Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fear the fear and do it anyway


Do you sometimes come up with an idea to do something you've never done before and then quickly find an excuse not to do it? I tend to do this more often than I would like to admit. Then I start to think: What if implementing that idea could make a positive impact on someone’s life? How selfish would it be for me to keep these ideas to myself for fear of what some people would think and completely ignore even if just one person who would benefit from it? This was the motivation that got me to take a chance and write a book to share not only my artwork but my personal experiences along with it.

9 weeks ago, I took a chance. I committed to turn a series of paintings into a zine that I called Mindful Meditations. To keep me accountable, I posted my progress in my Insta Stories (under Book). It took some discipline and a lot of self-compassion to get there. I changed my morning routine to include a 2-hour writing session on a daily basis. I had to remind myself not to be too hard on myself when I missed a day or two and to keep going the next day. But, soon I had a completed book and even a little confirmation that it would help someone in a positive way.




I posted a couple of chapters of my book on Medium and received this wonderful response from a random reader:


The book is not perfect but it is intended to help awaken something inside those who are ready for it. I feel that a lot of people need more time to think for themselves, go within and find out what makes them happy from the inside out. In a sense it follows the principle described by Wayne Dyer's quote: "Don't die with your music still in you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul."As I'm discovering that for myself with the help of my artwork and my own experiences, I'd like to share that with others.

If you would like to know more about it, you can read some sample here. And if you'd like to get your copy, it's now available on Amazon as a paperback book and as an e-book.  If you check it out, let me know what you think about it and how I could make it better next time. 
THE EBOOK WILL BE FREE TO DOWNLOAD 
BETWEEN JANUARY 23 AND JANUARY 27.
 I would love it and be very thankful I you leave a review. 

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