Writers and authors often have many talents and some of them extend their talents to many areas. For some, writing may be a part-time gig or a full-fledged book.
Action star Chuck Norris has also adopted the work of a scribe. He has become a bestselling author of many books including “Black Belt Patriotism” and the “The Secret Power Within.” Many of Norris’s books can be found on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. In “The Power Within,” Chuck Norris chronicles his success, a good lesson in Zen Philosophy, and of course, Martial Arts. Norris gives many inspiring quotes such as “If you have nothing to prove, you have no need to fight” and “To maintain self-respect you must respect the work you do, and do it well as possible.” His book is very inspiring and shows individuals that they can write and be a success in other avenue’s too.
Here is another example of an author that packs a punch. Keith ‘Fastest Punch’ Liddell, age 27, is one of those authors that display many talents, including boxing AND writing. Liddell even hopes to break into the entertainment industry. Some of his other talents include boxing, martial arts, and self-defense teaching as well as singing, making music videos, and self made videos showcasing his talents.
Liddell has written many books in addition to his boxing success. As an author, he has written many books and hopes to publish many more. Keith’s first book called “The Tangibility of Nothingness,” explores deductive reasoning and other math concepts. His second book titled “The Third Number – The Value of Zero” explains the importance and real relevance of the number zero. “I hope to write more books eventually,” said Liddell. His books can be purchased by going to big book sellers such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Liddell truly has an urban and poetic flow which resonates in all of his books.
Liddell hopes to enter the 2016 Summer Olympics and rise above having to drop out of the 2009 games due to a very painful hernia. This superstar did not even realize he had a hernia and actually lived with the condition for years. He bravely dealt with the pain through the years and is now totally healthy and ready to take on whatever life brings him. “I am excited. Competing in the 2016 Olympics is a dream of mine,” said Liddell. “I do not believe in luck, only calculated probability. I am the personification of science, the prodigy of speed, and the ancestor of strength when and most people have reached their peak I have just begin to inth! For all the haters out there – they are irrelevant and get no acknowledgement,” said Liddell.
In boxing, there is a strategy the athlete must follow to fight against his opponent. The same goes for writing. Strategy must followed by the writer to achieve his or her goals to reach the end of a project or article. This means coming up with a plan to achieve the goal of finishing the article or book. The plan is often an outline or straight notes so the writer has a guide to follow to get to his endpoint. Once the writer or sports person has a clear vision of what they want, they can then start writing the body of work and go from there. There are some key factors both sets of professionals possess: Here is a look at some of them:
- Skill. Both good writers and athletes possess skill and this often comes naturally, but is also something that can be taught. With the proper skills, individuals can achieve anything they set their mind to.
- Drive. Drive plays a big factor in the success and outcome of the fight or manuscript in the case of an athlete and journalist. Everyone has different motivating factors, but without this very simple quality not much gets done at all.
- Persistence. Sports players and writers are sometimes confronted with failure, not because they are bad at what they do, because failure is simply a factor that can be in or out of our control. Everyone has set backs, but the key is to not let those set backs stop you.
- Reward. Each professional will generally reap a reward for their efforts. This may be in the form of a monetary reward or non-monetary one. Sometimes the greatest rewards come from achievement and not funds.
Both writers and athletes are skilled in different areas, but are able to use their discipline and stick-to-it nature to become a success in the world they work in. Sometimes these words collide and writers find themselves working as athletes and vise-versa. Acquiring a good skill set can help enable them more success and hopefully better income. Some writers and sports players care more about fame, but Mr. Liddell is more concerned about making a positive difference in other people’s lives. As Mr. Liddell says, “I am the bandit of success because I stole the deal, man oh man, I am just keeping it real!”