24 Jun 3 Steps To Move Your Projects Forward by jon vroman in Blog no Comments Writing a book isn’t easy. I’m finding that out – Every. Single. Day. I’m PUMPED that the Front Row Factor book is coming out around thanksgiving, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the project but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s been super challenging. After having a call this morning with a few of our team members about moving the book project forward, I experienced a breakthrough and moment of clarity. It happened the moment I was told by a close advisor, “Jon – you just need to sit with this for a few days.” What they meant was that I just needed to take the book and without anyone’s influence, just write, edit and create. I needed to be with the book and give myself some time with it. I’m a HUGE fan of working with others. I love involving people in projects to collaborate. I feel like when more voices come to the table, blind spots are revealed, brilliant ideas are shared, and synergy is created. As much as I love group effort and the seduction of having ideas validated…. it’s key that we take time to be with our project and TRUST OURSELVES. I realized when putting this book together (and almost any project I’ve worked on in the past) that there are 3 things that must happen at different stages of the game: 1.) I need to SIT WITH IT. To me, this means I needed to get into the writing myself. The creation. No researchers. No editors. Just me trusting my heart and what direction to take things. Yes I need help, AND yes, I need time alone with the project. 2.) I need to SIT WITHOUT IT. After writing. After talking out ideas. After working for hours on end, it’s key to walk away and get some distance from your project. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written a letter and thought “that’s great.” Then, I read it again the next day and said “What the hell was I thinking, that doesn’t make any sense.” 3.) I needed to SIT WITH OTHERS. Yes I trust myself. Yes I need silence & distance. And… YES, I need to talk this out with others. I LOVE getting on the phone, having coffee and skyping with awesome people who care about OUR success. I am truly grateful for the “Front Row Friends” in life and their positive influence. COUNTLESS ideas that have moved my life forward I cannot take credit for – they were gifts from others. Yes I want editors and our book reviews team to read it and tell me what they think. I want to know what’s missing? What they love? How can we make it better? I love to build with friends. At the end of the day, YOU MUST MOVE YOUR PROJECT FORWARD! The world needs you to create — so go for it. Sit with your project and get down & dirty. Sit without it and get space. Then sit with others and collaborate. Have fun and keep building! JV More from my siteDoes It Serve YOU?Are you worth it?3 Steps To Make Powerful Choices Love this? Share it! Get an email notification when our next podcast episode is available!