About ten years ago, I started collecting stories. I continue to ask people these three questions:
- Has life ever been hard for you?
- Has it ever been worse?
- Did it eventually get better?
How do you balance writing with all the other things going on in your life, like your work, family, health?
Well, the book has been published in three different languages. I run a consultancy full-time, traveling up to 200 days a year, presenting eighty lectures and working one-on-one with up to ten clients at a time. I’m married, and with my wife, Jodi, I co-run another company called www.Momentum.GS -- this is an online coaching program for individuals who are on a path to professional development success. How do I balance it all? I do one thing at a time. I stopped multitasking a long time ago; also, I say no to things. I say no to anything that pulls me (or us) off course to our overall mission. I’ll tell you about that next.
What is your biggest advice for other writers, particularly young writers just starting out?
Sixty months from now, you’ll have what you have, go where you go, do what you do, and be who you are based on the five people you meet next. Make sure that you curate your network; much like a museum has much, MUCH more than they put on display, you can "know" a lot of people, but you want to make sure the people who influence you are pushing you in a direction you want to go in for the long term. Staring as a writer means you’ve heard the voices that talk to you, and you’ve decided to allow yourself the "gift of your own attention." By putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, you’re telling the universe you’re willing. Once you do that, you WILL be tested. There will be easy "pop-quizzes" such as friends calling asking you to go out for drinks on a Tuesday night. There will also be "final-exams" when someone close to you becomes ill or falls on hard times. The one factor -- above all else -- that continues to play a significant part in/of my success is who I choose to spend time with; who I let influence me; both my thoughts, and my actions.
What's next for you?
I invite every single reader to join a community, to seek out a group of like-minded learners AND producers, that will want for your success. About two years ago, just as we were coming out of the worst recession I’ve ever lived through, we started an online-coaching program with semi-annual "in-person" leadership retreat events. If you know that change is coming, and in one year or less you’re going to already be well on the path to success, join our community. Visit www.TimeToGetMomentum.com. Not sure if it’s for you? Email me, and I’ll send you a "Free Pass" for a 7-day membership. I’m so sure you’ll gain value in those seven days, I offer a money-back guarantee on http://www.GetMomentum.com membership. Ready?
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a writer, a painter, a poet, or a craftsman, you’re put on this planet to share of the abundance, to give of the overflow that you see when you look out and KNOW in your heart of hearts that things can be better. And, as a result of you doing YOUR work, things will be better.
You can learn more about Jason at the following links:
- Just Three Things That Cause Stress: http://womackcompany.com/blog/2012/10/24/causestress
- How to Prepare For Your Future Success: http://getmomentum.co/2014/11/05/how-great-a-connector-can-you-be
- Time Blocking and Prioritizing: https://vimeo.com/album/1502198/video/18379925
- About Your Coach: https://vimeo.com/101470994
- How To Turn Ideas Into Actions: http://www.inc.com/jason-womack/productivity-turn-ideas-into-actions.html
- Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-best-just-got-better/id427693120
- Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/your-best-just-got-better
- Entrepreneur.com: http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/jason-womack