Go. Write. Now.

Someone said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Take that step right now.

Yeah, I mean right now. Put this down and get out a piece of paper or open your favorite text-editing program and write down the procedural steps we’ve talked about. Here they are again:

  1. Expose the whole book. Establish your reasons for writing a business book. Identify and gather what you’ve already written.
  2. Organize what’s already written.
  3. Identify the gaps.
  4. Prioritize the missing bits, and create them.
  5. Mechanical stuff: proofread, edit, format, design, and print.

For each one, write a single thought about where you are, or whether you think it’s gonna be easy or hard or fun. Get a quick overview of this whole thing; it should take you less than 10 minutes.

Now, connect with your nudger, tell them what you’ve got, and get their commitment to help. If you’re asking a favor, make it easy for them to say “no,” but make them want to say “yes.”

Let me know how it goes. Whether you work with me or not (more than 90% of you won’t ever work with me, and that’s okay), I’d still love to hear about your project; how it’s going, what works and what doesn’t, and whether or not this book helped.

This is the last video in the series.

(Note: I would highly value your comments on what’s missing. What else would you need to know to do this yourself? Get into whatever detail you want. Of course, you can always use the contact form to speak to me directly rather than leaving a comment here.)

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