The Warrior Creator or how to be relaxed and productive in the middle of a storm

Hello November,

this inspiring post of David Rogers on  The Warrior Creator

is the best way to start the weekend!

Relaxed and busy, how to stay focused on our work even if there is a storm outside.

So I am ready to put to use David’s advice, and be productive and relaxed way:

there is a short story I want to submit this weekend, and my NaNoWriMo novel is advancing, even a few lines a day.

I don’t need to look at the end, I just focus on the next steps.

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November 17, 2017- Produce our best work: asking for feedback, not validation

Hello November,

how do we produce our best work?

I heard a speaker on the importance of combining talents and passions: in other words, not only do what we love, but also, use our talents, what we are good at in the process.

If becoming an astronaut looks good, do I really want to hang from the ceiling like this?

But again, what if I love the result and then I can learn to like or to get over certain inconveniences?

Is it a luxury to think about these issues when we don’t have enough to go around the next day?

No, it isn’t.

Long term thinking, is very important. Daily.

I can see that, because I have everyday practical questions to deal with.

But somehow, it feels that I need to focus on the long-term.

And then, only then, look into my everyday questions.

Writing, is my soul’s desire.

Some of the process has become less spontaneous, due to rejections I had from some publishers.

But is there another reason?

Do I expect validation from others for my work?

Feedback is important, but feedback and validation are two different things.

It’s also up to us to discriminate who is capable of giving good feedback.

If not, it is as if you are a goat and you ask the wolf to become your baby’s godfather.

Think about it twice

 

http://www.wideopenpets.com/10-baby-goat-names-new-farm-friend/

November 16, 2017- Birthday updates and Publishing

Hello November, Birthday month,

birthdays are like mini new year-eves, am I on a good path, where did I come from and where am I going? What do I aim for?

Is it happiness?

Abundance?

Health?

Love and family?

And all these considerations with huge amounts of chocolate.

A way to see where we stand, is to ask other people around us.

I have identified a fear of publishing and of sending my work to editors, from an apprehension it might not be accepted.

This will not do.

So, apart from writing every day, finishing work already done and sending it to publishers is a MUST.

November 10, 2017- Luck, preparation and opportunity :-)

Hey, November,

did you know that apparently, lucky people have an open mind and are ready to see the unexpected? “Luck may not so much be luck, but whether or not our mindset leaves us open to opportunities we would otherwise miss because we’re so absolutely sure of what we want”.

Ok, so how about being focused and finishing a task?

Can you do both?

Probably when you focus on an objective, but not on the specific way this objective should come into shape.

For example, let’s say you want to marry a sexy, gorgeous, rich and young man. Crazy in love with you etc.

You shouldn’t start saying that he should also have brown hair and blue eyes, and work in the film industry. Or say that you should only meet him through acquaintances. Or object to the fact that he has three cats and two dogs. And two kids from a former union.

The same thing with a job.

If the main objective is something inspiring, some flexibility is needed, I guess regarding the details. As to where on earth. For example.

https://lifehacker.com/5472904/create-your-own-luck-by-changing-your-perspective

https://lifehacker.com/5791032/improve-your-luck-by-relaxing-keeping-an-open-mind-and-paying-attention-to-the-world-around-you

November 9, 2017- Instinct, Wishful thinking and Logic: How to make decisions

Hello November,

well, a friend asked me how I see things in London. Am I making any progress in terms of jobs? What is to be overconfident, realistic or having a good instinct for things?

Am I insisting on a course of action because I am just unwilling to be a realist?

Am I doing something different?

Have I asked anybody’s feedback?

Well, I actually did.

I need to go where other people can’t, or won’t.

And, to publish where it is possible to publish, instead of waiting for a perfect publishing. house.

More could be better.

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/how-to-make-the-right-decision-how-to-decide/all

November 8, 2017- On Colour and job interviews

Hello November,

I am considering a visit to the hairdresser and if I stay with the same colour I have been lately or if I try something a little bit more intense. I might go for that actually.

Is there a colour that makes people look more dependable? Brown probably, if it comes to accountants. How about artists?

If you come with a brown colour and the way an accountant dresses you might come up as boring and lacking creativity.

Is there a way to be ourself whatever that means and to be successful in a random interaction?

Maybe it is to be self-confident and show you are the right person.

Not because you fit exactly the role, but because you are capable of doing it?

http://www.elle.com/beauty/hair/tips/a11107/is-your-hair-holding-you-back-443036/

October 26, 2017- How to become oneself and live with others while having morning coffee

Hello October,

yesterday I had a discussion on what it is to be oneself and to live with others. I don’t like conforming, this is boring and the opposite of life to me. But we also live with others, how does this coincide?

I put up an artistic project where I try a compromise: do something I love, but give to the Establishment something they will like, so that everyone can feel happy about it.

Now let’s see how it will go.

If making others happy doesn’t cost me my quintessential values, I can do that.

Oh, and coffee is good at Beany Green near Paddington Central.

http://www.daisygreenfood.com/venues/little-venice

 

October 18, 2017- The Rules :-)

Hello October,

in the midst of chaotic events, a friend has offered me ‘The Rules’ to inspire me getting a Mr Right.

After skimming it, I decided it’s good to retain the essential: we need to respect ourselves and others will respect as then.

The same goes for jobs.

Do I feel like the best anyone could have? Do I show there is competition?

That I am an asset?

Let’s become hard to get.

I have a meeting today, I will leave early. And go to another one in the same way.

xxx

April

 

October 16 and 17, 2017- Moths, mice and other pests :-)

Hello October,

I am moving in to a new place, and guess what, it was full of moths; another friend of mine saw mice in her kitchen. Should we enjoy the presence of the wild life around us or call pest control?

What to do or not do, when things seem to be out of control?

Apparently, any crisis is an opportunity.

So, let’s see what this new opportunity brings over;

Maybe I have much more options than I realize, after all.

It could be a question of perspective.

Looking at things from a different angle.

Now, an area where I have been shying away from, are publications.

And also, asking to be paved for my work.

As if, I didn’t deserve that.

I think there is something to do there right away.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/tewksbury/pests-come-along-summer-how-deal-them

October 12-13, 2017- Two years in London and getting ahead well

Hello October,

I started my day later, because it felt like I needed to recharge my batteries after a week in high-speed and some stress.

Time for an update:

Two years in London, and I am at the verge of major decisions:

I am moving in to a new place.

I am between jobs and I decided to give it all to find a home for my new artistic project, and myself.

It has been great, although also challenging at times, but it is good to feel I need to shake it up a little bit.

A routine which is comfortable but doesn’t take us further needs to be shaker one way or the other.

So, what I need is a new balance, in a place with more responsibility, where I can find the means and security to put together my mega-artistic project, and of course, to have time for my book.

How about the other aspects of life?

Love?

Love has suffered a bit, at least romantic love.

With my full schedule.

On the other hand, love is there everyday in everyday interactions 🙂

 

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-shake-your-life.html