Writing a book is never about writing the book

Becky Blanton, May 28 2018

Writing a book is never about writing a book. Writing a book is an exercise in self-discovery. That’s why so few people ever finish the book(s) they start. They’re not ready to discover themselves. You can’t write if you can’t examine your own thoughts, feelings, and angst about your topic, or your life and your paradigms. You just can’t. Maybe you...

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It is what it is.

Becky Blanton, May 28 2018

My van, the one I just sunk $1,500 in repairs to, and filled with $40 of gas, blew a rod yesterday. I live in a rural area so there are no buses, subways, trains or even Uber. Taxis start at $65 for a 10 mile ride into town. In the past I would have pouted, raged, and screamed. Today? It is what it is. What do I have to do to get transportation? Cr...

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You've already arrived

Becky Blanton, May 28 2018

You’ve already arrived. Your life is not about who you are “going” to be, or who you “want” to be. You are you right here and now. When you fail to live in the present you fail to understand where you’ve been or where you might go. I say “might” because there is no guarantee except who you are, and where you are, right now.

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Where you are is NOT who you are

Becky Blanton, May 28 2018

Stop defining yourself, or letting others define you, by where you happen to be in life right now. So you’re homeless? Okay. It’s one stop on your journey. Were you homeless five years ago, or 20, or will you be in a year, or 10 years? You don’t know. In 2006 I was living in a 1975 stripped out Chevy van. Three years later in 2009, I was speaking a...

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Your customers will value what you value

Becky Blanton, May 28 2018

Your customers will value what you value – from excellence to the lowest price on the block. We attract what we value. If you’re stingy and believe in scarcity, you’ll attract customers who want to nickel and dime you to death. If you’re generous, helpful, giving, you’ll attract customers who are the same way. You don’t define who or what you are b...

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