Life As A Writer.
matter where you travel, with a positive outlook you will never
lose your way."
What is my life like as a writer? Well, let's compare it to what
my life was like before I became a writer some five years ago.
When I first started my own business at the tender age of nineteen
and only sixty dollars, everybody told me it would be impossible
for me to succeed. They said at best I was a foolish joker who left
school aged sixteen and without a good education. They also said
the deck was stacked far too much for me to get ahead.
next twenty-seven years I enjoyed playing the business games of
textiles, commercial property, stock market and commodity investing/trading.
Never did I get into debt, nor take out any loans.
this time folks continued to call me stupid......The more they called
me stupid, the more money I made and the richer I became. Then one day
they stopped calling me stupid and wanted to partnership with me. That
is when I retired from the business world, aged forty-six.
After a six year break in which I asked myself many profound and searching
questions, authentic answers eventually came into my mind..... I then
began to write. Since I rarely wrote any letters and never read any
books, this was indeed a major change of direction.
I wrote my first book in only ten days (What Is The Point) in 1998.
Sure enough as soon as it was published folks began to call me stupid.
This gave me the endorsement I needed to write another book.
The next book was titled "Minds of Blue Souls of Gold" Once
again I was looked on as stupid and my philosophy flawed. Wow! I thought,
I am a success, for if these folks with erroneous lifestyles do not
like my philosophy, then my philosophy must be authentic.
And so I went on to write two more books to date .... "Enjoy Yourself
It's Later Than You Think"
and "Invest With A Genius"
My last book "Invest With A Genius" has been totally ignored
by the financial world. They do not call me stupid anymore, they just
totally ignore me. The book gives true guidelines on how to invest in
the stock market, business and most importantly ourselves. In the past
twelve months my stock portfolios both in the USA and the UK have doubled
in value by following the philosophy I write about. However, I am still
ignored by the media. This gives me tremendous encouragement and fortitude
to continue writing.
Gandhi once said; "First they fight you, then they ignore you,
then you win. I do hope they keep ignoring me for many years to come,
for if they start to agree with me, I will have nothing to write about!
Since my philosophy and writing is many light years ahead of main stream
academia, I know in my lifetime, I will have nothing to fear about them
I will continue to enjoy the game of being an author, poet and philosopher
with the understanding....... If my philosophy brings me total health,
abundant wealth and twenty-four hours a day Joy, then why would I listen
to the folks who still call me stupid?
Oh! did I forget to mention that my web site pointoflife.com is linked
to over 10,650 other web sites and my poetry and essays have been published
by many thousands of web sites, journals and magazines. So, just maybe,
enjoying writing and being oblivious to the opinion of close-minded
people pays big dividends. In essence, every writer who enjoys their
writing cannot fail.
Enjoy - never - endure!
© Michael Levy. Author, Poet, Philosopher.
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