Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
James Cash Penny
You are self-employed.
I don’t care if someone else signs your cheques or deposits money into your bank account. I don’t care if you clock into a day job (or three). I don’t care if someone plans out most of your day and gives you tasks to accomplish by a certain deadline.
You’re still self-employed because you’re the CEO of your life—your relationships, your career, your health.
The thing is most people are afraid to step out, to take a chance beyond their established identity.
Remember when you were a kid and you said I want to be a ballerina, a skydiver and a teacher?
You didn’t? That’s okay. You still can.
You can be many things. Maybe not all at once but you have a lifetime to discover all that you can do.
We often come to the conclusion that in order to make something magical, we’ll need magical events to occur to get there.
I just had a conversation with a friend I’ll call Alex. She’s an artist. A woman who is very creative, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm. She approaches her craft with heart and she’s just told me how she’s going to make a lot of money this year.
She’s going to sell one of her special limited edition pieces for $500 a piece. Now all she has to do is sell this piece to 2000 people and she’ll be a millionaire by the end of the year.
Sounds feasible, right?
Forget Focusing on Who You’re Not
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Around this time of year people focus on improving. Growth is important but…it becomes problematic when people start focusing on their weaknesses instead of their strengths.
Okay, so you’re carrying around an extra twenty pounds, but aren’t you a great friend and marketing whiz?
Your finances are on life support, but aren’t you’re a wizard at putting together an event on short notice?
‘Tis better to be alone than in bad company.
There’s a reason why some of the most productive writers I know have a dedicated writing computer/laptop. (For those who don’t know what that is, it is a computer not connected to the internet, has no games and can basically do nothing else beside word processing–like a typewriter. If you don’t know what that is, look it up).
Why do these authors use such a boring tool?