Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I've been reading the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, the former publisher of Success magazine. It makes me pause and think and realize what I've been missing in anything I've wanted to succeed at.
I have the motivation, but I'm missing a key factor and now I'm working on it. Consistency. It's not a race to win. He brings up the hare and tortoise fable. Slow and steady wins the race. And that is true in any part of your life. Whether it be your writing, relationships and your career. You need to be consistent. Follow a routine and keep working at it and do your very best work in all things you do.
There are no get rich formulas in life, just hard work. And your dreams and goals take hard work. You will not be an overnight success. You have to work at it and that doesn't stop when you start making money. You can lose it all as fast as you make it.
Take a look at the book. I was never a big motivational self help reader. But some of the books I have read over the last month has helped me grow and given me insight on my writing career, my life and my goals.
I know if I follow the advice written by the ones who have succeeded before me and learn from their examples I will become the best me I can be everyday getting a little better. Get the book here.
Friday, May 12, 2017
So I'm on my way into work today listening to a podcast on marketing. Which I have been doing a lot lately. He said something that really resonated with me "running a business is not about profit but it's about what you can do to help your customer or client out." So what does that mean? And why is it running a business about profit?
Well, here is the thing, if you're serving your client in meeting their needs are fixing a problem for them you will have repeat customers. So as an author, what problem am I trying to fix? Boredom! So how can I entertain you? Well I can entertain you by a writing it a good book. But then how do you find out about it? Marketing! So many authors promote via Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs. But what if you don't have big your target audience on those social media sites or blogs, What do you do then?
Well I've come across a great marketing tool to find your dream reader, don't really want to get into it right now about who they are, Because I have a test or not yet but it looks very promising because you can target the market that you're looking for. I do have a link on this site for them. And so far what I have found I love. But I will do some market testing on them and I will let you know my results.
I won't be spamming the Facebook feed I will target my preferred readers. And then after a month I will give you my results. But if you're interested in trying it out yourself look to your right and there is a link to click funnels.com.
Check it out you might be surprised. It also works for our network marketing, online sales of any kind, Service market. Basically anything you want to sell online it will help with. It will even help with companies that are brick-and-mortar. It's actually a very amazing community full of positive outlook's and it's the wave of the future in marketing.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
So in the next few days you will see a remodel of this page. I will be enhancing the looks and adding things to help all my author and blogger friends out.
I'm going to continue on my journey and share it every step of the way.
I'm going to stop letting fear get in my way and enjoy the journey. There is nothing that could go so wrong that I can't come back from it. I've learned that in the last five months. I've been on the bottom and I'm ready to start head up.
I'm so excited for this next phase in my life. Its actually really hard to contain it. I'm going to prosper and I plan on taking you all with me.
My path is a positive one even with all the negative going on in this world that surrounds me. I have so many opportunities and I will succeed in them. So welcome aboard my roller coaster. Enjoy the ride.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
As Nike says "Just do it". That's the best life secret I can give you. You have too. Not in all things but in anything you dream of you need to just do it. Think about it all you want but that won't get you anywhere. Action is what gets you to where when you want to go.
Procrastination kills dreams but so does the fear of failing. Think about it this way, what is the most you will lose. Invest in your future. Seriously, failing is not the worst thing you can do. Not succeeding is. I was listening to a webinar the other day and he gave a great example of whether something is a failure or not. Thomas Edison had over 1000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When asked how it felt to fail 1000 times he responded with "I didn't fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps."
That's the same thing with writing, new career, new business. You just keep on it until you get it right. It's not failing, it's finding out what works best for you and what your dream is.
There are so many things in life you should give up: eating unhealthy, smoking, drinking, being a couch potatoe, drugs, negativity, but your dreams you should not give up on not ever.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Hey you all. I am happy to be back from the brink. I have been working too hard and not enough play. I have missed you all and I hope you will welcome me back with open arms. I will begin my book reviews soon.
I haven't had a lot of time for book reviews but I will start again and I will give you my honest feelings regarding the books I read. There have been a couple of them that I haven't been able to complete, not because they are not good. I just haven't been in a real reading mood. I know crazy. I love to read. But there have been so many things going on in my life that has taken all my energy that I just couldn't get into anything. And that includes my writing.
It's really amazing what a life upheaval does to you emotionally and physically. I hope to never go through something like this again. I was an emotional wreck and it was awful. I am doing a lot better now so hopefully I can get going on all my dreams. Hey, if interested I have another website that you can check out also www.jenniecunanan.com it is dedicated to my love of indie authors and helping succeed with their writing and creating an income so that they can do what they love.
There will be all kinds of tips and tricks on how to do things and how to create a passive income. I will share some on here also. There is also going to be tips on getting your mailing list up and going so you can create that ever envied platform that we all need. I am just getting started at it myself, so I hope you will follow my journey so that you can create the same market as I do and we can all become successful.