How does anything get done once a thought is

Let’s see what a proper flow would look like:

*We get an idea.
*We contemplate it.
*We research it.
*We develop feelings about it.
*We consult with others who have relevance.

*We make a plan.
*We take action.
*We get results.
*We analyze them.
*We either continue as is, make adjustments, stop completely, or choose a
different path.

Then we repeat the whole process for a new idea— while still managing our
existing projects. It sounds like a smooth process, right? Well, it appears
that many people will often deviate from the procedures outlined here, and in
doing so, take themselves on a path to nowhere.

Look at authors.

Some of them get an idea and instead of following up on it and taking action,
they just keep thinking about it. They let it marinate but something holds them
back from getting to the next step. Why?

* Perhaps they don’t know what the next step should be.
* They could lack confidence in the idea or themselves.
* They might have bad information or an incorrect way at looking at things that
skews their desire to proceed.
* Fears may rule them rather than rewards potential or hard facts.
* Don’t believe they have the time/money to proceed.
* Key skills or knowledge seem to evade them.

Much of this is bullshit, just excuses masked as reasoning. True, sometimes
there is a legit block to executing an idea, but more often than not, laziness,
fear, or ignorance are what defeats a good idea.  

Confidence. Action. Persistent Follow-Up. That
is the formula for authors to get things done.

Stay on the right path. Follow the outline for things to
flow properly. Life and marketing is a numbers game: you just need enough
opportunities to succeed.




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including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book
publicity firm, and director of publicity positions at two independent presses,
Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres,
right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark
Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay,
Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan
RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He
hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America several years ago, and
has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence
College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association,
Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, Morgan James Publishing, and
Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have
been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY
Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News
(Westchester) and The Washington
. His first published book was The Florida homeowner, Condo, &
Co-Op Association Handbook
.  It was featured
in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald.