No one wants to admit to self-doubt, let alone laziness or procrastination. Phyllis Korkki, an assignment editor and reporter for The New York Times, owns up to all three in the subtitle of her new book.
Combining reporting, science and the stories of other high achievers, Korkki identifies the tactics required to bring a “big thing” project to fruition, including goal setting, focus, effort, time management and handling the high risk of failure. She shows how to conquer procrastination, stay on target and find time to be creative even if you have a full-time job. And the proof her ideas work? Her “big thing” was this very book. The principles that helped her overcome her fears can work for you, too.
The Big Thing
By Phyllis Korkki
August; Harper; $27
This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.