Hi. My name is Shaunta, and I’m a tiny goal addict. Also: Hi. I’m a writer, and I have never had writer’s block. Like, ever. It’s true. And guess what. Those two admissions are closely tied together.
Those of us with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have a bit of difficulty when it comes to sitting down to write. We read the articles on finding our voice, but the act of writing, the actual moving of our fingers across a keyboard or our pen across the page, can seem impossible.
Have you ever had to kill a project you were excited about? Letting go of something great is hard. Especially when a few thousand people are depending on you.
One of my first breakout speaking engagements was at Blissdom, a popular blogging conference that was accidentally started by Alli Worthington. Yes, by accident. She winged it the first year and the rest is history.
But after six roller coaster years, while planning speakers and themes for the next event, Alli pulled the plug and BlissDom was done just about overnight.
If “leaders are readers” holds true, you’d be four steps ahead of the pack if you read just one book each month. Imagine what your life would look like if you read one book every day.
Reading a book a day sounds crazy, but not only is it possible, it’s one of my personal goals. Right now, I’m trending at 3-4 books a week. And that’s on top of running a business and being involved at home.
How can someone read a book a day without neglecting their work or family? The secret lies in broadening your definition of “read” and embracing multiple formats.
When you see other people chasing a dream, it’s natural to think they had it easy from the start. You imagine they were born with a camera, football, or typewriter in their crib. Reality tells a different story.
Just like no one sits in the driver’s seat for the first time and instantly maneuvers a car like Dale Earnhardt, no one begins pursuing a passion and becomes a legend out of the gate.