I Am A Professional

I am a professional.

A professional gets up in the morning.

A professional takes care of their health.

A professional occasionally calls in sick, but only when they can’t or shouldn’t work.

A professional does something productive every day, whether it’s the work, or the stuff around the work.

A professional puts in real time, not just spare minutes here and there.

A professional cares enough to focus instead of seeking out distractions.

A professional knows when to knock off for the day, and when to put in long hours.

A professional gets paid fairly for their work.

A professional is proud of their work but continues to learn their craft.

A professional doesn’t have to be a teacher, but does have to be a doer.

A professional knows sometimes work feels like play.

A professional doesn’t play while pretending it’s work.

A professional might have more than one job but has only one vocation.

I am a professional.

Nobody Is Famous Enough

Spoke to 24 writers in a coffee shop Thursday night. Near the end of the evening I mentioned The War of Art and didn’t get the nods and smiles I expected. I stopped, and asked who’d read it.

Crickets chirped outside. The sun drifted closer to the horizon. Otherwise, not much happened. … more … “Nobody Is Famous Enough”