I’ve been on a journey for a few months now, writing a little book that will be available soon. I love writing, and I enjoyed writing a weekly column for one of our local papers for several years, until it felt like it had run its course, as things do. From there I began dabbling in blogging, but found myself to be an ‘on again-off again’ blogger, in reality more off than on.
I’ve known for years that I’ve got a book or two in me. I even attended a Hay House Writers Workshop a couple of years ago; and yet, there was still no book on the horizon, in fact I found even less time to blog, or rather, I didn’t make the time to blog.
I’ve asked myself at times “What’s holding me back?” (not too often though, because that would have meant that I’d really need to do something about it). And while running Inspire Me is more than a full-time job, deep down I knew there was more to it than that.
I had to overcome my own feelings of self-worth, which may sound strange when you’ve read as many books on personal development as I have, and had as many conversations with people about believing in themselves as I have. While I aspire to ‘walk my talk’ all the time-I am human, and there are times when that’s challenging. And to be honest when you’ve got teachers like Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay, it’s easy to fall into thinking thoughts like “When people can read their stuff, why would they want to read mine?” and “What have I got to say that hasn’t already been said a gazillion times?”
This is of course, crap! And crap is what much of the world spends a lot of their time thinking, so when I was asked “What do you think is the biggest challenge facing people today?” the answer was easy… Negative Thinking, and a spark ignited within me.
So, for the last few months I’ve been working on a little book about becoming positive. I thought about who I wanted to write this book for, and decided I particularly wanted to reach the people who aren’t really into reading books on personal development, but who might be aware that they have a lot of negative thoughts, and that it’s having an unhealthy impact on their life. People who are ready to take some small steps toward living a more positive life.
In it I share several simple techniques I use to help me stay positive, no matter what’s going on around me. The book is an easy read, and my intention is that it will help people create a life less ordinary for themselves, because the current-ordinary seems to be thinking negatively.
The book will be out in a few weeks, so watch this space