How to Start Writing a Book about my LifeWriting a book about my life
There are 5 thought-provoking facts before you start writing your book
"It' simple to make a book and it will make an impression on most peoples. Guess that the folks who are writing the "simple" ones to "impress" the folks they encounter are impressing less and less when they have been writing a book. Oh, I loved reading. I' ve been writing textbooks and coaching customers writing them.
Childbirth is very similar to giving childbirth, and to help someone else give childbirth to a book is like being the other one. Meaning it's not simple. I have so many readers in my group who have been writing a book or want to do so.
This does not mean that it is no longer worth writing a book. It' not the Big Eagle. However, then very few rewarding efforts are simple. This work can be treated as hard work and fear the appearance of a empty page, you can use it as a means to an end and simply try to get through it, or you can dive into "doing the work" and know that what you are learning will be applied to many other areas of your life and work.
Well, I can tell you how to make a "simple" book. Simply gather many others' thoughts, pack them into a range of stereotypes and truisms and hire services to create a book jacket with your name on it. Simple, isn't it? Maybe when you use the book as a "business card" you' ll impress them.
" It is unlikely, however, that they will be struck when they are reading it - if they ever do. But on the other side, if you are willing to do the work to gather your initial idea in one place, even if the words are not sleek and flawless (at least in the first draft), you will not only make an impact on those who are reading your book, you will leave a remaining imprint that will invite you to persist.
They may not be struck by the fact that you wrote a book. However, the writing of a book, if you are willing to do the material work, makes you more believable, more evocative and more articulated than you ever thought you could be. You' ll be learning a new way of thought, speech and exchange that will inspire even if they never know about the book you have authored.
When you' re willing to just jump over and start writing for the effect instead of impressing folks, your book will probably be much more than you can imagin. I am amazed to see this book used as part of higher education classes, bought in bulk thru straightforward selling organisations, adopted by selling divisions and presented as recomended read ings for executives and principals in large corporations. The book is available in German only.
Had I tried to work for this audience, I would certainly have been doomed. But, because I wrote what I knew, what I felt with all my being and what I had used a thousand ways to help myself and others realize their most wild fantasies, this book found a life and path of its own.
You' re your book or it's nothing. An extravagant bookbinding with your name on it is like an overcoat. When you do the work to get yourself, your experiences, your teachings and your truth into the realm, your book can do far more for you than a way to make an impression on the folks you encounter.