Today I woke up in one of my funky moods. One thought jumped into my head, “I feel like my life is not mine.” If you read my post on combating melancholy, you know I get this way sometimes. I felt a kind of crushing sadness and helplessness, seemingly out of the blue. But I knew that wasn’t true—it wasn’t out of the blue.
Yesterday, I listened to an interview conducted by Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer. He was interviewing Dave Chilton, venture capitalist, television personality, and multimillionaire, who built his fortune by self-publishing. They were discussing The Chilton Method—A Unique Formula for Creating an Exceptional Book and Selling Tons of Copies…From a Guy Who’s Sold Millions!
The interview was very insightful. Dave Chilton has great ideas on book marketing which every author should listen to. But, he also reminded me of all the work ahead for my blog and, later, for publishing and marketing my books. I felt a bit overwhelmed. After talking to a very good friend and coming up with a plan, I felt much better, good even.
But the morning brings its own troubles. My good friend wasn’t available, but someone else popped up—an old friend and colleague. Continue reading “The Healing Power Of Generosity”