Archive for July, 2011
It’s been a busy few weeks for Julian and I. Finally, after a lot of tapping on the computer – and even more procrastinating on my part – we have both published our books. Actually, Julian released Damaged Goods a few weeks ago and has already had his first royalty cheque!
It’s a funny thing to accomplish a goal, particularly one you have held for so long (and if I’m honest so vaguely!) I think it’s been more of a belief for me that one day I would write a book, rather than a goal. It certainly hasn’t been a well formed NLP type goal anyway!
I was very excited yesterday to see that my first book The Self Help Bible – Volume 1 – About Self Esteem and How to be Confident (volume 1 – that pretty much obliges me to write some more now doesn’t it!) had gone live on Kindle, that started the day well.
Then, Julian sent me a picture of the paperback in his hand, the proof copy of which arrived while I was out, and my excitement increased. So, by the time I got a copy in my hands last night, I was well and truly ‘hyper’ as Julian says! It was a real buzz!
I have built it a website, introduced it to Twitter and Facebook, announced it to Google and everything else I could think of, so now my little book has to make it’s own way in the world, and much like a proud parent, I have to just wait and see if I’ve done a good enough job for it to survive in the real world.
I’m pretty good at seeing the good bits in life, so, I can say truthfully that today is my best sales day to date. It’s day one perhaps, but I have sold a couple, so I remain hopeful! I have the next 4 volumes part written and all planned, volume 1 has gone off to be reviewed and a couple of people have asked for a signed copy – how cool is that!
The books are very simple, like me – to the point, yep, also like me, and fun – I hope that’s like me too! It is my hope, that they will bring hope to others by showing how easy it can be to change your life, with a little guidance and some will.
As it says at the top of our blog, we firmly believe that with the right System and Mindset, if you are willing to put in some Activity (consistent Action) then success will be yours!
Watch this space!
Facebook has changed the default security status which can leave you open to being hacked.
It’s really easy to sort out though, here’s what you need to do:
Look at your URL (top box on your screen.) If you see “http” or just “www” instead of “https” you DO NOT have a secure session & can be hacked. More >