I am a list-aholic.
When an idea pops into my head I have to jot it down. Sometimes they are
little thing like pick up more bananas. Occasionally they are big things like
publish a book.
Last week, checking the box for publishing my first eBook was exciting. I was
fraught with fear. I made mountains of mistakes. But I did it. I learned so much and
it has wet my appetite for more. I feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used Amazon's KDP Select program because I felt it was the biggest market place, simple to use and they offered promotional opportunities. After my first promotion, sales doubled overnight and at the time of this writing, my book was #5 on Kindle eBook in the marketing section. (it changes every hour).
Learning new things and taking a chance was exhilarating and
made me very aware of a few important lessons that are worthy reminders.
What are you waiting
for? If you have a dream or some passion you want to explore, it can only
happen by setting it in motion. What 3 small steps can you do right now to move
thing in that direction.
What are you afraid
of? So you fail. So you make
mistakes. So you lose face. This is your life and you get one shot. Do you
really want to look back with regrets and say – damn, I wished I followed my
dreams or my passions?
What’s the worst
thing that can happen? This is such a great question to ask when you face
your fears. How bad will this be? Start from a worse-case perspective and then
slowly build toward reality. You’ll find that you may need to push past your
comfort zone but that type of growth is life-affirming.
Are you still
concerned with what others may say? Why are you letting someone else
control your destiny? Can you embrace the abundance that surrounds you and pull
it toward you? Breathe in deeply and feel your own strength, power and inner
wisdom. Trust yourself.
|Go ahead. Take a leap of faith. |
Sharpen your pencil. Go check a few boxes off your list now. Take a flying leap forward.
Notes: If you enjoy my posts, would you share it with your marketing friends? And check out my new book on Amazon. At $2.99 it is a great value. 21 useful lessons based on my marketing experiences. Thanks.
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