Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Fifty-Three, Dateline 12-19-2018

Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.
— Eileen Caddy

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-fifty-three of Operation Achieve Anything. Yesterday I pointed out how I’m finally starting to feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing and not just practicing for the day when I’m ready to introduce my work to the world. All of the concerns over the typos from the past that make me look unprofessional went right out the window as started to see each flaw as a step to get to where I am like the scars that riddle my body.

Though I’m still anxious to clean it all up so that I have something closer to professional to promote, but something just clicked to where I’m now comfortable and confident in the fact that I will get to it someday. Yes, it would be nice to have perfectly clean content for any potential new readers to see, but right now I feel it’s more important to focus on the layout of the site, so there is more visual consistency as people jump from page to page being that there will be much more glancing than actual reading.

The visual elements that I’m incorporating also include my effort to include ads, and other marketing ideas in the hopes that it will generate an income. This used to get me stuck in a chicken or egg argument in my head, where I would end up so conflicted as what to focus on first. I would then try to focus on both, cleaning up the actual product here and there, while trying to figure out how to promote it during my mini-breaks. This technique does assure that everything gets done but it also really makes it feel like the process drags on forever.

Now that I’m comfortable with the idea that I will eventually get around to all of it, I feel much more confident focusing on one task at a time until it’s done so that I no longer have to juggle. Though juggling is fun, it can get extremely stressful and sloppy the more and more items are added to flying through the air. Juggling one item is not only easier because it’s hard to drop one chore, but it also takes far less time to get through each, and every one of your tricks to then move on to the next performance.

The change came from the fact that for the first time in my creative life I finally figured out a way for my writing ventures to generate an income. As I keep saying, you’d laugh your ass off if you know just how little money I’m talking about at this point, but considering that I’ve busted my ass honing my writing skills for close to a quarter of a decade for free, this tiny bit is the most liberating evidence that I living the right existence than I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s still going to take quite a bit more time until I’m actually making a living, but as you can see, I’m fully prepared for the long ride.

This turned out to be perfect timing considering the assignment from yesterday was to look around and take a not of the abundance of opportunity rather than focus on the deficit of the things that I’m waiting for. My change in thinking to see things this way had nothing to do with the assignment, but I’m also pretty sure that I wouldn’t have gotten to this place if I wasn’t taking this year to work through the Achieve Anything... book.

With that, I’m going to jump right into today’s assignment where I’m now supposed to pretty much get into the practice of starting to be more critical of my to-do list, and not just have it loaded with items like doing laundry and picking up the kids, but instead items that lead to an abundance of success. Since I have no kids and often skip laundry time in order to keep writing, this should be a pretty simple task to fulfill. As always, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow to read how I manage to pull this off. Until then, it’s that time for me to sign of as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.


The Wicker Breaker


P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.