Feb 11

Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Writing a book means for each person to get out of their own way.

There’s nothing like putting your thoughts, beliefs and wisdom into a published book for all to see for making people nervous.

One of my clients was no exception and one of his fears was that he wouldn’t be able to write the number of words needed to create an actual book.

He had previously written a chapter of the charity collaborative book Courage: Stories Of Darkness To Light which was 5000 words but knew he was aiming to 8x that.

He has surprised himself and openly shares this to help others (the books are there to help others but so is the journey) and has almost reached a 30,000-word count with a view to reaching completion by the end of this month.

Absolutely fantastic Alan Watts who has achieved this whilst working a job with very long hours and being a single dad at weekends.

He allowed himself to be guided, encouraged and he committed as can anyone one if they get out of their own way.

His book is going to be fantastic for males, especially who have suffered from low self-esteem and mental health difficulties. I particularly love it when guys open up like this as it goes a way to making it okay for other men to do so and breaking that be strong and silent mentality.


You can read my full story here, from when I was ten years old and what happened to me. I was admitted to a psychiatric unit at fifteen and continued to suffer throughout my adult life with feelings of self-hatred, fear, darkness and not knowing who I was. I used addictions to help me to cope on the outside when the inside was chaotic. I finally found my healing and had a burning desire to share this with the universe to give love, hope and inspiration to others in pain.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass

Anton Chekhov