How to write your book

Our inner critic is often the loudest voice in the room, isn’t it? And writing a book shines a spotlight on our insecurities in an even bigger way.  But what I’ve noticed with my clients is that it’s not only the inner critic that’s got them stuck—it’s the outer critics too.

how to become a book writer

What will people think of my writing? What if they hate it? Am I going to be judged? Do I know enough to be writing about this?


It’s like all the emotions we had as an adolescent of just wanting to “fit in” come back in full force.


This week’s guest, Kate Eckman, is a confidence and  Columbia-certified leadership coach who has immersed herself in research and hands-on work to help people navigate the unexpected and find their confidence.  She has just released her new book The Full Spirit Workout: A Ten-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun + Fulfilling Life.


Kate and I laugh a lot (as you’ll see in this episode), but what really knocked me off my chair is when she compared writing her book to getting a face tattoo. Tune in to hear why!


Here’s what we discuss in this episode:

  • Infusing your personality into your writing
  • Adjusting our expectations
  • Navigating self-doubt as a writer
  • Being OK with people not liking you
  • The 5 P’s of Confidence


Kate Eckman is a broadcast journalist and TV personality who brings her expertise in communications, performance, and mindfulness to her practice as a success coach for business leaders and professional athletes. She graduated at the highest level from Columbia University’s executive and organizational coaching program and is a certified ICF coach (ACC) and a licensed NBI consultant. Kate is passionate about mindfulness practices for both brain and body health. Kate shares her empowering message of how to end self-doubt in this impactful episode.


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