Cynthia Morris of Original Impulse and I were in the same location with a video camera and decided to talk about what it took for her to finish her book, Chasing Sylvia Beach. She had been working on it for 12 years when we met and we focused on a few key things to that helped her get her book out the door and get some momentum in her business.
Watch the video to see how we:
- Shifted her energy and perspective around her book that enabled her to actually get it done and start getting some momentum in her business
- Made her book the real priority by prioritizing it in her schedule
- Addressed the way the book touched all parts of her business
- Tackled the traditional publishing vs. self-publishing question
Though her creative project was a book, most of what we talk about applies to all creative projects. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an app, a dissertation, a business plan, a film, or a multi-year culture-building project in your organization.
I’m really, really proud of Cynthia for shipping her book and being a model for what she teaches. Make sure to check her out at OriginalImpulse.Com or, if you’re needing some personalized support to start finishing your most cherished projects, you can check out our services, too.
martha hart says
Thanks for this, both of you. Lots of resonance and great reminders.
I’m in a 14-year project, on and off when life got in the way several times, but revived about 6 months ago with “Do it or (finally) let it go.” Overwhelmed, but I did write the last book in 15-minute-bursts… and I do love the creative process itself. I’m not in that “burning rubber “home stretch yet (but loved your description – that’s exactly what it’s like!) and still need to invest the emotional energy. Balancing with the day job is perhaps my biggest challenge, but maybe all it needs is that perspective shift.
Thanks for sharing your thought-provoking chat.
I do not see video linked here