When I was in high school and thought about my dreams of becoming a fiction author, a part of me would always butt in and say: "Wait! This isn't deep enough. How can I change the world writing romantic suspense, psychological thrillers?" I really wrestled with this. Elizabeth Gilbert talked about this in her book "Big Magic," where she said (and I'm paraphrasing) anyone … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! The Real Reason Why Art is Important
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Let me start by busting a myth: If you're successful at anything, you've also experienced a fail or two. And, likely, a lot more than one or two. I'm not sure it's possible to BE successful without also experiencing failure. Because, if you're not out there and trying new things and testing out new ideas and concepts while knowing you may fail, it's difficult to BE a … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do You Pick Yourself Up After You Fail?
When I was a freshman in college, I was accepted into an advanced creative writing class. I admit, at the time I was pretty brash and full of myself (and not in a good way) and definitely deserved to be taken down a peg or two. And, that's precisely what happened. The creative writing professor didn't care for me, gave me a C, and told me it was because I didn't have much … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It: Are You Letting Your Critics Win?
Has this ever happened to you? You have a big goal. Maybe you want to start a business or grow a business. Maybe you want to hit a certain income goal. Or maybe you're finally ready to start writing your book. So, you start taking action toward that goals. But ... something funny happens. All these fears start coming up. What if I fail? What if I succeed? What if I … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Aren’t My Goals Coming True?