• Stories of my life

    What do I know about poverty?

    It all begun with this question. “What do you know about poverty, Mary?” You know how people in business sites and self-help sites (which should be one and the same) are always telling you that “people will be attracted to your flaws”? Yeah, I don’t believe it either. I mean, here I am exposing my flaws regularly on this here blog, and… where are all those people who are supposed to be attracted to me again? This is probably my stuff talking. It definitely sounds like my stuff. The whole “people will be attracted to your flaws” feels true. It may not “seem” true, according to my stuff. But it…

  • Business-wise

    On Marketing and Writing

    Are we doing this? Are we really talking about business? I guess we are. Hi! I was chatting to Imo (my Imaginary friend) about my business when he asked me: “Where would you invest if you had *all the money*?” My reply: “I would hire someone to do the marketing for me. It gets in the way of my writing”. Boom. Truth. Indeed. I hadn’t realised just how much the “marketing” brain blocks the “writing” brain. Let’s see if I can explain this better…   What does marketing mean to me? It means… Touting your own horn. Trying to get people to check out your awesomeness. Presenting what you do…