Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
I’m thrilled to welcome Soul Mate author Julie Doherty to the Power of 10 series.
Confession time: I am not, and never have been, an insatiable reader. As a child, I loved Ingalls-Wilder’s LITTLE HOUSE series, and in my teens, I discovered the Brontës and Jane Austen. Our family had little money, though, to spend on books, and I rarely thought about using the school library for fun reading. The library was only a place to study, copy stuff verbatim out of encyclopedias, and ogle the smart boys.
I’ve been a storyteller my whole life, though, so when someone suggested I write a book, I thought, Why not? How hard can it be?
Um, it’s pretty hard, and it might surprise you (like it surprised me) to learn that you don’t just sit down and fluidly pen…
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Thanks for the list of links!
1. Your passion
The world needs a little bit more of whatever makes your pulse race and your eyes glow and your thoughts speed up to a thousand miles an hour. We need more people who are fully, intensely alive because they fight the hardest and love the strongest and accomplish the absolute most. Whatever it is that makes you feel like you are close to bursting out of your skin, the world needs you to do more.
2. Your nerve
The world is sourly lacking in risk takers. We need more people who go out on limbs, who aim for their dreams, who fight for what they believe in with a sense of unabashed recklessness; people who stand up for the changes they want to see happen without fear of getting shot down or rejected. The world needs a bit more of your nerve because nothing extraordinary has…
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During the summer I frequently visit the Southwest Colorado, particularly the Durango area. The cabin I stay at has no internet access or cell reception. It is a great place to unplug and be in a sort of black hole from the world.