Monthly Archives: September 2014

Three Simple Things That Will Help You Take Your Business To The Top

Have you ever wondered why People like Oprah, JK Rowling, Donald Trump and Bill Gates have had so much success while you seem to toil in obscurity?  The answer may surprise you, but I assure you it’s something anyone can do.

And here it is.  What Oprah, JK Rowling, Donald Trump and Bill Gates all have in common are the following three things.

1) Self discipline.  This one seems like such a no-brainer, doesn’t it?  Yet it’s something most of us struggle with.  People like Oprah  and Donald Trump have the self discipline to show up for work regardless of what may come up, with the exception of maybe a natural disaster or some other horrific event that prevents them from it.  Without self discipline you can’t get your work done because something more fun or seemingly more pressing will always come up.  Master this and you’ll start getting things done and making progress.

2) Commitment.  This one works hand in hand with self discipline.  Self discipline says, “Yes, I would love to go out on my friend’s boat today.  It’s a beautiful day.  But, I can’t.  Today is a scheduled work day for me and I need to get some things done.  And then commitment steps in and says, “And, I made a commitment to myself, my family and my fans.  I can’t let them down.  I need to uphold my end of the bargain.

Commitment is also what pulls you through your projects and helps you get each one finished.  It’s what tells you that, “No, I can’t move on to project B because project A isn’t done yet.  I’m going to finish project A first, and then I can move on to project B.”  With self discipline and commitment you’re almost unstoppable!  But, there’s one more thing you need….

3) Ritual.  This is what keeps you on track.  It’s your system or your way of doing things that same way over and over.  It’s something you’ve tried and kept what worked, threw out what didn’t and added what you needed to in order to make up the difference.  Your ritual is completely your own.

Your particular ritual will consist of the following:

  • The time you get up each morning and your daily morning routine.
  • How you begin your work day.  Do you start with phone calls, working on that new booklet, getting your social media out of the way, email, or ???
  • When and where you take your lunch.
  • What you do after lunch.  Do you take a walk to clear your mind?  Jump right in to your next project?
  • What time you stop your work day.
  • What you do for relaxation after your work day is over.

This is a very basic example, but your ritual is basically your routine way of going about your day.  It’s how you handle your time.  If you’re not getting things done and you’ve mastered self discipline and commitment, chances are it’s your ritual or routine that’s holding you back.

Master each of these things and you’ll soon be at the top.  You’ll find that projects are getting done, bringing in profit, building your business and making you smile!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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My ebook, “Publish Outside The Box” is available here.

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My Top Three Reasons For Being In Business. What Are Yours?

Yesterday I created my new business plan for 2015.  It’s always an enlightening experience to see what’s happened this year in my business and where I’m going with it in the next year.

One of the questions I answer each year is why I’m in business.  Although my reasons usually don’t change much, it serves as a good reminder.

My number one reason is blatantly obvious, though it’s usually not the first reason that many entrepreneurs think of – especially writers (yes, writers own businesses too if they sell their work).  My number one reason is money, plain and simple.  And, unless you write for a hobby, it should be your number one reason too!

There’s nothing wrong with being in business for money.  In fact, it’s completely natural and expected.  Owning a business takes work and you deserve something for your efforts.  Besides, everyone needs to make a living.  The fact that you own a business means that you’ve decided to make your living doing something you enjoy doing and that allows you to live the way you want to.

Another reason I’m in business is because I enjoy working with creative people.  Years ago when I was working in the corporate world I worked at a desk putting numbers into a computer all day.  I hated it.  The people I worked with all did the same thing and though I liked all of my coworkers, I longed to be able to converse and work with creative types like myself.  Now I have that opportunity on a regular basis.

And finally, I am in business to make a difference in the lives of others.  When I create a booklet it helps the reader.  It also helps a business if I sell it to a quantity buyer, and by helping a business I’m helping our economy in a small way.

Also, when I help a writer see the possibilities that exist in the booklet writing arena and he or she takes advantage of the opportunity, I’ve helped that writer to become a business owner and add income to their household, as well as be able to create the lifestyle they want to live.

That’s it in a nutshell.  How about you?  What are your reasons for writing booklets and owning a booklet publishing company/business?  I’d love to read your comments!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

PS:  Check out my free ecourse “12 Ways A Booklet Can Turn Your Writing Into Cash” here now!

My ebook, “Publish Outside The Box” is available here.

Don’t have a website yet for publishing your booklets?  Use my affiliate link to get your booklets online today.  Get started for free here!

Friend me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER!