3 Erroneous Beliefs That Prevent Authors from Succeeding

A fabulous expression of one’s beliefs often manifests into a book. For many, this is the ultimate outlet for their creativity, expression and beliefs. There is nothing that quite compares to the writing and publishing of a book. Yet… this is where many authors stop. Many fall short of doing what needs to be done to make their potential readers ...
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Use your business as a vehicle to influence positive change

Can our businesses contribute to solutions to many of the world problems we are experiencing more frequently every day? As entrepreneurs, are we able to fuel much needed shifts in perceptions, beliefs and reality of what is possible? Is it wise for entrepreneurs to speak their truth publicly beyond simple business as usual? Personally, I believe we have a responsibility ...
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Your purpose is defined by your moment-to-moment actions

How often have you asked, “What is my greater purpose? What am I here to do?” Consider this; life purpose does not have to be some grand vision, some over the top expression or some huge undertaking. It is, in fact, very simple. A profound way to live your purpose is simply through the day-to-day actions you take that create ...
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5 Ways Solo-Entrepreneurs Sabotage Their Success

Ask most solo-entrepreneurs why they are in business and they will tell you it’s to make a difference AND make money. Yet, the majority make the road to success much more difficult than it needs to be. In essence, they are sabotaging their success by what they do and by what they don’t do. Let’s begin by defining just what ...
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Running a Business IS Like Running a Marathon

There is so much evidence that the more visible we are, the more opportunity we create. Yet, many people continue to hide out, thinking somehow they will be discovered Without a doubt, when you are open about who you are, what you do, hobbies you have, this is when opportunity appears to come out of the woodwork. Opportunity abounds A ...
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7 Steps to Go From Unknown to Powerhouse Influencer

It’s likely you’ve heard (and you know) the more visible you are, the better. Whether you are an author, speaker, coach, consultant or entrepreneur, the more visible you are to your “sweet spot” clients, the easier it is for them to make a decision to invest in your products and services. And the more influence you have. Yet, it’s not ...
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As long as we have a pulse, we CAN make a difference

With all that is going on in the world, many people throw up their hands saying, “This is terrible. Somebody needs to do something.” The fact is, we are each that somebody. It is what happens on a day to day basis that can leave us frustrated, broken and hopeless. Or.... On the other hand, the occurrences that are happening ...
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10 Simple Ways to Get Your Book Done

You’ve been thinking of writing a book for years. You’ve heard writing a book is a must-do for experts; especially in crowded markets. Yet, every attempt to write, let alone get a book done, has ended up in writer’s block and frustration. Each time you sit down to write, staring at a blank screen or piece of paper, but can’t ...
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Virtual Book Tours – Insider Secrets to Making Them Work

Book tours have been around for a long, long time. Before the days of virtual book tours, when tours were publisher-sponsored, covering several cities, book tours were very cost prohibitive. Fast forward to today. Nowadays, most authors are responsible for their own book tours. This means they have to plan, pay for and promote their own tours. Thus the reason ...
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Ethical bribes create trust, “value first” and leads

If you’re like most experts, you’re looking for ways to reach more of your market in order to build trust, create value and ultimately do business. One of the best ways to do this is to give potential customers and clients a “taste” of what you do by way of samples. Someone who perfected this model is Debbie Fields. As ...
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The quickest route to manifesting your book to #1 on Amazon

I consider myself to be very grounded in logic. As well, I understand the principles and energy around the law of attraction. As such, on Facebook I belong to business groups, spiritual groups, groups that talk about manifesting and health and well-being groups. Often, in the spiritual groups there are discussions about how to manifest one’s dreams. This is a ...
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Authors… are you invisible to your readers?

I’ve been consulting with authors for many years now. The one question that always comes up is this, “Why am I not selling more books?” Without fail, it’s usually because the author is doing little, even nothing, to promote their books. Sure, they may tell family and friends, post an announcement on Facebook and Twitter, but beyond that, they have ...
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Turn Your Book into a Powerhouse List Builder

Writers like to write. That’s a given. When you’re an engaging writer you do tend to build a following. One of the main reasons to have a loyal fan base is to generate a sustainable revenue stream. The more of a following you have, the more likely it is every book you put to market will make money. However, building ...
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Someday I’ll… get around to writing that book

How often have you said, “Today’s the day!” regarding something you are committed to changing. Yet, by day’s end you either didn’t do what you said you would do or you did something that directly sabotaged your success? This often happens with experts who swear up and down they are going to write a book. As with anything, whatever you ...
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Benefits of Using CreateSpace for Self-Published Authors

When I wrote my first book nearly 15 years ago, being a self-published author carried a stigma. For some reason, you were not considered a “real” author if you went the self-publishing route. Fast forward to today and it’s a completely different reality. Authors have a plethora of choices in how to take their work to market. Add to the ...
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3 Phases of a Successful “Get Your Book to #1 on Amazon” Book Launch

Considered the Holy Grail of online book stores, Amazon is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Most authors dream of watching their book hit #1 on Amazon, but many are not quite sure what they need to do to make this happen. Some leave it to chance. Others mistakenly think sending a message or two to their subscribers along ...
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21 Ways to Promote Your Book with One Blog Post

You’ve got the book. You’ve got the digital product. You’ve got the virtual training. Now what? Simple. Now you have to promote it. With all that’s available online, you have a wealth of possibility at your fingertips. One of the most effective methods for spreading the word, establishing credibility and positioning your message is through blogging. But it takes more ...
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Why are some people so opposed to playing big?

Like many people, I belong to a wide range of social media groups. They run the gamut from business, spiritual, running, health, animal well being, and book clubs. More times than not, there is great information being shared by members. Discussions can be lively and often, push buttons. Recently, in one spiritual group there was a discussion on why some ...
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Authors…Use Visibility to Generate Revenues

Are you a nonfiction author who uses your writing to fuel revenues? Do you want to use books to generate interest in your other services and products such as information products, consulting, coaching and/or speaking? Whether you’re a seasoned author, or first time author, books are a great way to build a loyal following, drive traffic to your various offerings ...
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Are you willing to risk big to build your business?

We hire coaches and mentors for a reason; to stretch us, take us where we have yet to go and remind us of the little things that add up to big outcomes. Personally, I hire experts to push me and encourage me to take risks (and big ones at that). What I fail to understand is when someone hires a ...
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