When I finished the first draft of a novel I wrote recently, I knew almost nothing about marketing. I wrote for advertising agencies, but I didn’t actually do any marketing myself. However, I knew that if I ever wanted to be successful, I’d have to learn. So I decided to check out a few books from the library on the subject.
And I quickly realized that marketing my book may be one of the hardest things I ever have to do. And even after all that work, it could fail utterly.
But I did it anyway.
And in a few months, I was practically an expert.
I never want to have to do that much work all at once again. But at the time, it was fun. It was exciting. I was doing something I’d always wanted to do.
So. My happiness tip of the day: make an unreasonable goal for yourself. Then decide on your first steps and take them.
The effort is almost always worth it, and you may even find some fulfillment along the way.
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)