Going For It – My Breakthrough Quest


My good friend Al Gallo (www.breakthroughwisdom.com) taught me that focused effort brings breakthroughs.

In the past two months (July and August 2011) my wife Gayla and I have a made a number of pretty intense changes to our lives and our living situation. We have made these changes so that I can spend the next six months  – September 2011 through February 2012 writing full time (40 +hours a week)

Since I started my first blog in December 2009, I have worked a full time job and done my writing on the side. It has taken me quite a while to hone my brand and figure out what I actually want to write about.

It helps to finally know what I want to write about.  Some of the blogs I started are ones that I will not pursue, other blogs I have started I will stick with and get back to. To see what blogs I will keep pursuing see my “follow” page on stevenshomler.com/follow

When I started stevenshomler.com in December 2009 I did not actually know what I would write about. I just knew that I had to write and that I should get started and figure it out along the way. I am so glad that I did that. It has been in writing the past 18 months or so that I have been able to find my authentic point of view and discover what I want to write about.

Back on June 6th, 2011 we had a great situation all laid out, my wife was working a full time job and I had a part time job ( Pastoring at Bridge City Community Church 15-20 hours a week) and I was going to be able to spend 40 or so hours a week writing and battling for our dreams.

By June 12th the wheels completely came off and everything seem to fall apart. To maintain our status qou and keep us in our home I was going to need to find a full time job ASAP.

It was then that my wife said that we should make whatever changes necessary to be able to stick with a scenario that allowed me to write 40 plus hours a week. So 2 months or so later here we are – a new address and many other things completely changed. I am very blessed, not many wives would be willing to do what Gayla has done, to give their husbands a chance to battle for thier dreams. If this works , it will be a great story!

182 Days – September 1, 2011 – February 29, 2012

Focused effort brings breakthroughs.

I want to be a speaker and an author. Our battle plan is that I am going to spend the next six months working 15-20 hours a week at my part time job to help pay the bills and 40 plus hours a week writing a book and using my blogs and social media to help make my goal of being a speak and an author become a reality.

I am going to work this battle plan 6 days a week for the next 6 months and I am expecting that this focused effort will bring us a breakthrough.

We may not succeed, but I would rather go for it and fail than not go for it and spend the rest of my life wondering.

I want to become a speaker and an author. I want a better life for my family. I want to have the freedom to live a first class lifestyle. I want to see the beaches of the worlds. (www.battleforyourdream.com)

I am going spend the next 182 days (counting today) working hard and working smart to live the life I imagine. I am on a 182 Day Breakthrough Quest. Rest assured, I will keep you posted.

That’s it,

Steven Shomler