114 – April 24
“There’s no substitute for guts.”—Paul “Bear” Bryant
No guts, no glory.
No courage, no cash.
No moxie, no money.
You won’t make any money by waiting around for people to give you some. That’s not how it works. You have to go get it. What would your life be like if only you had the guts to go get what you really wanted?
Rewrite the story of your life from the point of view of someone with a lot of moxie. What would that person have done differently? What risks would they have taken that you didn’t? Why didn’t you take them? Because of who wouldn’t approve or like you?
Here’s a newsflash: They probably don’t approve or like you anyway. So get up, get out, and go do what you want!
“I have all the moxie I need to make all the money I want.”
I spent a whole day once judging a writing contest on www.Bookrix.com. I was very flattered to have been asked to be a guest judge, and review the top ten submissions in their Dear Diary writing contest. “It will take about 2-3 hours of your time,” said my friend Amber Sims-Hinterplattner.
No, no. No way can I skim through the submissions. The teacher in me won’t allow that. I have to give each one my thoughtful attention and write some critiques that can be useful and meaningful to the authors. So it was 5 hours worth and I only read 7 of them…
Luckily for me, the submissions were very creative and fun to read! I had a ball, and I want to alert you to this wonderful writing community. They have over 16,000 books you can read online for free, they have a social community that connects writers and readers, writing contests, etc. Check them out!
There are special interest communities all over the web. You can create your own groups, too. Pick an interest, create a forum, spread the word, and gather fans. There are so many adventures waiting to be had, written about, or read.
Life is good. Enjoy it!