If you have an idea for a business, before you get hung up on being perfectly situated, or reading every business book in the market, or getting certified as an entrepreneur (a hilarious contradiction-in-terms!)... just do it. Just start the damn business.
I'm here to tell you firsthand, if you truly believe in what you are pursuing and you're willing to put in the work anything is possible. Obstacles arise to remind you how badly you want to reach your destination.
In order to feel more fulfilled and find the path to sustainable happiness, we follow our passions and purpose. But what is your purpose in life? I believe this is the question we ask over and over within ourselves.
For much of my 20s, I was on the look out, not the look in. Now, I've shifted toward the belief that self-inquiry is a prerequisite for self-expression. I asked myself enough questions to be able to live more freely in alignment with who I really am.
Dr. Maya Angelou's impact on the world is a clear example that we all were created to do great things. She did her part, Now it's your turn! How are you influencing others? What will people remember you for? What will be the legacy you leave behind?
There's something humbly powerful in declaring who you are in a way that enlightens and elevates all women. That's something we desperately need in a culture where "photo-shopped" personas often overshadow the reality of who we are.
When I was publishing literary short stories in the 1980s, my absurdly well-read, multilingual mother urged me more than once to write for a wider audience. She was right, though it took me a while to see that.
I've been rereading Huckleberry Finn since I discovered it as the sequel to Tom Sawyer back in junior high school, getting more out of it with each encounter. Hearing Hal Holbrook last Friday inspired me to share a few keepers.