Sometimes, just as life is moving along beautifully, peacefully, The Worst Thing That Can Happen happens. You know what I’m talking about: those events that happen to other people.
Positive psychology, for those of you who don’t know, is basically the study of how to be happy. Or at least, the study of how happy people are happy, and what we can learn from them.
My oh my, was I naïve. This whole business thing didn’t go quite as I’d planned. Editing for a living is one thing. Being CEO of Me is a-whole-other-level kind of interesting.
In editing others’ attempts at beautiful expression, we have a choice. We can choose kindness or cruelty. Humour or spite. Warmth or harshness.
According to the internet, introverts think they’ve got it tough. And I don’t want to turn this post into a war on introversion. But I have an observation you might identify with.
“Hello gorguos”. So started my latest fascination with the words that work (and those that seriously don’t) when we’re trying to appeal to a certain audience online.
There’s something you need to know. It’s your editor… She’s hiding something from you. It’s nothing ominous, don’t you worry. But it’s a secret nonetheless. And one I’m going to let out of the bag right now.
So you might have heard. You need an editor. Have you ever wondered what this actually means? Written on your to-do list ‘get an editor’? And then gone about your day putting it right out of your mind? Yep, me too.
Yes, when you’re on the road, you take days off and time out, just as you would at home. You exercise. You do your washing. You eat. And yes, if you’re living a life like this, you work. Travel is still actual life.
Truth be told, I still had a fair few hours left, albeit without much ‘freedom’ at all. Something about being location independent suggests you might be, gasp, independent of any location.
Despite regularly working long hours, keeping to tight deadlines and having clients around the world, I hear comments about ‘globetrotting’ and ‘holidays’ all the time.
The day that most people meet Bill Gates is, I imagine, a memorable one for all the right reasons. Inspiration, ambition, achievement laid bare for all to see. Okay, so that’s not how my story […]
Recently, I had cause to dabble in the world of online dating sites. ‘For a friend’! What I found shocked me. I wasn’t shocked in a ‘too many nutjobs’ kind of way, but in a ‘do people really put that?’ kind of way.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There’s nothing less inspiring than a blank computer screen. I believe an irregular writing practice is at the bottom of the problem around being stuck getting started.
If you can answer these 5 simple questions, you’re good to go. In fact, I’ve structured whole books for my clients based on this simple formula. Whole books! Something must be working, huh?