It’s the end of week 2 of writing my new book. Here’s an update.
The book will come out on or before my birthday, March 2, 2022. It will consist of creators and entrepreneurs who just took action and did the thing.
Yesterday I did my first interview. It was amazing.
It was with my coach and the head of my coaching program. Not only was it just pure fun, but I also got a vivid timeline of the extraordinary events of his life which led him to creating the community that has changed mine. The interview lasted an hour but I could’ve gone on for three more.
I can already tell one of the biggest challenges in writing this will be replaying these interviews and finding a clear and cohesive way to transcribe them into chapters. I’m already subconsciously asking, What can I cut out? What has to be included? How can I arrange this?
It also got me pumped to simply learn more about the awesome shit people have done and are doing. I’ve secured five other interviews, ranging from someone who runs a national jiujitsu school to someone who built an art collective in Rwanda.
What I learned this week:
1) Sometimes people are too busy to tell you about themselves, but most of the time they’re thrilled to do so. People love feeling interesting. So one of the best things we can do is be interested in people.
2) No matter what we want to create, the only thing getting in our way are the stories we tell ourselves.
3) Conditions will never be “perfect,” so we might as well take action now before we’re ready.
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