Today Is My Anniversary
I started writing Live Like A Fruit Fly on the ninth of February a few years back.
I called my friend Rob, who ended up making a few appearances in the book, and said, “Hey man. I know it’s your birthday, so, happy birthday. But you need to do me a favor. I’m starting to write a book today. A book that can change the world. If I’m not done in a year from today, I need you to come over and blow my head off with a shotgun.”
Gruesome, I know. But without hardcore incentive, I’d procrastinate my life away.
I wrote for a few days and then put it aside for a few weeks. I wrote for a few weeks and then put it aside for a few months.
Sometimes it flowed with ease. Other times it was like forcing water from a stone.
Finally, I typed, “The End.”
With my masterpiece manifested, I looked to the lower righthand corner of my computer screen to see the date. Without planning, it was a year later, the ninth of February.
Live Like A Fruit Fly hasn’t changed the world.
But I’m grateful to say that it is changing lives – one by one.
For example, I became close friends with a fan of my book and I introduced her to a close friend of mine from back home. They’re now living together and she took him today for a full day at the spa.
Because it’s Rob. And today is his birthday.
“In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” —Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success