Thursday, 13 September 2012

Learning to Pace Myself

This is my 1st official week working part-time! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I went to the office and Thursday and Friday I get to spend my time writing, healing and also chilling out. I could really get used to this. A couple years ago I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and the author talked about creating assets that would make money even if you don't work 9 to 5. That gets us out of the rat race. My long term vision is for my books to do that. I do like working but I think a flexible work schedule will be good for me. 

In the long run it will be easier to live in the UK if I can write when I'm in Mexico and still publish. My last day at work is in February and I think I'll go to Mexico for a couple weeks to do healings and to write there. It will be nice to chill out, go to the beach and spend some time with the family. I have to say I am really enjoying my new part corporate, part creative life. The 1st draft of my Guide to Energy Healing is done and I'm planning on publishing it before the year is over. At the moment I'm revising the draft, rewriting it, and then I'll let a few friends and healers have a look and give me feedback. If anyone knows a freelance editor and proof reader that would also be really helpful! My goal is to self-publish it and I'd like to make sure it reads well. 

My intuition tells me not to rush it. The feeling that I need to hurry is mostly driven by fear. I have about 5 months to get this going while I'm still part time at work. When that runs out I aim to have a solid healing practice and a "passive" income from my books. =) 

In the meantime I'm trying to keep things simple. Focus on the small tasks that will lay the groundwork for my publishing business in the future. So I'm going to focus on writing, blogging and networking online. Once I've managed to keep that going I might start adding new elements to my plans. At the moment there are too many things that I'd like to do so I guess its best to prioritise and then build on it in the future. The funny thing is I've landed on a business idea that leverages all of my experiences the past 10-15 years: energy healing, business school, marketing, and my undergraduate degree in philosophy. When I chose Philosophy I had no idea how to make it work as part of a day job. Now writing seems to fit quite nicely. Follow your passion I tell you! 



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Reiki hugs, Regina




2 comments:

  1. :) :) :) that is all I want to say beacause that is what reading this is making me have! You an inspiartion! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Maria! Lots of love =)

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