Making your own juice…

Where we are today with mobile devices pulling our attention has been written about extensively and I can’t add anything to the discussion except this…

Create your own distractions.

When you click on whatever and get pulled down the rabbit hole…you have made a choice to let someone else’s creation sway your brain cells.

In other words, they win.

How do you win instead?

Create more than you consume.

Whether it’s writing, building, volunteering or starting a vegetable garden or a new project… anything that you produce yourself as a creative outlet is a win for you.

If nobody else consumes it, big deal.  It’s your creation, create it for you and let the chips fall where they may.

Just know this…searching for “the juice” on your smartphone or on social media will have the opposite result: you will be drained.

The only way to get that “juice”…is from you.  Now go do it and see how it feels.



The only way you can stay on top of your story…

is to write consistently.  Whether it’s every day, every other day, Tuesdays and Fridays at noon…you must have a time and place to do this.

The experts say write every day…great if you can…sometimes us mere mortals aren’t up for that challenge, fine…

If you show up at a certain time and at a certain place…the muse will eventually know she has a job to do and will show up for work.

If you do this haphazardly…well then so will she.  Give your work and your muse the respect they deserve and treat this like a job.

A job has start times, end times, and location.  Make yours…

then show up for work.