“Don’t die with the music still in you” is advice attributed to the renowned author Wayne Dyer, to encourage each of us to live fully, overcoming our fears and making the unique contribution to humanity that we were born to make.
Musicians, authors, inventors, humanitarians, parents, mentors, encouragers, painters, builders, organizers, connectors: I’m talking to you. It isn’t just about music. It’s about all the good you’re capable of doing, creating, and expressing. That’s your “music”. And it’s my hope that I can encourage you (alongside Wayne) to take steps toward getting your music “out”, so that you don’t take yours to the grave.
After all, none of us really know how long we have.
Too many people talk themselves out of getting their “music” or message out, and the world they leave behind never gets to receive the benefit of their unique and much-needed message or contribution.
Is there a book inside you?
Maybe you’ve been saying, “one day I’ll write that book,” but what if “one day” never comes?
What if your grandchildren never get to know the words that were in your heart, because they got buried with you upon your passing?
It’s been said that the graveyard is the most valuable place on earth, because it’s filled with people who took their massive potential with them to the grave.
This is not just motivational mumbo jumbo, but based on true stories, including one about someone remarkable who died a few years ago. My co-author for Portal to Genius is Garrett Gunderson, and his close friend died in a small airplane when it crashed into Utah lake. What many people don’t know (something Garrett wanted me to share with you), is that his friend HAD carved out some time to finally get his book written. But the plane crashed two weeks before that date, and it never happened.
The world can never know what you had to say unless you say it. Put a priority on making it happen. It won’t happen by accident. It’s almost guaranteed it won’t be easy, but it will be worth the effort. Those who do, will make a mark.
Your only enemy is procrastination, and I want to help you overcome that. I want to help aspiring authors (like you?), who have a message so big they might burst if they don’t get it out, a message that, if shared, would help their fellow Earth-travelers overcome something difficult, and potentially change their lives forever.
Most human beings with important, relevant messages like that are not typically your professional writers or professors of English literature. But they don’t have to be! If YOU have an important, relevant message, all you have to be is YOU, just as you are, and willing to learn.
If you feel like I’m talking to you, join me for my:
- Book Writing Retreat
- April 21-25, 2020
- Crowne Plaza Resort
- Chandler, AZ
If something inside of you is urging you to look into this or take action right now, then simply click here to learn more and fill out an application. Mark the dates on your calendar. If money is tight but you still feel compelled to apply, expect a way to appear. Move your feet.
If you’re who I’m looking for, then I already know your book is a labor of love, and the people who need it most are being prepared through their life experiences right now to receive it. As you take those steps to bring it to them, they’re also finding their way to you.
Are you willing to let it happen?
How Much is Your Time Worth?
Time spent on a book is not limited to the actual minutes spent hitting the keys on your keyboard. Most of the time is spent closing your mind to distractions and focusing in on the concepts you want to convey. A small interruption pulls you out of “the zone”, and returning to it is not as simple as returning your eyes to the computer screen. A 7-minute interruption can easily cost you 2-hours of productivity, or more. If you value your time and know how important it is to make every minute count, you’ll appreciate the time and money you’ll save GETTING THINGS DONE at the retreat.
If you do not see the time and money as an “investment in you” and a magnifier of your precious time and resources, but a drain on them instead, then it is not for you. Don’t worry about filling out the application. Certainly this opportunity is not for everyone. It’s only for a few (up to ten). And not all applications will be accepted. I’m looking for people whose messages are unique and relevant for helping other people, because I believe that’s where my contribution will make the biggest difference.
If you recognize this opportunity to be the very thing you’ve been looking for – a way to get your book out of your heart and into the hands of others – then submit your application soon. If you know someone who needs my help, pass this post along.
Not ready to apply?
Join me for a FREE Webinar for Aspiring Authors where I’ll share several powerful tips you can use as an author whether or not you attend the retreat. See you there!