Secret 12 of the 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women bookgroup is about achievement.
Well, it actually is about planning.
I plan and plan, but sometimes something else seems to happen.
I am pretty good at plans, not so good at seeing things to the very end.
I did appreciate the advice in this chapter to be clear -- to have very clearly stated goals, and an idea how to follow through to make it become reality.
One difficult part of the whole process for me is putting the work up for sale -- the word "marketing" is really really hard for me -- well, not so much the word as the action. I just can't focus on it.
It implies money and money isn't something that I want to be motivated by.
I loved the encouragement and motivation and mostly, the information to be clear about my path, that I learned about in this book, but there are more secrets that remain undiscovered and a bit unexplored for me:
**The secret of finding a blissful reality apart from "worldly" (i.e. monetary) success.
**The secret that life sometimes does not offer what we ask for, but learning to accept what we do get with gratitude.
**The secret that the creativity is itself the gift, and we might not get the world to pay us in money or attention for following our own personal bliss.
The 12 Secrets we learned gave me some great inspirations, and certainly meeting so many cool and creative and amazing blogging women in this bookgroup was an awesome gift.
I thank you all for visiting - and sharing in your own words how to be successful, creative women -- and a special thanks to Jamie Ridler for orchestrating this lovely collection of creative voices.
and in this journal page - my lovely daughter in NYC through my water glass with some funky collage because life is to celebrated - Collaga-palooza style!:
“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.”