I wrote this morning about how to monetize my writing, speaking, and working with individuals. It’s taken me a long time to seriously consider such, and I’m being real here.
Hey, I was a teacher, and we are programmed to give away our souls. Of course, I was a vocal, rebellious teacher who loved my students, which did nothing for the concept of helping them in any way I could for no more pay. However, all of this brought up a deeper issue for me, one that my Heart clearly communicated to me as we fellowshipped this morning.
I didn’t hear a clear, crystallized plan in my head until this morning. I had vaguely thought, and thought a lot, about how I might make some money, but not having a plan to work makes such thoughts, no matter how grandiose, worthless.
I asked my Heart why this was never so clear before. Heart answer? I wasn’t ready for it before. Now, you should know I am what educators call a slow processor. I think it’s because I consider ideas pretty deeply before I’m comfortable responding to and acting on them or developing them in some way. Maybe I just have slow neuron connections. Doesn’t matter, really, because the message from Heart was unequivocal: I wasn’t ready to go to the next step yet.
How am I now? Because I have become comfortable being a writer, I know the choice I made to write is my creation, mine and Spirit’s as Heart mediated that bond. This is my personal truth, to be a discoverer and to share my discoveries to help others become discoverers of themselves. I have learned once I come to know core Self and personal truth in terms of life purpose, magic begins working. I think it’s a two-way street, actually. I began working magic.
How does that happen? Knowing my Purpose, I sought to summon life energies, energy fields and waves of the Universe as given by Spirit. And the Universe obliges — confirmations, affirmations, understanding, peace, love, open doors, insight into things many do not see, because I’m the one who needs them. Magic can take many forms, and I know what I am using and works — for now. Maybe more will follow. I’m always open to learning.
So, knowing core Self and determining life Purpose establishes personal truth. This gives the ability to ignore others who may not care or encourage me in my path. Then, as if this isn’t all magic enough, I can consciously and continuously engage the magic of the Universe all around us in the energies of Life. Pretty awesome!
My Heart spoke all this to me this morning, and all the above was a reminder. Because I needed to be prepared for the little magical truth that Heart dropped on me when I asked why things weren’t so crystal clear before. I had already heard I wasn’t ready, but in what way?
I have read a shit load of stuff about business development, been to conferences and seminars and workshops and read Gary Vaynerchuk books and watched Casey Neistat videos, and I have some very business savvy friends. Why hadn’t I put it all together before? “You weren’t ready emotionally. You weren’t convinced. There was still some doubt. Remember this, it’s not just mindset. You tried to use that for years. You know enough for now. Now know this: Mind set + Emotional set = Motion set. Get your ass busy. Move. It’s important.”
I was excited to see that little formula take shape on my page as I wrote by hand my personal morning pages. Really excited. But it wasn’t anything new in the sense I knew this worked for and is required for true learning to occur. In education, learning becomes the motion, the action, the work. But here it was applied directly to me by my own heart about all of this that has become my personal truth.
Today, I have begun laying out my campaign. I cannot do it alone. I am rewriting my novel, The Fellowship of the Heart. I am considering that like research and development, a product that needs to get to market as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I have other products I want to begin offering.
And this is not mercenary. It is my Heart. If you don’t believe in magic and summoning the energies of life to erase doubt and drive us forward, consider this. During the day, I thought about approaches to this. The fire of the morning, though, had abated some. Did I really need to hurry, feel urgency? Why would anyone need this? I thought about this as I walked my puppies.
When I got back to the house, I saw the news that a St. Louis County police officer, Blake Snyder, was murdered in cold blood by an eighteen year old. God, I was so angry, and I didn’t know why except for the obvious. My anger was unreasonable in some ways, bordering on rage.
I asked my Heart why, and the answer was simple. “If you have any doubts about the urgency of getting your work out there, here is the answer. People need it. Those who know their heart and walk in their truth work for love. They don’t murder and rage.” Then, I realized rage is not going to help Officer Snyder’s family. Only love will do that.
So, there it is. I will be putting a campaign and marketing strategy together. I will be offering products. I will work for and offer love.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!