I know it's been a while since I've blogged but it all goes back to the interesting times I talked about so long ago, and in all honesty, I'm really bored with my own life.
This blog was almost called "Get Angry". I had this whole treatise about how anger denotes passion and you need passion to achieve the work you want to achieve and to get anywhere in your career. But that's Bullshit.
The truth you need to get zen about everything. You are going to get screwed over by people. You cannot control the commitment, enthusiasm or output of your collaborators. You can't make an editor like your stuff, you can't make the printer run faster and you can't make the customers buy yor stuff.
People sense desperation and most people don't respond well to the hard sell. But if you express a feeling of calm confidence, if you present yourself in a way that shows pride in your work but not desperation...if you get zen about it all, then everything will just fall into place.
Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.
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