I am busy writing a new book called The Entrepreneurs Emotional Toolkit. The book is designed to help anyone who is starting out on their own, or who has started and is maybe wondering what on earth is happening to them.
It is not a business self-help book in the true sense of the word. In fact, in it I am not talking much about hard business, or giving many business tips. Instead, it is about all the other stuff that no-one ever tells you when you go it alone: what it’s really like, what you really need to know. Most importantly: how to protect yourself psychologically and emotionally from the amount of exposure going into business for yourself gives you to the unforgiving nature of the modern business world.
Why the blogs?
You will have noticed that I have been blogging in this vein since the end of 2015. The blogs were part of the process of me refining my ideas and my thinking. They were a way of working out what was really important and what was not.
The blogs also garnered some very interesting reactions and comments. Some of these comments made me re-think certain topics or added to my ideas of what was needed. They have all been worked into what I am doing in one way or another: conscious or unconsciously.
Where to now?
Well, I am now busy with building the actual book up: forming a structure, working out in what order everything needs to go and so on.
All of the blogs are still live on my site under the Entrepreneurs Toolkit banner so please feel free to click through, read and comment on any of the articles. The more feedback and commentary the better the book will be in the end.
The Book Process
From here, I will start transforming the blog posts into the chapters of the book. Once that is done, it will go through a couple of re-reads before being edited. During the editing process, I will get someone to help me design a cover and lay-out the text (with other cool images). Once all that is done, checked and double checked, I will actually publish it.
I have no set date as yet for the publication, save that I do want to get it out before the end of 2016.
The book will only be published as an e-book and will be available for free download here, from my website. I will launch a physical meet-up group at the same time as the book is published to share the book and bring people together as a support network. So there will be real world meet-ups as well as online ones. I will also launch accompanying workshops and talks to try and reach as many people as possible with the book.