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What You Need to Get Organized and Write That Book with Judi Harrington

January 08, 2024 Lisa Zawrotny Episode 191
Positively Living®: Do Less, Live More... Breathe Easier.
What You Need to Get Organized and Write That Book with Judi Harrington
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Like a high percentage of the population, I’ve always wanted to write a book. And also like a high percentage of the population, I haven’t… yet. But my guest today has and she’s helped others do so too. Our conversation today will not only guide you on how to write that book you’ve been thinking about, it will encourage you to consider when to write it so you can join the small percentage of people who succeed in getting their book out into the world! This week, episode 191 of the Positively Living Podcast is about what you need to get organized and write that book! 

Judi Harrington is a business storyteller, author, and writing coach who believes we all have a story to tell. She writes website copy, blogs, newsletters, and email funnels for solopreneurs and business owners, ensuring their message speaks to their ideal customer and inspires them to take action. She's the author of "Fuckery: The Life and Times of a Legend (In Her Own Mind)," a humorous memoir in essays celebrating her family's credo of "putting the 'fun' In 'dysfunctional'" which was released in October 2022. She is also a sought-after editor and writing coach for business owners who want to write a book adjacent to their business.

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Judi Harrington shares the shocking statistics of people who want to write a book compared to the number of people who get their publication out into the world and gives you actionable steps to take right now to get organized so you can finally write your book!

Judi and I cover the following topics:

  • 3 main blocks that keep people from writing their book. 
  • How writing a book is not perfect or linear- it takes time, dedication, and messy action. 
  • Releasing the expectations you’re holding over your book so you can get into the habit of writing.
  • Simple systems (on a free platform) that you can use to get organized and make your book happen.

We all have a story to tell but we have to put in the effort to decide how and when we want to tell it. 

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What You Need to Get Organized and Write That Book with Judi Harrington
The common blocks that prevent people from writing a book.
Lisa shares the importance of taking small steps towards achieving writing goals, such as starting a blog or podcast, before attempting to write a book.
The power of small, consistent actions in creating habits that lead to exponential growth and development.
Using the "brain download" method to get all ideas out of your head and onto a page, then returning to the list with fresh eyes to decide which idea to pursue.
Creating a conducive environment for creativity, free from distractions.
Procrastination can be a form of creative avoidance but also a way to free up brain space needed for writing.
Writing without expectation and embracing imperfection.

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