If you’ve been around my world for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about writing a “Book of the Universe.” This is where you’re feeling called to write a book. When somebody comes to me with a Book of the Universe, they say something like:
“The book is calling to me and I have been chosen to be its author.”
That’s pretty powerful, isn’t it? Being chosen to write a book is a lot like being chosen to be a parent; it’s a huge gift and responsibility and joy, all at once.
It’s the feeling that you HAVE to do something and that it HAS to be done right now. Right now! In fact, the feeling of NOT taking action makes you feel uncomfortable, antsy, and emotional.
That’s one of the signs of a Book of the Universe.
Gotta tell you though, not everyone is lucky enough to be asked to write a Book of the Universe. It’s an unmistakable feeling. And there can be the worry that it’s wasted effort because, often, these books don’t feel like they’re tie directly into your existing business.
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I get it! I’ll be the first to admit, I hate wasted effort. I hate wasted time and it drives me crazy when I can’t do one move and get multiple results. It drives me crazy! (And I think that’s why I dislike doing laundry or the dishes so much; no matter how well I do it, there’s always more to do!)
But when God has asked you to write such a book it means that not only will you the author have something huge to gain from the writing process, but it also means that there is someone who needs to receive your words.