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The C.A.P. Podcast

The CAP Podcast, Episode 2: Become a Full-Time Author with Bob Baker

Bob Baker on the C.A.P. Podcast

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.

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Five qualities that attract success

attract successThere 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.

1. Passion
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.

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