This is an expanded 10-part series delving individually into the reasons why you should write a book and why I should be your guide based on this post.
Reason #7: A book will help you be more productive by raising your standards
Do you find that you are easily distracted and not being as productive as you can be? Well, writing a book during a challenge will not only help you with your productivity it will also help you with developing discipline, determination and just plain grit.
When you write a book, it’s just you, the blank slate, and now AI. Writing helps you remain singularly focused on the task at hand. It’s an exercise in discipline and time management. If you stick to it, your determination will give way to a beautiful masterpiece. And no, it doesn’t have to take months anymore, it can take a weekend. I will show you how to write four books in 30 days.
Let me ask you a question, what’s the difference between something you should do and something you absolutely must do?
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “The things easy to do are also easy not to do.” In other words, the things you should do are things that are easy not to do and so you don’t do them. Some of these things are:
I should eat healthier.
I should exercise more.
I should treat my spouse with respect.
But when you absolutely must do something, as if your life depended on it, there is a shift and change in you. If eating healthier meant you would live or die, then you most likely would do it. The same with exercise and treating your spouse with respect, if your life depended on it, you would make the necessary changes.
When you raise your standards and turn “should” into “must,” you are making an inner shift to take control over the quality of your life. Any area in which you are not getting what you want is because you haven’t raised your standards.
According to Tony Robbins, “Most people, if they look at how they are living their lives today, will find that their identity is based on a set of standards and a set of beliefs they created 10, 20, 30 or more years ago. Many of us made decisions when we were kids about what to believe, what we are capable of, and who we are as a person, and that became the glass ceiling that controls us. But are you the same person you were back then? Are you the same person you were even a year ago?”
I’m just going to say it, you have to demand excellence from yourself. Don’t be mediocre. Be world-class. Don’t settle for status quo, be relentless. Pursue excellence. “People are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for years in private,” Tony Robbins said. Never give up. Raise your standards. Writing will help.
Here are five more reasons why writing a book helps raise your standards in life:
Develops Clarity of Thought: Writing a book requires a clear understanding of the topic, message, and purpose of the book. The process of writing forces the author to clarify their thoughts and ideas, which can translate into greater clarity of thought in other areas of life.
Enhances Communication Skills: Writing a book demands the author to communicate their ideas effectively to the reader. This process involves developing skills in organizing thoughts, structuring ideas, and conveying messages coherently and persuasively.
Boosts Self-Discipline: Writing a book is a challenging endeavor that requires commitment and discipline. The process of setting goals, creating a plan, and sticking to a schedule can help authors develop the self-discipline required to achieve success in other areas of life.
Increases Confidence: Completing a book is a significant accomplishment that can boost an author’s self-confidence. This newfound confidence can help authors set higher standards for themselves and achieve more significant goals in other areas of life.
Encourages Personal Growth: Writing a book can be a transformative experience that encourages personal growth and self-discovery. The process of introspection and reflection required to write a book can help authors gain new insights into themselves and the world around them, leading to greater self-awareness and personal growth.
The act of creating something valuable and meaningful to others is a feeling like no other.
I want that feeling for you.
Writing Accountability for Success
There’s an old African Proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”
Sign up for the AI Amazon Author Challenge and I will be your accountability partner along the way with weekly Zoom meetups and office hours to help you write that masterpiece.
Our 4-Week Workflow Outline
March 5–11 = Outline 4 AI books
March 12- 18 = Write 4 AI books
March 19–25 = Design/Edit 4 AI books
March 26–31 = Upload 4 AI books to Amazon
Note: This is not a copy and paste challenge. AI will only be used as our dutiful assistant.
AI Handwriting on the Wall
According to this Business Insider article, AI is helping your company decide who to lay off. So, now is the time to take advantage of AI before it takes advantage of you. Use it to your advantage by writing 4 ebooks in 4 weeks with my Amazon AI March Madness 30-day challenge. There is no cost to you to join, except the cost of inaction. I believe in you. Will you?
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