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.

So take stock. If something is not working, don’t look for someone else to blame, take an action, even if it’s a small one.

Especially, if it’s a small one.

Small actions are more powerful than you think—carving out fifteen minutes a day to research, plan or look for another job, cutting that candy bar from your daily afternoon snack, steadily working on your dream(s).

It’s not easy taking charge, it isn’t supposed to be.  The risks are big, but so are the rewards.

You’re going to get knocked and bruised.

But it’s worth the effort.

Things will happen out of your control and they may be painful and frustrating, but how you respond will make a big difference.

Your life is not to be taken for granted. And it’s yours not someone else’s.

You’re the president, the head, the master, the director. What are you going to do next?

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My latest non-fiction title, 10 Things to Forget: to be Creatively Free was a blast to write. On this blog, I’ve been writing on topics that didn’t make it into the book and others I’ve expanded on. You can read the other posts here.