Healthy Thursday: Knowing When to Move On


Helping others can be a worthwhile and altruistic philanthropy.  Getting that good buzz of seeing someone succeed, eat a meal or enjoying a clean beach somewhere.  Then, sometimes helping others can drain your energy, your creativity, leaving you feeling taken advantage of, exploited for their own gain (whether that be for money, love, material items or just acknowledgement), it’s time to move on. If you feel your contributions aren’t netting you the results you hoped or if you’re getting worn down, there’s no shame in saying you’ve had enough. Move on, find something else you would like to do.

In my own personal experience, a page owner of a writer’s group on Facebook posted wondering why writers/artists aren’t helping other writers market/post/support others’ work. It would be really nice if all the other authors, writers and bloggers I helped over the past two or three years ‘like’, ‘post’, ‘share’ their books and blogs on here, on my blog and on Amazon, etc would actually return the favor and help me out likewise. I’ve helped quite a few hit the top ten in their genres. That’s one reason I dropped all the writing/author/artist pages/communities.

Everyone loved me when I bent over backwards helping push their books and works but deserted me when I asked for the same exact help. I am grateful for the people that did ‘like’ and/or buy one of my works (that was about 4 or 6 of you). But don’t worry, i’m marketing, posting, blogging about my own work. Just goes to show you can’t count on anyone but your own self. Now I do not ‘help’ others because i’m a busy writer, with a blog I write daily on and I always have two or more projects I’m working on, such as my cookbook and novel.
Keep a watch out for your mental health, your body will thank you.
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