It doesn't take long to figure out that this blog is mostly intended for writers . . . although the advice can spill over into other arenas of thought.
I recently listened to a podcast (www.48days.com) where Dan Miller talks about why he attends various seminars, even if it's not in his area of interest--for those of you who don't know who Dan is, he's a successful career coach and author. He gave the example of attending a real estate seminar. He doesn't even sell real estate, but the principles he learned only increased his knowledge of what he's doing. He took out what he could work with.
The same could be said about this blog. I'm not sure the demographics of who reads this, and although there may be a majority as writers, let me speak to some of the others right now. Finding out what one truly loves to do--something Dan Miller speaks about a lot, so I strongly encourage you to read his blog as well and listen to his podcasts--and doing what you love to do is a journey I believe everyone should take. As Simon Sinek calls it, find out your "why."
If you love to work on Harley Davidson motorcycles, woodworking, creating quilts, restoring classic Mustangs, painting portraits, coaching people through the difficult parts of their life, photography . . . and the list goes on . . . whatever that may look like, envision it.
To help you, let me ask you a question I've been asking people for quite some time now: if you were able to be paid $500,00 (or even a million) dollars a year to do what you love to do, what would that look like? Be honest with yourself. The answer could surprise you.
Speaking of woodworking, one of my cousins has found his passion in woodworking. But not just any woodworking. Woodworking by hand, without any need for power tools. I've been following his blog for quite some time, and I can honestly say it's very impressive. His blog is http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/ I don't love working with wood as much as my cousin, but it still inspires me to do what I love: writing.