Yesterday was particularly tiring/draining/exhausting. It required more energy than I possessed and I’m not sure if I did my absolute best. If I’m honest, I probably didn’t. Part of the reason, I was happy about my decision to add all my list for 2019 into my book, but saddened because I knew the amount of additional work that it required. I enjoy writing. It’s as easy as walking and talking. The other stuff, ie…editing, proofreading, formatting, those are the things I do not enjoy. They are the reasons I don’t write as intensely and as often as I’m able.

Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, I’m aware of the work that’s required to get a manuscript published. From proper imagery with a book cover, the right cover illustrator, editing, re-editing, proofreading, formatting, formulating a marketing plan, market research, BISAC codes, and a plethora of minute but vital pieces of the puzzles, all required for a successful publication and eventual sales.

It’s becoming apparent that I’ll need to partner with others. Those willing and able and adept at getting tasks completed I’m reluctant and unable to complete proficiently. Sole ownership of a venture is something my father always encouraged and would say, “If you can afford to do it with a partner, you can afford to do it by yourself.” Maybe from a financial standpoint but there are other aspects that I don’t think he considered. I’ll ask Him to send those willing to partner and accelerate my growth. I’ll ask that they present themselves so clearly that’ll be obvious.

Today, Thursday, May 21, 2020, I am grateful that:
There wasn’t a long line at either the grocery store or Palawan today. I needed to pick up a few items, bought more than I planned, but happy I was back within two hours.
I was able to help Roni a bit today. We chatted like most days and she and I both are missing each other terribly. I’m happy to have her in my life at this time and don’t want to forecast too much into the future. It’ll be interesting to see where things lead.
Diana and I had an encouraging conversation last night. It’s a small circle I have now. Most have either stepped aside or I’ve chosen to not invest more time into our relationships. It’s great Diana is a part of my life. I’m happy she’s happily and newly married and seems as if she’s found parity in her partner.
Even though it’ll be more work for me, I’ve chosen to include the entire year for my newest release. Things are progressing nicely and it should be finished in another day or two. Then the landing page, sales copy is already written, setup the affiliate links, and I’m off and running.

Who’s proficient with skills you current need to achieve your purpose?

How can you compensate them for their services?

When will you approach and proposition them?

Be Great. Be Grateful!!!

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Read my gratitude lists during “lockdown” in the Philippines as the Covid-19 pandemic grew

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Author, editor, and business consultant. Mr. Allridge focuses on implementing systems to enhance his clients bottom line via process improvement.