“Bold Surgery Saves a Life”
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“A New Face: A Bold Surgeon, an Untried Surgery”
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These headlines grabbed my eye today.
They reminded me of my client who, since she was really stuck in her writing, decided on drastic action. She checked into a hotel for two days and wrote.
You may recall that story–I wrote about that a few weeks ago in this space. So she didn’t save a life, but she was hugely productive.
Now I ask you–what bold, risky step have you taken for the sake of your writing?
Did you construct the syllabus for the class you’re teaching to free you up for a day or so?
Did you commit to writing fewer comments on student papers?
Let’s get serious—what if you were 5 times bolder?
Let’s say . . . How about taking 3 weeks away from work to devote to your writing?
One of my amazing clients has done just that—she’s taken 3 weeks off, and she will not be paid for 2 of those 3 weeks.
She’s made sure that she has what she needs—she brought boxes of her diss stuff home from work. She’s making a detailed plan so that at the start of each day she has her to-do list of manageable tasks. She’s arranged to check in with me by phone every couple of days as she gets started.
Surgeons don’t have a monopoly on boldness.
“. . . .And the success of Murray’s ‘extremely bold’ surgery opened the way for transplants of other organs such as the liver and heart.”
“. . . .Bold Three-Stage Brain Operation for Intractable Seizures Appears . . . .”
Finishing your dissertation may take not just a bold step, but an audacious step.
Write your own headline today. How do you want it to read?
Imagine the copy that could be written about you.
Bold! Brilliant! Finishing Her Dissertation!
I’d love to hear from you. What’s a bold step you’re willing to take?
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Until next time,
Nancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC
Your International Dissertation Coach and Academic Career Coach