Thursday, 4 June 2009
Paul McKenna Changed My Life in Seven Days-ish.
Paul McKenna is not the reason I write. But I totally blame him for why I am obsessed! Quite frankly, the man has brainwashed me.
Okay, I know some of you have heard this before and you’re probably saying, ‘Gawd, what’s with all the repeats AB?’
Well it’s like this you see. Going down with a strange blogging disorder some time ago, resulted in the loss of a great many valuable and informative posts. Ha, only joking – most of them were naff. But the Paul McKenna one I had a soft spot for and now feel the urge to share it with you once more. So here it is again, in all its glory, albeit a little edited.
It all began back in 2006 when I was having a wee bit of a bad time of it. Life was s**t and I was that fan! I won’t list my whinges, but there were a fair few. You know the ones that life throws at us all from time to time, normally when we are looking the other way, and then shouts, ‘CATCH!’ I knew in my heart that I had blessings by the bucket load but my numeracy skills were completely ungradeable.
So I bought Paul McKenna’s book, ‘Change your life in seven days.’ It didn’t. Not in seven days anyway. But I’m convinced he hypnotised me.
Mr McKenna says on his CD, (and I won’t use his exact words, because when he pops over to read my blog, he may sue me for stealing his copyright) but to sort of paraphrase him, he says, ‘You can do whatever you want with your life, if you are determined enough.’ And he says too (and I’m paraphrasing again) that if you listen to his disc over and over you will find the tools that will help you fulfil your dream.
So I decided to listen to his CD over and over. And whilst doing so, I thought about (amongst other things) my writing. (No I wasn’t crazy! Honest! Well maybe a little.)
The outcome is this – I’m now obsessed with writing. And I really can’t stop, NOT NO HOW, NOT EVER. Now maybe this would have happened anyway. Gazillions of people get to this point and much, much further without the aid of Paul McKenna. But I do wonder whether, in my case, he played a part in my writing obsession! Oh, and just in case anyone’s wondering, my life is GREAT now and I’m drowning in my bucket load of blessings. YAY!
N.B. And since I blogged this post originally I’ve sold three stories. Go Paul!