It’s almost engrained in us from the time we pop out of the womb: keep your head down and work hard—as if to say that the harder we slave away, the more successful we’ll become, or the better life we’ll live. Last I checked, this path will likely wind you up with the same dreaded job for 40 years, wondering where the hell your time went when you finally (maybe) retire. No offense to all those who prefer to stick it through- kudos to you. But for the entrepreneurial-hearted, that story makes me want to scream and run before my life is flushed down the toilet.
So, what does giving up the struggle look like? Life will always be full of challenges. The error is in thinking we’ve just got to work harder, not smarter. You’ve heard it: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is insanity. So stop working yourself into the ground and stand back, ask yourself what isn’t working and what is? What are your goals? What do you wish you could do? (Hint: you most likely can if you try a different approach).
As a writer, I see so many brilliant, talented and hard-working writers fail to finish and publish their ideas because they spend days, months, and even years mulling over a manuscript. They keep waiting until a giant publishing company offers to swoop up their masterpiece and pay them millions. Instead of: just. Doing. It. Themselves.
Stop agonizing over your baby, your masterpiece. Stop thinking you’ve got to slave away. Get it out. Ask for feedback (yes, you can ask for help. It’s a good thing. And it’s called worker smarter and calling on your friends and community who are happy to help). In my new book, “Book Smackdown,” I show you the number ONE most important thing you have to CHOOSE to do (it’s time to take charge) to get your book written. Then I show you 10 easy ways to do it. You get to pick what works best for you. That easy. No excuses. It’s time. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.