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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, life coach Angela Wadley talks about her new book, 5 Minute Life Hacks, and what inspired her to write it.
Written by JJ Barnes
I interviewed Angela Wadley about her life and career, what inspired her to start writing, and how she helps her readers with her new book, 5 Minute Life Hacks.
Tell me a bit about who you are.
I’m a Board Certified NLP/EFT/Time Techniques Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotist and Success/Life Coach, Certified Life/Transformational/Positive Psychology/Solution-Focused Coach, Reiki Master, Author, Podcaster, Yoga Instructor and last but certainly not least, Wife and Fur Mom 🙂
When did you first WANT to write a book?
I wanted to write a book decades ago!
When did you take a step to start writing?
I took the first step last year.
How long did it take you to complete your first book from the first idea to release?
It took about a year, because I was writing two at the same time.
How long did it take you to complete your latest book from the first idea to release?
It took the same amount of time because I did them at the same time.
Focusing on your latest release. What made you want to write 5 Minute Life Hacks?
I have a super busy lifestyle with not much free time, so had to come up with a way to tackle my to-do list, get everything done and still have time to learn new things/get new certifications and fit in some much needed self-care time. I figured there may be others out there who would like to try this little hack I have been using. If anything, it could help possibly motivate and inspire them to at least try to take action to tackle their to-do lists.
What were your biggest challenges with writing 5 Minute Life Hacks?
The biggest challenge was stopping and fighting the urge to keep adding more and changing it.
What was your research process for 5 Minute Life Hacks?
My own lifestyle and to-do list.
How did you plan the structure of 5 Minute Life Hacks?
I didn’t initially plan the structure and there was no order. I just wrote whatever came to me at the time, in bits and pieces. If I had more thoughts to add for a particular hack, I would go back and add it.
Did you get support with editing, and how much editing did 5 Minute Life Hacks need?
I did get help with editing. Since I did not write it from beginning to end, it needed to be organized. In addition to that, once I saw it organized, it made me want to add more ideas. I also added a Journal to go along with the book.
What is the first piece of writing advice you would give to anyone inspired to write a book?
Just start. You don’t have to sit down and write the beginning and keep going until you write the end. Just write what comes to you. You can organize it later.
Can you give me a hint about any further books you’re planning to write?
Yes, I am about to publish a book about something that seems like a good thing, but is just the opposite. Perhaps if I had read a book like mine, I would have become an author a long time ago.
And, finally, are your proud of your accomplishment? Was it worth the effort?
Yes, I am proud of it. It was so worth it! I wish I had done it ages ago.
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