"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed." Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)
This truth applies to our personal and our work life. Like most people there are probably some things I am good at, and some things that I need to improve on. Currently, I am keenly aware of my weakness in the area of product creation. As an event producer I know the ins-and-out of the production and timing necessary to take an idea from inception to completion. I have had training and mentors along the way to ensure my success. Well, I want to improve my skills of product creation.
There are two main ways we can sharpen our skills and shore up our weaknesses. There’s the hard way, and the easy way. The hard way is by trial and error. This is the painful way that makes us feel like we have to learn everything by experience. We have to make all the mistakes. We feel the need to do it all on our own. For whatever reason we chose this path, finances, independence and pride; it is a costly route to take in terms of time, reputation, overwhelm. Clearly, that is the path I was on.
The easy way is to learn from other people. We learn from their mistakes, and we listen to their advice. Who do you have in your life to turn to for counsel? Look around your small group, look for people you admire, people who love you and can help you. This way requires that you ask for help, that you seek “many advisers.” Having people come alongside you and offer help and counsel means that you don’t have to carry the burden on your own. You have the shared wisdom of many people to help you solve problems and reach your goals.
So, I am admitting that I took the more difficult route to achieving my goal of self-publishing my first e-book. Now that I have acknowledge my mistakes and I am making the necessary adjustments I am back on track to completing the process of publishing a product I can be very proud of and hopefully find that it is useful to the budget consciences community.
Here is my promise to you… the e-book “31 Ideas To Make Your Broke Holiday Or Special Occasion A Rich Experience” will indeed be published this November 2015.
I am excited to bring to you some fun and little to no cost ideas of how to make your gatherings more memorable and budget friendly.
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