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Joe Kovacs July 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Thanks for this great and thoughtful post, Alexis. I’m still getting started on my blog and trying to chart a course to help it emerge as an online business of sorts. Funny you should mention the World Domination Summit; I just read an email from Jeff Goins earlier today and he also referred to it–that was the first time I’d ever heard of the event. Wonder if I’ve been napping too much. :) In any case, to answer your question, the brave decision I need to make is to keep forging ahead with my blog and writing. Earlier this year, my wife and I separated. My life has been turned upside down, you might say, and learning how to establish a new household, get through a sudden, traumatic transition and still find time to pursue what I enjoy doing makes for quite a balancing act. Thanks again for your thoughtful post. Regards, Joe

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Alexis Grant July 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Sorry to hear your news, Joe — but great that you are figuring out your new life. Thanks for the comment!
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Ivana July 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

What a great spot to be in with your business…and life! Congratulations on being present in the year of your wedding, and for your husband (and sorry about the husband’s cheek, sounds pretty painful!) – this is big stuff that happens, ehm, about once in a life time. Great commentary on phasing through different aspects or work and life…one really cannot do everything. Thank you!

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Alexis Grant July 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Thanks, Ivana!
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Kate James July 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Great article Alexis. I love what Michael said “The Driven Life is no better than The Drifting Life.” Like you, I’m an executor and I know I could benefit from embracing The Drifting Life. I had a friend email me this morning to tell me about an amazing marketing opportunity that came out of the blue from a contact he’d made many years earlier – in his words “no marketing plan would have allowed for this.” There’s definitely something to be said for creating space in your life and making time for the things that really matter. All the best with your wedding and house hunting!
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Jenn Flynn-Shon July 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Yesterday I was like a pitching machine (I’m just starting to really focus my ghostwriting niche now & its time to get clients) but today I feel like all that effort forced me to be very worn out mentally.

So with that said, my brave decision today is to put on my big-girl entrepreneur pants and get back to pitching. Even if I’m tired. Despite the fact I have a headache. Regardless that my house is a mess and I need to go grocery shopping. All of that stuff can wait (except the headache & I already dealt with that so…). To make this thing work I need to push past procrastination. Every day.

Thanks for a really thought provoking post. The Summit sounds like a great event, I’ll have to try to get there in 2015!
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