Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
That's actually what I had in mind for the time management book -- applying the PDSP principles at a very low level, i.e. how you spend your time each day and how you align your daily routine with truth, love, and power.
Well, whether you use the existing aspects, or whether you write about the aspects of the aspects (only you could tell if that's needed; I'm still not far along enough in PDSP, nor my understanding of the model, to say yet; maybe I won't be ever without seeing how it was all created, but we'll see. Maybe on your death we can get Erin to release your PDSP principles creation notes, kind of like what Linda Lee did with Bruce's Lee's fighting notes.
Just don' go the Lee route and get assassinated yet. Time for that later.
I think if you can keep the very awesome style of writing you used for PDSP--the way you address people as an equal in attitude, but an authority in knowledge; an authentic style that I feel was heavily influenced from doing writing for your blog--you could write quite the useful book on the very low level application of things. The principles would remain holistic, but we'd get a better understanding of the model. Maybe even some more specific application examples--or maybe lots of them--like Angela suggested. Marcus Buckingham had lots of that in his books, and he just used pseudonyms to retell stories about people. I found that powerful and a good way to explain things. Probably made strengths-theory a bit easier to understand than the principles.
I think there's great power in any book that addresses things in a holistic fashion (i.e. holistic time management). You could think of the next book as an in-depth continuation of PDSP section 2.
I think doing this type of book after PDSP might pave the way for an interesting book on polarity, since you'd have general application, specific application, then follow it up with a "ok, you're intelligent; now, what should you use it for?" book.
The only potential snag I see is the question of: "how much of the (new) book are you going to use to explain the principles? Is it going to leverage the first book to fit in the maximum amount of content, or is it going to have some redundant material for those who've read PDSP?"
That seems like a silly either/or question, though. A better way might be to just reiterate on the principles, but with different stories. I'm sure you could somehow state them in a way that was "different" such that you further the ground for readers to explore, not having them explore ground they've already been on.
This probably wouldn't be a massive best-seller, but I think those who do buy it would get a lot of use out of it. Of course, it would probably still sell pretty well (selling being the representation of impact, not the $$$ you rake in). Postscript
Oh, and a book on time management--the one you mentioned--would save me from having to do crazy things to figure out and back-engineer the various models you use.
It'd *love* to see your latest take on all those things, as well as a treatment of them with the principles.
To be honest, that'd be a pretty exciting book--maybe moreso than PDSP (specific application gets me going