January (and all of 2020) is sparkly and new and you’ve made the resolution that yes, THIS is the year of your book.
Maybe you’ve even put words on a page already – and you’re pleased as punch that you’ve taken a step toward your goal.
(What?! You thought I was going to say something else?)
Hey, I get it:
January 1 is a rather arbitrary date – but one that we hang so many hopes and dreams on. Wishes for a new start. A few days or weeks of actions moving us in the direction of our dreams.
And that’s a good thing!
The logic part of our brain says that we could draw that line anywhere – and make a fresh start no matter what the calendar says. But the emotional side loves the Big Fresh Start that happens on 1/1.
let’s look at the difference between a goal and a resolution.
A resolution is a decision (often with feelings of extreme resolve) to do or not do something.
It’s things like:
- I WILL write every day for 2 hours.
- I WON’T spend time on Facebook.
- I WILL fold the laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer.
- I WON’T go to bed with the kitchen dirty.
- I WILL walk every day.
- I WON’T drink soda.
It’s the feeling of black and white of a resolution that give it all its power. For about a nanosecond—until you break the will/won’t phrasing and then it’s easy to throw in the towel.
A goal is your aim or desired result. And no matter how much you’ve studied about HOW to set goals (concrete, measurable, specific, etc.) goals can often feel too big and by nature undoable. Goals are usually phrased like:
- FINALLY write my book in 2019.
- Blog every week.
- Not let the house turn into a disaster.
- Get into shape.
Big ideas, right?
So how can we use the powerful differences between a goal and a resolution together to make 2020 the year where you do, actually, meet your writing dreams?
1. Become a member of “The Book Gameplan” Guided Process
You’re ready – RIGHT NOW so this is where you begin! If you’re struggling with your book, especially in the beginning stages, then you need support. And the best way to get that support for consistent writing, is to join The Book Gameplan Membership.
As a member, you get access to my PROVEN book-writing system, Q&A calls with me to make sure you’re on track, and a supportive group of fellow (non-fiction) authors who are committed to writing their book.
2. Join the ‘Finally Write Your Book’ Facebook Group
This is a growing group of authors (non-fiction and many are writing business books) that come together for support, ideas, and fun. Plus, this is where I hold special “off the record” Facebook live trainings, make announcements FIRST, and generally pop in to give, give, give!
Join the group:
3. Get Ready for the Goal Setting Workshop for Your 2020 Writing
During this get-it-done workshop, we’ll craft your plan for your writing, your book, and your message for 2020. This is a workshop – so be ready to work!
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 22 from 10 am – noon, Mountain. You’re not going to want to miss this! And then watch your inbox for access details.
But the BEST way to make 2020 the year of your book?
I want you to take a few minutes and decide:
This is the year you FINALLY write your book.
This is the year you invest the MONEY to get the support you need.
This is the year you make TIME your friend.
This is the year you SHARE your message.
THIS is the year.
Leave me a comment and tell me the action you’re going to take today to make this a reality for you!