So simple, isn’t it. To run away.
I almost did last week …
Some of you will know I like to write. Well … I’ve just completed my first novel.
All my writing friends said I should submit it to an agent. Guess what? I wanted to run away. I wanted to dump my novel in the bin …
And then I read about the Winchester Writers’ Festival, taking place in June, just a few miles from here. Apart from attending fascinating talks by renowned authors, publishers and agents you have the chance of two One-To-One sessions with real live agents! Exciting but scary too. Would-be successful writers flock from all over the UK to attend.
I found the web-site, and … I booked my place. As a result I get to meet two agents and pitch my novel to them. At the least I shall get some professional advice about how to improve.
I took the risk!
Now it’s your turn …
Here’s how it goes:
You decide you want to make that change. Let’s say you want to change your job. You’ve been thinking about it for ages. You shove it to the back of your mind.
But the day comes when you can’t ignore it any more. You need that new job – you’re driving yourself to distraction with the one you’re in.
You come up with so many excuses (yes, I did say excuses, not reasons …) you could fill an A4 page with them.
And then comes the Day of Decision. Your worst day at work ever. That’s it! End of the road! You arrive home from work and get straight on to the computer to do a serious job search. You ring the agency. You update your CV. Hey!!! You’re feeling better! Less scared!
Guess what?…. during the next week … an agency gets back to you … you have an interview! Woooo!
Or … they don’t get back to you in which case you get straight back on that computer ….
Because you’ve chosen to stop running away.
What about you?
What are you running away from ATM? Oh yes you are ;-(
Send me an email and I’ll help you face it. You know you want to! ;–)
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