The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.
Wow, its been awhile since I’ve blogged. I have been really busy lately.
My research papers for school, getting the portfolio ready for the website, and working on the website. http://www.taowriting.com. It is FAR from being ready yet.
I have also had to shovel yet again, and again, and again. We have had some cold windy weather in my area. Just like the rest of the U.S.
I have to laugh at people. A lot of people I know are complaining about winter. They are all complaining they want spring and summer. They are saying how over winter they are. Well guess what? We’re only about half way thru it. Time to strap on the snowsuit and deal with it.
Even with the subzero weather, it still hasn’t stopped me from going about my daily routine. Well not all of it. I haven’t been able to walk or run.
I like the cold, but I am not stupid. -5 with wind chills of -20. Yeah, I’m gonna stay in the house.
There are benefits of being inside more. I get to write more. Get ahead on my homework. And I actually turned on the T.V. and got caught up on some shows in my DVR.
Lately, I have been working on my bait pieces. I never realized how hard it is to lure people in. When I go out, I usually just have to say hello to someone, and a conversation will start.
Now, I have to take in to consideration, I am asking people to hire me.
No one said this was going to be easy. Actually everyone has told me quite the opposite.
Spend hours doing everything. Research, writing, reading, marketing, updating, conversing, and promoting myself.
I am up for the challenge though. I thrive in a chaotic scenario. It gets my blood and creativity flowing. More so than my running.
I have been thinking about my blog lately, even though I have kind of avoided it.
I am using Word Press for my website, as well as my blog. For this blog, I think I am still going to focus on free writing. For the website blog, I think it will be more work focused. I will actually write it up a few days in advance and edit it.
I am still getting resistance from family and friends about my decision to become a writer. It is because lately, I have had to tell them no to extra activities. I am still an apprentice with my career. I am not a professional yet. It still does not stop me from trying though.
I have to watch the amount of money I spend. I have my bills paid until July, but I like to have some reserve just incase something happens. Everyone acts as if its the end of the world.
I shouldn’t be too bad off come the beginning of June. I will receive the first of my payments for the grants I have written which have been approved.
Well, I have 2 research papers, a website, and bait pieces to work on.
Happy writing everyone.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Charles R. Swindoll
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller