In our Christian walk, some of us struggle with obeying God. This relates to obeying the scriptures as well as the personal instructions/assignments God gives us. For most of us, our desire is to please God in how we live our lives. We may declare, “My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent me….” (John 4:34, AMP), but what happens when Father gives you clear instructions that just seems impossible or even absurd. What then?
Do you find yourself always wanting to please others or seek their approval? Maybe they have made you feel inadequate in the past and you are striving to live up to who they expect you to be? Or it could be you are seeking to get their attention or love because, without it, you just don’t feel right? If that is the case, read below to discover what I personally did to overcome this. (more…)
Let me start by sharing a conversation I recently had with a lady I met. She jokingly mentioned that she was the cheapest person on earth to get anything out of. By this, she was referring to the endless people who kept coming to her and utilising her area of expertise as a consultant. The conversation was always along the lines of, “can I buy you coffee or lunch?”. And during lunch, the questions and pleas for help will come. (more…)
That’s is how many books I would have read by the end of March 2006 from June 2005. So far this month, I am on my third with one more to go. This is more than I have read in the past 5 years or so (if not more). It’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. (more…)
From my experience as a coach, the following have been shown to hinder many from completing their manuscripts and getting their book published. Perhaps you can identify with one or more? If so, do something about it.
Reason 1: You have no real goals you are working towards
Solution: Set a goal e.g. to create content for an hour a day, complete your first draft in the next six months. Better still, set a date for your product or service launch or link it to a milestone event such as a milestone birthday, business launch, a key speaking engagement, etc. I have done all of these with my clients and it works a treat!
Reason 2: You lack the impetus to keep forging ahead
Solution: Connect with other like-minded people. Don’t try to do it alone. Iron sharpens iron! Connect with other writers, join a group, etc.
Reason 3: You feel demotivated
Solution: Remind yourself of your goals, dreams, and purpose with regards to the content you are trying to create. Think about those who lose out when you fail to write (yourself and others). Also, consider if there are external factors causing this (e.g. stress, pressures at work, problematic relationships, etc.).
Reason 4: You have been bitten by the procrastination bug
Solution: Just get on with it. And if you keep dragging your feet, maybe you need to ask yourself if this project is really for you and if it is for this season of your life.
Reason 5: You lack self-discipline
Solution: Without self-discipline, the fact is you will never finish any project. It’s like saying you want to run a marathon and you never train. How far do you think you will get? I suspect not far. So get going. Start small. And set realistic goals. Forget about spending hours a day. Start with something manageable like 20 minutes.
Reason 6: You lack adequate support or know-how
Solution: Get the support, skills or know-how you need. Find experts, mentors and coaches who can support you.
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