself with the illusion of focus.

Your best work comes from imagining a single moment or settling into a place of solidarity with your work.

Keep searching the depths of yourself to create better and better art everyday. Remember, there is a routine for discovering the best art inside you. Write using your process, your routine, your focus, your strategy, your steps,  everyday.

The day is yours. Be bold and create something beautiful.

 

Strategies for Writers

Your strategy should align with your goals.

Write your marketing plan with as much detail and care as your novel.

It’s won’t be easy. Find the people who love what you do and keep working for that audience.

The others, you can chase them, or you can focus on beautiful work for the people who care.

Find Beauty in your Writing

When writing out of the abundance of the universe, we find there is one mind we are all connected to. As your read and write, more and more, you’ll discover similar ideas permeate other writers’ work.

It’s good to find connections in your creative outlets; it is good to find that great minds find similar themes and tropes in our world to illustrate with words.

Our patterns diverge when we discover the power of our own history/herstory and how our collective experience shapes our outlook and growth as scribes of history and culture.

Your growth as the written illustrator rests in the connections you find in your story and the story of others. It makes your writing universal.

Seek new territory by linking the world to you. Be careful as you add to your world. You want to be sure you, not only respect, but also uplift the culture you observe. Seek more than food, fabric, and faith.

Find the truth, the nuisances, and subtleties in all human interactions. This is the life bread of story and beauty of life.