The year’s already trickling through your hands, the book is still on the backburner, and you’re starting to think, “Okay, next month – or maybe after the summer – fresh start…!” It’s time to kickstart your book. These six articles are 6 free coaching sessions for everyone wanting to write that book. We’ll look at the 6 main obstacles and clear them out the way, one by one.
DECLARE YOUR PLAN: “Over the next 6 weeks, I’m going to clear away the blocks to writing my book”
Don’t wait till you have time to clear the ground. Over the next 6 weeks, you can clear away the stumbling blocks, take your initial steps, and enter the next quarter writing a book. That’s got to feel better than another deferred plan…
Week 1: Defend the project
It’s always hard to defend a long-term project against your business’s more present demands, and defending a book can feel especially hard.
First, write down all the reasons you haven’t been working on your book. Be honest about it. You’re not a useless procrastinator, you’re successful, so there must be reasons. You don’t need to deal with them all at once – that’s what this 6-week course is for. But get them out your head and onto paper.That’s all you need to do to start – and it’s still better than nothing.
Next, this week’s core task: Write down what you, your business, and your clients will gain, and hope to gain, from this book. Look at the list. If it’s not enough – fine. At least you’ll be free from the nagging guilt! If it is enough – post it somewhere prominent. For the next week, just let it inspire you. You’re already back on the road to writing it.