Monthly Archives: April 2011
#1 … The Fear of Being Broke
At the top of the list is the fear of being broke, “Will I have enough to buy the foods I want, the medications I need or be able to pay for the things I want to do when I stop working?”
Years ago, a client had asked me if I would take the time to go visit his mother. He told me that she had some investments, lived mostly …
Most Have a Few . . . What’s Yours?
The average person works 10,000 days during her career (that’s 40 years if you do the math). How much time are you willing to commit to figuring out what to do with the money you make? Or how to make it grow? And what about determining what you need to support you when you step away from your nursing career?
No one is born with a fear or attitude about money, yet you have some. Fears and attitudes—be they good, bad, or ugly—develop over time. No doubt, your upbringing is a major contributing factor. Past experiences—successes and failures—also play a critical role, as does society and your surroundings—the media, friends, family even how the government spends, creates and takes away moneys and programs are factors.
The Current Money Fiasco
The Book Shepherds on Book Award Savvy
What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. Get your computer open and:
1. Create the publicity to now support your book and drive up book sales. Write a media release that includes who awarded you, in what topic area. Make sure you include your book title (I’ve actually seen this forgotten), you as the author, publisher and where the book is available. For example, I live in Colorado—the top book store in Denver is the Tattered Cover—include that the book is available (and make sure it is). If you have a judge’s comment and appropriate, include it.
Calling All Authors …
Does the Early Bird get the worm? … only if she is hungry!
Are you hungry for solid, non-hyped authoring and publishing information?
Do you prefer to learn in a workshop environment that includes interactive exercises and participants’ real situations to demonstrate problems/solutions?
Would you like to be able to have a one-on-one discussion with a seasoned publishing and publishing provider expert about your book?
Carefronting Employees in Your Midst …
You’ve been recently promoted to manager of your department. You loved being on staff, but the management role hasn’t been what you expected. Your pre-management department friends seem to have new expectations from you (as you do from them). The camaraderie you relished for the past two years has almost disappeared.