“To accomplish big things, I am convinced you must first dream big dreams” – Conrad Hilton
Do you dream of a book with your name on it as author? You’re not alone, if you do. Researchers say 81% of us have a book dream hidden in our heart. Yet many never accomplish this lofty goal, leaving only a select group of people that go on to write a 24/7 lead generating book.
If you’re anything like I used to be, you sincerely want to write your own book but lack the focus and know-how to bring it to fruition. For years, I stumbled around this secret (I’m about to share with you) with little results. I used the stop and start system that didn’t work. You know the system of getting excited, starting your book, telling everyone you know that you’re writing it and then life happens. You lose focus and stop writing the book.
The manuscript goes into a drawer along with your high hopes and dreams of becoming an author. It’s probably no news to you but that system never helped me reach my goal of a completed manuscript. Then one powerful day, I discovered how to write a book in 100 days or less. To my surprise, I set a goal (not the 100 day goal that came later.)
Next, you implement a plan. Your plan can be I will write a chapter a week for twelve weeks. Do this; at the end of twelve weeks, you will have a twelve chapter book. Perhaps, you don’t have the whole week to work on your book. Most of us don’t. Consider this; you can write one chapter per weekend and at the end of twelve weekends you will have a twelve chapter book.
O.k., I have one more variation. Let’s pretend you can only work on your book for one hour per day on the long train commute before and after work. Try this one on for size; you work on your book for one hour per day for five days and accomplish one chapter. Yes, of course in twelve weeks you will have a twelve chapter book to show off in class.
Now, you can join that elite group of aspiring authors that write their book to completion in a few short weeks. Here’s a few tips that will help you feel the power, get started and reach your goal of a completed successful, saleable book manuscript in 100 days or less.
1. Set a goal. The point I’m making here is I set a goal, accomplished it and never looked back. Let’s say you don’t like the 100 day goal; it’s just too long for your temperament. Your goal could be a thirty day, forty-eight day (six weeks) or ninety day goal. Whatever works for you, will do.
2. Develop a plan. Remember, rarely anyone reaches a goal without a plan. This statement is trite but true; failure to plan is equivalent to planning to fail. Develop a plan for how you are going to complete your book in the following weeks. If you’ve never written a book before, get a plan from someone who’s been where you want to go. Sign up for a book writing course or hire a book coach. Your plan is your roadmap to success and profits.
3. Make a commitment. Prepare your mindset. Do a reality check. Don’t believe those who say you can write a book with little or no effort. If that were true, everyone would be accomplishing it, right. It’s a doable goal but it’s going to take some work, maybe even hard work and commitment on your part. Write your commitment down on paper. I’ve found nothing crystallizes your intentions better than writing them down. Make a written commitment and watch the will and determination to finish follow your action.
Don’t put it off any more. Take your dream off the shelf. If you wait, you can be this time next year without making your dream of writing a successful book come true. You have the plan, the knowledge and the solution. Now write it all down. Your audience is waiting. Tap into the power of a 100 day goal and write a successful book. Make it different. Make it count. Make it yours.
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