I'm back where I so often find myself, wondering what to do and where to go with my work. Conflicting motivations push me in different directions: the desire to do good, to help people, to make money, to share myself with others, to be recognized for what I do and what I know. I miss all the strokes and pats on the back that authors get from readers and listeners.
I can't say I've made much money from my books, but they have opened doors to some speaking and some consulting work. Should I work harder promoting myself in those areas, where I'm already known? Or should I write another book, or do more blogging, or what?
I have a friend, a personal coach who thinks I should start doing web seminars and promoting through Facebook and these various tech-sounding approaches. I don't have a lot of confidence in them, but at least you can do them from home. But I spend a lot of time at the computer already, so that's not so exciting.
Wow. Just noticed I've used the word "I" in every sentence so far. That can't be good.
The other thing is - if there was ever a time to be politically active, this is it, isn't it? Things are desperately bad; there's no reason to think they're going to get better, but possibly, just maybe, Obama can respond if he's pushed hard enough. So that's another possible direction. I'm so confused! Any help would be appreciated.
Causes David Spero Supports
Military Families Speak Out Against the War, Courage to Resist, Green Belt Movement (Kenya)