It’s been a while since I blogged…for myself. As well as coaching, I write a lot on behalf of clients, so I am a typical case of the cobbler’s kids having no shoes. In other words, I’m better at doing for others than for myself. And most of us are like that. Every now and then I beat up on myself for not treating myself like I would a client. But mostly I remember that it’s my choice.
The truth is as fond as I am of my Mac, there are many times when I want a break from our relationship. Sometimes the very sound Mac makes when it starts up makes me wonder what I ever saw in it in the first place.
As I say in The Follow-Through Factor, when you say yes to something, you are saying no to something else (like blogging). The key is to make sure you have the conversation with yourself.
I’m saying yes now to writing a blog to talk about a workshop I’m giving that I’m very excited about. I’m teaching how to write and pitch a self-help book that sells at Humber College, Toronto. on Oct. 20. Since I self-published and then got picked up by a publishers in Canada and in six other countries, I’ve learned a lot.
The self-help genre is the fastest growing area in book publishing. It’s a huge market, but you do have to know how to crack it. There’s good reason to do it. It’s really gratifying to weave your story and experiences into a how-to book that can help people and spur them on. Having a book also opens up all kinds of opportunities for speaking and mentoring.
If you want to find out more, here’s the link: http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/CourseOffering.do?name=CRWR_244