I want to let you guys on a little something I have been working on. A bucket list goal of mine is to publish a book. It has been something that I have talked about for a long time and I actually bought the domain name and title of the book over a year ago, but I have just never took action. Different circumstances happened the last part of this year and this dream of a book became something I felt compelled to write. December I started writing and I wrote over 8,000 words, got busy, and put it back down. January everything started flowing and I wrote over 20,000 words and felt like I put together solid messages with the book.
I then reached out to a Dale Partridge, author of People Over Profit, for advice on getting a book published. I went into that meeting excited and hopeful and after talking with him I realized how hard it is to get published. Mind you I knew nothing about this industry, and after discussing, proposals, agents, publishers, expectations, timeline, and all the other aspects that went into writing a book I tabled it. I thought there is no way I can do this with everything else I have on my plate, and for three days I didn’t touch it.
Sometimes when you look at all the tasks as a whole it can be overwhelming. After having a couple days to process I went to work yet again. One of the chapters in the book is FEAR. I realized it wasn’t all the work I needed to get done that was stopping me it was fear. It was the idea that I would dream out loud about this and it never actually happen. It was that I would pour my heart into a book and no one would read. It was that I am girl from the suburbs of a small town in Georgia and who would want to read what I have to say. This is fear. It doesn’t matter how old we get or what we accomplish fear is something we have to learn to control.
I went back to work writing, laying out the proposal, and doing the work I needed to do. Instead of looking at all what needed to be done I made a list and decided to focus on one thing at a time. The proposal was harder to me than writing the book, but it gave me so much clarity. It gave me the motivation I needed that not only is sharing this message a goal of mine this is something that is needed for so many and I can do this.
I decided to dream out loud and share this with you. I know so many of you are reaching for your own goals and dreams, and some days you feel like you just can’t. We all can let fear hold us back. The fear of failure kills more dreams than failing ever will. I might spend resources on this and nothing could come of it. I have decided though for 2016 I will be giving this my all. So if you haven’t already SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter! 🙂
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