How Alelia Thompson Got Over Her Fears About Writing a Book With the Stoic Writing Method

case studies Dec 17, 2020
 

With the Stoic Writing Method, Alelia Thompson was able to get over fears surrounding book writing and 10X her writing skills

By Alelia Thompson

 

As a kid, my favorite hobby was reading and creative writing. While other kids were off playing with toys, I found myself engrossed in a book or busy putting together a poem. However, by the time I got to the 9th grade in high school, reading and writing had become less fun because I was being funneled in that direction by my teachers. 

 

Common sense at the time was that individuals who focused on the Arts and Humanities were not compensated as well as their peers in the social sciences. I didn’t want to commit to a life path that wouldn’t compensate me well. Because of this belief, even though I did great at writing, I always found a way to put up resistance to learning and mastering the art of writing whenever anyone would encourage me in that direction.

 

Writing a Book to Share My Journey of Growth

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Learning to Learn, Unlearn, & Relearn: A Mid-Journey Case Study with Rose Carmen Sustiguer

Rose Carmen Sustiguer is a life coach, trainer, and entrepreneur based in the Manila metro area, in the Philippines. Through her business, Passion2Purpose, she helps organizations strengthen their communication and team synergy through transformative and experiential coaching programs. Rose is a certified member of the John Maxwell Team and is currently completing a MA in Communication at Ateneo de Manila University, one of the leading academic institutions in the Philippines.

 

Before we started working together, Rose had been experiencing difficulties writing her master’s thesis on the effect of COVID-19 on Christian missions and their use of virtual communication. Despite years of studying and using English as a second language, Rose found herself stuck writing her thesis. She didn’t have strong enough foundations to complete such a significant project. She frequently experienced writer’s block, didn’t feel confident with her academic writing skills,...

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Finding the Confidence to Become an Author & Entrepreneur: A Mid-Journey Case Study with Angela Reid

 

Angela Reid is a qualified chef and a digital marketing expert based in Canterbury, New-Zealand. During her career, she’s worked in restaurants, hotels, and franchise food businesses across New-Zealand and the United Kingdom. She is also trained as a digital marketer and works at ClickFunnels, a leading U.S.-based direct response marketing company. Her whole life, Angela has been passionate about the food industry. She is currently building her business creating content for artisan food businesses.

 

Before we started working together, Angela had always liked writing. She wanted to build a meaningful business using her digital marketing expertise to help food artisan businesses. Early in her life, however, a few terrible English teachers made her experience writing unpleasant. As she pursued a career in the food industry, Angela never thought much of writing as a professional vocation.

 

Following her career as a chef, Angela learned various digital marketing skills....

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Taking Ultimate Ownership of Long-Owned Wisdom: A Mid-Journey Case Study with Dr. David Diehl

Dr. David Diehl has been involved with people development for nearly 45 years. He has extensively studied and researched human behavior and learning, and has delivered inspiration, motivation, education, and meaningful insight to a variety of audiences. He makes every one-on-one coaching session relevant, and every event a memorable experience. He does this by placing a large emphasis on delivering active and engaging, actionable content.

 

When we started working together, Dr. Diehl had recently retired from the Houston Community College, where he worked in various academic and executive roles for close to 15 years. He was also growing his professional coaching business, which he had launched to stay involved in people development. Despite a lifetime of successes as well as numerous academic and professional achievements, Dr. Diehl couldn’t bring himself to write the book he had long wanted to. He wished to write a book that encapsulates the experience, knowledge, and...

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