A Rolling Stone Makes More Bucks.

…”They say that an object in motion tends to stay in motion, while an object at rest tends to stay at rest. And brother, that is so true. I need to just start putting one foot in front of the other again. One step, one thing, one day at a time.

Keep it coming, keep it real. Tnx.” – Jim E

Jim’s so right with his words up there. The easiest way to keep going is to simply……keep going.

Once you lift your foot off the gas and come to a rolling stop, it takes more effort and energy to get back up to speed again. Far more than it does to keep going.

That’s one thing I’ve found writing these daily emails. The odd day I take off, can easily run into another day, and then another day ….and before you know it, that long chain is broken and I have to put in more effort to get back in the saddle.

The easiest bit is to show up each day, do my work, and keep the wheels turning.

What about you?

This year is almost in the home straight right now…so what have you got to show for it?

Still standing in that pile of rubble you were in in January time, or have you put down a few bricks each day building that writing/publishing business of yours?

Going back from today’s date to January 1…you’ve had 232 days.

One day and thirty three weeks.

How are you going to spend the rest of it?

You’ve got 134 days left.

I plan to still be writing my emails using this.

PS – That’s another 134 pieces of content on the WriteCome site. I might even get another few of these sweet comments along the way…

“I have had a million ideas just from reading your emails and your blog” – Mike.

At Least You’re Not Eating Dog Food

…put yourself in this man’s shoes for a moment…

– You’re 24.
– You’re a high school dropout.
– You’ve been turned down by the army.
– You’ve failed to get your work in any newspapers.
– Your favorite character was stolen by a movie studio.
– You’re so hungry you’ve resorted to eating dog food.
– Oh, and it that isn’t bad enough, you’ve been told
that nobody is going to like your next creation.

Tough start, right?

Did he ever make something of himself?

Well, when he ditched the idea of making money from Oswaldo the Rabbit, I think his next creation, Mickey Mouse, more than made up for all that heartache.

Yep, that was Walt Disney’s life back then.

Looking at the Disney empire now, it’s hard to believe it all could have been lost at any moment.

Any of those turning points up there could have been the one where he threw in the towel.

And who’d have blamed him.

I’m sure there was plenty of..

‘Why me?’
‘Is this ever going to turn around?’
‘I just need a break!’

Just like we all do, from time to time.

But keep going…you don’t know what’s ahead of you.

You might have it tough right now, but at least you haven’t had to resort to eating dog food…..not just yet. 🙂

Now, while you mightn’t have the chops to create a character like Mickey Mouse, you could entertain the kids with these confusing little characters. 

PS – You could even put them on t-shirts, coffee cups, and more…..just like….well, just like Disney does.  🙂

The ‘What If’ Principal

“What if it all went right?” – Joe Vitale

When it comes to ‘What If?’ the majority of us go to the default negative setting.

What if this is a waste of money?
What if I make a mistake?
What if it all goes wrong?
What if I’m too old?
What if I’m not qualified enough?

What if……..

When you do, that wonderful noggin of yours goes out of it’s way to find evidence to back that ‘What If?’ up.

It’s like looking around the room for something green. A minute ago, you never paid that green coffee cup any notice, but now you can see it and the other three things that have suddenly popped up on your radar.

Had I said blue though, you’d be paying attention to whole load of different appliance and objects.

Same goes with ‘What If.’

“What if this book is the one that’s going to turn my business around?” – Think maybe you’d look for evidence for that on it’s pages?

“What if I’m not too old for this?” – Think maybe you’d put some effort in to prove that?

“What if it all goes right?” – Think maybe you’d be more positive in your actions?

What if…..it’s how you use it.

You can either build yourself up, or tear yourself down before you start.

Why not use it the right way?

Now…..

….what if you didn’t need to buy image packs for your coloring books and workbooks?

What if you could make them all yourself?

What if….you went here for the answer?

PS – And what if no one told you that this product existed because they were afraid of losing money because of it………..oh wait, that’s right, they haven’t.

I wonder why?