“You can make anything by writing.” C.S. Lewis
The journey of publishing a best selling book is one of both unexpected genius and often difficult discoveries found within yourself. From personal experience I know that this process has the power to grow you, heal you, make you, and shape you but, if I am completely honest, writing a book was a dream I never even realised I had. The truth was I didn’t think I could do it, I didn’t know how and I suppose I didn’t have an appreciation for what value I could bring to people and what I would even write about (as in my mind, I hadn’t reached my perception of success- sound familiar?). What I soon came to realise was that it’s in our challenges that we can become our most valuable to helping others as well as ourselves and so it’s in those lessons and blessings that your message to the world is cultivated.
Yes, there are phenomenal business gains that being a number one best selling author can offer you, but first I want to talk about the journey for YOU because its one that can fulfil you in so many more ways than one.
In all honesty, the thought of writing a book seemed out of my depth, even for someone like me who continues to wear their positive pants and aspires to achieve my potential and this might be similar for you. As female entrepreneurs, we can be tough on ourselves and perceive what would be an incredible jump to the average person as minimal to our expectations of ourselves! We want perfection, but we need to appreciate that success is never a straightforward road. In the world of business and personal development, we can be overwhelmed with the day to day jobs of working, creating our business empires, parenting and being the best in all that we do. There is no need to craft new skills to becoming a published author though- it may seem like a distant dream but its one that can be fitted in and around your already crazy busy life and that’s where we are here to help. Sometimes you just need some guidance in finding and appreciating your authentic voice.
You may not yet know what your message to the world will exactly be and that’s fine too. This is about your journey and the experiences that have shaped your character. In writing your story, sharing your message and publishing your book it allows you to see just how far you have come, with a much more significant appreciation for self-awareness. Nothing can be more powerful than life experiences, and yes the world is waiting to hear your message, your lessons, your inspiration and business ideas, leaving a legacy behind for future generations.
So start now by taking the time to look back at your life to date. What do you know now that you wish you had known back then? What would you have done differently if you had only known before? What have been your biggest lessons? Or perhaps you have a passion, a business model, an idea that the world needs to hear about? Or maybe something has happened in your life that is hard to bare?- a tragedy, a traumatic event that you have learned to keep hidden. Holding onto any negative emotion, resentment, and unresolved issues is a psychological burden. The study of traumatic experiences is one that has been studied by Psychologists James Pennebaker, Joshua Smyth and colleagues for the last 30 years. Unsurprisingly, although the motion of writing these thoughts can be uncomfortable and painful in that moment, studies have shown that in the long term people are happier facing fewer health difficulties. The process of writing is one that will free you and give you a new meaning to the emotions you are holding onto. I know because this is exactly what enabled me to heal from my past and move into new beginnings.
With the magic that writing can bring us personally, there are also some incredibly business advantages to becoming a number one best selling author too. For today, however, this blog comes as a reminder that you are enough, you have an authentic and compelling story/ idea to tell, and this is a journey that can impact your life and emotions in more ways than one. There are people all over the world wishing they could hear your voice and make a change.
We have your back every step of the way! For a sparkle of inspiration and more information feel free to head over to our website: www.authorsandco.com. Here, you can register for our FREE masterclass which will give you a great insight into the process and benefits for you.
Speak to you next week as we talk more about book writing gains & becoming business savvy.
With love always,