The Eye

I want to tell you what this is like…being where I am right now.

In the days before the book comes out, I feel like I am in the eye of the storm. I have people around me telling me that it is going to go fantastic, that we are going to crush our goals, that I don’t realize how much of an impact this has actually made and how much of a reach it truly does have. I sit here…conflicted. I have been dreaming big, but there is this just ‘cluelessness’ that truly sits inside my stomach. I have been writing The Better Man Project for years, yet, have only focused on a couple things: maintaining my humility and trying to become the man I have always dreamed of each and every day. An incredible amount of transformation has occurred…but to be honest, besides the milestones I have written down and the goals I have set…I haven’t focused at all on what the ‘potential’ of this book could be. All I know is that when I put it down for the 7th time after reading it out loud, twice,  to Watson for almost 8 hours…I felt like there was some magic in it. That is what I have put my faith in and that is the only thing that truly matters to me.

Typhoon Pat


To be here, at this point…the brink of making a dream I had in my mind something concrete is incredible. Trust me, I have asked every single question in the book. Can I do this? Is it good enough? Do you really think it will be a hit? What do you think about this? What do you think about that? Is this garbage? Is this even possible? Am I being realistic? The list goes on…in fact, every single question you could ever ask about something you are going into was asked. But…I never asked one thing.

Am I actually going to do this?

Never once…among all of the other questions…did I doubt that I was actually going to go through with this. I knew that this was what I wanted…and I was going through all the way to the end. And here I sit…waiting for the company I am working with to convert 7 months of hard work into a file that will be sold on Amazon, iTunes, and every other E-bookstore in the world. I am still in the eye of the storm. I cannot see what is going on around me. I am completely blind. But I know that I will never have this feeling in the same way ever again – the feeling of launching a dream – that first step into the blinding light. We are 10,000 strong here on this blog…I can’t wait to see everyone…hear your stories…and hear what you have to say about something I have worked so hard on. I’ll be here each and every day doing one thing: inspiring people to live powerful and impassioned lives. That is what I am up to in this world. That will never end.

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  • jmgoyder
    January 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm


  • prinsesablogs
    January 17, 2013 at 1:47 am

    all the best to you! inspires me to pursue more on my little book project too… 😉

  • Dorcas Graham
    January 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I think your feelings are perfectly normal. My book is due out in March and I have the same feelings. It’s like, when you’re in the middle of it, moving and doing, creating you aren’t focused so much on the next level. When you do finally focus it’s like waking from a dream. I wish you all the best!

    January 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Good for you! I love hearing how someone sets a goal, works toward it, and achieves it, despite fear of failure or success. Very inspiring!

  • inktoyou
    January 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Love it. I only wish I could write similar words on my blog today, or at least this year sometime:-)