The new year is upon us. Out with the old, in with the new. It’s time to make some long-needed changes in order for you to get you what you’ve been on the hunt for. So, what exactly will change?
1. Your Thinking
Yourself. Stop saying “should” or “need to.” Just do what must be done. Forget the past, set goals for the future, but live in the present and execute daily, in mind and body, whatever needs to be done.
2. Your Network
You are only as good as who you know. Get to know more people. Everyone has value. Even better, pursue connections with those who could be helpful to you in achieving your goals. Whether online, in person, by phone, or by mail -- connect!
3. Your Resources
Be willing to invest more time, money, and mindshare into your writing career. Outsource to others what you can’t or won’t do/ Grow your writing business now!
4. Your Tolerance For Risk
You will need to take risks, experiment, and be willing to sacrifice one thing for another. There’s no playing it safe if you want to advance far and fast.
5. Your Schedule
Pretty simple solution here -- alter how you spend your time. We each get 168 hours a week. How will you budget your time to maximize efficiency and success? Put everything up for discussion. What will free-up your time to do what you know needs to get done?
6. Your Habits
Change what you do, how you do it, and how much you do it. If you spend 20 minutes a day on marketing, push it to 30. If you blog twice a month, shift to weekly. Be disciplined, determined, and deliberate in your efforts.
7. Your Skills
If you learn more and acquire new skills or brush up on old ones, you can accomplish more and do things that you don’t have to pay others to do. Lifetime learning is what we all must do and learning how to write, edit, market, and promote better is your task for life.
May this year bring you joy, love, peace,
health, and happiness. And may it be the year to jumpstart your writing career
in a way that you revolutionize what you do and accomplish.
Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at email@example.com He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!
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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent. This award-winning blog has generated over 3.2 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past decade, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum.
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