I’ve been writing about personal success for over 8 years. In that time I’ve seen some things work well, but a lot that fell short. Some success paths that looked so promising were mitigated disasters. In looking back, I’d like to share with you three systems that have worked for me. The key? They each offer a step-by-step plan for success that is easily repeatable.
1. Setting Goals. My most popular download on this blog has been the Goal Setting Toolkit. This simple to use template creates small business sized cards that keep your short and long term goals in front of you, wherever you go.
You simply download the free Template, print it out, and fill in the cards with your goals and plans for the year. Actually writing down goals and keeping them where you can see them is one of the greatest keys on the path to success.
If you have never done this, be assured it only takes a few minutes, but can make a world of difference in your life. To set yourself up for the New Year, download the kit and get started on a new path for success.
2. Writing an eBook. Creating an eBook sounds easy enough. Just grab an idea, put it on paper, and create a PDF or Kindle book. In actuality, the process can be tough. How do you decide what to write about? How do you format it? How do you add graphics and a title page? How do you publish it?
What works for me is to use Ali Luke’s eBook template and follow along in her step by step guide. You just load the template in MS Word (It also works in Pages for the Mac) and create an outline, fill in your chapter headings, and then add in your information.
Her system takes the guess work out of the process. The template comes with a title page and cover graphic. You just replace them with your own (and she shows you how to source Title Graphics for free) and you are ready to go. She also describes a marketing plan and shows you how to make money with your book.
The template and her plan are easy to follow, and you’ll have a book done in no time. You can pick up her system for $29.95 and it comes with a money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. What I liked about it… it’s simple to follow and it creates an awesome book.
3. Getting Published. Have you ever wanted to write a book and get it published? It can be a daunting task, full of roadblocks and pitfalls. When I published my first book in 2009, I had a million questions. Thankfully I discovered Michael Hyatt and his publishing resources. Michael is the former CEO of a large publishing company and also a New York Times best selling author. His industry insights are second to none.
He has created an exclusive audio program that takes the guess work out of the process. Whether you want to go with a traditional publisher or self publish yourself, Michael’s course will give you the tools you need to plan your book, find your market, write your chapters, and build your marketing plan.
The great thing about Michael’s course is that it is a proven way to success. He takes the guess work out of the process. The course consists of 21 audio lessons, with over 10 hours of content.
Currently he’s offering a $100 discount and four free bonuses. If you want to get published, this is a great place to start. He offers a 90day money back guarantee, so there is no risk.
Overall: I love systems that are simple to use and easy to follow. Ones that offer a step-by-step process will make your life easier and take a lot of stress out of the endeavor.