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Just Ship It

I did a little experiment a couple of months ago.

I wanted to write a book and ship it – Fast.

At this time I had written and self-published two short non-fiction books: Letters to Siena and Follow Your Intention.  

They are both really close to my heart and were written because they had to be written.  

And now that I think about it – all of my ideas and books have come to life that way.

Because they had to.

So back to the experiment.

My life is pretty full of to-do's with my kids and life stage (I'll be turning 40 this fall...) and I wanted to try to write and publish a book in just 10 days.

And I did.

And it was incredibly easy.

Sure, the book isn't a long form novel or anything that goes on and on in beauty and prose.

It's a short non-fiction read – that takes you through the process of writing a book in 10 days.  You can also use it as a tool to do pretty much anything in 10 days.

This week I'm running a promotion with Amazon this week; and the book is Free today.  So far it's been downloaded over 140 times in the past 3 days.  

If you want a copy, click this link to go to Amazon:  http://amzn.to/247rkKW

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Take the call or hang up

Picture the scene.

Lunch is finished.  Toys scattered.  Kids asleep.  

The house is quiet....shhhhhh....

This was when I would get out my computer or journal and work on whatever idea was evolving at the time.  

Sometimes I was freelancing.  Then I wrote a book.  Then I published a book. Then I started planning yoga classes to teach.  Then I opened a yoga studio.  Then another idea came - was tried on for size - and either set aside or taken on.  

This ALL happened in very short bursts of time.  

During nap time, school pick-ups and drop-offs, even while nursing a newborn.  

Because when inspiration shows up - you have to be there to take the call.  

You can't just completely ignore it.

And what I found was the more I picked up on whatever idea landed in my heart or in my head – the more they kept coming.

It was like I had a new best friend kept whispering in ear.

And sometimes the message wasn't meant for me.  Sometimes I was too busy.  But I always take time to answer the call.  Even if I put it on hold or hang up completely.

So, what ideas have been calling you lately -- and are you listening?

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