How to Pursue Your Dream WITHOUT Quitting

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These are the slides for my talk for the Quitter 2012 Conference, in which I shared my story of how I pursued my dream while keeping my day job.

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  • How to Pursue Your Dream WITHOUT Quitting

    1. 1. Or... How I became a professional writer without leaving my job, gettingdivorced, or flaking out on my friends
    2. 2. MYTH #1
    3. 3. MYTH #1“They want me to fail.”
    4. 4. Who is “They”?
    5. 5. Who is “They”?• Your spouse
    6. 6. Who is “They”?• Your spouse• Your boss
    7. 7. Who is “They”?• Your spouse• Your boss• Your family
    8. 8. MYTH #2
    9. 9. MYTH #2“It takes too much time.”
    10. 10. The Pimsleur Approach& How I Learned Spanish
    11. 11. The Rules
    12. 12. The Rules1. Show up.
    13. 13. The Rules1. Show up.2. Focus on frequency.
    14. 14. The Rules1. Show up.2. Focus on frequency.3. Pace yourself.
    15. 15. MYTH #3
    16. 16. MYTH #3“It’s all or nothing.”
    17. 17. Trampolines vs. Bridges
    18. 18. Bridge-building 101
    19. 19. Bridge-building 1011. Have a “plan.”
    20. 20. Bridge-building 1011. Have a “plan.”2. Recycle materials.
    21. 21. Bridge-building 1011. Have a “plan.”2. Recycle materials.3. Build as you go.
    22. 22. Let’s review
    23. 23. Don’t...
    24. 24. Don’t... • Invent enemies.
    25. 25. Don’t... • Invent enemies. • Stall.
    26. 26. Don’t... • Invent enemies. • Stall. • Believe in trampolines.
    27. 27. Do...
    28. 28. Do... • Invite others to join.
    29. 29. Do... • Invite others to join. • Log the hours.
    30. 30. Do... • Invite others to join. • Log the hours. • Build bridges.
    31. 31. “I’ll figure it out.”
    32. 32. GOINSWRITER.COM/QUITTER

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