Are you looking for a way to overcome the giant called procrastination? Here’s three steps that helped me and my students do just that. They, also, present another key to my signature system of writing and publishing a book this year.
It is a huge key to creating a 24/7 lead and sales-magnet book.
In fact, its seems to be so well hidden in plain sight that we at the 100 Days To A Book virtual campus ended up calling it ‘the best kept secret’
What is this secret? I’ll tell you in a minute. First, let me show you how powerful it is. I’m my first and best example of using a book to create the business and life I wanted. Not long ago, I revised and re-published my original book ‘Write Your Best Book Now’ in a long weekend.
Within a week or so of re-vising the book, I put a sentence (news announcement) about the upcoming book in my email signature line and won placement of it as the gift book featured in a writer’s conference packet to nearly 300 conference participants and a lucrative speaking engagement.
Yet none of this would have happened had I not implemented the one key thing I’m about to tell you. Here it is: If you want your book to attract more clients or create multiple streams of income, you must give it a mission.
**You must start with the end result in mind.**
In other words, give your book a mission. Do this correctly and it will catapult you into the dream life you want for yourself and family.
Unfortunately, many newbie authors don’t know to do this. So their plans falter before they even begin. It’s critical to identify your goals for the book BEFORE you begin writing it. If you don’t, it’s like going on a long journey without a map and, most importantly, a destination.
So let me share with you three of the five steps in the time-tested system I used so you, too, can create measurable, related book goals that instinctively inspire and motivate you to accomplish them.
Step #1): Pinpoint Your Core Values
Your core values are the things that really matter most to you in your heart. When you publish a book whose topic and content are aligned with your core values, you’ll automatically be more happy and at peace while accomplishing it. When it’s all said and done, you’ll experience the fulfillment and if you’re anything like me and my clients -the joy-of holding YOUR BOOK in your hands and sharing its message with your readers. I, vividly, remember a couple and the look on their faces that I trained to write and publish their book. They were looking at their book in their hands with joy, as if it was a new born. So, when you do it this way, you will naturally be more successful in your book journey.
Step #2): Write Your Vision
Draft a vision of the dream life and business which you want your book to catapult you into. This vision should, in essence, contain everything that matters deeply to you. For detailed help with visioning and setting goals, visit our updated book camp at http://100daystoabook.com inside Module One: The Dream Kit. Here is a core question you can answer from Business Expert and BestSelling Author Brian Tracy that will help you come up with a vision.
Do This Exercise…
“If you had all the time, and all the money, and all the resources, and all the contacts, and everything you need, and you wanted to design your life and business perfectly, what would it look like five years from now?” Here’s another step that will help you focus in with your goal-setting.
Step #3): Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Next, create goals for your book that are congruent with the core values and dream and vision you just described. Do this and you will naturally feel more inspired, motivated, and energized to ACT on your goals daily. To speed up your progress, set S.M.A.R.T. goals — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. The SMART criteria are commonly attributed to Peter Drucker’s management by objectives concept.
So, when you set your goals using the S.M.A.R.T. Goals formula, it creates a streamlined focus that connects with the powerful, goal-seeking-missile (heat-seeking-missile like) ability within each of us. Now pair this with the steps I taught you in earlier trainings about setting intention goals. If you missed that training, you can find it in the updated 100 Days To A Book training at http://100daystoabook.com
For instance, you might say “I write just two pages a day of just rough draft copy – no editing for just 70 of the 100 days and my 140-page first draft is in my hands by (insert a date 100 days from now).” And for those multiple money streams we’ve been talking about, you might say, “I write each book chapter so it can also be sold as a standalone $97 audio or video product and as a session in my $3,000 three-day seminar.”
Do you need to be inspired in your goal-setting, go download the eBook How To Write A Book Guide: The Power of 100 Day Goal + 30 Powerful Goal Setting Tips at http://100daytoabook.com