Claire writes: “Lucia Baldelli and I are in Lake Garda in Italy to get our heads down and complete the beta draft of The Human Behind the Coach. It’s scary on a number of levels. 

  • You can already pre-order it and we haven’t finished
  • We are heading off with what still feels like the shitty third draft – thank you, Anne Lamott (and apologies for the language) “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something—anything—down on paper. What I’ve learned to do when I sit down to work on a shitty first draft is to quiet the voices in my head.”
  • I wasn’t very well known when I wrote Simplifying Coaching and now we know people will buy the next one if they liked the last one. That’s pressure!

And the learning? Well, given there’s a chapter on being vulnerable, we are living what we are writing.  And dogged determination before tells me that I can usually write something half decent on the other side of the bad bit (even when my school English teacher told me I couldn’t write).

What might lie the other side of a bad bit you might be in at the moment?”

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