Little Known Fact: One of the biggest problems in achieving success in life knows what to do when you are afraid.
What are the Key Five Ingredients?
Say you want to be different. YOU want to be one of the teeny tiny few that actually do something that is cool in life.
What is the REAL SECRET?
- The bogus secret is to visualize, feel good about it, (some say take action) be grateful as you receive it.
- Guaranteed to fail long-term, if not immediately.
- Here’s the real secret.
See, Believe, Begin, Continue, Finish
Those five words summarize it all. The formula. The golden key. The real Master Key.
Most people can get past the first three; then of course, they stop.
Most people are great starters but don’t finish stuff.
“Idea people,” is how they refer to themselves.
“Idea people” have no self-discipline but will work comfortably (if not irritably) in just about any hamster wheel on the planet.
“Idea people” have no tangible value to offer because they can’t complete a project. And it’s a shame. Because it isn’t their fault. No one ever taught them CONTINUE AND FINISH.
They work just as hard as a “finisher” but they don’t ever FINISH their IDEA. Thus they have 25 projects that are worthless.
People aren’t worth dollars per hour… they are worth dollars per successfully completed and implemented and managed project…
Think Like a Writer (or Publisher)
I just signed a contract for another book.
Now, they don’t care whether it takes me 2 minutes, 2 hours or two years to write the book. I get paid the same no matter what. 10% (to name a number)
They frankly don’t care if the book is all that incredible.
That’s my reputation on the line.
What do they care about?
Is the book going to sell?
That’s the deal.
A publisher doesn’t pay minimum wage. They are happy, no, thrilled to pay you $100,000 for your royalties. It’s essentially one of the few logical businesses.
You sell 100,000 books, you make $100,000.
You sell 1 book, you make $1.
Now you know how much you are worth to your publisher.
Entitlement schemes that include “benefit packages”, minimum wage, stock options are all tossed out the window.
There is no “affirmative action”.
African Americans don’t get paid more than Native Americans. Native Americans don’t get paid more than…
It’s always about productivity.
How many books sold?
When you THINK like a writer, you can be successful.
Key to Long-Term Success
A writer has to do several things right.
- Write a book he is proud of. (Makes it easier to write the next book.)
- Write a book that will sell.
- Write a book that will sell the writer as worth doing future business with.
- Sell the book.
- Get paid.
No stock options. No minimum wage. No guaranteed salary. No raises. No getting fired. No pay reduction. No bailouts. No collective bargaining.
You are 100% responsible…self responsible.
It comes down to ONE thing. PERFORMANCE.
You can never whine about your pay as an author (outside of contractual “misunderstandings”).
It’s the same thing in the music business.
Similar, but not quite identical in the movies.
You get paid if people buy your product or service.
Think about it.
If you want to succeed, to achieve, is there any other way to get paid?
If you want to achieve in your business projects, there never will be another way!
The Ultimate Key is to face that which you are uncomfortable with but have decided you will defeat…and walk in the fire…though uncomfortable…and come out the other side having controlled your feelings and discovered the power of Self Control and Personal Destiny.