Every Winter Solstice, I set an intention for the solar year to come. This year, my intention was balance, and so far so good, I think, but there’s been another lesson/struggle that keeps coming up along with it. What I’ve figured out, is if you want balance, what you really need is ACCEPTANCE and PATIENCE. You have to be able to accept things as they are right now, and even in the act of striving for better balance, you have to be patient with how it comes about.
March is just stomping right along for me. I’m on day 17 of my 21 day Fitness Challenge, and 10 working days away from a week in PARADISE. I can barely contain my excitement! As part of the challenge, we’ve been reading a self-improvement book as well. The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy. It applies to the fitness challenge, but it’s been resonating with me more on a writing and publishing level. I don’t know why it never occurred to me before, but self-publishing is a form of entrepreneurship. Seriously – I know I’m trying to build a business and that I want to work for myself, I just always thought of it as “cheating the system” by making money from my art. But it’s not cheating the system. There is a whole other system for entrepreneurs. It’s well-established and well-documented, and reading this book has opened my eyes to a sub-genre of self-improvement books that I had never considered useful before. Continue reading