When we take action in our businesses, toward our goals, or in pursuit of writing a cookbook, there is something that drives the actions we take. Some times we like to think that we’re driven to act or not act based on outside circumstances such as the economy, time, kids, a pandemic, weather, money, or other people stopping us, but the truth is that it’s NEVER the outside circumstances. It’s what we think and the story we tell about our time, the weather, other people. It’s what we believe to be true.
If you don’t believe me ask a farmer, someone who lives at the bottom of a hill prone to mudslides, a bride or groom on their wedding day, an event planner for an outdoor concert, the water company, and a Las Vegas resident what they all think to be true about the circumstance “It’s raining”. I guarantee you’ll get a multitude of different answers about the “it’s raining” circumstance.
Ok, back to the podcast. Then, the thoughts, beliefs, or stories that WE make up and believe about the circumstance of time, kids, weather, publishing, writing, our jobs, our life make us feel either motivated or demotivated to continue. As a result of this feeling we either act, stop, don’t act, or in some cases quit the thing we set out to do.
So, what does this have to do with this podcast? I’ve been thinking a lot about why I’m driven and motivated to continue my work as a cookbook-writing coach. In short, why I do the work I do.
If what I said above is true, the way I think about my work is because of my beliefs and the way I think about cookbooks and the story I tell about publishing.
Here’s the most interesting part: we really do get to believe whatever we want to believe about cookbooks and publishing.
That’s what this episode is all about. Tune in as I reveal my seven foundational beliefs about cookbooks and publishing that drive the work I do and if they help you feel motivated or determined to take action toward your goal of writing a cookbook and getting it published, these beliefs are here for you to use too!
Tune in @applepodcasts @spotify @stitcherpodcasts #cookbookwriting #cookbookwritersofinstagram #cookbookpublishing #rdchat #nedpg #fcpdpg
Listen to Episode 155 below:
Things We Mention In This Episode:
Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass
Let’s connect on Instagram @greenapron
Here’s How To Subscribe
I’d love for you to get notified when I release new episodes so you don’t miss any new episodes Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
How to Leave a Review:
And, I’d love for you to leave a rating and review. I want to know what you think of the podcast and how I can make this podcast one you love to listen to and share with your friends. Plus, iTunes tells me that podcast reviews are really important and the more reviews the podcast has the easier it will be to get the podcast in front of more people, which is the ultimate goal. You can leave a review for the podcast here.
Let’s Keep The Conversation Going…
Do you have an idea for a cookbook concept?
Would you like to know more about writing cookbooks?
Do you collect cookbooks and want to be interviewed on the show?
Comment below and share your story or visit me on Instagram which is currently my favorite way to connect