New Britain Herald – Newington resident pens 10th book, this one helping people switch from ‘someday’ mentality to ‘today’

NEWINGTON – Write a novel? Open up your own restaurant? Become a film director?

“Someday,” people say. “Today,” Matthew Dicks says.

The Newington resident’s 10th book, “Someday is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life” was published June 7 by New World Library.

“Whenever I’m speaking about my books or doing a storytelling event or anything else I’m always asked, ‘how do you manage to do all the things you do?’ I wrote this book in an attempt to answer that question,” Dicks said of his latest release.

Someday Is Today is comprised of four parts: Time, Taking the Leap, Support and Living the Life. Readers are empowered to take manageable steps to reach their goals, whatever they may be. The appendix includes a series of action plans for readers to begin implementing the strategies posed into their everyday lives.

“What I believe essentially, is that our lives are the culmination of tiny decisions we make every day,” Dicks said. “When we can start to pile up the tiny decisions in such a way that they help us achieve our goals things get a lot easier. Someday is Today is a guide to help you find the time you can’t quite see yet, find the inspiration and motivation that’s available to you if you look a little closer, and lots of strategy that will just make that creative climb easier.”

If you can’t tell, Dicks hates the word “someday” – even though it’s in the title of his book.

“It allows people to continue living their lives as if there will always be a someday,” he said. “Most people die having not achieved the dreams they dreamed of achieving because they always believed there was a someday. I always think of my someday as today and that is the goal for the readers of my book.”

A book launch party is set for Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Connecticut Historical Society.

Dicks’ other nonfiction book, “Storyworthy” invites you to “Engage, Teach, Persuade and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling.” His fiction works – six novels – include “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend” and “Unexpectedly Milo.”

Dicks and his wife Elysha both work as teachers and live in Newington with their two children, Clara and Charlie. They are also co-founders of the organization Speak Up and co-hosts of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Monday, 13 June 2022 13:10. Updated: Monday, 13 June 2022 13:13.

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