Who Is Doc Martin and What Is Your Passion?
In downtime at my house we’ve been watching this English series called “Doc Martin.”
I believe in preventative medicine, and “Let food be thy medicine – but I am enjoying this show.
A small town general practitioner who’s actually a surgeon – but homophobic (afraid of blood) – so he’s returned to his hometown to be the GP.
Every week – someone comes up with some new health issue. The Doc often prescribes an antibiotic or drug – not exactly natural medicine.
What I like is how perceptive he is though. I love the mastery of it all. The depth of understanding of the human body.
No matter what is thrown at the Doc – he gets it. And he catches it beforehand — in the gait, the skin, the eyes, the bump, whatever it is.
Steven Acuff – Health Diagnosis
Steven Acuff who counsels, practices and lectured on health for the last 45 years would make a good GP. He is a lot like the Doc. He knows Oriental Facial Diagnosis, which extends to the gait, the skin, the bump.
Watch for his health and recipe book coming out in July.
Mastery and Helpfulness
The Doc show brings me back to what inspires and moves me in life .. . and maybe you too.
We love a sense of mastery, understanding — the virtuoso — and then helpfulness.
A few times in life, I’ve really known what I wanted to do in life. And it was not to write blogs or even sell on Amazon either – but that’s OK!
1) To be a journalist and to speak the truth and bring awareness of the underdog and important topics to the world.
2) The next dawned on me one day years ago when I was a medical transcriptionist: work and mastery in health or medicine. A strong desire to be excellent in the field and to help people. (Read “Cutting for Stone” by Dr. Abraham Verghese, if you like. A book on passion and mastery in health/medicine as well.)
3) Mathematics. Don’t ask me why. It must be the engagement and stretching of the mind. Love math.
4) And languages – mastering a new language. Love studying words and language.
What do you have a passion for?
To be really really good at something takes time, dedication and sometimes money. Life happens – and dreams and passions do not always come into place the way we desire.
We can still dedicate our lives to what we love most and keep it alive by fitting it into our lives in little or big ways!
“You maximize your value to your readers by learning — and then
analyzing and reporting to them what you have learned through
your reading and experience. In other words, by sharing the
latest on what’s going on in your field right now. …..
“And now you know the way I do e-mail content marketing: fresh,
relevant, . . . ”
Bob Bly 06/16/14:
P.S.S. I am available for copywriting assignments, especially in the field of alternative health. I nearly have a pre-med background – math, physics, biology, chemistry. And I’ve been published and written for Healthnet.com, NSIDE San Antonio Business and Medical Journals and other publications and businesses.
Writer / Copywriter
San Antonio, TX
Catching up on e-mail… (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)
“JOHN IGO is an award-winning poet and author of many books and plays. He won an Emmy in 1985 for his writing for a one-hour documentary” – Amazon author page
When I first came to San Antonio 16 years ago, and I was majoring in English, and I was introduced to John Igo at a small playhouse. He was “our beloved San Antonio College English professor.”
Years later now there’s a John Igo Library built on his family’s property. At a Friends of the Library meeting I met John again. He’s signed a number of his books for me, and my boyfriend and I’ve gone to lunch with him twice now.
I told him I was writing an ebook. He said everyone is writing an ebook. I said, but I’m writing an eBook with a well-known writer – Bob Bly. He says, I’ve heard that name. I mentioned “Secrets of a Freelance Writer….” and he recognized the title.
He then put his finger on my hand – and said “I’ve touched you.” (;
He is quite the storyteller.
Mark likes to tell people I’m a great writer and editor… da, da, da. However, John emphasizes the educated literati types he’s associated with all his life. He’s been very involved in San Antonio culture – playhouses. He’s written many plays.
Titles of his I’ve found on Amazon – none self-published:
Charco Martinez (“Where Profane Migrations Cross”
The Mitotes of John Igo
A Chamber Faust: A Lyric Suite
Folktales from the Helotes Settlement (Texas Folklore Society Extra Book)
On poetry and poetics
AVOID UNNECESSARY HEALTH COSTS — BE HEALTHY!!
