When you start something new do you find it difficult to stay motivated after a while? This is why people have such a hard time losing weight, or finishing a do-it-yourself project, or going to the gym every day. It’s easy to start something when you’re excited about it. But, sticking with it is another thing altogether.
A booklet business is no different. When you come up with the idea for a booklet you’re excited and you can’t wait to start your booklet adventure. But, after you’ve been in the game for a little while it’s easy to lose your momentum. And, if you let things slip too far, pretty soon everything comes to a halt. Here’s how to stay motivated and keep your momentum so you can go from success to success!
When you came up with the idea for your first booklet you probably had many things running through your mind. You might have thought about selling your booklet in large quantities and seen yourself cashing a check for a large amount. You may have envisioned giving talks to people interested in your subject. Or, you might have considered creating spin-off booklets and other products to sell. All of these things are very exciting, but once you dig in and get to work they can sometimes seem overwhelming – and that can cause you to lose your enthusiasm and momentum.
What you must do is pace yourself. Realize that you can’t do everything all at once. Yes, you can sell your booklet in large quantities and give talks about your subject and create other products. But, no, you won’t do it all in one day and it won’t happen instantly. It’s a process and it’s ok to take it slow (but not too slow! You don’t want to wait forever to get your riches!).
When you create your booklet you are also creating your own publishing company. Since it’s your company, you’re not on anyone else’s time clock. You are free to work as fast or as slow as you please to accomplish your goals.
You should set deadlines for yourself, but they should not be so rigid that you can’t change them when you need to. Life happens to all of us, and you need to remain flexible. Give yourself some breathing room and don’t beat yourself up if you can’t meet a deadline that you set for yourself or your business. Just set a new deadline that is reasonable given the circumstances, and work toward it.
Pacing yourself and being flexible with your deadlines will take the stress off of you and help you to keep your momentum. But, there’s one more thing you need to do in order to maintain your motivation and that is to keep moving forward.
You must continue to do something every day to accomplish your goals. You don’t have to do 10 or 20 different things every day – just one. And if you can do more, great! But, if you can’t then just do one thing, and at the end of the month you will have done at least 20 things to move forward and reach your goals.
The more you do, the more momentum you will achieve, and that will motivate you to do even more. And realize that each thing you do builds upon the last thing you did. You are constructing something on a daily basis that will change your future. It won’t happen in the blink of an eye, but if you keep at it you’ll be further ahead tomorrow than you are today. And then where will you be a month from now? A year from now? Five years from now? You will reach many milestones and goals in that time as long as you keep going, and every success will give you the motivation you need to reach the next one!
So get in the game today. Dig in and do something, but be flexible and pace yourself. Then, watch your business and your riches grow!
To your riches!
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