It has taken me over fifteen years working as a business mentor and coach to work out what I want to write my book about. And then it occurred to me, I’d write it about you.
The working title of the book is Your Biz Your Way.
The strapline is Learning to Trust Yourself: Relax, You’ve Got This!
I have loved the writing of it. It is flowed out of me easily once I open Scrivener and stopped procrastinating. Honestly, in my “real” work I don’t procrastinate – ever. But it seems that now that I have given myself permission to be a proper writer, I’m all over the shop with that shiz which is great because so many of my clients flounder like this, doing the P word thing. And I do so love to get inside your psyche first hand wherever poss.
The book takes 52 questions about emotional bonkerness and busts through them so that you can see that to be bonkers is quite normal for us self-employed types. But that busting the bonkerness will make it much easier for you to employ yourself for money because it’s what you are putting between yourself and ease and success.
I have no idea why you do that, but I am so happy you do because it makes you endlessly fascinating and I think it means I am going to be able to write and publish a volume of this book every year, for as long as that remains a fun prospect for writer and readers alike.
You can work your way through the 52 questions like a yearbook if you want, although I’ll expect you to devour it in one sitting! My aim was to make the book very readable, and I hope you’ll earmark the ones which nail your issues and return to them and follow the loving advice until you’ve busted through that particular bonkersness before moving onto the next. Start with the most urgent, the one you feel to be most disabling.
One final thing. There’s a couple of warnings I need to give you. Your Biz Your Way is part love, part humour and part harangue. The questions are sometimes answered with brevity, and sometimes at length, sometimes I’m pithy and sometimes loquacious. But, like everything I do, it’s written with you in mind and I hope you’ll love it and tell all your friends who also love to employ themselves for money.
Keep an eye on this page or my blog or my newsletter or Facebook, or an ear on the podcast, and you’ll be the first to know when its ready for you get your hands on a copy which will initially be only in electronic form, as an eBook. I also plan to publish to POD (print on demand) early in 2018 so you can get your hands on a “real” book if you prefer those. Current clients will receive a free copy of my book, as will contributors who can either be mentioned in the Roll of Honour or hide behind a cloak of anonymity. That’s 100% your choice, as always.