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 or my office walking distance from home most of the time, I didn’t have to brave the 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. 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 have to decide to do it.
And then you take the first step. You just need to take the first step. And as you take that step, the next step unfolds, and then the next, and then the next. And before you knew it, you’re done writing your book.
Here’s how to help you get started writing a book.
I wish you success and happiness!
Founder, The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge
P.S. Interested to write a book but you’re confused whether becoming an author is for you? That’s okay. That’s normal.
Here’s a post from Jostine, one of the graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge.
Today, Jostine is a speaker and a trainer.
Can I share with you something?
Sometimes, it’s not just what you know but who you know and who knows you.
One time, our training company needed to train over 400 employees of a huge tech company in Laguna. I was one of the trainers. But 3 days prior to the training, I lost my voice, so I needed to look for a replacement. He/she should be someone I know of and someone I trust.
The person I recommended was Jostine.
On another occasion, a friend of mine who also owns a training company was looking for a trainer/facilitator. She messaged me and asked me if I can recommend anyone.
Again, I recommended Jostine.
Why Jostine? Because I’ve journeyed with her through The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge. 90 days was more than enough to get to know her. I know her and I trust her. But you know what? Even if technically, the online course ended many months ago, Jostine and I and the graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge are still friends. We still communicate.
The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge is not just an online course on book writing. It’s a community. It’s a door that will open so many opportunities for you! But you have to decide and act fast because registration will close in a few days.
P.P.S. When I opened my Facebook this morning, I saw this post from Jostine. Wow, I was so happy and surprised because I didn’t ask her, Carlo, and the graduates to promote my course. They did it because they know the value behind it and they want you to share it with their friends, too!
Here’s the screenshot of her post.