Last week, I started on a new adventure! Like with any adventure, it comes with its share of excitement and unknowns that make the road ahead seems a little scary.
What’s the adventure, you ask? I started writing a book! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but it’s only been recently that I’ve felt both inspired and the urge to get it done.
Because the book writing process involves learning something and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, I’m going to get into my writing space and create a few blog posts about this new personal development adventure in hopes of inspiring you to create your own content.
What My Book is About
My book starts out with the backstory of how I got into morning routines. Believe it or not, I used to be the kind of person that jumped out of bed at the last minute and rushed around before heading to work.
But, more than just sharing the story and events that led up to me putting a morning routine in place…the book is going to be more like a guide to upgrading your life and business. My goal is to help you become more aware of personal development strategies and how morning routines can help you with that.
I’m writing a book that I would want to read. It’s going to be full of information and resources that will help you develop several areas of your life both personally and professionally.
I’ll give you real tips and scenarios of how you can incorporate personal development into your daily life. In the book, I’ll discuss health tips, how to train your mind, and ways to track your progress.
Here are two things I’ve dealt with on my journey so far:
1. Dealing With Imposter Syndrome
When I wanted to start writing and I really started putting this idea into motion, I felt my mind putting up resistance.
Who will listen to me? Why would anyone read this book?
I was dealing with imposter syndrome. Have you ever dealt with this? Most successful writers do. It’s where you start doubting yourself and whether or not you belong someplace…or whether you have the authority, skills, or respect to do something.
Because of my investment in personal development, I knew I’d feel this way. But, I’m pushing through it and having each writing session be as productive as possible.
When you write a book or a blog for that matter, you really have to be willing to put yourself out there. For me, this is outside of my comfort zone, but I’m doing it anyway.
2. Learning New Skills
If I’m going to write a book, I need to know how to sell copies of it!
As a result, I’ve already started looking ahead at what it’s going to take to get my book out there once I’m done writing it. I’m currently expanding my skill set to include learning how to write, sell, and advertise a book on Amazon. I bought some books on Amazon and I’m reading through them and taking notes.
So far, I’ve been surprised at how many similarities there are with Amazon book marketing and SEO. SEO is one of the main services I offer in my business. It’s got a lot to do with picking the right keywords and making sure they are used properly.
Why I’m Writing This Book
One of the things on my bucket list is writing my own book. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I think this is the right time to do it.
If you’ve ever done this, then you know how overwhelming it can be between carving out the time to get it done to dealing with doubt. It’s just my opinion, but I think the biggest struggle is just knowing what to write about. Given what I’m trying to do here with Morning Upgrade, I knew my book had to be an extension of this mission.
It’s The Natural Progression of My Journey
Moving forward with writing this book is the natural evolution of Morning Upgrade. I’ve got the blog and a podcast up and running…so this is the next logical form of content to create. I’m already in the habit of writing about this topic and I’ve seen so many great things come from it.
I Want to Create More Impact
Morning Upgrade is a passion project for me. My goal is to create an impact and raise awareness of morning routines and personal development overall.
Doing actual writing feels like it’s heading me down the right path in my mission. I want you to really know how to put a morning routine in place and how to use personal development to upgrade your life and business. After all, you don’t know what you don’t know. If Hal Elrod never wrote The Miracle Morning, I wouldn’t have known. It’s my turn to do that for someone else.
Who This Book is For
I’ve made the Morning Upgrade blog pretty broad and far-reaching. The blog is for anyone with a growth mindset that wants to inject more personal development into their life.
The book, on the other hand, is taking it a step further. I’m writing to entrepreneurs and business owners that have a growth mindset. I know first hand the challenges of running a business and those challenges are what drove me to morning routines.
What You’ll Get From Reading The Book
In the book, I’ll give you a holistic view of personal development and specific strategies for how it relates to life and business. You’ll also learn about how you can inject it into your workplace and introduce it to your kids. Ultimately, I want you to be able to create an impact of your own.
Think of this book as a manual or handbook that will give you all the strategies you need to improve your life and business. I think a lot of entrepreneurs never take the time to invest in themselves, because they don’t know how and where to get started. But my book will provide this direction.
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