It’s my birthday today and I’ve got a present for you.
In the past, I used to struggle with birthdays. For a few days before the ‘big day’, I felt a sweet anticipation building up in my chest. Deep down I hoped that the day would be magical. I didn’t quite know how a ‘magical’ birthday would look from the outside; it was mostly a feeling. Then the day would arrive, and I’d end up crying for one reason or another. It was because no matter what happened on the day, it never measured up to the longing inside of me. So, even when people celebrated me, I still felt disappointed.
The first time I felt content and at peace was when I turned 40. I was with my family and beloved children, and instead of anticipating magic, I started counting my blessings. My gratitude for what I had in life was so powerful, I felt like I was gifted the whole world. For a few hours that day, I walked in love.
So today, I’m counting my blessings again, and your presence here is one of them. Thank you for all your love and support.
My gift to you is in the link below. It’s an exercise on overcoming procrastination from my forthcoming online mini-course. I’d love to hear what you think and how you get on. If you choose to take it, please give yourself 20-30 min to complete it.
And if you prefer working with me in person, I have three forthcoming live events (details below). I’d love to see you on the day, but if you can’t come, would you consider sharing this information with people who could benefit from my work? If you are not local, then I can offer 1:1 sessions over Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, or Zoom. Details are here https://gularavincent.com/work-with-me/ and I’m happy to have an exploratory call to see if we are a right fit.
That’s all from me for today.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT PLACE(S) FOR YOUR WRITING
Friday 23rd March, 10:30-12:30
Bournville, Birmingham, B30 (venue TBC)
Early bird £35 (until 16 March); full price £40.
To book: email Gulara at email@example.com
Do you feel disheartened by rejections and struggle to get your work out to the right places? Yes, sure, the industry is tough and to find the right competition, agent or publisher may take some time. But what if you are accidentally blocking yourself by sending your work out to places which are not the ‘right match’? Or maybe, just maybe, you are too scared of success, so deep down you’d rather they didn’t notice you? Come to this workshop to heal your inner saboteurs. You may not be able to control the external circumstances. You can, however, learn how to get out of your own way.
3 SECRETS TO OVERCOMING WRITER’S BLOCK WITH EASE AND GRACE (INTRODUCTORY TALK)
Saturday 14 April, 15:30-16:00
Tree of Life Festival, Bournville, Birmingham
Tickets £10 (£15 on the day). https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-tree-of-life-festival-2018-tickets-40073135828
I’ve designed a three-step process to help you unleash your creativity.
3 SECRETS TO OVERCOMING WRITER’S BLOCK WITH EASE AND GRACE (an in-depth exploration)
Thursday 3rd May 11am-3pm
Isbourne College, Cheltenham
Early bird £40 (until 30th April); full price £55
What gets in the way of your writing or sharing your work with the world. Procrastination? Perfectionism? Low self-confidence? So-called ‘writer’s block’ can have many different causes. But what if you could set yourself and your writing free with ease and grace? In this self-enquiry workshop, you can experience this first-hand. Through a unique set of exercises, you will have a chance to learn how to heal your creativity blocks by using simple and powerful techniques.