Hello! As you can see, I am in the process of making some changes to Adept Mind. I changed the focus and layout of the site.
Before the focus of Adept Mind was on dealing with negative thoughts and a hypercritical mind. Now Adept Mind will be focused on self-publishing. Continue reading
I prepared myself for this. I really did. I thought, I may fail at first but that’s part of taking a risk and being an entrepreneur.
I prepared for how I would calmly recognize my first mistake or failure and then move on. It wouldn’t faze me. I’d be calm, cool and collected. I was so convinced that I would handle the first setback I encountered that I was actually excited for it to happen! I looked at it as my initiation into this new career path.
And then I had my first setback. Continue reading
Failure is inevitable. I call bullshit. It is possible to never really fail. I don’t mean failing to walk at 13 months old, but I mean failing. Taking a real shot at something and failing. Failure can be avoided if you never take a real shot or never do what you “shouldn’t” do. In order to truly fail you have to earn it.
I have always done what I “should” do. Went to college, graduated, went to graduate school and I’m soon-to-be graduated. In between I had setbacks, like partying instead of studying and skipping classes, but in the end, I made it through, did what I should do, what was expected and graduated. Continue reading
For as long as I have been mentally capable of reflection, the New Year meant two things:
- Self-deprecate about the things I didn’t accomplish.
- Feel inadequate and promise to redeem myself in the New Year.
Before I developed the ability to reflect, I had the Fisher Price basketball approach. Continue reading
Why do I continually put off doing something that is clearly in my best interest? Why couldn’t I spend 20 more minutes on a paper to correct all the grammar? Why did I have to stop and get something to eat, watch the Piston’s basketball game, watch a movie, and then go right to bed? Why didn’t I call her back? Speak up at the meeting?
Because it was easier to do absolutely nothing! The decision I chose in these situations was the path of least resistance. Whatever causes me the least immediate stress, I chose. Continue reading