Why A Team Building eBook?
I think I just finished my first eBook. I say, ‘think’ because I’m not sure what defines an eBook. Mine is eleven pages. Can I call it an eBook or is it too short? To find the answer I’ve just tweeted the question. I’m sure I’ll get lots of feedback from the twitterverse. My initial motivation to write a book was to create an incentive to encourage people to sign up for my email newsletter, or to like my facebook page. In other words, the initial motivation was for self-promotion. But the creation of my book forced me to analyze and consolidate what I know about collaboration, teamwork, adult learning and creativity. I think the final result is beyond self-promotion. I think it’s a valuable team building resource that will encourage people to utilize simple, effective and engaging team building activities on their own.
Procrastination Shouldn’t Win
I should have finished this little project quite a while ago but I kept putting it off, not sure I had enough expertise to create a guide for others. Finally, my desire to create a book overrode my fear of failure. I’ve never been fearless, so for me action occurs when my desire to succeed at something is stronger than my fear of failure. I think this holds true for a lot of people who are considered to be risk takers. Yes, I dropped out of college, moved to New York City to play jazz piano, then packed my young family and moved to Nashville to write songs and then ventured into the land of corporate training and musical team building. To some that might seem brave, or foolish at best. But to me, it was simply that my desire to try new things and to succeed overrode my fears.
What Would You Like To Do?
Create a book, write a song, change jobs, learn something new… The most important thing is to act. My little eBook became a journey of self discovery and I’m excited to share it. Not just because it may give you incentive to like my faceook fan page or join my mailing list. Yeah, it will be great if you do. But I’m excited to share with you a guide you can use for every day team building, a guide that took on a life of it’s own, once I took the risk and begin to write. You can get it here.
Just Do It
- Identify that thing you’ve been turning over in you head too long, that something you’d like to do, to try, to create, to share.
- Share it in the comment area below
- That’s enough for now. It requires a risk just for you share your idea.
- If you do this, you will have already succeeded, and that’s a cool thing!
…go on, just do it!