Monitoring your progress is always good to help you stay on track with your growth. I love to see where I started and how far I’ve come. Often times we get so overwhelmed with wanting to grow more til’ we fail to realize our progress. It may be a nominal amount of progress, but progress is progress…track it. It can possibly help you foresee your future results.
It’s hard to imagine yourself making it to the top when you’re just starting off. You may think that your hard work won’t be recognized when your journey begins…in due time trust me it will. Keeping the course will open up the pathway to succeed. If you’re working towards a victory, please don’t give up. Even most of the greats were once where you are and they now are reaping the benefits of their hard work. Nothing comes easy, doing absolutely nothing does…….be a doer, not a thinker.
We often times beat ourselves up because things don’t fall into place when we think it should. Nobody wants to work for shit these days. Well news flash, if you don’t work your ass off to get it, you’re better off working for the next person to help them grow their business. It makes you appreciate and take pride in what you’ve accomplished after the blood, sweat and tears. The failures, and the naysayers should be your motivation. Don’t beat yourself up when the pieces fall apart and you find yourself scrapping what you’ve started, all to just start over again. Work hard, be motivated and kick ass..Yea, I know it’s easier said than done. But do more and say less and allow your hard work to speak for itself.
There’s always somebody trying to tell you how to run your business, when them, themselves don’t even have a business nor knows nothing of running one or starting one. I have to sit back and think to myself sometimes and wonder how come they can dish out advise on something that’s never peeked their interest. Those are the people I just would like to slap right in the kisser, no lie..lol…They have all of this so called knowledge, but yet and still, they never try to invest the know it all into a potential business of their own. The reason being is because they don’t have the mindset to pour energy into something they have to bust their asses to get.
Now what I love is to listen or take positive advise from the people who have walked the walk and talked the talk. I can gain insights on making bigger moves and potentially gaining some knowledge I need to improve my business. Now those are the kind of people I can just kiss in the kisser..lol..just kidding. But on all seriousness, be around like minded people. But you know, don’t get me wrong, sometimes a person who knows nothing about nothing can conjure up some great ideas for your business…it’s just a waste that they don’t self indulge on the knowledge.
After you write your award winning novel…what next? You can’t wait for the world to read it. The world will only consist of your family and friends for starters..lol..but hey, support usually comes from family and friends first and then it SUPPOSED to make it to the people who know nothing of you or the novel it took you many days and nights to complete. Nowadays, it’s so hard to get your book(s) published with a well known publisher. You’d think they’d loosen up the guidelines and give a new author a chance to shine bright like a diamond, or maybe a rusty nail in so many cases..lol..it feels like you’ve stepped on a rusty nail after so many painful rejections from so many publishers that you’ve nervously submitted your novel to.
But now what? You’ve been refused by even some of the best publisher in the game. You self publish, that’s what you do. You promote yourself like you’ve been paid to promote yourself. Treat your novel like a novel that you were paid to get the world to notice. Market yourself in any and every way possible. There are so many free opportunities to self promote. The tools are at your finger tips literally. So what next? You do the leg work. Work your ass off to get notice by readers, build your audience. Hell, you may luck up and have a well known publishing company come seek you out. Hey, it has happened!
But in the meantime, never give up your passion for writing. And NEVER give up on yourself when it seems as if the world have passed you buy. Remember, Apple started in a garage.:)
Rushing progress can sometimes backfire in your face. We rush into working so feverishly and expect all of the chains to connect only to find out the links weren’t put together well enough. And after your hard rushed work, no one notices it. We all yarn for growth. We are all eager to take the next step forward to reach that certain goal or success level. Nothing happens over night, and trust, this is a true statement. I would love to take the short cut to success or to reach a personal goal, but I can’t. There are no short cuts for me to take. So I try to prioritize my time and work diligently to accomplish my goals towards success. I don’t mind taking the stairs up, so long as I make it to the top. And after my walk up I can ride the elevator back down.