Have you ever dared to think those words?
Where is your book?
I silently wished to be an author and then, I tepidly said those words out loud and then, YEARS later I did write and publish my book Thank You for Leaving Me. It wasn’t the book I thought I was going to write, but it was the book that needed to be written. And because it was the book that needed to be written, it came out rapidly.
Thrilled that the book has been received with great reviews, the real thrill though, the really big thrill, was actually having the courage to do it. It needn’t take you years… it needn’t be perfect. It just has to be real. Seriously, that is what sells… Truth.
It’s the hottest ticket in town. Truth is revealing, honest, vulnerable, powerful, courageous…and sexy. Truth is HOT!
Recently, Lee Horbachewski, a woman for whom I have great admiration for, decided she was going to write a book. Purposeful Life Lessons in 5 Days is not THE book, not the one that she has been formulating in her head for years, but a book that would silence every naysaying voice that had ever entered her head about writing a book.
Would you believe she wrote this e-book in 4 hours? In 4 hours she captured the essence of living a revealed, honest, inquisitive life. It comprises her past 5 days with honest reflections and real time understanding and revelations.
It’s like glimpsing into the dichotomy that everyone ‘on the path’ experiences and her courage to being naked with her discoveries is what appeals to me.
I see me in her. I see her in me. This is real connection. That is what a book is supposed to do. Lee did not sanitize the book by over-editing it, in fact, she did not edit in any way. She published her e-book ‘as is’.
As we all really are: As Is.
I think to myself, what would be more possible for me if I had more courage to be ‘As Is’.
I heard one time that perfection is an excuse for our procrastination.
I am certainly guilty of this. I have many projects that I am ‘almost’ ready with but hide behind the ‘right time’, the ‘right strategy’, the ‘right team’.
I am taking some inspiration from Lee and moving forward with longer strides in my steps and paying less attention to the figurative punctuation in my life and more attention on being fully expressed.
Now, about that book of yours…