you persuaded you can write your book this year? If so, great!
If not, no worries; most of us weren't in the beginning. The
truth is we start anyway, doubting ourselves and sometimes even
doubting our ability to make it to the finish line. I have good
news! There's a better way. If not already, pull out your natural
gift of imagination and daydreaming. Use the power of mental
rehearsal or daydreaming. In simple terms, mental rehearsal
is using the mind to see that which we want to achieve. By metally
rehearsing the things we want we can actually get them.
example, it's a known fact many athletes use mental rehearsal
to prepare for an event (guided by a coach, or self-guided).
You’ve seen this, in the Olympics: a track runner mentally
rehearsing the run, or a skater visualizing a perfect jump combination.
But wait! Mental rehearsal is not for athletes only. We've all
mentally rehearsed for something: preparing for a talk, imagining
each dish for the birthday dinner before we even pick up a sauce
pan, rehearsing how we’re going to ask our fiance' to
rehearsal means picturing your desired end result.
You ‘see’ it, 'hear' it, and 'feel' it in as much
detail as you can muster before you take action on it. So, the
key to mental rehearsal is to create a mindset that you already
have that which you are trying to achieve. When the mind thinks
that you already have achieved your goal it is more apt to do
that very thing you are imagining. Start by thinking about what
you are trying to achieve.
For example, as an aspiring author when you
feel, hear and/or see your book already created through specific
actions you'll actually complete it easier and faster. You'll
find it's way easier to see specific outcomes as true when imagining
them as they already are true. Go ahead, give it a try, see
your book dream as true.
your book already finished. Think about the benefits
you've gained. You know the added respect from your colleagues,
the added income to help pay the bills or fund your next vacation.
Picture your customers writing in about how much your book has
helped them. Hear them telling all their friends about your
well-written helpful book. Imagine how excited you feel about
finally fulfilling your dream of writing a book. Did you dream
the bigger dream? Great! It can happen; you've already seen
As you start
rehearsing you'll find your (already-true) outcomes much easier
to visualize and rehearse. For instance, “I see myself
excited and checking my bank account for direct deoposited book
sales!” is way more exciting and believable than “I
will get excited about direct deposited book sales from my book
when it's completed.” It’s easier to look back on
what led to your book's success than look ahead on the road
to success crowded with doubts about whether you'll make it
Here's an example of some concrete outcomes to start mentally
rehearsing. On a piece of paper or on your computer, write phrases
like the ones below.
Now that my book (insert your book's name) is finished:
1. I SEE my book's website or blog attracting 3000 visitors
a month with $1000 sales per month and growing.
2. I HEAR my readers', workshop and seminar participants’
applause through passionate testimonials that recommend my services
and what I offer in my book.
3. I FEEL grateful and fulfilled that I'm on such a journey,
enjoying my work, getting paid good and helping others achieve
you can rehearse your own book dream
Rehearse your dream as above, then release it. Read it each
day in the morning and in the evening before you go to sleep.
Doing so, will help broadcast your desire bringing to you the
help you need – resources, support, instructors, mentors,
coaches, connections, skills, even money!
1. Begin now to pursue your book dream with
intention using all your heart, passion, energy, and focus.
Remember intention attracts action.
Move your book up on the priority list. Put only the
most important in the top three spots. Let me be clear, if you
don't put your book project in one of the top three slots, it
may not get done this year. So, put your book dream back on
the top. You owe it to yourself to achieve your dreams.
Focus on your project. Prioritize and put your time,
energy, money, research, and practice into completing your book.
If you have to, (I did; many more do) get up two hours earlier
or stay up an hour later three to four days a week to accomplish
the things high on your priority list. To shorten your learning
curve, signup for a course, join a writing group with same purpose,
or hire an expert book coach. I can promise you whatever you
invest into your professional book will pay you back.
Don't delay any longer. Do you see it yet? Do
you see your book completed? You can do it, you know. Take my
advice above and use the easy steps I outlined to start visualizing
your book's success. I used it for writing, completing and eventually
publishing my latest twelve books. Get started today in making
your book dream come true. From your book writing coach, best
wishes for your book's success!
to become an author? You can find the full list of book writing
tips along with 12 easy lessons and a growing list of bonus
reports along with other helpful resources in the Book Writing
Course at http://bookwritingcourse.com