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Friday, November 16, 2018
Do You Have Faith In Your Book?
not a deeply religious person. Neither
is a significant portion of the country.
But that shouldn’t stop any of us from having faith, especially when it
comes to marketing our books.
faith in yourself that you can succeed.
faith in others that they can help you.
faith in your readers that they will help spread the word.
faith in family and friends that they will support you.
faith in a higher power, in whatever mysterious form it may come in.
of the world goes unexplained. What
happens after you die? Are there life
forms beyond Earth? What’s the purpose
to life? Are dogs smarter than us? Okay,
we already know the answer to the last one!
choose to believe there are answers to these questions, even if we may never
come to know or understand them. I also
choose to believe the world’s forces can be harnessed for good. I am nothing compared to the rest of the
world. I have nothing to lose in looking
for hope beyond the reach of my arms.
don’t have to believe in the same things nor live the same way, but wouldn’t it
be great, if we could all agree to believe in ourselves and to welcome whatever
support can come from others, including the powerful forces behind all of life?
is not the easiest post to write, for there’s no simple process to show one how
to let faith be a part of their life.
Only you can determine what role, if any, faith has in your life. I’m just saying try it – why not – you may
come to feel something loving and beautiful in your heart.
can act out of ego, ambition, greed, and reasons that seem less desirable than
answers that include: “I want to help
others” or “I have a wonderful message for others to embrace.” But whatever drives you to write a book and
promote it, may I suggest that faith be a part of the equation?
inspired, not fear-fueled.
motivated, not anger-filled.
hopeful, not helpless.
creative, not robotic.
loving, not isolated.
put a piece of you out to the public’s critical eye when you write a book. Let
faith guide you and hope that good things will come from projecting positive
thoughts, honest actions, well-intentioned ideas and, kind-hearted interactions
with others. You can’t just ask for
things from others; you must first give, and to offer others your great words,
positive energy, and kind soul. Have faith and rise above your insecurities,
fears, or hatred.