I am happy to announce I finished my Masters in Project Management. I’m ready to get back to writing! I have a few chapters left in the sequel Streaming James. I know I will finish this month. It will be the best Christmas present for me.
I’ve decided to do a ‘news’ fast this month. I don’t know about you, but these last few months of the daily bombardment of COVID-19 numbers and election stats have left me a bit exhausted. I hope the blender image isn’t too gruesome, but it’s how I feel when I’m always plugged in. Like the speed dial on the blender, I can control the messaging. Too much, and I’m spinning. If I reduce the amount of time I’m on Facebook or watching the news, I can float nicely and stay centered. How are you staying centered? I’d love some tips!
I learned a valuable technique for writing quite by accident. I invite you to try it. It will take your novel writing to a whole new level.
I am a project manager by day and my first PM job was to work with our IT department to transfer our data over to a new platform. This was my first experience as a PM and I worked under a senior project manager that was very difficult to work with. She would make grown men cry. I kid you not.
I’ll call her Sybil and yes, I am referring to the movie about a woman with multiple personalities. I wasn’t sure if this PM was bi-polar or if she suffered from insecurities or mood swings but she would run hot and cold in the same meeting. She could start off attacking and then switch to supportive or start off supportive and switch to attacking. Every session was like walking on eggshells.
The example I am going to give is the event that set me off on my Netflix binge of watching documentaries of people with mental illness. I needed to understand her and was hoping to glean insights as to how not to take it personally and learn how to communicate with her in a way that wouldn’t trigger an attack. I was operating on the “look what you made me do” principal that I had to have done something to trigger the change.
Is it as simple as Asking? Yes and no. Yes, it is as simple as asking. You would be amazed at how quickly doors open and opportunities present themselves once you move forward with announcing your desires to yourself, and others. Continue reading →