I know, I know!
Just how many books have I published! Quite a bit, as it turns out. This current book on promotion is all about finding focus and I want to share it with you.
Finding focus isn’t a matter of learning how to focus. You already know how to focus!
What it requires is understanding how focus works and to direct, improve and apply it to the right aspects of your life until it becomes second nature to you.
In this book, I put together an elaborate guide on how to find focus in the long run and for short term results. It is a fluff-free focused book that consists of every single practical way to build focus until you can call upon it in mere seconds.
You will learn what it entails to enter The Zone and how to achieve maximum productivity whilst focusing on the task at hand.
Here’s the link – Click Here
Catch you tomorrow, Peace Out!
Trying to be perfect is a pain in the ass.
Do you ever wake up on some mornings wanting to push out the most amount of work possible but your body, mind and spirit just isn’t in the right space to do it?
That’s what happened today and I drove myself crazy trying to work. For me, when I reach that point of actually losing the enjoyment of working on something, all my inspiration and creativity plummets.
Sometimes, walking away for even a few hours can do tremendous good for an artist.
It just so happens that my stubbornness got the better of me today. I worked until all I could think about was crawling into a ball and being alone.
I just wanted this new book launch to be perfect but I’m not sure how that’s turning out. My heart’s in the right place but something is bringing me down these last few days.
Sometimes, I get lost in all the noise my brain makes. But, in all this madness, I always learn valuable lessons.
For some reason my heart feels full of emotions and rather than try to articulate the words to describe what’s going on in my heart and head, I’d rather call it a night.
Thanks for reading and thanks for the support!
The big epiphany is NOW free on Amazon Kindle. Give it a read and let me know if you can relate to my personal story of disease and overcoming it 🙂
Here’s the link – Click Here
Oh, yeah, INFINITY will be releasing on March 3rd! I’m so excited for you to read this fiction story, it’s so special!
Have a fantastic weekend.
There’s rarely anything that I’ve ever been addicted to but it seems like the Internet has changed that.
Yes, I love it. My work as a writer dictates that I am to be online as much as possible.
For the most part, it’s been a huge help in my life. I’ve earned a living online and I’ve learnt many things.
Lately, however, the amount of hate and distateful comments plaguing sites has been messing with my head.
Last night I was on YouTube and stumbled across a video on Islam, the comment section was absolutely appalling. The amount of hate and hurtful sentiments against Muslims and Islam took me aback.
Maybe my parents kept me sheltered from all this as a child or maybe things weren’t this way prior to 9/11 but there’s a stigma now attached to Muslims all around the world for the actions of Islamic terrorists.
It bothered me. I wanted to truly believe that we live in a world where we all can bond and be kind to each other even in all our differences. A huge part of me believes that’s true.
I hate to talk about this on my blog but it’s been on my mind all day and it has hindered my writing and Editing for the last hour.
On the plus side, I published that book I told you guys about, The Big Epiphany, and it’s going to be free from tomorrow. It’s a really meaningful book that explores the inner workings of our personalities as well as my story of triumph over Psoriatic Arthritis.
You can CLICK HERE to download it on Kindle for free.
Talk you tomorrow.
Okay. So, I have some good news and some bad news.
I finished the first draft of Infinity. Woohoo! It’s safe to say that this was a pain in the ass story to write simply because of how weird the plot is.
The bad news is that I’m writing an alternative version. Here’s the thing, I have two major plots for the story and although I chose a more sci-fi approach for the first, I feel like I owe it to myself to write the deep almost supernatural version of Infinity exploring death.
It will be done within the week and then after editing the two, I’ll decide which version deserves to see the light of day.
I apologize for not posting at all last week but I wanted to report back to you guys once I actually completed Infinity.
On the plus side, I found a book I wrote a long time ago, nonfiction, that explores optimism, confidence and coming of age. I’ll probably publish that this week and a lot of it details my personal struggles over the last couple years.
I’ll let you guys know as soon as it comes out and during a free promo.
Here’s the cover I had designed. Give me your thoughts 🙂
Catch you later.
Can I manage 5000 words a day or will it shove me down a mountain straight into a pit of burnout like last week?
I don’t like to plateau. In my mind, I feel like I’m good enough to write at an elite level. But, while showering, it dawned on me that quantity does not guarantee quality.
I see a shit ton of people publishing these niche books on things like microwaves and coconut oil and I cringe. I don’t want to be one of those writers. I don’t want to ever do things for ‘easy money’. There’s no such thing as easy money.
I strongly believe a time is quickly approaching when readers won’t be generous enough to give an author a second chance if they publish 20 page books that are nothing more than a sales gimmick.
Those guys will not last on Amazon. Which is why all my books will be nothing less than a 100 pages. I don’t want to cheat people of their money. If anything, I want them to feel like buying my books is a solid deal.
Quality is the way to go. So the debate is more focused on whether or not I can maintain a certain standard for 5000 words a day.
I’ll give it a shot tomorrow and report back.
Whenever I feel tired, sleepy, in pain and uncomfortable, the title of this post are words I repeat in my mind to motivate me.
I’m not interested in talent and natural born gifts. Screw that! All I care about is outworking anyone and everyone. The first to start and the last to stop. If that cannot bring about massive success, nothing else can!
Believe me when I tell you that I was dog tired all day. All I got was 5 hours of sleep before being disturbed by hooligan taxi drivers who blast music at 6 am in the morning. But, that’s okay. Let them do that, I’ll wake up and do what they never will – build a legacy!
I realize how I sound right now so maybe it’s best if I hit the bed but just know that I’m about to sleep after writing 3000 words, editing a blog template from scratch, working on my CV, exercising, doing chores, working out my marketing strategy and redesigning a cover for a revised book.
Now, I think a good night sleep will be my reward. If you’re having a tough day, just keep pushing forward. There’s always going to be someone not far behind trying to overtake you. Don’t let them get that upper hand.
Work until you can’t no more and then work a little more.
I won’t lie, people give me strange reactions when I say that I want to pursue a career in writing.
They don’t doubt that I can do it, they doubt it’s actually a career. I see it written across their faces, despite the income I’ve earned over the years from being a freelance writer for many inbound marketing agencies and clients.
I’m not sure why but there’s a stigma attached to being a writer. People tend to think it’s merely something you do to pass time when you’re 65 years old and retired from work.
It irked me.
Other peoples doubts tend to rub off on me when it’s so consistent and so apparent. It bothered me at first but now I’m starting to deal with it quite well. It lights a fire in my ass to succeed as a writer and show them what it truly means to be a writer/author!
As of late, I’m searching for the positives to any given situation and it helps me work with a sense of ease. I’m enjoying myself as a writer these days. So much so that it resembles how i felt a few years ago when I started.
I don’t know what others think but to me, success requires complete commitment. Being a writer/author is just as legit and demanding of a career choice as that of an accountant or entrepreneur or manager. If anything, it requires us to be all of that and MORE!
Try to ignore other peoples doubt if you truly have the desire, commitment and dedication to pursue your dreams. Eventually, hard work adds up and results will appears. That’s just the formula for success.
Hope you’re having a productive monday, I sure am! Destroyed a couple thousand words, wrote this blog post, exercised, marketed, built some backlinks to a niche site I’m working on and practiced by creative thinking skills.
All in all, it’s been anything but a blue monday.
Catch you tomorrow,