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Doing the work

With any project, you plant the seeds of success at the beginning, when it’s difficult, when there are no guarantees.

It’s easy to get up and write a blog post, when you know that 5,000 or 10,000 people will read your work that day. The reward justifies the effort. Everyone writing to that kind of readership did something a lot harder at the beginning, though. We turned up and wrote useful posts, knowing just 5 or 10 people would read us that day.

Decide what you want to achieve.

Do the research.

Then do the work.

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  1. That’s the kicker, right Jim? Sometimes you just need to find other more self serving needs to write in the beginning that aren’t measured by who is and who is not listening.

    • Hi Leo. I knew at the start that it would take time and work to earn a readership. I think the trouble starts, when you expect to have thousands of readers in a few months, like they say in those $29 ebooks.

      Thanks for the feedback, sir.

  2. That´s correct. No pain No gain. If you want to achieve success you have to fight for it. Thanks for your info.

  3. That’s true Jim! It’s all about the fun of writing & sharing.

  4. My motto has always been “The harder you work, the luckier you get!”

    Nothing worthwhile in life comes easy.

    Good things come to those who make them happen.

    Cheers Jim!

  5. Duncan Gillespie

    April 26, 2012 at 09:59

    Back to work then I guess!!

    Thanks for the solid advice short and sweet.

  6. Rhetoric rarely satisfies the soul. I’ve always been big on “action” and doing the work. Although it’s human nature to want to reap the benefits without putting in the work. But that just didn’t work for me… I never had a life altering event happen by simply sitting around thinking about it.

    Taking action and doing the work puts me out into the universe, where I interact with others and receive feedback and that’s what creates life altering moments. Great reminder, thanks!

  7. true… writing should be done with interest and not with forcing your self…

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