I read some advice today that suggested people start writing a book. Get up an hour earlier every morning it suggested and write a page. After a year you will have 365 pages, if you miss a few days you will have at least a 200 to 300 page book. I also communicated with brother Mike about it. He said he a documentary class that suggested you write about anything for 20 to 30 minutes a day. He said it got a lot easier to write by doing that. So this is the first of many random posts that may help me direct my focus on what to write about.
I thought about writing about my experiences with skimboarding. Over the past couple of years I have also thought about the story, or screen play for a science fiction story. Then there is the book I would also like to write about motivational compensation, getting employees to act like owners, motivating correct principles. I could also write a small book on music. As sit hear thinking freely about what to write I think about being a scout master and working with youth and boy scouts. Maybe I should write a book about how cool my wife is. I could write a book about how cool my kids are too.
last night I was talking to mike about a book or maybe it was pod cast he was listening to about business. It talked about people getting into business and hitting a lull, the lull between beginning and real accomplishment. He also talked about sometime the lull is really just a cul-de-sac that you may be in and not realize you are going around and around not getting anywhere while it is draining your resources and will to live. He also talk about falling off a cliff and that some businesses just fall off a cliff for one reason or another. However at the end of the conversation Mike talked about years ago, in High School, where an olympic athlete had spoken to a couple of our friends. He told them being an olympian is in your genes. No matter how hard you try you can’t be an olympian, it has to be in your genes. Mike tied this to his pod cast and the cul-de-sac theory. The author indicated we all need to find that one thing we can be the best at, The one thing that genetically we were gifted with to be the best, the best in the world. That is what we all need to find.
I have though about a concept like this for awhile. There are many things I a pretty good at, but I always wanted to find something I am the best at, and with all the superhero movies, the one thing that I feel is my superpower. I was asked that one time on a resume. “What is your superpower” I put down, without much thinking “helping people.” I think my cryptonite is ego, “I want people to think I am cool.” I have this inner struggle about wanting to anonymously help people and then on the other hand be well know for my helping people. That is quite the paradox. However at this point I prefer the anonymity. My wish is that I could have tons of money and just spend all my time helping people without them, or anyone else knowing.
Well it looks as though I am nearing my first writing session I will list, for myself the book adventures I may pursue.
I will pick up tomorrow and see where it leads me.