One potential book client recently told me his book dream for 2016.
His book will center on how daily person-centered gratitudes can change your life, giving you more confidence to do what you really want to do.
He really prepared for it. In 2015, he committed to a specific 365 days a year marketing plan. He posted daily videos and related tips on how to be grateful. He plans to do the same for 2016.
Did you notice he posts a gratitude video EVERY day? Now that my friends, is work! Think of the hours he spends recording, editing and posting – then replying to his followers daily.
The results? He has built a loving community and hundreds of subscribers who give him feedback most days and show their appreciation on his Facebook page. His plans for the future include giving the participants an opportunity in organic food buying and distributing. He has other projects going too.
I remember the days when I loved everything about working on my book project and wanted to learn all kinds of skills. Speed reading, super learning, entrepreneurial marketing and writing all led to my calling – book coaching. Focusing on one topic led me to build a beautiful business around my fourth book, Write your eBook or Other Short Book Fast.
What a great journey and just think, I’m still here up-leveling my book coaching packages. Now I know how to do it fast and also help my clients and book coaching members in my LinkedIn group of almost 14,000. Now, they can make their book dreams a reality too!
Judy’s Favorite Two Mantras
“Remember each writing action leads you closer to your book’s finish line.”
“In book writing or any writing project, it’s always easier with a partner.”
Here’s What You Need to Do After You Commit to Your Book
Although I’ve learned dozens of goal setting techniques, I really love this one. It’s produced so many finished writing projects (30 books) for me over the past 15 years. And it will serve you well.
High Level Activities (HLA’s)
The trouble with most of us is that we’re driven to do so much more than we need to. We get distracted by the latest marketing trends and other irresistible online promises. Where’s the focus she asks? This method helps you concentrate on what’s important and what’s secondary. I made this my own after much study.
Take these Two Steps First
1. Write down the night before in your organizer your focused and specific HLA’s.
Why? So your subconscious has time to help you solve them.
2. Be specific in your HLA’s.
Don’t just say I’ll write on Chapter 2. Name what you actually do for that one. For example, in my organizer today, I wrote 5 HLA’s. Ambitious? Maybe, but watch the momentum as you commit daily. Include some easier and personal growth goals along with the long-term writing projects.
Judy’s Samples of HLA’s for January 6, 2016
HLA 1. Write and finish short bio for my VIP audiences.
HLA 2. Practice 45 minutes dynamic stretches.
HLA 3. Write blog “How to Finish Your Important Book Projects”. Invest one hour. Send to editor.
HLA 4. Visit my book group at LinkedIn to post new discussion and tips for my audience there.
HLA 5. Write and finish blog “Create Your Book Dream with Judy Cullins”
Sometimes I write too many things to finish in a day. These five HLA’s I will finish for sure. Don’t write more HLA’s a day than you can finish. Commit to a certain amount of time to the top ongoing projects, such as a chapter or putting up a LinkedIn profile that markets you (you probably need to change your summary).
Want more Examples?
Here are some of my past HLA’s and tips I’ve shared over the years.
Give yourself permission to not overwork or work on so many unfinished projects. Choose the most important one first and finish, so you don’t rattle your brain or feel guilty.
I’ve lived a long and bumpy life, yet I don’t feel guilty. I have fun every day and include lots of love every day. I make enough income that makes me confident every day.
Another affirmation I use daily is, “Let go of all that doesn’t serve you.” Once you do you’ll feel the freedom we all want and need. Maybe you could adopt this style. When you do, be sure to connect with me. I love exchanging good work and play stories.
The question is now, “How can you FINISH your projects in a timely way?”
Remember, I’m here for you. Got a question on High Level Activities or how to finish your project? Help me live my life’s purpose. Leave a comment and make my day!
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