Moving Forward

The little things that best alter our lives are hidden within the simplest changes.

Tweaking the colors on your website, adding a poem to your timeline, or getting professional headshots for your website may be the flair you need to connect with your audience.

What’s critical is that you find the pace and routine that helps you procure your zone of development. The zone of development is the gap between where you are and where you plan to go. Identifying the gap fosters growth and leads to abundance because you see the leap you intend to make. 

The alternative is stagnation. Stay as far away from this place as possible. 

Everything changes when your desire for generosity and abundance outweighs the notion to remain the same, play the same, and reach the same.  Reach for the platform you envision, the goal only you can see, take a deep breath, and leap.

Present and Attentive

It’s better to be present and attentive to your audience than to be here only for yourself.

The world is filled with selfishness, make your space the cornerstone of generosity and courage.

There is enough take. Embrace something different.

More to Life

It’s nice to believe the key to happiness is wealth and the secret to success is intense visualization of that successful pathway. Dream harder, and if you’re not accomplishing your dream, dream even harder.

I usually explain to my friends, work hard, get good, and be consistent. You’ll either become proficient at visualization or you’ll consistently work hard and accomplish your goal. The world is simple. Stop making everything complicated.

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I’m returning to Writing is Life as my primary avenue for building connections, and I’m pleased to be back.

During the past year, I’ve been on my official website moving pages, crafting copy, writing fiction, drafting screenplays, and filming a webseries.

I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, but I didn’t want to lose my connection with this space. With that said, I’ll be in your inbox at least once a week with the beautiful things I’ve found during the week. I figure, a dose of insight and beauty keeps us grounded in this crazy world.

Fabrication

Our greatest gift to our audience is the truth we share. 

I came across an article that explains some magazine articles fabricate lifestyles and pass them off as real to sell products and services to people that don’t need them.

I was intrigued by the idea of fabricating a life, as I craft fiction, but my aim isn’t to manufacture needs. My purpose for writing is to connect, teach, and shed age-old shortcomings.

Despite our genre of writing, I’m sure our goals should always be better than telling a lie.

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My new schedule is my greatest lifesaver. I have more time for family, friends, and more writing. I can definitely say, I went on a diet this year. The result: I trimmed a lot of wasted time from my schedule. Consider your schedule. It’s amazing what you’ll find.

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani

Solutions and Value

I was reminiscing with a few of my friends about the complexities and uncertainties of life.

We talked about the triumphs and difficulties of the past year, and everyone was offering their solutions.

My business minded friends love their markets as a solution, saying, “People make all moves according to profit.” My holistic friends talked about home and health, saying, “If we’d make the the planet and our home lives better, we’d all be happy.” My disillusioned friends wanted to chat about something else. They said, “It’s all rigged anyway. Why are we talking about this?”

I thought my holistic friends had the strongest point, but I stayed out of it. Watching the fray is much more interesting from the distance, and I wasn’t interested in their solutions. I was more intrigued by the value of the problems being solved. 

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I’ve taken to my lamplight to write at night. I figure one day away from the pen is too much, and adding a simple writing session at night adds value to each and every day.

Credits

Photo by Olav Ahrens Røtne

First Saturday January 2021

I’m sure fitness, new business models, and new beginnings are all trending. I’m sure we’ll work to be our best for the next three weeks. I’m sure we’ll hit that dreaded third Monday of January, which has been dubbed the worst day of the year.

Despite the peril of new year commitments, we’ll take on our visions. We’ll add new routines and focus on our goals, no matter what. 

And as the year persists, the sun will rise and fall, and most likely, rise again and fall again. My hope is every sunrise and sunset falls on your bravest actions.

Author, Bronnie Ware considers regret in her Book. During her work as a nurse, Ware saw countless people in the last few days of their lives, and their number one regret was,  “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Instead of more, we may consider less. Less of the unimportant and more of the big, brave, bold endeavors that will mean the most to us and our loved ones as we strive for our best each day.  

Photo by: Josh Forson

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Happy First Saturday of 2021!

As always, my latest read is live and ready for your eyes. Jay, your driver, is working through the city when he happens upon a group of concert goers with a few issues to unpack while on their ride home. We’ll see if he can keep it together with this new group of passengers.

I hope you’re working your on your next venture and I hope you’re learning tons on your journey. I’ll be posting more of my short fiction this year and more of my get you going posts for 2021. Keep striving for your best. A journey that helps others is priceless.

The New Year has been a true gift. The idea of a clean slate and another 365 days of art and life has me super-psyched. My web series is still in progress. I’m slowly, but surely, becoming a pro with editing software.

I’ve also reconsidered my writing process by doing two things. First, I’ve made my writing space more Friday friendly (better organized), and number second, I’ve adjusted my work flow for the best content not the fastest speed. I hope your pen is moving and I hope you find amazing words and an inspirational to story to share with the world. Peace and Blessings on your journey!