A truly functional business model is comprised of five parts. John Mullins and Randy Komisar describe these parts and how to develop them using case studies and accessible writing. They also describe a system for getting from your initial business plan to a Plan B (or Z) that is even […]
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Weekday Wisdom, Episode 16 Are you a planner? Then that bodes well for your business. Today I’m going to share with you excerpts from a Facebook live in which I talk about the second trait of successful entrepreneurs. That is that they create actionable plans. I’m sure you’ve heard the […]
“It has been said that massive action trumps planning. However, if your action takes you in a direction you don’t care to go, you can end up someplace you don’t want to be.” Photo: Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes, Calif. Taken February 2014. Grab your copy of 57 Secrets for […]
If you’re going to build a sustainable entrepreneurial author business — become a full-time author — you need to be clear and strategic about the actions you take each day and throughout the week, month and year.
My guest on the second episode of The C.A.P. Podcast is Bob Baker, a full-time author who has developed a successful niche writing and speaking about music marketing and self-promotion for songwriters, musicians and bands. His books include 55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet, Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook, Unleash the Artist Within, Branding Yourself Online, and four other paperback books.
There are five qualities that most, if not all, successful people have. Wether it is these qualities that attract success or that success engenders these qualities, I can’t say for sure. But often, by modeling success you become successful … so it can’t hurt to nurture these things in yourself.
Successful people enjoy what they do. Is their work their number one passion? Not always, but they are definitely not building careers that they hate, dislike or can’t stand doing. Successful people have a knack for finding the fun and passion in their chosen line of work.
ACTION: How can you cultivate passion for what you do in your business?
2. Vision of Success
Successful people expect success. They know that being successful is their right and they shoot for it until they get it. They see setbacks as educational opportunities. They “fail forward.” They believe that if they keep on keeping on, they will get where they want to go eventually.
ACTION: Do you know what success looks like for you? Write it down, in as detailed a fashion as you can.
3. Action Plan
If you fail to plan, you are essentially planning to fail. Successful people have a plan and they work that plan. They are also flexible and will fine-tune their plan as they move forward.
Yes and no. Ultimately, you don’t have to do anything. However, if you want next year to go well for you and your business, you should at least create a basic plan for the new year. It doesn’t have to be extensive and detailed. It could be simply an overview […]