On May 7th, I announced that I was going to start writing a book on this post. How much book writing have I done since that day? Zero! So I decided that I needed to make a little change if this book dream was ever going to happen. Last night I was reading The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferris (yes the same author as the Four Hour Work Week). Even though he was talking about working out, he said,
“Make it small and temporary: the immense practicality of baby steps. Take the pressure off. Michael Levin has made a career of taking the pressure off, and it has worked. Sixty literary works later, from national nonfiction bestsellers to screenplays, he was suggesting that I (Tim) do the same: set a meager goal of two pages of writing per day. I had made a mental monster of the book in your hands, and setting the bar low allowed me to do what mattered most: get started each morning. Take the pressure off and put in your five easy sessions, whether meals or workouts. The rest will take care of itself.”
Guess who got up at 5am and wrote two pages of my new book this morning! This girl! I am going to try it for 5 days and will give you an update next Monday! What task or goal are you overwhelmed with that you need to simplify with baby steps and five easy sessions?
I also wanted to give you an update that I am going to start to do more writing on this blog. Even though we have had some fabulous guest posters here on this blog, I know that I have way more advice to share and just need to push myself to sit down and do it. So I just wanted to let you know that you will begin to see more advice from me! YAY!
Here are your career links to start your week off right!
- Why You Must Dream Big if You Want a Career You Love by Careerealism
- How To Handle People Who Undermine Your Success by Get Rich Slowly
- How To Apply for a Better Job at Your Current Workplace by Lifehacker
- Study: Women-owned businesses have “turned the corner” in recession recovery by The Washington Post
- Call For Nominations: Top 100 Websites For Women 2012 by Jenna Goudreau of Forbes.com – Please nominate Classycareergirl.com to be on the list. Fingers crossed! If you do vote for Classy Career Girl, you get three free career books if you leave a comment on this post last week!
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson