Information overload in a good way

Posted by on March 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm.

I have my hand in several pots. Web design, small business coaching for internet marketing, writing, teaching writing skills and publishing.

I don’t know whether I have a touch of ADD where I can’t keep focused for more than a few minutes or I’m conceited enough to think that nothing is good without me, or maybe I’m just afraid of being left out. Who knows and really, the why doesn’t matter. It’s all about the how, what and the results.

I’ve also been reading A LOT. I’m a huge fan of books that make you question your personal philosophy on life and guide you to make changes when you’re stumbling. Some books I’ve read and thought, well that doesn’t apply to me, only to come back to that same book years later and re-read it again and say “WOW.”

It’s interesting, even though my brain is screaming for me to stop and let it catch up.

The book I just finished is called ‘QBQ – The Question Behind the Question‘ by John G. Miller. In a nutshell it shows you how to stop being the victim of life’s circumstances by asking “Why Me” and focusing on what you can do about it.

I know this isn’t a writing book per se, but as authors our entire career is built on external circumstances. The attitude recommended in this book is helpful to keep us sane while life throws it’s dirty laundry at us. (I probably should have read it before my little rant yesterday, but I’ve also given myself permission to let things irritate me… for a few minutes before letting the angst go and forgetting about my irritation.)

Today is sunny, my friends are awesome, lunch was terrific and I feel great… time to crack open another book (next on my list is Mastery by George Leonard – sorry brain.)

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