How was your week?
Last Sep 23, 2017, 12 new graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge (BWC) launched their books. You should have seen how happy and proud their families and friends were.
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This week, I’d like to remind you to slow down. Funny because last week we talked about commitment, right? Yes, it’s important to be committed to our dreams and goals. But it’s also very important to be committed to our rest.
I’m sharing this based from experience. Last Saturday, when I arrived at Meralco mini-theater for the book launch of the graduates of The 90-Day BWC, I felt so weak and exhausted, I cried. Walang masakit sakin. I was just so exhausted from my very hectic schedule the past few weeks that I had no energy to even stand up, walk up to people, and talk to them. I asked my friend Bryson to help me regain my energy through neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). My friend Faye (author Carlo’s wife) had to put an ointment on me so I’d feel better.
Imagine, it’s the graduation and the book launch of my 90-Day BWC students and I couldn’t enjoy it because my spirit was willing but my body was so tired. It made me rethink, really. Wait a minute, am I overworking myself? (The good news is, I felt better after NLP and the ointment and everything went smoothly that afternoon! It was such a happy occasion for everyone!)
If you were like me who is goal-oriented, I’d like to remind you to slow down. Be committed to your dreams and be committed to your rest as well. Do hustle, but do rest as well.
Here’s how you can slow down. Learn to say NO. As Filipinos, it’s hard for us to say no, right? Hehe! Same with me. If someone asks to meet up with me or asks me to speak or do something, I’d do it. I’d gladly serve. I can hardly say NO.
This week, I decided to say NO to some meetings and other engagements so I can say YES to my health and to the bigger roles God would ask me to do. I’m taking the entire week from Monday to Friday to rest, recharge, and regain my voice. I just hosted The Author’s Voice radio show this morning and it’s funny because I almost lost my voice.
So slow down. Take a rest. Learn to say NO.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What will you say NO to this week so you can say YES to something more important? Please feel free to share in the comments https://www.facebook.com/groups/WriteUniversity/
I wish you success and happiness!
Founder, The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge
P.P.S. My birthday is coming up! Every October, I conduct the Money&Me Conference-for-a cause. This October, our theme is “How to Make More M.o.ney without Quitting Your Job…Yet!” Your registration also comes with a free M.o.ney&Me book which you can use for yourself or you can gift to a friend. The early bird rate ends on Sep 30. You may register here.
100% of the net proceeds (sales less expenses) will go to the medication of Baby Kier, my high school classmate’s baby who has a rare cancer of the eye.