Have you always wanted to write a book?
Surveys say that a lot of people want to write a book.
However, only very few actually wrote and published books.
Why is that?
This could be a reason:
Yes, I really want to write a book. But I don’t think this is the right time. I’m still busy. Maybe when my business takes off. Or when I quit my job. Or when I’m not busy anymore. Or when I have more time.
Guess what?! You’ll never run out of things to be busy about.
When I quit my job, I thought I’ll have more time in my hands. True. I did have more time. Since I work from my home-office most of the time, I don’t have to brave traffic which used to eat up about 3 hours of my time each working day!
But here’s the thing. More projects kicked in. More training opportunities for our training company. Speaking engagements. Articles I needed to write. Travels. Toastmasters activities. Meetings. Etc.
In other words, I became busier than ever! So busy that sometimes I had to make a conscious decision to stop working and just be still. Relax. Recharge. Spend some quiet time in the Blessed Sacrament. Or go on a day trip to Tagaytay to breathe…
If you keep putting off doing the things that really matter to you, one day, you’ll look back and say, “I wish I did this years ago.”
My friend, there is no perfect time to write a book or to start that business or to do what you really love to do!
There will always be challenges — like lack of time or lack of confidence or lack of skill or lack of money.
But you know what I learned? You just have to decide to do it!
And then you take the first step. As you take that step, the next step unfolds, and then the next, and then the next. Before you knew it, you’re done writing your book.
You’ll be in a community of other aspiring authors. You will inspire each other. You will lift each other up. And I’ll be there throughout your journey to becoming an author. I’ll be there to inspire you and guide you and cheer you up!
I wish you success and happiness!
P.S. When the idea of writing a book came to mind, I had so many hesitations — I was too busy, I didn’t know how to write a book, I had no money to publish a book. But I took the first step. And the next step unfolded. And the next. And the next. Today, I’ve written and published 8 books that have been blessing the world. Today, I’m living my dreams. You just need to take the first step. Visit http://www.authorsha.com/write/ to get started.
P.P.S. You have a unique story that only YOU — and no one else in the entire universe — can share. That inspiring story could be your gift to the world. Don’t keep it to yourself. Share it through your book. http://www.authorsha.com/write/
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Sha Nacino is one of the most sought-after Filipino motivational speakers in the Philippines. She is the bestselling author of the books Money&Me, Mission Happiness, plus 7 other books.
Sha is the founder of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge where she helps first time authors write their books. She also writes for Bo Sanchez's TrulyRichClub newsletters.
She regularly gives talks on Personal Finance, Happiness, Purpose, Success Principles, etc. If you wish to invite Sha to speak in your company or events, visit shanacino.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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