I’ve been thinking a lot about cookbook projects. They are complicated, but fun and rewarding when you have an idea you want to share with a curated set of recipes.
Aspiring cookbook authors can do any of these three things: consume, indulge, or produce.
When you consume you read and research. You scroll and watch. You listen and you learn. Consuming may tell you what you need to do, but it rarely leads to a cookbook. It doesn’t involve results-based action.
When you indulge, you have self-pity, confusion, and a don’t-know-how attitude. There is overwhelm. Indulging equals stuck and doesn’t lead to a cookbook.
When you produce, you focus on results. You plan. You commit. You seek help and direction. You take action on your plan. You schedule the time to rest. You enjoy the journey. You make progress on your goals. You write a cookbook and you find a publisher.
Discomfort is real. It can be the temporary discomfort of sticking to a schedule when we want to consume. That’s a good discomfort because it is the currency of our dreams.
Discomfort can also be long term when we indulge in confusion and overwhelm instead of producing. It is uncomfortable to not go after our dreams. When we are stuck we fail ahead of time and that doesn’t feel good.
Which discomfort do you choose?
If you’re stuck consuming (watching others write their books on Instagram or Facebook) or indulging (feeling overwhelmed and stuck), you are a perfect fit for Hungry For A Cookbook Mastermind Group. You’re so close to producing and achieving results.
Hungry For A Cookbook starts September 19th.
I want you to produce results.
I want you to get your cookbook written and published.
I can show you how to get there. And you can make progress with only temporary discomfort as you go after your dream.
Cookbook author and culinary dietitian Maggie Green coaches aspiring cookbook authors in the process of writing cookbooks, cookbook proposals, and building their author platform. Download her checklist “Am I Ready to Write A Cookbook?”.