Let me start by first saying I completely overreacted about the Fiverr incident with the stolen money. I say this now because if I had quit Fiverr (as at the time I seriously thought of doing so), I would not have acquired this book deal or in other words this wonderful opportunity. Yes, this book deal came from a buyer on Fiverr! Last night, a buyer contacted me about recording the audio for her 75,000+ word book, after negotiating a price I sealed the deal. I received half of the payment this morning and the rest I will receive after I have completed the book, which will be in a little over 2 weeks (March 6th). I am very excited as this is the first full book deal I will have under my belt, I've done a few short stories and a book of poems but nothing beyond about 7,000 words for one project. This is the big one I've been wanting!
This book deal and the incident with Fiverr and the hacked account goes to show how anger clouds one's judgment. I was so upset that my account was hacked, I was willing to cut all ties with the company that initially got me started with voice over work. Now, about a week later, I have my first book deal on that same site. I'm glad my fiance talked me out of deleting my account and continuing to work with them. The $78 loss seems so small and ridiculous now because I allowed that to bother me so much. I am still a work in progress when it comes to emotional control, but I can certainly say that I am far better than most, which I am proud of myself for regardless. I've come a long way from who I used to be, I was quite young minded and immature. Unfortunately, a lot of people in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s are still very immature. I'll be 30 years old this year, I refuse to be the same person in my 30s that I was in my 20s. I want to keep improving and learning so I can grow and mature, a person must never stop learning and growing. I thought last year was a wonderful blessing, but I can already see how much greater this year will be as I continue to improve myself. Life only gets better as each year comes. Time will always pass, what matters most is the progress you've made. What do you have to show for all your hard work? Make your life work count for something, what will your legacy be?
"Anger is a material manifestation which represents in a general way, the measure of the failure of the spiritual nature to gain control of the combined intellectual and physical natures. Anger indicates your lack of tolerant brotherly love plus your lack of self-respect and self-control. Anger depletes the health, debases the mind, and handicaps the spirit teacher of man's soul." -JESUS