“Even if you’re on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there” – Anon
I’m good at learning and doing new stuff by myself. Yet, I readily take advantage of any opportunity to improve myself by learning from others. You can never be so good that you cannot learn something more – or new.
If you look closely enough, and are honest with yourself, you’ll find there’s something you can do better. I know this and constantly act based on that realisation, so as to improve myself.
Fifteen years of coaching people from different backgrounds and age groups, have however taught me that not everyone is comfortable with self-tutoring.
This does not mean they are weak. We all just have different learning styles. Some of us do better when we have someone to guide and challenge us (and even cheer from the sidelines), as we aim for new heights of achievement.
A Writing Coach Can Help You To The Next Level…And Success!
A writing coach can guide you to effectively address the limiting habits that may be affecting your writing progress. In addition s/he will help you hone your writing skills so that you become better over time.
So, if you’re still struggling to get your writing done (or to improve), I recommend getting yourself a competent mentor or coach. You do not necessarily have to go hiring one.
The Internet itself offers access to writing experts who freely give useful coaching tips (via an introductory self-marketing strategy) in form of blog posts, opt-in newsletters and ebooks. You can start with those.
In addition, you can also talk to a friend, relative or associate you know to be competent enough to provide the coaching support you need. For best results, both strategies can even be combined.
Two Highly Recognised Experts Who Offer Paid Writing Coaching/Support
However, if paid coaching interests you, I’ve added links to websites run by two ladies who offer coaching services below.
I have not taken their courses (yet), but the free content and wisdom they offer (and their impressive credentials) suggest they will deliver good value for money.
1. Judy Cullins (Book writing Coach) – www.bookcoaching.com . Judy has been a successful book writing coach for over 2 and half decades.
When you visit her website, you’ll discover she enjoys a healthy following from writers and those aspiring. And for good reason too – she knows her stuff.
I found her through her smart LinkedIn.com marketing, which I believe other business owners should study and adapt for their own use!
2. James Chartrand and her (that’s NOT a typo!) team can be found at www.menwithpens.ca. She runs the “Damn Fine Words writing course” for business owners.
TIP: If you’re curious about the conflicting name and gender reference, read this VERY popular post titled "Why James Chartrand Wears Women’s Underpants". That’s how I found him….sorry, her
Compete For A FREE Spot On James Chartrand’s Writing Course (Deadline for entry is 23rd January 2013)
It would interest you to know that James recently announced a contest in which you can win a FREE or discounted spot on her highly rated writing course.
Read “How To Win Your Spot in the DFW Writing Course" on her website for details. The contest closes 23d January.
If you miss this one however, don’t worry, there’ll be another
I’m not sure how I’m going to make it happen yet, but I plan to sign up for lessons with Judy and James, to improve my writing skills and knowledge of book publishing.
From carefully studying the resources offered by both ladies (who are generations apart by the way), I believe there’s a lot I can pick up from them as individuals.
Maybe you should check them out too.
(Psst: They don’t know I’ve put them in here!)
I cannot of course guarantee any particular outcome to you. Therefore before you choose to sign up for a paid session, please do your own due diligence – and take your decision based on your own convictions.
NB: This post is based on excerpts from my latest ebook titled “WHY YOU KEEP FAILING TO ACHIEVE YOUR WRITING GOALS! (10 Habits That are Holding You Back and How to Change Them for Good)“