Many authors struggle to stand out in a highly saturated market. The largest issue is that it’s not just about taking action, it’s about knowing the right actions to take in order to get you to that next level as an author. There is a TON of bad information floating around, clouding the issue and it can often take years to figure out how to cut through. Listen as Jonny explains the 3 steps to getting you on the right path and and why luck, while appearing super sexy at first, can actually be the “kiss of death”.
Most authors struggle with standing out from the crowd
The combination of the right mindset and the right daily actions is what will make you WIN
Busy is NOT the same as being EFFECTIVE
1st Step: Focus on what you can control
Learn to love and expect the 99-1 Rule
You’re not going to see results right away
Be consistent and persistent
3 basic things that will happen when you start
You’ll learn what you need to learn (if you’re paying attention)
You build up your name and credit
The universe will test your commitment (be ready)
Expect this will take more time and will be a lot harder than what you initially thought
Most authors have to work because not all are lucky or make a fast break
Luck can be the “kiss of death” for authors
Fortune favors the prepared
Focus on the daily actions that you can control
2nd Step: Your writing and marketing rituals
Have a marketing and/or writing ritual that you will commit to doing every day
Examine your business – Do you have a list-building ritual?
Don’t wait for inspiration to come to you
3rd Step: Track your actions and hold yourself accountable
Set goals for yourself and track your progress
Little daily rituals should be easy-to-complete steps
Small actions compound into bigger results
Break your goals up into smaller steps
Don’t get discouraged over initial failures
Get the busy work OUT and over with
Make a daily checklist for yourself
Give yourself a sense of urgency
Your success as an author will NOT come out of thin air
3 Key Points:
It takes time to gain traction – don’t expect your first attempt to be an outright success.
Focus on the factors you CAN control, not the ones you can’t.
Be accountable to yourself – set daily goals and track your progress.