8:00am Saturday, October 10, 2009
It’s one of a few forthcoming Saturday’s ahead where I’m in front of my computer to write the 20 page manuscript for Breakthrough! – How To Breakthrough “The Plateauing Out Syndrome”!
This is the last place that I would like to be on a Saturday but I am reminded of two sayings that Teresia LaRocque used to say back in our days at Anthony Robbins & Associates; “if it is going to be, it is up to me” and “what you practice in private, you will be rewarded in public”.
I’m using this blog as a journaling to get me going or find my voice so to speak which is the number one benefit of blogging. It also gives one the vehicle to get over their unmet needs of approval, recognition, safety and worthiness.
This manuscript is the foundation for a PowerPoint presentation and a book which I am thinking is going to go a lot deeper than Curing The Unmet Needs Disease. “Writing is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get”. – Forest Gump
This process is also deepening the roots of niche marketing;
Mass marketing is inventing your own words or concept and going out and marketing it to anyone and everyone. Curing The Unmet Needs Disease is an example of inventing your own words or concept but I did not market it to anyone and everyone. I am marketing it to the niches of; financial advisor coaching, insurance advisor coaching and investment advisor coaching.
Niche marketing is taking the words of the niche like “The Plateauing Out Syndrome” and creating a solution for that niche and marketing it to that niche which in this case is the niche of; insurance advisor coaching
So … from time to time … I may do a play by play as I go along.
10:00am Saturday, October 10, 2009
Success! I have a rough draft of the table of contents and I am well on my way with the writing. Parts of the writing will go easy as I can borrow copy from past articles, audio transcriptions of speaking presentations, blogs and my book.
12:30pm Saturday, October 10, 2009
I have 16 ½ pages of 20 pages completed and I’m taking a break for lunch and going to Starbies. I’m thinking that I am going to run over to 25 pages. I suspect the writing will be a little slower this afternoon as the table of contents that I created is going to take me into a lot of new material that I have not written about. The bottom line is I just want to confirm that the biggest writing lesson that I got from writing a book and PowerPoints is write the table of contents first. Too bad I didn’t figure this out with the first go around with my book.
2:00pm Saturday, October 10, 2009
I have a quick trip to Starbies for a Chai Tea Soy Latte, a Simon Sandwich and I took Shadow for a walk (while people are well meaning, they sure lack common sense as Shadow is crouched taking a poop, and with me with a poop bag ready to go, the neighbor is going “come on Shadow, come on Shadow, come and say hello! ); I am back at it with 18 pages.
2:20pm Saturday, October 10, 2009
I am just taking a break heading into page 20. How many words are in this document compared to my book? My book has 34, 600 words and the manuscript I am working on has 4,800 words … I’m nearly 14% of the way there to a new book … it will not be a book, it will be a booklet.
3:10pm Saturday, October 10, 2009
Just finishing page 22 and I’m on the home stretch. Of course this manuscript is going to have to go out for editing but I am almost there.
3:35pm Saturday, October 10, 2009
I’ve just finished the 26th page and I can say this rough draft is finished. Pages 1 – 23 are ready to go for editing and I have work to do on pages 24 – 27 which might take the document to 30 pages and that is OK.
I’ll finish this up on Sunday morning.
Ha Ha. When I started this writing this AM, a part of me, perhaps my fear based ego mind was convinced that I was going to be investing three Saturday’s in a row to get this done.
Not so fast … I still have the following Creative Projects to complete by October 31, 2009;
- Proof Manuscript - Breakthrough! – How To Breakthrough “The Plateauing Out Syndrome”!
- Write Coaching Program – One On One Coaching Silver Program
- Workshop & GYM Sales Pages – The Clear Your Roadblocks One Day Workshop and The Clear Your Roadblocks Coaching GYM Program
- Create PowerPoint – Breakthrough! – How To Breakthrough “The Plateauing Out Syndrome”!
- Research PowerPoint – There Is Nothing New! – How To Use Old Ideas In “The New Normal”
- Create PowerPoint – There Is Nothing New! – How To Use Old Ideas In “The New Normal”
And plug away at the these projects that are a work-in-progress;
- Sales Plan for Coaching & Speaking
- Centers Of Influence / Strategic Alliance List
- Update Classmates, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter
- Write New Operating Instructions – The Clear Your Roadblocks Coaching GYM
- Show Reel Editing
8:00am Sunday, October 11, 2009
Back at in with enthusiasm as yesterday’s writing went very well and all I have to do is;
- Develop pages 24 – 27 which might take the document to 30 pages
- Review my list of miscellaneous ideas that came to me as I was doing the writing and either add them or delete them from the writing
- Proof the manuscript which I can do on Tuesday / Wednesday as I will be flying to and from Trail, BC next week
8:30am, Sunday, October 11, 2009
Pages 24 – 27 are developed and the manuscript is 28 pages. Next step is review the miscellaneous list of things to add or proof.
10:00am, Sunday, October 11, 2009
Draft is finished and I’ll proof it next week.