Aug 19, 2021
When we take action in our businesses, toward our goals, or in pursuit of writing a cookbook, there is something that drives the actions we take. Some times we like to think that we’re driven to act or not act based on outside circumstances such as the economy, time, kids, a pandemic, weather, money, or other people stopping us, but the truth is that it's NEVER the outside circumstances. It's what we think and the story we tell about our time, the weather, other people. It's what we believe to be true.
If you don't believe me ask a farmer, someone who lives at the bottom of a hill prone to mudslides, a bride or groom on their wedding day, an event planner for an outdoor concert, the water company, and a Las Vegas resident what they all think to be true about the circumstance "It's raining". I guarantee you'll get a multitude of different answers about the "it's raining" circumstance.
Ok, back to the podcast. Then, the thoughts, beliefs, or stories that WE make up and believe about the circumstance of time, kids, weather, publishing, writing, our jobs, our life make us feel either motivated or demotivated to continue. As a result of this feeling we either act, stop, don't act, or in some cases quit the thing we set out to do.
So, what does this have to do with this podcast? I’ve been thinking a lot about why I’m driven and motivated to continue my work as a cookbook-writing coach. In short, why I do the work I do.
If what I said above is true, the way I think about my work is because of my beliefs and the way I think about cookbooks and the story I tell about publishing.
Here’s the most interesting part: we really do get to believe whatever we want to believe about cookbooks and publishing.
That’s what this episode is all
about. Tune in as I reveal my seven foundational beliefs
about cookbooks and publishing that drive the work I do and if they
help you feel motivated or determined to take action toward your
goal of writing a cookbook and getting it published, these beliefs
are here for you to use too!
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