BarroMetric Views: “For Or Not For Me.”
Here I am sitting in Boston’s Public Library. It’s an amazing place! But not as incredible as Harvard’s where the library extends four floors down below ground level! Why down and not up or sideways? That’s a story for another day.
Today is more about an intriguing conversation I have been having with an Aussie friend, let’s call him Derek. Derek is a psychiatrist specialising in counselling teenagers especially those who are either at Uni or about to enter Uni.
I have great respect for Derek and usually bounce ideas off him when I am uncertain.
I sent him a copy of the ebook I am writing – well, the introductory chapter and mindmap outline of the rest of the book. Derek was very complimentary:
“You have succeeded in capturing and placing the latest research in one bundle. Anyone following the process will have solved the problems of optimising their use of time as well as some of the usual barriers like procrastination, failing to remember easily ……”
“BUT”, he added, “you are marketing to the wrong crowd. No matter how overwhelmed they may be, no matter how much they may feel there aren’t enough hours in the day, and no matter how effectively you book will solve their problems – traders won’t come at it!”
I asked: “Why?”
“Because traders won’t move their comfort zone. The book’s subject matter is too far outside ‘trading’ for its contents to be sufficiently motivating.
You are better off helping the Uni student who is more likely to be helped by the ebook.”
I told him he was wrong. So, he set up a simple challenge. What that challenge is, I’ll tell you the next time I write the blog. I’m not sure when but it will be before I leave the US.
Oh, I almost forgot. I was asked what I am calling the ebook. At this stage: The 5 Stages of Self-Management, optimising the effective use of your time.