Copy of Letter Sent Out to My Ezine List
Bob Bly is a well-known copywriter, and has written 80 books. I read the regular emails he sends out. He states he does not teach or consult one-on-one, because he does not enjoy it.
He is generous with his time and answers questions though. He has 65,000 people on his email list too!
He will answer simple questions — with simple answers via email. He puts his phone number in his address signature box and answers the phone himself.
Then he uses a line he got from Patricia Fripp, he says: “I charge $500 an hour, but I will give you 5 minutes, starting now.” That 5 minutes is a gift of over $46.
And I’m sure the timer is set.
I am no Bob Bly. And I do not charge $500.
I’ve charged $50 an hour for writing projects. I’ve charged and charge about the same for health consulting.
I’m on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook — and people like to ask me questions about writing, selling on Amazon, and health.
I am putting my phone number in my signatures and in my blog now. I’m at my computer by 7 am, Mon-Fri, and will receive your phone calls.
Call me. I will say — if we are friends or strangers alike, just because it is work hours:
“I charge $50 an hour, but I will give you 5 minutes of my time, starting now.”
That’s a $4.16 gift from me to you. That’s generous, I think.
Of course, if you’re a family member or dear friend — I look forward to your calls any other time. I love to hear from you!
For strangers and others, since this is a gift worth $4.16, be sure to ask me question and I’ll answer from the vantage of my expertise. Why waste the time and gift — talking about yourself or things you already know?
Feel free to visit my blog at www.katherinekay.com — to see the topics I’ve discussed and know about since March 2010.
Best and Warm Regards,
Writer and Health Consultant
P.O. Box 461161
San Antonio, TX 78246
English: Amercian self-help writer Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) holding his book, “Think and Grow Rich”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Elevator Pitch (Photo credit: vanderwal)
Sweep the Table Clean
Busy, busy, work, work, work — I took out a little time to do the 1, 2, 3 punch of “10 Goals for the Next 12 Months” — Brian Tracy. Then Mission and Vision Statement — Napoleon Hill, I believe. Then 2-year, 5-year, 10-year goals — then 15-year, 25-years, 35-year and 40+-year goals. Wow!
Then I wrapped-it up with my “Elevator Speech” — copywriter, Early-To-Rise, Mark Ford, AWAI and such.
What does all this have to do with One Topic at a Time?
Sometimes our lives get so crazy, we forget to check in and see where we’re at. It’s really difficult to focus and zoom in one topic when we have a lot of extra baggage floating around in different areas and compartments of our lives.
But if we don’t do it, if we don’t focus and laser-beam on one thing we want to share, teach, do, learn, we won’t make the progress, reach the people — make a difference.
So after I figured out the next 12 months, the mission, the years of a life — I was perfectly set for the Elevator Speech. What is more focused or precise than an elevator speech? Nothing really.
I thought this is silly — I’m going to lay out the plans for a year and a life and then land back on earth with an elevator speech statement?
But it worked!
Write on One Topic
Good writers and teachers like the early Early-To-Rise’s Mark Ford says we should write on only one thing at a time. But it helps to be ready, primed and able to limit our writing to that one topic.
Back to the Elevator Speech
So why does this exercise above work so well for the Elevator Speech? Because by writing each of those “things” above out — you will get to know yourself better than ever. If you do it quickly, like I did — take say 30 minutes max to get thru it; suddenly you can get a pretty good idea about what you want in life. You can know what you’re about. Why you do the work you do. And most importantly, you see what actions, duties, work and such that you do that is most important for your life, your goals — and what you want to do, be, share and who you want love in your life — your whole life — all of these things.
Here is my Elevator Speech. And I wish you the best in finding your perfect Elevator Speech as well.
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I hope you give the above process a shot. And if you do and you come up with an elevator speech you like a lot, write me, or comment, and share. Thanks!