Writing a Book is the Ultimate Mental Workout
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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 #4: Writing a book allows you to flex your brain power
Did you know that our brains weigh about three pounds? It’s such a small organ, yet it packs a punch. When you write, even as you’re writing your own story, you’ll inevitably have to do some research, whether interviewing your family members or hopping onto Google to get some facts or now, AI ChatGPT.
Our brains are muscles. Just like any muscle it needs to be flexed or it will atrophy. Writing allows you to flex your brain. When you step outside of your comfort zone you give yourself a chance to explore new things about yourself. One new point discovered can lead to other points and you never know where that can take you. I’ve learned that to be a success, you first have to think it and the only way you start to think it is, one, either you change or something in your life forces you to change.
Nothing in life remains the same forever.
Writing helps you to determine your future. You can write your ticket in life or continually allow someone else to force you to write theirs. Stop thinking in terms of “Can I” and start thinking in terms of “How Can I.”
“How Can I” puts a different spin on things. It’s the beginning of a high-value question that prompts you to figure it out. Start asking the right questions and your brain will begin to give you better answers.
Here are five more reasons why writing a book helps you flex your brain power:
Creativity: Writing a book requires creativity and this is where your mental gymnastics takes center stage. You have to come up with engaging characters and interesting plot points. Flexing your creative muscles can help you build your imagination and find new ways of thinking and relating to the world.
Research: Many books require a lot of research, whether you’re writing a historical novel or a non-fiction book on a particular topic. This can be a great way to learn about new subjects and expand your knowledge base.
Critical thinking: You have to evaluate your own writing and make decisions about what works and what doesn’t. You also need to solve problems in your writing, such as plots or inconsistencies.
Time management: Writing a book is a serious undertaking that requires time management skills. You have to set goals, and keep yourself motivated. This is a great opportunity to master your time management skills and become more disciplined.
Communication: Writing a book requires excellent communication skills. You have to be able to express your ideas clearly and persuasively. Flexing your communication muscles can help you become a better writer, but it can also help you become a better overall communicator.
The act of creating something valuable and meaningful to others is a feeling like no other.
I want that feeling for you.
So come join me in my AI Amazon Author 30-day March Madness Challenge.
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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