I rarely use my own experiences to make a point, but showing my new book at BookExpo America (#BEA15) and BookCon last week in New York City is a highlight worth sharing.
Seeing “Beyond Procrastination” among all those incredible new books by some of the best writers in the world was humbling as well as unbelievable. How did I get there? One word, one action, one step at a time.
Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of moments when I was ready to let go of the project – it took too much time and energy; the words just wouldn’t come; the financial investment was, and still is, burdensome and risky; and above all: is it worth it?
Yes it is, I decided time and again. The most encouraging sign that I made the right choice was that I followed my own advice to stay on track: take a break when it gets too much; enjoy the process when the ultimate goal seems too threatening; be patient! And many more of the tips and tricks in my book.
If you are working on a project that seems endless and overwhelming but is close to your heart and not bankrupting you, I would like to encourage you to keep going. The rewards along the way will stay with you for the rest of your life. I might never exhibit another book at BEA but nobody can take away those five days in May of 2015.
PS: “Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life” will be available at Amazon and in book stores September 21, 2015!