Show #81: Staying Accountable While Writing Your First Bestseller with Colette Mason

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Colette Mason is a self-professed “massive nerd” — about music, about books, about no longer being shackled to the corporate world, and about bringing bestsellers out of budding authors.

She runs Let’s Tell Your Story, a publishing company that assists business owners in transforming their extensive experience and wealth of wisdom into bestselling books. She works privately with her clients, from helping them create their outlines to publishing the finished product and ensuring they get the proper credit.

Colette joins me to share how she manages to cope with stress, monotony, negative thoughts, bad outcomes, work that she doesn’t like, and other unpleasant catalysts and scenarios. She also shares the tools and strategies she uses to maximise her rest and relaxation during the rare moments she actually gets to enjoy them.

“Just crack on and do what needs doing. Just because someone sat next to you doesn’t make the work any more difficult or time-consuming, or easy, or whatever.” –  Colette Mason

This Week on the Power to Live More Podcast:

  • How her love for writing led her to become a personal coach for aspiring writers.
  • Why she only accepts a limited number of clients per year.
  • How she wrote and published her first book in 2011 — and how this enabled her to help her friends get their ideas published as well.
  • How she balances work and life and decides which things to prioritise.
  • How books offer a sense of variety to her career, and why doing what she does actually feels like a break instead of work.
  • The importance of taking a break.
  • The apps she regularly uses for maximum productivity and effectiveness.
  • How she cares for herself.
  • Her perspective on turning a negative situation into a positive one.
  • What she does to learn and improve herself.
  • Why she feels the need to “catch up” on life.
  • Why her approach to tasks she doesn’t like is to do them as quickly as possible.
  • How her routine was purposefully formulated to help her get things done.
  • Why she keeps stock responses ready for use on weekends.
  • How she copes with bad days.

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Show notes provided (brilliantly, my words not theirs!) by Lidwell Writing Services, LLC


About the Author

I work with business owners and leaders to improve their wellbeing, in these days of overwhelm, whether that be physical, mental or digital, using my POWER to Live More 5 Fundamentals of Simplify, Systemise, Share, Self Care and Sustain. I also work with business leaders to help them to improve their organisational employee engagement and wellbeing. I believe they are interlinked in a lovely virtuous circle.

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