I finished the first draft of my next book, on sustainability leadership, this afternoon. I’m relieved, exhilarated, scared, worried, and many other emotions.
For the first time, I skimmed through it. It’s rough. I feel like it’s too long, too short, too comprehensive, not comprehensive enough, and many other problems. Still, I know how much editing improves.
I think it covers the main experiences, lessons, views, and ways forward I see, I believe uniquely among people working on leading on sustainability. I like the composition, but it’s hard to see it from another’s perspective, at least this soon after working on details.
I’m chomping at the bit to bring to the world my message of how to live and lead others to living joyfully sustainably, but had to work out some deeply nuanced, subtle parts I can misstate if I just speak them. Writing forces precision. Some of my most valuable writing time has been meditating away from the computer, as well as writing by hand on paper or my blackboard.
I’ve also shared some personal stories and vulnerabilities it took time and attention to explore.
Further updates as events warrant. I believe this book will be important and the sooner people can read it the better.
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