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Passion

Hi Readers & Friends,

Last post I wrote a bit about purpose and what that means to me. Hopefully, it got those of you who read it thinking about your own purpose. Today, I want to add to it and write about passion.

The first big talk I ever gave to writers occurred at the Southern California Writer's Conference in San Diego several years ago. Not only was I really nervous to give a talk in front of my peers, but I also hoped what I spoke about would truly resonate with the audience whether or not they continued with their writing path or went a different route. I thought long and hard about what I wanted my message to be. What it came down to is my ideology on what it takes to be a good writer and in reality what it takes to really be good and achieve at anything in life. I call it the "Five P's."

The first was obviously...PURPOSE. Have you discovered what your purpose really is? We all have one. We have this life to live here and I truly believe no one was put h…
Dear Readers/Friends,

It's been awhile since I've written on the blog but all of that is changing! In fact, it's been awhile since I actually finished a book and put one out...that's about to change, too. Life sometimes gets in the way and can even derail us of our purpose and unfortunately I am guilty of allowing this to happen with myself.

And, when I really take a moment and reflect on what I just wrote above...the word that hits me is "allowing." I allowed myself to be derailed by difficult circumstance that took me down a bit of a rabbit hole. It happens to a lot of us in life (derailment from our purpose or passion), but it doesn't need to define us and the good news is that we can crawl out of the hole at any time. What defines me in part is "WRITER." I lost sight of that and I blamed my health, publishing, algorithms, Amazon, losing my dad, my divorce and on and on. Guess what? It was all BS! It's on me! As a writer being one of my m…