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One by One – Work in Progress

A New Year’s resolution that’s lasting 😉

Quilting Oneness

During December 2016, which was a particularly topsy-turvy month for me with stressful events, delays and other surprises like health warnings, I learned something that was very important: The world does not end just because I can’t do or finish in time what I had planned to.

This time round I paid attention, learned my lesson, and have since been able to maintain a steady, sustainable pace…

…one step at a time

No multitasking but a relaxed focus on what I’m doing at the moment.

Simplifying decisions rather than trying to do everything at once.

Scheduling ahead, but without using this plan for putting pressure on myself.

Taking time-outs whenever necessary.

Practicing intuition by feeling inside what’s best right now instead of looking at the clock.
Going with the flow and not rushing after it or resisting it.

So although there are still three projects which I had thought I’d…

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Digital Product Mastermind Group

This is for you if you’re thinking of creating or marketing a digital product (eBook, PDF, music, video, tutorial or online course…) but don’t quite know how to get started.

Last summer I participated in the Small Product Lab (see my review of my lab experience on my other blog Quilting Oneness), organised by Gumroad. What I learned about taking a product from idea to launch was ever so helpful, and the community was supportive, encouraging, uplifting…just amazing!

Now previous participants have got together and are organising the Digital Product Mastermind Group on facebook – start is in two days, 18th April 2016, so you can still join.

This time the challenge is how to develop a product idea and take it all the way to launch in two weeks.

Obviously the short time span allows only for the creation of a small product (unless you’ve got something all ready to go), but if you’ve been procrastinating with publishing or launching it, this event might just give you the kick you’ve been waiting for. 😉

Maybe see you there?

Maria

Photo by Alex Markovich, Free images for poets

How To Get Back Into Your Rhythm After A Break?

or: A Reason As Good As Any

Whether it’s a lapse in a diet or exercise program, going back to work after a holiday or illness, finishing an almost (but never quite) forgotten Work In Progress, or reviving a neglected relationship or blog – I certainly don’t have the miracle cure for restarting 😉 , but from my own painful experiences I learned three things: Continue reading

The Inspiration Offered by Mistakes

How do you react to mistakes – yours or those of others?

Quilting Oneness

This post is inspired by the paragraph about Ripping Out Your Stitching (@ The Slow Stitch Movement) being part of the process.

About thirty years ago I attended a textile workshop together with about a dozen other women. One of them complained about having to undo a mistake for the second time. Our teacher, a very kind but also very outspoken and resolute person, thought for a moment, and then said: “You wouldn’t believe how often I need to undo something… You want to know how I do it?”

Sure, we all said.

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Congratulations!

1st December = (inter)National Novel Writing Month is over.

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S* to

all who have validated and won: Enjoy your certificate – and look at it whenever the going is rough. You’ve done it once, and you can do it again!

all who have not made it: Give yourself a pat on your shoulder for having started, and try again, in your own time

all who have not participated in NaNoWriMo but instead have chosen a different challenge

all who keep on living and learning, despite whatever challenge they face

 

Is There Something “In The Air” Today?

While I scanned my subscriptions, I came across these excerpts, all from different blogs (eight in a row in total):

“Is anyone else having issues with WP today? All I’m getting is blank pages without links to new posts and comments.”

“Here [I] am sitting in front of a blank page just typing because I seem to have nothing to write about that has the making of anything like a five hundred word post.”

“Normally I have an idea of what my post will contain but today I know there’s something that is wanting to be expressed and written but I’m not quite sure what.”

I myself cleared my schedule for today of anything not related to The Enermazing Project. What happened? One power cut this morning from about 10:30 to noon, and another one from 14:00 to 14:45.

synchronicity: everything is connected - in some way or other

synchronicity is "in the air": everything is connected - in some way or other

Three out of eight, or four out of nine, whatever. I’m sure there’s a unique and reasonable explanation in every instance (like: WP is restructuring the site, writer’s block, inspiration in the make, the whole area being rewired), but synchronicity often appears in strange disguises:

We Shall Naturally look round in vain the macrophysical world for acausal events, for the simple reason that we cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist…

Carl Jung: Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle 

How was your experience today? Any blocks or obstacles – or quite the contrary?

Have a sunny day 🙂

Maria

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