Feeling Stuck – Write a Book!
Whenever winter starts to roll around and the New Year is just around the corner, I find a lot of people begin questioning themselves.
Yes, you are!
Even when you’re feeling stuck, perhaps caught up in the daily grind, Groundhog Day-style, you are always capable of making a change! There is a difference between winter blues and truly feeling stuck in a rut. Either way, there’s no wrong reason to write a book.
But, if you’re feeling like something just isn’t right, and it’s really time for you to make a change, you may be stuck in a rut:
You spend too much time focused on the past. You often find yourself longing for the “good ole days.” Rather than old memories making you laugh or smile, they leave you feeling unsatisfied with what’s happening in the now.
How Writing a Book Can Help: As a published author, you’ll start gaining new and exciting opportunities. Imagine the speaking engagements you could attract, new ways to leverage your business and how your network will grow.
You have no goals, so you’re not growing, learning or feeling rewarded by your actions. Each day feels like an imitation of yesterday, and you feel like you have nothing to look forward to.
How Writing a Book Can Help: What is there not to be excited about when you’re a published author? Publishing your book is just the first step, everything to come is where the real magic happens.
Staying put feels safer than putting yourself out there. As much as you want things to change, you’re not ready or willing to take action.
How Writing a Book Can Help: Writing a book forces you to embrace change. As a published author, your life will never be the same. Once you’ve taken the plunge, there’s no turning back (and that’s a good thing)!
You’ve lost touch with reality. You’ve given up on the life you’re living and prefer to imagine what “could have” been.
How Writing a Book Can Help: Stop dreaming and start doing! You have a story that matters. Instead of wishing you could help others or share your story, becoming an author will turn your dreams into a reality.
While everyone else seems to be thriving and taking control of life, you somehow got left in the dust. You have a hard time feeling excited or happy for others’ success while you’re taking a backseat to life.
How Writing a Book Can Help: “Book Bound By the Sea” is a community of individuals who support, help and cheer for one another. You’ll be motivated and inspired by this incredible group of folks to achieve your own goals, as well as help them achieve theirs.
You constantly defer questions about yourself because you’re ashamed or embarrassed about what you’re not doing. You’ve cancelled plans or made excuses not to see family or friends.
How Writing a Book Can Help: Once your book is published, I guarantee you won’t want to talk about anything else! You’ll have exciting news to share with your friends, family, and network. Make the most of this special time by promoting your book on social media, joining networking events and spreading the word of your amazing accomplishment.
You stopped believing in yourself and have decided to settle, even if it doesn’t fulfill you. In the past, you may have tried and failed, so you don’t see the “point” in giving it another shot.
How Writing a Book Can Help: Writing a book is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. Not only that but getting your book into the hands of those who need it most is incredibly rewarding. If your book impacts the life of just one person, it’s all worth it.