www.inkthinkerblog.com — …what would you ask him?
This is the question on my mind right now. Last summer, I won a free coaching session with the well-fed writer himself, and I have yet to use it. I’m not scared of talking to him or anything like that — I’ve met the guy and he’s super cool. I don’t think I’m scared of asking stupid questions, as I’m quite confident he’s gotten dumber inquiries than anything I may want to ask him.
Partly I’m scared of wasting it, I think. Thirty minutes with the guy who, for me, defined freelance writing. Thirty minutes to ask him anything I want, to get advice on any aspect of my career. What’s the best way to use that time? It’s not like I can’t buy more. (I mean, the guy does sell coaching services.) The thing is, I think I know just enough about what I should be doing that I don’t have any questions about what I can do differently. I know WHAT to do, and I have a concept of how to do it. I’m just lacking in the execution area.
I’m not sure it’s lack of motivation, but maybe rather lack of confidence. Shooting for $100K is a big deal. What if I fail? Publicly and badly?
Well, what if I fail? Who cares? It’s not like I’m going to starve. But failure as a writer is not an option — it would just be failure to meet some arbitrary goal.
So back to my dilemma. I know how to write. Apparently, I can run a pretty decent business. So is my question, “How do I do it better?”
What would YOU ask if you had 30 minutes alone with Peter Bowerman? Leave a comment.
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