I began this year with really excellent plans. Really excellent. I planned to blog weekly and post a weekly guest article on MyWritersConnection.com. I planned to connect with speakers, authors and coaches on 48 Days Ultimate Advantage Cruise with Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Rory Vaden, Sue Detweiler, Chris McCluskey and slew of other fabulous people. I planned to launch new programs and host another amazing MWC Retreat and Workshop. And I planned to connect with you weekly.
But life didn’t go as planned. My family and I returned to the States from Ireland in early February when a monthly contract abruptly ended. In less than 30 days, we packed up and moved back across the Atlantic. Another four weeks later, we rented a house on Florida’s Emerald Coast, got my son enrolled in a new school, and bought a couple of beds so we’d have somewhere to sleep. And in the middle of all the crying, packing and wondering about what’s next, I helped a fabulous, first-time author get published, edited a soon-to-be-released book, and went on that cruise—and it was an absolutely fantastic place to connect.
And now we’re kicking off April—one quarter of the way through 2015—and, if your life is anything at all like mine, it’s busy and perhaps a bit behind schedule. Not everything went as planned, but a few things did. Isn’t that how life goes?
What now? What do you do when you’re behind schedule? You draft a revised plan, pad it with some margin, and begin again. That’s what I’m going to do. And I hope, if you’re in a similar topsy-turvy boat, you’ll join me in a do-over.
Don’t quit. Don’t beat yourself up. Begin again.
I’m revising my plans and will have information for you in the coming weeks about online workshops and a live event. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you! What projects do you have in the works? What are you excited about? And what resources or information do you need to make your writing goals a reality? Are you up for a do-over?