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The Crazy Answer to “It’s not the right time to write my book”

When is the right time to write your book? Discover the secrets here.

 

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The Crazy Answer to “It’s not the right time to write my book”

How many times have you made this excuse: “It’s not the right time…. to begin an exercise program…start a new business venture…” or anything else?

“It’s not the right time to write my book.”

This is the one I hear a lot.

Let’s face it. We all have the same number of hours in a day, but at times in our lives, we have different priorities pulling at us.

Sometimes life really does derail you. This happened to me almost two years ago.

I had just launched a course on how to write a book in 90 days. I’d promised the group that I would start writing my own book and finish it in the same time period, to show them that it was possible.

Guess what?

The week after I started the course, my father died unexpectedly, and I was thrown into a whirlwind of family issues that lasted well over a year.

I did manage to write my book, Write to Heal, although it took a little longer than I’d anticipated.

The launch was a big success, as a #1 bestseller in 3 countries at the same time. I’m so glad I persisted, even though it was one of the most challenging years of my life.

Here are 3 steps to figure out when it’s the right time to write your book:

1. Get clear

What’s really stopping you from writing your book?

Do you really not have enough time, because crazy or catastrophic things are happening in your life?

There’s a difference between major life events, and everyday challenges.

There are times you just have to wait for the dust to settle, but most of the time (hopefully) that’s not the case.

However, most people watch at least an hour of TV a night. Can you devote that time to your book instead – for just 2 months? Or wake up 1 hour earlier for 2 month, 5 days a week? If you truly can’t squeeze in those writing moments, wait until you can.

2. Let go of fears.

Are you making excuses because you’re afraid of writing your book?

Maybe you’re worried that you’re not a good-enough writer, or that no one will read your book, or that you’ll be criticized for what you write.

That’s completely normal and it might manifest as thinking it’s not the right time.

Let’s reframe. What if you don’t write your book, and you miss out on all the benefits of building your business, and helping more people?

What if your book can help people recover from a problem you’ve experienced, or can help people benefit from the wisdom you’re acquired over the years…. but you never write it?

Think of who you are serving with your book, instead of who may have a negative reaction to it.

Chances are your reviews will be stellar if you publish professionally. And even if someone does make a discouraging remark, who cares? They are not your target audience anyway.

Reframe, and then find the coaching help you need to write your book.

3. Focus and commit

So when is it the right time to write your book? It’s the right time when:

• You have a message to share with the world.

• You’ve accumulated wisdom that can help other people.

• You want to build your practice or business by teaching and educating more people, so they come to you for help.

• You have an urge to write your story.

It’s the right time….NOW!

Please comment and let me know what you think. I always love to hear from you!

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