Editing Your Life

Good or bad, change is a foray into the unknown. Bahram Akradi, CEO of Life Time Fitness.

We all know that change is part of the human experience. We deal with change everyday whether it is in our relationships, our body, our environment, or our attitude. The world is constantly in a state of change. You’d think we’d have it figured out by now but change is frequently difficult.

The manuscript for my book is due back today from the editor. All the hard work I put into writing what I thought were the best sentences, paragraphs, profound thoughts and snappy conversation will be in question. Well not all of it I hope, but editing is about helping an author create their best piece of work. I’m ready for the change suggestions that I know are coming. Will it be easy? No! It’s the most difficult part of being a writer. Will I get through it? Yes, because I’m committed to making a difference and doing my best work. 

Affirmation: I can make changes.

Coaching questions: What needs “editing” in your life? What changes will it bring about? Will you make them? 

2 thoughts on “Editing Your Life

  1. For 23 years I worked for/with the same person. We both did a lot of writing as part of our job(s). We always read each other’s documents and made corrections, changes, suggestions, etc. It was never about who was right/wrong. It was about making the finished product the best it could be. Of course, we had trust because we knew and respected each other. I hope your experience with an editor (that you don’t know) will be positive.

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    1. Thanks so much. Actually, I met Elena at the writers conference in Jackson Hole. She edited a piece of my work so I knew what she was like and how we worked together. She is a very experienced writer/editor and I have much confidence in her. I feel honored to have her on my team. You and Mitch were a great team too!


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