The Thought Book 2 by Jay Mullings – Extract
The Thought Book 2 by Jay Mullings – Extract
Today on the blog we welcome author, screenwriter and blogger Jay Mullings, with an extract from his new book, ‘The Thought Book Volume 2‘, which aims to help people develop their self-belief and pursue their own dreams.
Publisher -Written Mirror
Release Date – 4th July 2018
ISBN 13 – 978-0993435096
Format – ebook, hardcover
Jay Mullings is a multiple award-winning screenwriter, author and commended blogger, on a mission. Motivating through personal experiences on how to achieve extraordinary goals whilst overcoming difficulties.
His books The Thought Book vol. 1 & newly released vol. 2, aim to encourage others to develop their self-belief, and pursue their own dreams. The books feature thought-provoking content, which combats the negative self-defeating dialogue we sometimes practice.
Despite being packed with Jay’s own original mantras, advice and guidance; these motivating books allow inference that applies to all walks of life.
BUILT TO LAST – Jay has had his share of challenges in his life. Between the ages of 7 and 16, he lived in Jamaica, where his English accent at first made him an outsider. However, he quickly embraced his differences, taking in everything Jamaica had to offer, while learning important life lessons about friendship, fitting in, and staying true to yourself.
He is the grandson of Windrush immigrants, and their guidance has been priceless in giving Jay the foundation to stay resilient through change and hardship.
As a Black British writer in the creative industry, he has found it an often unwelcome environment for his voice to be heard. Too many times being the recipient of coded language dressed as professional feedback at best and outrageous declarations that Jay will never be successful on account of his background at worst. Despite this Jay has gone on to win an astonishing 25+ international awards for his unique and authoritative voice..
He set up his website Written Mirror in 2012 as a place to express his creativity without limits. This has developed into a brave new start-up creative content business i.e. Written Mirror Ltd.
Jay is part of the ‘sleepless elite’, thriving on just three hours (or less) sleep per night. For the past six years, he has been using the extra time, to grow his creative media company, and pursue his passion for writing award winning original and truthful content fearlessly.
The Thought Book Vol. 1 & 2 aims to help others make the most of life’s challenges.
Extract – Success Induced Anxiety
Written Mirror has always and will always be about positivity. In addition to that, Written Mirror is also about reaping the rewards of meticulous preparation.
If you’ve put in the work, then, you most definitely deserve the rewards that follow.
Even after saying this, it sometimes feels like there has been, “Some kind of mistake”. You take on this feeling that you are unworthy or there has to be someone better. This is totally natural. You are not alone and it does get better over time.
How can I improve my reaction to success? There is no single best way or one size fits all answer. However, the Written Mirror method (Ought to trade mark this :D) is to take that energy into your work. Being able to analyse yourself with the same distance you do when you doubt your success, is a much more efficient use of this energy.
Self-dialogue can be healthy. If you can reconcile with yourself; everyone else is a lot easier. – JM
All of a sudden your mindset changes from why me to why not me? You’ve accurately (somewhat) evaluated all your potential weaknesses and you’ve done the best job you can do. Your success, is therefore not only increasingly likely it is also highly justified.
We all have internal voices of doubt and some of us also have rituals of self-loathing.
It’s about identifying these voices and vices. Finding the best use for that energy and those resources is the key to long-term happiness and increased comfort with the rewards of your hard/smart work.
If these questions of your worth pop into your head. The answer is to simply visualise all the correct/ingenious steps you’ve taken to produce the work you did. If there is a detail you missed and you can correct it great! It’s set in stone and now too late; you’ve already grown from this ability to objectively survey your work.
If you can identify weaknesses in your work, you can build on them going forwards. That is exactly why you’re rewarded and celebrated the way you are.
Special people are capable of seeing their imperfections, building on their weaknesses and embracing the things they can’t change. It’s not that they never have doubts, it’s increasingly obvious that they channel these doubts and use them to propel them to excellence.
It wasn’t in comparison with other peers or professionals. It was an individual thing. Sometimes you take on the outside doubts and internalise them at the exact moment you’ve proven them wrong by prevailing. Being aware of it helps in everything you put your hands on going forwards. You come into your own and your stardust fuels your future successes. Now go out with your head held high, you deserve every reward and accolade your name is attached to! Embrace your success…
Jay has won numerous awards internationally for his screenwriting. These include: The World Series of Screenwriting, The Hollywood Screenplay Contest, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore and Barcelona International Film Festival (three years in a row for three separate projects).
Written Mirror began as a creative sandpit in 2012. It has since developed into the start-up creative media company, Written Mirror Ltd, which is a creative space where honesty and self-reflection are encouraged. The WM mantra is: TRUTHFUL FEARLESS CREATIVITY…