Fail And Get Rich Anyway

It’s a fact that not everything you do will turn out right.  Sometimes you will fail.  That is part of being human.  The first booklet you write may not do as well as you had hoped.  It may be that your subject isn’t as well received as you expected it to be.  It might be that you’re targeting the wrong market.  Or it could even be that you finish the project and find that you aren’t as enthusiastic about the finished piece as you thought you would be.

Failure is part of the game of life.  Nobody gets it right all the time.  But, what really matters is what you do when things don’t go the way you planned.  If you give up, you’ve lost.  The best thing to do is keep writing and keep going.  If your first booklet needs to be rewritten, do it.  Chances are you’ll know what needs to be done.  If you’re targeting the wrong market, try another one.  And if you find that you really don’t want to push that booklet into the marketplace after it’s finished – don’t.

I have two booklets – my first two – that I have lost enthusiasm for.  When I wrote them I was excited about getting them out into the marketplace where they could help people.  But, now I’ve got new titles that excite me even more.  I stopped marketing those booklets.  I let them sit.  But, while they were sitting people were still looking at them and contemplating.  Then, today someone contacted me.  He’s interested in a large quantity purchase of not one title, but both of them!

You just never know.  If your booklet needs to be improved, do it now and get it back out there.  If you’ve lost enthusiasm for the project, leave it and move on.  Someone may just decide to place an order even if you aren’t marketing that title, as long as it is in a place where it can still be seen.

So go on.  Fail, and then get up and move on and get rich anyway!

To your riches!

Kim

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