Quite simply how your business can work best
It wasn’t so long ago that I thought...I came from a Modern upbringing where art was appreciated but certainly never encouraged as a profession. I attended business school, worked in corporate marketing (albeit in tech, music and the performing arts) and was driven to write only when my world seemed to be falling apart. Until a little over a year ago, I would have never identified my Self as Creative for I felt I lacked the talent, the ideas, the whimsy. I saw my Self as level-headed and practical girl and because I was basically good at everything, I felt I had a gift for nothing.
Focusing on the Process, Not the Product
Hanging my success on outcomesI have a hard time not focusing on the end product of my writing. I often think about its outcome -- an outcome that I have determined as the hallmark for my success as a writer -- publication. But wait, don’t I publish already? Of course I do, but it is on my own accord, and for some reason I have told my Self that my writing is only as good as the literary professionals who want to publish it. Only when I have a book published with my name on it will I truly be a writer.
I’m giving away my powerI’m attaching my personal success or failure to the outcome of publication, thus setting my Self up to be continually looking into the future and judging my present actions against this idealized outcome.
Reflections on Value Pricing
It’s Like Pulling Teeth to Find Authentic Help
My old dentist was very clear on her bottom line. She didn't hide it well. Each time she saw me she focused on what she could get from me not on what I needed. Mouth guards, teeth whitening and gum graphs were the name of her game. It was always what was wrong with my teeth, not what was right.