What does it mean to be repetitive? Sometimes I laugh at the comments of reviewers who bash authors saying they’re book is repetitive. They really hammer them stating that they’re book isn’t saying anything new. Or that they’ve heard it all before.
So I often wondered whether the author is repetitive or is it just that the reviewer that’s simply out of practice?
So in order to make themselves feel good, they let that author have it. I mean seriously…why come out with a book that says everything they already know?
“Are these authors kidding me?”
“Are they for real?”
Those reviewers spend a lot of time reading to find more insight to help them improve and this is what they get?
Here’s What’s happening with these reviewers if I may take an educated guess. They are reading the same stuff over and over again expecting to find something different.
You can only read so much till you figure out…“Hey, there’s no getting around this, I have to do this!”
These authors aren’t dumb. They’re not in cahoots with each other to give you the same info. You’ll get a lot of the same info because that’s the stuff that works!
You wanna lose weight?
Eat right and Exercise!
Doctors have been saying this for years!
But people all across the world are still looking for other solutions. It couldn’t be as simple as just eating right and exercising? Say it ain’t so!
I’ve had my own demons of wanting to be a writer or wanting to be an official writer so to speak. But how do you do that?
- I was taken aback when Chris Brogan told me he wrote up to four thousand words a day.
- Before that, I was always fascinated on how Jimmy D. Brown would write these incredible pdf’s and email series month after month.
- And I’m always inspired to see how fast Tiffany Dow can whip up a report on any subject.
- Or how focused Jason Fladlien can be when sits down to write an ebook that is just pure gold!
I couldn’t be a writer and not practice what I preached. I felt I could write but …I couldn’t really say I was writer.
I wasn’t writing anything…
Not even close to what the top guys & gals were doing…
I wasn’t Practicing Anything…
So I would say I was a writer but then shied up. Cuz I really didn’t have anything to show them that was who I said I was.
I was out of practice. I didn’t practice to be the person I said I was…
I’m quite taken aback by the hours gymnasts train on a daily basis to be ready to compete. 30 to 40 hours a week! Wow…that’s a full time job.
They can call themselves Gymnasts!
They can back it up cuz they practice who they are.
Can you say the same. This is a major lesson for me and perhaps you’re going through the same thing.
When you’re not practicing what you preach, you tend to shy away from conversations from those who are really doing it. Or better yet, change the subject altogether right?
You build a shell around your lack of production.
Your lack of commitment.
Your will to practice who you are. It’s repetitive but it works.
This is why I’ve finally broken down my own barrier and started writing at least 750 words a day this week. I coupled that with breaking down another barrier of waking up in the morning at 5 am in order to get this done.
About a month ago, I would never dream of doing this ever!
But I couldn’t go another day faking it for a living. I had to put into practice who I claimed to be. I’m a writer and here’s why I can say that now. I write every day, 750 words or more. That’s a fact.
I can actually back that up for once…
And it’s probably been the best feeling I’ve had in quite awhile. Barrier gone! Unshelled!
If you’re one of those guys who bash authors for essentially writing what you already know…maybe it’s time for you to start doing what you already know.
It’s not just repetitive information. It’s the only information that works. So start doing what works. It will be repetitive but you will finally live up to the person you want to become. Practice who you are.