No, not because they all deserve it. (Okay, maybe some do, but that’s not what this post is about.)
Getting punched in the face is one of the greatest ways to gain clarity, insight, and presence. (An in-depth story about me getting smacked in the head by Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi can be found here.)
Sometimes, your opponent is a person looking to fight. But unless you’re a bouncer or a professional boxer, far more often it’s life itself.
When you get “hit” and the fight/flight/freeze response kicks in, there is powerful information to be had, fuel for you to use, a gift of focus.
As a writer the bottom line is simple: you want to get your books in front of as many readers as possible. This article is about how you can do that.
There is a lot of talk these days about self-publication, traditional publishing, the fate of bookstores, and digital versus books. We’ll take a detailed look at the industry, so you can make the best decision for your book.
Matt Dillon’s character in the movie Something About Mary is a fantastic example of inauthenticity. He lies, cheats, and manipulates every step of the way to get what he wants — namely, Cameron Diaz (Mary).
Manipulation used to be the name of the marketing game as well. You know, Mad Men style. You did whatever it took to get someone to switch to your product or service.
Please join me for a book signing for “The Heart of Zen: Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation”
Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and me will be doing a reading, answering questions, and having some fun.