Giving Up Before You Ever Even Start

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Endless Referrals | 6 comments

Giving Up Before You Ever Even Start

I have always wanted to write a book, I never really pinned down what I wanted it to be about, but I always wanted to be the author of something.  I had been told by some people to forget it, the odds of actually being successful are like 1%.  So I did just that.  I forgot about it because obviously it is too hard to do and I won’t be able to be that 1%.   So I pretty much quit before I ever even got started.  Wow, how ignorant was that!  I never researched how to write a book, what topic could I write about nor did I ever figure out the potential of success.  I didn’t take the time to find out for myself what the book writing process would be like, and I know authors I could have asked!

Before I made a decision I should have researched what it would take and what I can do.  All I really want to do is too write something small that would be helpful to people.  During one of my master mind groups Jean Kuhn helped me see that creating a book is something I can accomplish.  She helped me learn what I can use for material and how I can market it.  That was all it took!  She got my passion and desire ignited again and I realized that I already had my book written, it just needed to be placed in a different format, a few things added and some reorganization (which is taking me a little longer than I thought, but I am loving every minute of it :)).  Gosh I am kicking myself for not having done this sooner.  I guess we live and learn.  Have you ever given up before you ever even started ?


  1. Christie, so glad I could help you. Isn’t it fantastic what comes out of a mastermind group. Like-minded people helping each other achieve more than we thought we could. So very happy for you my friend.

    • Master mind groups are a fantastic resource for support and creativity. I am so thankful for our group!

  2. I love watching your passion ignited, and agree, the Master Mind is a wonderful model for accomplishing whatever it is we want. NO KICKING YOURSELF! :-)

    • Would you prefer to kick me? Someone has to do it :)

  3. I will be happy to kick up my heels with joy for you!

    • Lol..thank you Barb!!! :)

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