Leveraging the Book
We’ve been dissecting the decision to put my book on pause instead write a daily email.
Yesterday I made the case that based on the principles of leverage it was the right decision.
However, based on the principles of leverage, wouldn’t it always be better to write something small and never finish the book?
That’s not a wise choice, so today I will apply leverage principles specifically to writing the book.
I’m going to make the book shorter! The current outline includes four parts, but I am going to do only parts one and two for this book. I can do three and four for a second volume.
A couple of weeks ago my initial 7-week daily schedule ended. It followed the book outline, so if I pick up where I left off, I can immediately generate more writing for the book and keep up with the daily email.
By continuing to use the book outline for the daily emails, part of my plan is very simple. However, I still need to create space to edit, which includes adapting the 300-word emails to work in the book. Since I write best in the morning, this means revising my morning routine, which is currently in shambles. That will be the most challenging piece.
The book is a foundational piece of my business plan. However, it doesn’t directly impact some of the pressing issues I have, so the value part of the equation doesn’t feel great. The effort side of things isn’t too bad, assuming I can rebuild a good morning routine.
Tomorrow we’ll look at applying the principles of leverage to your big project.
Do good and be well,
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