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What’s the purpose of this?

I was having a discussion with one of my good friends when I asked him for his thoughts about a new idea that I have.

Before entertaining this conversation, he asked me, “What’s the purpose of this?” In other words, why am I doing it? What do I want to get out of it?

I opened up and started talking about my WHY—which completely changed the dynamic of the conversation. The conversation was extremely exciting, and our brainstorming was so fruitful— utterly different than what I thought it would have been.

And that was one conversation.

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How to start writing your book

Does this sound familiar?

I have so many ideas, but I don’t know where to start or how to put them on paper.” 

It has always been easy for me to write, but for the longest time, I didn’t even think I could write an entire book, let alone become a best seller. I didn’t believe I could do it… and so many people fall into that rabbit hole of thinking too. 

But here is the truth… 

Everyone can write a book, and when I say everyone, I mean everyone. 

Just like everything else you want to be successful at, you’ve got to trust the process, be consistent, and follow through even when your mind is screaming, “Is this even worth it?” 

If writing a book has been in your mind for some time, then I encourage you to do two exercises to put all those ideas on paper and start writing your book. 

  1. Write a list of all the books you want to write. Yes, books, and if only one book idea ended on that list, that’s also fine. Then, choose one book. Only one book from that list. 
  2. Put a 15-20 minutes timer on your phone, and mind map all the ideas that come to you on this topic. No interruptions, checking your phone, social media, or taking a break to make coffee. 

Now, you’ve put your ideas on paper… and that’s the very first step in writing your book. Congratulations! 😉