Over many millennia books have become the transporter of history and information from one generation to the next. Even today, books are iconic in societies all over the world. Yet, there are five common mistakes that block the success of many aspiring authors. We all face lack of motivation, focus, know-how, organization and persistence. It’s how one handles these obstacles that make the difference. Here are three of those five BIG problems solved for Small Business Owners, Experts, Professionals and aspiring authors who want to write a book.
Lack of motivation – First overcome the giant called procrastination. Set a goal; put a plan in place. Then, make a commitment to take action and finish your book this quarter. For some of you the next 100 days will push you to the finish line. Let’s face the facts; if you don’t make a commitment to do it, you may never finish. Somehow human nature will slack off if there’s nothing in place to hold us to it. After making a commitment, take it one step further to seal it; write it down. Not only write it down but post it somewhere you can see it on a regular basis.
Lack of organization – Create structure for your upcoming book with a mini organizational plan or what I call a book idea template. Decide your organizational strategy. Organize your book’s content into chapters. Using a time tested structure makes it easy to write a good book. Shortcut: A quick one is to organize your content is “101 Ways To ________________” Then simply fill in the blank with your topical content. For forty other book organizational plans or book idea templates, download this popular resource at http://signaturebookcamp.com
Lack of persistence – You have to decide to keep going. No matter what project you’re working on, you may encounter obstacles. You know; everything may not go as planned. The timing may not be as perfect as you thought when you began. Life happens. It’s the same with writing a book. As you learn to adjust and keep going, your momentum will build. Push past any blockages, any slow downs and you’ll find other parts of the project will be easier. Learn to delegate early and let go sooner. Hire an assistant; ask a family member to help with the research or proofreading. Then after you’ve done the best job you could do, let go. Be done with it; no more tweaking. Sure, there still may be things you wish you had said better or put in or left out. Remember, you can always write a part two or create other products with the extra material; your fans would love it.
Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers. Take your dream off the virtual shelf. If you wait, you can be this time next year without making your dream of writing and publishing a successful book come true. You have the plan, the knowledge and the solution. Now write it all down. Your audience is waiting. Destroy your biggest obstacles and publish a successful book. Make it different. Make it count. Make it yours.
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