Today I began working on my Day 9 project for the ShutUpAndWriteathon.  Yes, a few days late, but Stella told us we were allowed to not show up, to write what and when we wanted and to not beat ourselves up.  I was/am committed to complete the entire 10 days, so today I sat down and wrote.

Each day we were given prompts that we could follow, or not. Today’s prompts were:

“In the fight with your mean wolf, what has been the most helpful for you?  What hasn’t been helpful?  What are 3 new disciplines or instructions you have for yourself when it comes to your writing going forward?

Here is my response/writing for this Day 9 activity.

I managed to work through the first 8 days of SUAW, but then my old enemy, PROCRASTINATION, came by and persuaded me that I had other things to do first and then I could get at my writing.  I think he is my true mean wolf, the one who keeps me from doing what I need to do to move my business forward – may shadow wolf – my ego wolf – the one who says “it doesn’t really matter, what difference will it make if  you don’t do it?”

Well Mr. Shadow Wolf, it makes a big difference!  1 in how I feel about myself, 2 in how I can help others 3 in how I will move forward in my business.

I did a Time Management workshop for a group of young people yesterday and we discussed procrastination and how it can have a detrimental impact on our lives.  We talked about Brian Tracy’s idea of eating a frog, not a literal frog, but tackling the most difficult problem first instead of letting it sit on your shoulder all day nagging in your ear.  I told them about something I read years ago about writing a list at the end of the day of 6 things to do the next day and asking yourself this question; “What is the one thing that I can do, that I don’t want to do, that will move my business or personal life forward?”

I realize this is a question I need to start asking myself again on a daily basis and then write down the answer.  That way I can hold myself more accountable and it doesn’t become just a thought.  It becomes more real and it will get accomplished.

I recently joined the Power Manifesting group and it’s tough.  It’s a challenge to become more!  To look at what I really want and to find ways to grow in that direction by manifesting what is already around me.  One of the things I wanted was “more money” and I got a coupon for a free burger and also found a $2 coin.  Also my boyfriend gave me $20 – value over $25 in just a couple of days.  Oh yes, and I did that workshop which will give me another $150.00.

One of the other things I want/need is more “me” time.  Time for me to discover more about who I am and what I want, as well as how to get it.  I have manifested many good things already and am looking to see what happens.

Next step – make a cup of coffee and read an e-book “Stronger Than Circumstances” by Mary Morrisey.  When I’m done I will post this article to my blog where it will hopefully encourage others.

Well, my 10 minute timer went off a little while ago, so I will close for now.

To your speaking/writing success

Fran Watson

P.S.  Here is the link to the Power Manifesting Info

P.P.S.  Holy cow…talk about manifesting – that e-book was a reinforcement of what I am learning in Power Manifesting and there were some points that really spoke to me.  I will leave you with this one piece and I will write more tomorrow.  I choose to serve the part of me that wants to go forward, to experience life to its fullest and I choose to move confidently in the direction of my dream.

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