I just finished writing my second book titled “Shine at Work: Be Seen, Heard and Appreciated”. The intention of this book is for people to increase their sense of empowerment and engagement in the workplace. I talk about the personal development tools that help us all live a life more in tune with who we are, living our passion to energize and motivate us towards satisfaction and fulfillment, and then stepping out and giving it to others—making a difference through the power of sharing our own aliveness.
It is still being edited and with rewrites and final processes. It ought to be published by early spring. You will be the first to know.
Writing a book requires several qualities to be cultivated: stamina to keep focused over a long period of time, belief in what you are proposing, faith that someone will care enough to read it, and courage that your ideas won’t be judged too harshly and might even be well received.
This is actually true of any big project. When I remember creating my CD of original songs, starting my business, even training for and running marathons and triathlons, it was very much the same:
1) The thrill of the new idea and, along with it, the imagined shiny product or outcome. At this point it is important to be careful with whom you share your idea. Choose believing mirrors rather than naysayers.
2) Reality sets in about how much work and time is involved. Doubt soon follows: Is it a viable idea? Am I capable?
3) Determined to make it real. You start the process and see a path in the dark forest even though it’s small and covered with brush.
4) The long days, trying to sustain the momentum. The sleepless nights, fearing a wrong turn.
5) And then finally flow and absorbtion comes because you have committed to the daily effort to make it happen. You immerse yourself and realize this is actually fun and the progress is invigorating.
6) Almost complete, a last minute desire to abort arises anticipating judgement, criticism, and, almost worse, indifference!
7) Courage rises up—it’s not perfect, but you have come too far to not complete, so you give birth.
8) Joy and satisfaction when you hold your creation in your hand and cross the finish line. Postive feedback and acknowledgement from others feels great, too.
9) And then…you start all over again…
If you would like help with a plan of action, support through the difficult dips, and empathy all along the way in writing a book, or getting any other project off the ground, call me. And if you need help in deciding on a new project, what’s next to help you grow and feel that aliveness that comes with a challenge, check out my “One Hour to Clarity Introductory Session”. You will know exactly what you want after this hour.
I would love to coach you to bringing your new idea, invention, or creation to life and witness the joy and satisfaction when you give birth.