Life’s Not A Straight Path from A to B

Life is not a Straight Path
Life is not a Straight Path from A to B

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” – Anais Nin

 


JESSICA MANCA is a certified coach, author, entrepreneur and former management consultant. She founded Managing Mindspaces, a professional coaching firm, providing sensible career and life coaching services to professionals making life-changing decisions.

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2 thoughts on “Life’s Not A Straight Path from A to B

  1. First off I would like to say superb blog!
    I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.

    I was interested to know how you center
    yourself and clear your head before writing.
    I’ve had a hard time clearing my thoughts iin getting my ideas out.
    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying tto figure out how too begin.
    Any ideas or hints? Many thanks!

    1. Thanks Nicholas for your kind praise. I would be happy to reveal my secret to getting in the mood to writing. I’ve never had writer’s block, but there can be some churn or over-thinking when one first sits down to write.

      The process is called your inner designer and critic, and comes from a great book called “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp. Highly recommended for any creative project, especially writing.

      The process is that each of us has these two sides which are constantly fighting each other – a creative artist, and a harsh, unhappy critic. To get started with your writing, you need to give permission to just let the words come out! Ignore the critic. Write what you can, even if you know what you’re writing isn’t the best. Once you get a draft done, turn on your critic to refine what they see. A few iterations of creating and then critiquing gets the job done.

      I suppose the only other suggestion I’ll add is to create a list of blog categories, article ideas, things you like, or things you have an opinion on so you don’t have to also think of what topic to write about. That helps deduce the blog writing to making today’s blog the best you can.

      Good luck!
      Jessica

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