Let the excuses stop and the writing begin…!
“All good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” – Anne Lamott, Author
As mentioned in “So, Lee, What EXACTLY IS stopping you? It’s my confidence that’s been stopping me – from achieving some of my personal goals since forever.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been tossing, turning, talking, thinking, talking some more, taking and making notes, researching, yet even more thinking, which leads to talking, again, and then, finally – some decision making and action taking.
I’ve a notebook full of research – a head full of ideas and a sudden realisation that all the dots are connecting.
Is it a coincidence that all the things I want to achieve all seem to be connected in someway? Is it that the dots are so heavily embedded into my subconsciousness somehow they have all led me on this wonderful journey that’s been taking place over the last ten years?
Leading me to where I want to be, what I want to do, and who I want to be.
Travel, Writing, Photography and now, Social Media – they are my passions – my reasons WHY!
Ten years ago, I, along with my business partner Eifion started Welshot – it is now my example of success – how you CAN build a business, a community and a life you love through the power of Social Media. Build a life (and business) YOU love and you will never have to work a day in your life from which you feel the need to escape.
We are continuing to develop and grow Welshot, for those who love photography and want to get the best from their camera and I love every day I have to work, no problems leaping out of bed for me – however, I always wanted something more – personally but professionally too, and now, with those magnificent dots – choosing to connect, and letting me know by some wonderful chance happenings (or was it chance – was I working towards it all without knowing) and opportunities in the last couple of weeks I am going to be able to join all my creative passions into one…
I just need to embrace, feel the fear, do it anyways and keep on going…
“There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway – Author
I am going to be doing just what the great author said himself – I’m just going to sit down, write, and bleed – if not for anyone else, for me – because, on Tuesday I turn 52 and if I don’t do this now, do ALL of this now, I never will – those dots are telling me it’s time to bring it all together – they, and my subconscious have done as much as can be done – I have to bring it all home by doing the work.
I’ve got some amazing opportunities in the pipe-line, new ideas, proposals to write, people to talk to, that, will in turn, create more amazing opportunities. I will be taking The Kiwi Social in a different direction over the next few months – which will provide engaging, educating and encouraging motivation and inspiration to those who have a dream to join their own dots within their own lives.
I’ve been listening, I’ve been watching, I’ve been talking and I’ve been making notes and the beginning of this brand new journey in my life is just the start…
“A Writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the World.” – Susan Sontag, Author
It’s time to put it all together and not just start, but to make it all work and then, keep on going, one step at a time, continually, constantly – Nothing, EVER, falls into place just like that, it’s never easy (nothing worthwhile ever is) it’s not luck, it’s not good fortune, it’s about being open to new ideas, new situations, embracing new technologies and yes, getting you A into G, stopping the talk and starting the doing…
I have my tribe, I have good friends who believe in me, I have the drive and determination and while I may not have the skills, creativity or all the know-how – I do believe that it is something I can learn, and if not, I Will just find another way…
Have YOU got some dots that need joining? I’d love to hear about the life you want for yourself – lets do this journey together.