ebook writer required to write a self-help book about avoiding procrastination and achieving goals. Around 25 pages in length (approximately). Apart from the writing (I've created a rough TOC below but happy to use your experience to branch off) - possibly some research also for other ideas that can be included. Payment will be for the total job and I would like to see examples of your previous work if possile.
Why you're reading this
..because you have goals that you feel you aren't achieving
your mind gets distracted
What this book sets out to do
To help you get to where you want to go
It gets straight to the point and does not veer
What this book won't do
Waste your time and energy giving useless examples ('Mr X did this for 6 months and look at
him now blah blah'), these aren't necessary and would just be wasting your time
First things first
Identify your goals
Write them down, everything you want to achieve in the next 6 months, year and 5 years
This is the reason why you're reading this book, to help achieve these
Identify your responsibilities
job, family time, friends, health etc.
Identify your priorities
Family->health->loans->time with friends etc.
Itentify how much time you have free per week to achieve your goals
For instance, 2 hours every day plus 4 hours on Sat/Sun?
Any time commuting that can be used?
lunchtimes whilst at work?
What do you do at the moment during these hours?
Watch TV, computer games, social media etc.
So now you have detailed:
exactly what you want to achieve (although not how to achieve it)
How much time you have to achieve it per day
What you're doing during this time at the moment
Re-assessing your priorities
If you want to achieve your goals you will need to make time for them
How important are the things you're doing at the moment during your free time?
For instance, is watching TV going to move you forward towards your goals?
Is posting what you're having for dinner on facebook going to move you forward?
Anything that is not moving you towards your goals is a candidate for removal!
Leave time for what IS important though
Your health (without your health, what do you have?)
Your family (without your family, would you still want your goals?)
So now we know:
What activities you're doing at the moment that can be replaced
You may or may not know what your goals are.
It could be to find another job
It could be to find anoter income (in addition to your job)
A new car (that organge lamborghini wants me to buy it...)
Now you know how much time you have per week to work on these things.
Important that if you have a family you let them know about the changes that you're going to have
to make. Make sure they understand why you're making these changes, you want them on your side for this etc
Make a planner of all the days of the week and the times when you will be focused on your goals
(to author: include example plan of a typical week, for instance Mon-Sun on the top and the
rows on the left could be times, for instance 0500-0700, 0700-0900 etc.)
Complete the table
Where to focus on your goals
Find somewhere quiet, WITHOUT distractions (although you may need access to a search engine
for research, keep away from social media)
Tell yourself I'm going to work from <whatever time> to <whatever time> on my goals and nothing is
going to distract me.
Make notes of everything you've achieved during that time
Even if this is just watching youtubr videos for research (as long as it is for research!)
There may be genuine reasons why you can't focus on your goals some days
Don't let this distract from your goals
It will happen, roll with it.
The steps listed above will give you the best chance possible to avoid distractions
It is imperitive you stick to them, once you start slipping it's all too easy to give up
This is your biggest enemy
Just keep it simple, ask yourself what do you want more and what's more important?
Is what you're doing right now helping you to achieve your goals
Picture yourself achieving your goal
Earning enough money so you don't have to do your job anymore
Picking up your new lamborghini
few more examples...
You will find if you keep to your planner and keep making notes of what you've achieved during your
sessions you will start seeing results.
Once a week, look at your notes and write a summary of what you've achieved in a week
Do the same over a month
It won't always be easy, but it will get easier. Once you start focusing and realising your targets
you'll become addicted to the feeling. You won't want to stop.
..more stuff required here, summing things up a bit