Happy belated International Woman’s Day!
PANO NETWORK Webinar
On Wednesday, International Women’s Day, I held The Word of the Day Webinar for Creativity & Time Management. There were fifty students when the workshop began and seventy-three when the class ended! The class was recorded and will be available to members on the PANO website.
In the first part of the class, students completed the first step of the Daily Practice using the cheat sheet on my website. Everyone created a Word of the Day cluster, and a few people got to share their insights. I enjoyed watching the attendees experience the pleasure of using the word of the day cluster. Several students worked on their screenplays and got useful information about an upcoming scene or a character. Another student realized that she needed to add something to her second act in order for the third act to be the best it could be.
Next, I gave an overview of the three steps in the Word of the Day Practice so that the students could begin a daily regimen and reviewed the cheat sheet. The Practice is intended to be done as soon as you wake up before you get out of bed.
Two great questions were asked:
- I meditate. Should I do the WOTDP before or after? Answer: Before.
- I do Morning Pages. Should I do the WOTDP before or after? Answer: Before.
Put paper and a pen near your bed, draw the circle in advance, and write as soon as you wake up!
A good time was had by all.
I think everyone including me had a good time and learned something they could use.
Later, we got this lovely testimonial from Meera M:
The Word of the Day Book
My new book doesn’t come out until November, but meanwhile, there are two ways that you can learn and enjoy the Word of the Day Practice.
The Word of the Day Club
Attend my morning Word of the Day Club from 9:30 to 10:15 Monday through Friday. It’s free and fun, and you get to practice with a bunch of talented and interesting people. Email me if you want to check it out.
The other way that you can participate and learn the process is by attending our biweekly webinars, which are also free. Each webinar explores a specific writing exercise that allows us to use the Word of the Day in special ways.
The Key to Success
The key to success is the degree of self-acceptance that you have. That’s it. Everything that happens is the result of your belief and trust in yourself. The bad news is self-acceptance is not something that you get, but the good news is that it’s something you create with each decision that you make! If that sounds like a lot of responsibility, it is, since most of us have always attributed outcomes as being the product of fate, destiny, or luck. Not true! It’s the direct result of what we believe we are allowed to have. Yep. That’s the whole game in a nutshell.
Words to live by
There’s a quote by Samuel Goldwyn: “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” I lived by that quote for years until I realized that it wasn’t true!
The right version of this quote is, “The smarter I work, the more successful I get.” Luck has nothing to do with it, and backbreaking work does not guarantee anything but back problems!
Try another point of view
From now on, make decisions in the framework of what is best for what Dr. Neil Fiore describes as “your future self. “You’ll be surprised at how fast this idea changes your choices. By focusing on future outcomes and consequences, you’ll make better decisions. Each right decision you make immediately contributes to your happier future.
Be present, but think about the future
The paradox is that you must be fully in the present in order to make decisions about your future. The word of the day practice creates a different level of responsibility by realizing your relationship with yourself, which will give you power and confidence.
The next Word of the Day Webinar is scheduled for March 15 at 7:00 pm EST. We meet via Zoom so let me know if you’d like to attend.
Email me at email@example.com and I’ll admit you to class.
Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz