Someone out there could use the help from the you of today
- Everyone is born a genius
- Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- The 1/4″ drill bit, Bali, cocktails on the beach, love, pride, and Spark
- Is your goal to have fun or win an award?
- I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Don’t wait 12 years. Please.
- It’s not only for you and your kids but your grandkids … and beyond.
- Is there anything possibly worse than not starting the project?
- Oops. That’s what I forgot: a story.
- The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Best books for doing activities with your kids, creating family memories, and building relationships between parents and children
- Spark: It’s about creating something from nothing. Let’s create a subtitle, shall we?
- People like us do things like this
- Why Spark? Why me? Why you? Why now?
- What if I’d like to be one of the people like you who do things like that?
- Permission to … change my book title?
- Write a book with your kids? 43 elements for success. 42 are optional.
- It seems like backwards math, but by creating, we are actually “getting” more than we are “giving.”
- The Widow and the Orphan
- Spark Love: About that 1 mandatory element of the 43…
- Recipe for Love
- Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Spark at “#1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education”
- Spark has hit #1 in Parenting in Free Books
- Spark Campfire
- When you document it, it becomes more real
- It takes as long as the time allotted
- I don’t want to navigate negativity.
- What’s the one little spark going to be that sets off the creativity in you (or your child)?
- Spark Campfire February 2019
- Find someone who believes he is alone and convince him that he is not.
- Well, wait a minute. That wasn’t so hard.
- Someone out there could use the help from the you of today
- I just got off the phone with my niece (and why that’s important).
- How to structure your non-fiction
No, you don’t need to take another workshop first.
If you try to extrapolate and figure out when you are (finally?) “perfect” for what it is you think you were meant to do, it might be:
- Too late,
- Too early,
- Just in time,
- That you’re dead,
- That whoever needed you before that time is gone,
I’m writing a book with my niece. She’s 17. So far, the book is about how wearing eyeshades (eye mask, sleeping mask) help her sleep better, sleep deeper, and sleep longer, which all result in a
Sounds good, right? But shouldn’t she wait until she does some more research? More interviews with other teenagers who could use some help with sleep issues? Maybe she should get a Ph.D. in the physiology of sleep and do her thesis on it.
Or she could get it done now.
Now she could reach that audience that needs her now.
That same audience who will no longer be interested if she waits for all of that other stuff to take place so it can be perfect.
Teenagers with sleep issues don’t need a Ph.D. thesis. They don’t need years. They could use a solid tip. They would probably most like to hear it from one of their peers.
They also want it today.
What about you? What are you waiting for until it’s perfect?
Let’s say there are 10 things you want to get across in your project to help others.
What if you had 6 of them right now but the other 4 are going to take months/years/fill-in-long-period-of-time-here before you’re “done”?
What is done? Done is when you help someone with something you can help them with now.
Promise of future help is not very helpful compared to a bit of help today.
What could you launch today that could help someone else?