I asked my friend, Jonathan, “I’m ready to write my 4th book, Jonathan, what do you think I should write about?” “Write like the artist you are, Rob. Write what you know. And write what you’d want to read if you went to a bookstore to buy a book,” Jonathan answered.
My interest in writing this next book is to create something very much in my own style, something that doesn’t exist out there in the world, yet. I want to write it with words that haven’t been written with the flair that is specifically me. I want to offer insights and ideas that have never been spoken like I speak them.
What will be in the book that sets me apart from other authors? It’s my uniquely personal way of seeing things that I want to amplify and transform into words. Does that mean I’m improvising, and I’m not exactly sure what’s going to show up when I put pen to paper? You’re damn right it means that. It’s what Picasso did. It’s what made his work so incredibly original.
How do you talk to yourself to motivate yourself to prioritize what’s important to you? Above is a sampling of my self-talk to keep me on track.