Adjusting Your Sails: Navigating Life’s Unexpected Challenges as an Author

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

-Bertha Calloway

Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities. We can’t control either one, but we do choose our responses to them.

We can respond in fear, and allow these unexpected events to freeze us into inaction. Or we can choose courage and mitigate their impact on our life.

Work and family commitments will derail our best plans. Work “emergencies” happen, and kids get sick. That’s life.

These events are unavoidable, but we can build contingency plans into our writing schedule so we stay on track.

Our fear paralyzes us.

Our courage forces us to find a solution.

So, what can you control in the midst of the chaos?

Your mindset, your actions and your responses.

Focus on those and block out everything else.

Embrace flexibility in your thinking and in your schedule. Adjust one or both, as needed, so you keep moving forward and lean on Jeremiah 29:11 for encouragement.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Focus on what you can control, adapt to challenges, and courageously step out of your comfort zone. Share on X

Take the leap of faith.

Trust that you’re in good hands and that your path today is meant for your good.

Schedule your 1-on-1 V.I.P. Intensive Workshop today so, together, we can design your complete, detailed Roadmap for Author Success and finally write and publish your book.

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