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What is Your Calling in Life?

[Excerpt] – It may come as no surprise, but a lot of people can’t answer this fundamental yet vital question.
Oddly enough, while writing this book, it was during a phone conversation when a good friend asked me that very same question, point blank. I didn’t expect it and to be quite honest, it caught me off guard, totally. Much to my embarrassment, I couldn’t answer it at that moment. What is your calling in life? Hmmm, it was one of those menacing, inescapable questions that demanded an answer. I’ve pondered it myself throughout the years. 


To this day I wrestle with the definitive answer because I’ve done so many things and I know I wouldn’t be happy just doing one of them. Whatever my own calling is in life, I’ve never believed it to be centered around just one single solitary thing, but having thought on it, that appears to be the case—at least partially. Having said all that, I’ve come to the conclusion that my calling in life at it’s core centers around motivation. Yep, that’s it, motivation. The majority of the public know me as a jazz guitarist/author, but those closest to me, know me as a husband, father, grandparent, dreamer, optimist and chronic motivator. Music is only a part of my life and in no way does it define the totality of who I am.

My goals, objectives and desires are quite varied. One thing I do know is, it drives my wife crazy. She insists, the scope of my constant conceptualizing, ideas, interests and projects tend to overwhelm her, but over the years she’s come to accept the cacophony of creative chaos that spews from my mind almost daily.

Now ask yourself, “What is my calling in life? Think about it and be honest with yourself. You will soon determine what the answer truly is. Take a long look back and see how it’s been applicable in your life thus far. You’ll be surprised to learn that much of what you finally realized about who you are can become the foundation of a new book project. All you have to do is start writing.

SelfPublishMe founder and author, Maurice Johnson shares insight on transforming one’s self from a dreamer to a doer, and the correlation between success and motivation throughout the process.  THE POWER OF TRYING speaks to those who desire a greater sense of self-actualization, inspiration and personal achievement.

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Keep your ideas moving

Past accomplishments can fuel future accomplishments, just as past projects can fuel future projects. To keep things moving you will have to explore every nook and cranny of your imagination without questioning or second guessing yourself or your ideas.

Getting yourself and keeping yourself on a productive path will take some day-to-day planning and forethought. The less scattered your thoughts are each day, the more productive and creative your time can be. Optimize your personal productivity by getting in the habit of making a daily, Today I Intend To… check list for the following day, listing only the tasks that can realistically be accomplished within the course of one day. Make it a point to follow through with each one before moving on to the next. Something as simple as this can make a world of difference in increasing and tracking your daily productivity.

Try it for a month and watch your productivity increase tremendously. Something as simple as dropping clothes off at the cleaners, or brainstorming the logistics of a new idea, it all boils down to developing a sense of organized thought and following through to completion.



Set deadlines for yourself


In essence, deadlines are nothing more than a series of short-term goals set with the intention of completing each one by a specified date. Once you’ve set deadlines and met them on time, your productivity will steadily increase along with your personal efficiency. You can apply the following steps to enhance your own personal productivity and meet established deadlines: 



Routinely write a list of all your current projects. 



Number the items in your list, arranging them in order of importance and including deadlines for each. (Be sure to give yourself realistic time constraints).



Decide, (only when necessary) which projects can be deleted and continued at a later date.



Starting with the highest-priority item, complete each one before moving to the next. 



The key to meeting deadlines is not to overwhelm yourself with too many projects at once. Organization will play a critical role in your overall rate of success. Think about it. If you’re unorganized, with no established goals your personal productivity remains at a virtual standstill. It’s about the most damning thing you could do to your overall personal progress.

Maurice Johnson shares insight on transforming one’s self from a dreamer to a doer, and the correlation between success and motivation throughout the process.  
THE POWER OF TRYING speaks to those who desire a greater sense of self-actualization, inspiration and personal achievement.

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New Book Release from Author, Maurice Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OKC musician/author pens new book, “THE POWER OF TRYING, Finding Your Success”

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – April. 2019 – SelfPublishMe.com

“The power of trying is yours to command, so why not let it work in your favor?”, asks guitarist/author Maurice Johnson in his new book, THE POWER OF TRYING, Finding Your Success.

Johnson shares insight on transforming one’s self from a dreamer to a doer, and the correlation between success and motivation throughout the process. 

The Power of Trying speaks to those who desire a greater sense of self-actualization, inspiration and personal achievement.

With an impressive resume that spans well beyond his music career, Johnson’s achievements are diverse and far-reaching. He once co-founded a guitar company, working deals with major foreign and domestic musical instrument manufactures. After developing popular business software for musicians, he negotiated a book and licensing deal with one of his publishers. To date, he’s had featured articles in major industry magazines, with nearly twenty published book titles to his credit.

Also in this book, Johnson shares a rare behind the scenes look at how each of these endeavors became reality as a direct result of the power of trying.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maurice Johnson is known to many as a world-class guitarist, indie jazz artist, musician’s advocate, and respected author of twenty self-published books, including three previous titles for the developing musician with publishers Mel Bay, Mix Books, Artist Pro Press, and Thomson Course Technology.

Early music-related works include The New Working Musician’s One Year Organizer, Build and Manage Your Music Career, and Gigorama. Maurice also developed Gigorama business management software for musicians.

He has been published in Realtor Magazine with an article titled, “Let the Music Play,” highlighting the use of live music in luxury home open-house markets. 

MEDIA CONTACT

Maurice Johnson

Or mauricejohnson8@icloud.com

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Congratulations to SelfPublishMe author, Maurice Johnson

Congratulations to Maurice Johnson for his latest book release, A PORTRAIT OF THOUGHTS, now available on Amazon and Kindle.

 

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