I do a lot of one-on-one Adventure Writing Discovery Sessions where I’m working with people to discover their best next move – that one thing that is not just a next step but the best next step.
And no, it isn’t always working with me!
Today and yesterday I met with two ladies who need illustrations for their books. I can’t help them there beyond giving them what I know for resources and inviting them to contact me when they’re ready to publish.Dreams don't require sacrifice. Dreams require #investment. Click To Tweet
But when I feel I can offer support: coaching, a product, the Writing Workshop Mastermind, etc., I do share what that would look like. As well as the investment.
And that’s where the rubber really meets the road. Is your dream of writing and publishing your book really worth it? Or not?
Is your dream worth it?
I’m not talking price. I’m not talking sacrifice. Because price and sacrifice, frankly, don’t get the job done. You don’t sacrifice to get your dreams but you do invest in them.
Let me tell you about investment:
Beyond my degree in Creative Writing I’ve also invested in writing workshops all over the world. Time away from my family, airfare, tuition, and in the case of four weeks in Russia, FIERCE culture shock.
I published my first FIVE books while still working a full-time job. When I say “full-time” it was 35 hours a week from May – December and 60+ hours a week January – April. (I worked in my family’s tax practice.)
I haven’t watched TV in 5 years. I only recently picked up Netflix.
And classes, workshops, and trainings beyond my degree? At last count, I’m pushing $13,500 invested. (That doesn’t include joining a Mastermind program in May for $18,000.)
I look at all of this as an investment. It’s not price, cost, or sacrifice – it’s an investment that pays me dividends; financially, lifestyle, and dream-fulfillment.