After practicing law for eight years, I was not happy. The money was great but I needed to do some serious soul searching and decided to follow in the steps of several of the greatest influences in my life: teachers. I decided to teach English. After three years, I ventured out again on a writing and publishing journey which has made me an advocate for kids with health issues. Here’s how I did it: Continue reading
What does one do after a 2nd, 3rd, now 4th career change??? If you either lost your job, retired, are bored, unchallenged, and looking for something more or new….. Well, it’s time to live your dream!!! For me, I was simply unhappy with my circumstances….. Continue reading
To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish??
- Do not quit your day job….. initially.
- Volunteer at places where your interests lie. Free service begets referrals and paid gigs.
- Share examples of draft writing or artwork with these folks, who care about you. (But, not ideas since can’t copyright them.)
- Phase out day job as an experiment and explore incorporating your new niche.
- Did I forget to mention….. Find your NICHE. Be specific!
- Start at a grassroots level (ie, your own community vs. national) and work from there.
- Always entertain feedback, good or bad, and see it as advice to change or adjust.
- Marketing sucks!!! Listen to those targeted as your audience. What do they want?? And deliver based on your style.
- Recycle yourself into multiple formats. (Like speaking, audio, video, etc.)
- Quit your day job and live your DREAM !!! (See story “Blessing in Disguise”)