This was my very first blog post. Please visit www.hardwonwisdom.com for daily motivational posts.
It’s 10:29 p.m. and I’m sitting here writing, thinking about how many times in the last year that the day dissolved into the evening which dissolved into the late night with me sitting in front of my keyboard doing exactly this: writing. This is my job, because I get paid for it. But it is not my work. It is my world. I would rather sit and write than do almost anything else on this earth. zelnorm recall cipro throat will infections treat
I rail against workaholism, but I wonder if you are a workaholic if your work is your passion, and something you would do even if you weren’t getting paid for it. I love cycling and kayaking and taking pictures and talking to strangers. I love being with my family, connecting with my soul mate and hanging out with my friends. And yet, it is this — writing to inspire others to dare to bet on themselves — that calls me and fulfills me and makes me whole.
I begin this blog wishing for you the kind of clarity and reward that came to me almost nine years ago when I found the courage to leave my job, my paycheck, my five weeks of vacation and the great benefit package to dive into the unknown and bet on myself.
Many of you know me through my speaking or my books and have heard the story of how I left my secure career as a Pulitzer-nominated newspaper reporter and editor to become an author. My first book was rejected 15 times, and when it was finally published, it came out the day before Sept. 11. I pushed and persevered past so many obstacles that Hard Won Wisdom became a best-seller and Oprah told the world it was “very inspiring.” My speaking career exploded, but I still encountered (and continue to meet up with) obstacles. I’ve come to love those obstacles, because they always become defining moments that propel my success. That which comes easy isn’t worth it. The things I’ve fought for have come through great sacrifice and resulted in even greater reward.
Anyhow, this is it. My blog. It is the beginning of my ongoing, regular relationship with you. I hope you will enjoy it.
Fawn Germer is the best-selling author of four books and speaks to corporations and organizations about courages and creative leadership strategies.