If you don’t have an audience or email list who are used to buying from you, but think you’ll “go on some podcasts and throw out some tweets” and get that level of pre-orders, you’re delusional.
Many people put off travel when they’re young. They either think they can’t afford it or they want to focus on their careers first. But with proper planning, your 20’s can be one of the best times to travel and explore the world.
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I read a lot. Two months into 2017 and I have read around 40 books so far. There was a point in my life where I read 25 books per week.
It’s one giant cycle. “Digital nomads” come to places like Thailand. They post selfies of cocktails and beaches and their suntans on social media sites and their blogs. They sell useless shit to each other and glorify their lifestyle to keep a constant stream of wealthy suckers coming to Thailand to buy their crap.
You’ve got to evaluate where the market is today. What are people disregarding? What are they believing?
The authors that do this tend to succeed. The authors that don’t…tend to fail.
Who you follow determines where you get in life. If your leader isn’t moving forward, you’re not moving forward, because your results are a reflection of your leader’s results.
He took one look at my age, at the apparatus I was using, and made the deduction that I was wasting my time doing something useless on social media.
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