The time I failed as a writer (but succeeded as an entrepreneur)

Being a writer is a funny thing. I suppose it all depends on who we are writing for. I suppose I am not making any sense at all as I try to collect my thoughts, so let me start at the beginning.

When writing is your passion, you often begin to write simply as an outlet for your random musings or creative ideas that are swimming around your head, where you write for no one but yourself. This can be quite lonely, speaking on the page only to yourself, so somewhere along the way, perhaps out of curiosity over what people will think, you may start to share some of what you have written with others, and if you’re brave enough, you may even elicit their feedback.

Over time, as your confidence builds in your writing abilities, you may perhaps begin to write with an audience in mind, hoping to win over the judges in a writing competition or the editor of a publication, or simply aspiring to entertain or bring about some positive benefit in your reader.

So in light of the possible journey many writers share, the question remains – how do you fail as a writer?

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The Comfort in Death | The Death in Comfort

In 2016, I made a discovery. I cannot claim it to be a new one, but in the fact that it is a concept that continues to be recycled over and over, in the realms of both spirituality and entrepreneurship, it is one that must be retold.

There is comfort in death that I had not known before. I came to this realisation in a time of facing multiple challenges and stresses in my life, in my health, studies, work and finances. I realised one day Continue reading “The Comfort in Death | The Death in Comfort”

New Year’s Eve: A Time for Reflection, Not Resolutions

For many of us, New Year’s Eve may be bittersweet – sweet in the enjoyment of New Year’s celebrations with friends or loved ones, yet bitter when we think about resolutions we made a year ago that we did not keep.
I believe the mistake we make is Continue reading “New Year’s Eve: A Time for Reflection, Not Resolutions”

Beyond The E-Myth: How to create a ‘business’, not a ‘job’ for yourself

A year ago, after learning that one common trait shared by highly successful entrepreneurs is learning through reading books, although I have always preferred reading fiction novels for leisure, I made the commitment in 2015 to read one non-fiction book per month.

Here I am, in December, having read 11 books so far, but struggling this past month with completing multiple books I had attempted to start reading.

With only 15 days left before the end of 2015, it so happened that a podcast I enjoy, Eventual Millionaire, had an episode where the host Jaime Masters, interviewed Michael E. Gerber about his latest book, “Beyond The E-Myth”, which he only released a few days ago.

I felt inspired hearing Michael, now aged 80, speak with passion about his vision to see our economies flourish by Continue reading “Beyond The E-Myth: How to create a ‘business’, not a ‘job’ for yourself”

Listen and Trust

 

I was asked to talk at an International Women’s Day event, held at the University of Western Australia. Truthfully, I was still trying to overcome a stubborn cough the past month. I don’t know what I was thinking when I accepted the request; I guess I thought those extra 4 days before the event date itself may be enough time to recover…Well, it wasn’t! But do you know what the strange thing was?
The moment I walked in the lecture theatre and saw some old faces who came up to me to greet me, my cough refused to let me have a proper conversation, interrupting rudely every few seconds!
However, when I was called up to give my speech, those 15-20mins I was talking to the small crowd, my cough behaved extremely well and didn’t start its usual rant, not even a single time!
This cough of mine truly has a mind of its own…

Continue reading “Listen and Trust”