This blog post is going to be the most intimate one I’ve ever written. I wanted to give you a glimpse into the world of a first-time published author; what it takes to write a book, and how I felt making a lifelong dream come true.
Let’s start from the very beginning.
The Dream of Writing a Book
Imagine a 6-year old girl writing her first short story and dreaming of writing a book one day. Fast forward to her teenage years spent writing poems, fictional novels, blog posts, but still dreaming of the day she would actually sit down to write “that book”.
Throughout my entire life, I’ve wanted to publish a book, but I had all of these limiting beliefs that kept me stuck. Here’s a glimpse into what my inner critic would say every time I wanted to write:
“Who are you to write this book? So many people have said these things before you! Everybody’s going to find out what a fraud you are. Besides, you don’t know how to publish a book…. What if the reviews are bad? What if it’s a flop? Nah, better keep it safe. Write your little articles and stay away from failure. You’re not old enough to write a book, anyway.”
You can imagine how crippling that felt. Yikes, I cringed even writing that paragraph, so you can imagine how it felt to have this negative story playing on the back of my head every single day.
The “111 Ways to Simplify Your Life” Book
Fast forward to the beginning of 2020. A big part of my audience repeatedly said to me: “You should write a book.” Then, one of my clients asked if they could buy something written by me. Then, a few of my friends kept asking me if I would ever get started on the book I’ve been talking about for years…
So, I finally stopped fussing around, and started writing. And, a few months later, my first book was born.
If you want to learn more about my writing journey: how I wrote it, why I wrote it, and how I decided to publish it on my own, check out this podcast episode:
What’s in the book “111 Ways to Simplify Your Life”?
I’ve compiled 111 proven ways to unplug, recharge, and find joy in the simple things in life again. Sometimes, it takes a while to realize that everything you’ve been searching for is already here. This book is for all of you who:
- Have forgotten your “WHY”
- Feel stuck and uninspired
- Are tired of “guru” advice that doesn’t work
- Feel overwhelmed by all the things they have to do
- Need practical tips on living a simple life
- Want to remember who you were before everyone else told you who you should be
Here some examples of topics I cover in the book:
- How to beat procrastination for good
- How to silence the inner critic
- How to keep your home clean and organized
- How to work on your money mindset
- How to be more mindful every day
- How to stress less and enjoy life more
- How to reprogram your subconscious mind
From working on your mindset to cleaning and organizing, this book has all the tools you need to create a simpler life: one you won’t need an escape from.
What happened after I wrote the book?
It’s been a little bit over a month since I published “111 Ways to Simplify Your Life”. I’ve been through a rollercoaster of emotions since then: excitement, fear, happiness, joy, euphoria, anxiety, fulfillment…
What I honestly didn’t expect was that so many people would love it and reach out to me to say THANK YOU. That gesture made it all worth it for me. All the fear, anxiety, and doubt, simply vanished the moment I realized that writing a book had nothing to do with me. It was all about the people I could help.
If you’re on the fence about writing a book, JUST DO IT. Honestly, it’s been the most life-changing experience. I feel deeply humbled and empowered at the same time.
I know I have many more books “in” me. And this time, it won’t take me 31 years to get to the next one.