This comment deserves a post of it’s own. From comments in Randomness.

Maybe you know all of the following, but just in case it helps you. (It helped me)

Making a tiny insignificant commitment to writing for even 2 focused minutes everyday almost always leads to writing a hell of alot more at a sitting just out of momentum.

Keeping a visible calendar with your successful commitment’s to those days reinforces that you are following through on your writing.

The other trick is saying to yourself that this is “only a rough draft” if you are stalling out of wanting that “definitive book” to fall out of you. It usually won’t &even if it did nobody needs perfection.

Huge books about diet filled with theory & studies are usually summed up in less then 20 pages.

I think that your strength is that you were not a lean teenage person & you learned how to put yourself into a exceptional condition.

From what I can see from the whole of the internet, right now… you are doing this more successfully then anyone. (On a consistent basis with photo testimonials)

So from my point of view I hope your book will at least touch on the following (like your blog):

Emphasis on your decision not to become psycho about eating.

Your personal story as on the leangains.com with photos of when you were chubby.

Variances in approach with different clients & why.

Documentation & photos from clients plans.

I could give a shit about studies to tell the truth.

The fact that you were fat & leaned out to the level you are now & doing the same helping your clients is amazing. I mean look at how many people fail at getting in shape & you are transforming people on a consistent basis.

What more do you need to write about? Possibly mental techniques for people who can’t comply well?

Maybe stuff to build your own reputation to further your professional goals.

Put the book out! In the time you have started talking about intermittent fasting, so many people have jumped on the bandwagon & they really don’t have the results you have already documented here.

Swedes are waaaaay to modest & perfectionistic.

C’mon kick some ass. You have an embarrassment of riches already compared to other fitness “experts”

Mamaelvis

My reply

Mamaelvis,

Thanks for taking the time to write this. Personally, I think this is the best comment on my blog so far.

Some very useful advice in here that I needed to be reminded of. You’re right on all accounts regarding book writing and getting it done. I could have had the book out a long time ago if I wasn’t so focused on some trivial aspects no one really cares that much about (with regards to studies on the topic). I’m a perfectionist when it comes to this, and it’s certainly a double-edged sword in this business. Your post got me thinking. Thanks again.