Overcoming Procrastination to Start Writing Your Business Book

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“…The key is to get your ideas down on paper; the polishing comes later.” – Mike Fallat

Hey, hustlers and go-getters, I’ve got a game-changing topic to tackle today: overcoming procrastination to kickstart your business book. We all know how that sneaky P-word can hold us back, but fear not, because I’ve got the insights and strategies to get you on the fast track to authoring success.

Procrastination: The Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite

Let’s face it, if you’re an entrepreneur, procrastination is the last thing you need. We’ve got dreams to chase, empires to build, and goals to conquer. But when it comes to writing that business book, the “I’ll do it later” syndrome can be downright paralyzing. So, what’s holding you back, and how do we kick procrastination to the curb?

The Procrastination Trap: Why We Fall In

Understanding the enemy is the first step to defeating it. We often procrastinate because we’re overwhelmed. Writing a book seems like a monumental task, and we don’t know where to start. Or maybe we fear that our writing won’t be perfect. Well, let me tell you, perfection is the enemy of progress.


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The Procrastination Buster: Action-Focused Strategies

Now, let’s get to the good stuff – how to overcome procrastination and start writing your business book.

  1. Set Bite-Sized Goals: Instead of aiming to write an entire book in one go, set achievable daily or weekly goals. Whether it’s writing a chapter, a section, or even a few paragraphs, these smaller targets are more manageable and less overwhelming.

  2. Create a Writing Routine: Consistency is key. Dedicate a specific time each day or week to write. This routine creates a habit that helps beat procrastination.

  3. Silence the Inner Critic: Don’t let that inner voice sabotage your progress. Remember, your first draft doesn’t have to be perfect. Just write, and you can edit later.

  4. Find an Accountability Partner: Sharing your writing goals with someone who can hold you accountable can work wonders. It adds a layer of commitment and keeps procrastination at bay.

  5. Breaks and Rewards: Give yourself small rewards after hitting your writing goals. It can be a coffee break, a walk, or anything that rejuvenates your mind.

  6. Embrace Imperfection: Perfectionism is the enemy of progress. Accept that your first draft will have flaws. The key is to get your ideas down on paper; the polishing comes later.

  7. Visualize Your Book: Imagine the satisfaction of holding your published book in your hands. This visualization can be a powerful motivator.

A Final Word

Procrastination is a challenge we all face, but it’s one that can be conquered. Your business book is not just words on paper; it’s a legacy waiting to be born. So, embrace these strategies, take action, and watch that procrastination monster shrink in the rearview mirror. It’s time to kickstart your business book and share your knowledge with the world. Your entrepreneurial journey deserves to be heard, and your book is the platform to make it happen. Don’t wait; start writing today

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.


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