As a child, I loved to pretend! In my imagination, I was many things: talk show host, variety show producer/performer, book publisher, poet. I spent my days starring in a movie about my life as I hiked through the pine trees, woods, and fields to the creek where I loved to play. Qualities of strength, independence, and adventure ran through my veins. The seeds of my life's passion were evident: to share messages with the world, manage projects, reach an audience, write, publish, and be in nature.
I believe that our blueprint for joyful activity can be found in our childhood. Asking ourselves the simple question, how did I most enjoy spending my unstructured time as a child? can lead us on a discovery mission to the work and play we'd most love to be doing as an adult. It's all there – in seed form: our true nature.
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I'll begin with something I need to get off my chest:
IT'S DONE!!!!! My book is done. Out there in the world. Born. Delivered. Ready to reach the hands of readers.
And naturally, at the completion of an accomplishment such as this, the question comes to mind:
How’d you do it?
So here’s my short answer:
It took 8 friggin' years.
Here's my longer answer, in list form:
I could write more, but I'll stop at twenty-seven. In the coming weeks, I may be inspired to expand on some of these items. Stay tuned.
P.S. If you're interested, you can learn more about my book here.
Author and Branding Consultant
I am passionate about helping mission-centered business owners share their message through compelling written and visual content.
My memoir, What I Gave to the Fire, is available in both print and Kindle formats on Amazon.com.