The holidays can be an emotional rollercoaster. One minute, you may be feeling the warm fuzzies, and the next you are a wreck because you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to in the year. My inbox is already starting to get shaming emails about failed resolutions.
I’m all for encouraging others, sharing truth, and giving people tools to reach their goals. I’m not so on board with the resolution shaming.
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You show up to a social gathering you don’t know very many people at. You were invited by a close friend. You find your friend and he introduces you to someone you have never met. After exchanging names, the stranger asks, “So, what do you do?”
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Why do I feel called to create? What is the purpose behind what I do? Where is my energy focused?
These are questions I’ve been pondering as I’ve listened to podcasts talk about work and brand building. Something in me began to turn a little as I listened. Am I interested in building a brand on myself? What is the purpose behind my writing?
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Have you ever felt like you have nothing left to give? Unless you are a special kind of super-human, you probably have. Everybody has been to that place where things feel dried up. Whether its over-extending or just the demands of every day life, we are all going to come to the place of the dry well.
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As a writer, it is tempting to fall into the trap of thinking that I always have to have something original to say. Honestly, if that was the case, I couldn’t write. I would be paralyzed. I still have a great fear that someone will read this blog and declare that I’m a phony and that all my ideas come from other people. That is because they do.
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Over the past few weeks, I have written several posts but could not get myself to click the “Publish” button. I would begin writing then get about half way through and then quit. The post would be relegated to the draft section for a revisit later.
Why was this happening? Why couldn’t I get something out? What was going on?
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This week, I was scrolling through Facebook and found an article that caught my eye. It caught my eye because I didn’t agree with the title. I was tempted to comment immediately without reading the article, but I resisted. I read it, and what I found was a pretty good article.
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