Who’s Ready To Write?!Welcome to Book 2 of the Authors Unite series: Writing Tips For Writers. It’s the book where you’ll learn how to actually write the book that you prepared for in Book 1: The Big Idea. You’re starting this book with a handful of ideas and a plan. You’re going to finish it with a physical result in your hands. You’ll have a fully written first draft of your book, ready to be edited and published. That might sound too good to be true. And I do want to say that just reading this book won’t put a book in your hands. But if you read it and follow its directions, by the time you’re done you will in fact have your first draft ready to go.Like in Book 1, this book will have Enjoyable Tasks for you to do at the end of many chapters. Each of these tasks will take you a step or two closer to finishing your first draft.Unlike in Book 1, a few of these Enjoyable Tasks will be ongoing. You won’t just do them once, you’ll repeat them several times or make them part of a routine. Why?Because writing a book means sitting down and writing. Not just once, but many times. As many times as it takes till the book’s done. It also means preparing yourself for success by adapting to new ideas, new processes, and situations where you need to react quickly. The best way to do that is by setting up habits and routines for yourself now. Do those things sound scary? Does it all seem overwhelming? That’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with feeling some fear now. Feeling and facing fear is part of the process, too. Remember that the fear you’re feeling is just a limiting belief–a belief we’re already starting to reframe and process through. Remember to trust the process.Don’t worry. This book is designed to make the process painless. I’ll be there with you every step of the way. And you’ve got the support of the whole AU community behind you. You’re not alone. And you’re gonna do just fine. One more thing. This book has a break in it. After the first 7 chapters or so, you’re going to stop reading and start writing. That’s right. You’re going to write your book draft in the middle of this text. Think of it as a big Enjoyable Task. When you get to that breaking point, take as much time as you need. If you write for a week, great. If you write for a month, great. Just focus on writing until your first draft is done. Then come on back for the last couple chapters. Once you’ve written your draft, you’ll want to come up with a great title and subtitle for it. We’ll finish up the book by showing you how to do that. Ready to get started? Let’s write a book!
Entrepreneur SecretsHow to Build Wealth and Escape the Rat RaceThe word “entrepreneur” comes from the French verb “entreprendre” meaning “to do” or “to undertake.” An entrepreneur is someone who “does”, someone who acts. Generally, this means putting the time, energy, and money into starting up a business, and being willing to take the risks that come along with it. Whereas most people see problems, entrepreneurs see opportunities. Whereas most people complain about problems, entrepreneurs create solutions. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. Nearly two-thirds of all new jobs created in the past fifteen years have come from small businesses, and over half of these businesses are run from home! About one out of ten people work for themselves or for a small company. We’re all very fortunate to live in a world that encourages the creation and growth of new businesses. The process of opening your own company is relatively easy.But who can be an entrepreneur?Anyone can be an entrepreneur. You may be a twenty year old kid with no money in the bank with just a good idea, and you can still build a company from scratch. You don’t have to be old to create a business: Google, Facebook, and Dell are all examples of companies that were started by students. You don’t need lot of money, either: Microsoft, Nike, Domino’s Pizza, Hewlett-Packard, and Eastman Kodak are all examples of companies that were started with ten thousand dollars or less. Don’t think that setting up a business is an intimidating task that requires a lot of work, money, and special talent.The question “Who can be an entrepreneur?” wasn’t really a fair one, was it? If I asked, “Who can play golf?” and you answered “Anyone,” you’d be technically right – just about anyone can pick up a club and hit a ball. But the real question should be, “Who can play golf well?” Just about anyone can start a company, but being a successful entrepreneur requires a particular type of person, a lot of hard work, and a good measure of luck.Here is a preview of what you will learn…Being an EntrepreneurThe Main Rules of Business SuccessDeciding Which Business to Go IntoHow to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting a BusinessThe Importance of your SkillsGetting PreparedMiscellaneous Tips>>>And much, much moreScroll up and download your copy today!
Power of Thinking Big Believe and You Shall Achieve Success is measured not by the size of your brain, but rather by the size of your thinking. This intrigues a lot of people, and if you observe how people behave, you will have a clear understanding of what success really means. Time and time again, history and experience have proved that the degree of our general satisfaction and happiness is dependent on how we think. There is magic in thinking big! Positive thinking helps accomplish so much in our life, but unfortunately not everyone thinks that way. We are all products of our thinking that goes within and around us. There is an environment around us that exerts all sorts of forces on your thinking; some will push you up the ladder while others will pull you down. We have been told many times that opportunities to lead are no longer there; hence we should be content with who we are without having positive aspirations on leadership. The petty environment surrounding us also has its own narrative concerning our lives. It constantly tells us that whatever is destined will eventually happen and we have no control over it. Leaving your fate in the hands of chance can potentially ruin your life and make you miserable. Therefore, before you start giving up your dreams of a finer home or giving a better life for your children, stand firm and resist resigning to fate. Do not lie down and wait to die. Success is worth every effort you expend, and every step you make pays a dividend. Even in an environment where competition is intense, you still can succeed as long as your thinking is in the positive quadrant of your mind frame. The basic concepts and principles that underlie the power of thinking big are drawn from the highest-pedigree sources and the finest thinking minds such as Emerson who said “Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world.” Milton who wrote in his book Paradise Lost, “The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven”. Shakespeare made an interesting observation about thinking which he summarized and said “There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so.” Proof is everywhere that thinking big indeed works. When you look at the lives of people who you consider as big thinkers, you will be amazed at their winning success, happiness and achievements. This book will show you proven strategies from different life situations that will turn your life around.Here is a preview of what you will learn…Putting Your Belief in Success Getting Rid of Excuses and Failure Tendencies Destroying Fear and Building Confidence Harnessing the Power to Think Big Creative Thinking Managing Your Environment Cultivating the Right Altitude Setting Out –The Action Habit >>>And much, much moreScroll up and download your copy today!
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“A man’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.”- Wallace D. Wattles. First published in 1910, The Science of Getting Rich has never been out of print. In his classic study, American New Thought pioneer Wallace Wattles outlines a simple formula for self-actualization, following his profound belief that Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich.This new digital edition of The Science of Getting Rich includes a table of contents and an image gallery.
In this first-of-its kind memoir, a gay man explores the emotional risks and rewards of mentoring a troubled young Latino boy. In the process, he learns more about himself than he ever imagined.
As an award-winning social activist and mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, former journalist and documentary filmmaker, Aaron Kirk Douglas illuminates the emotional turmoil inherent in mentoring an at-risk youth. He relates how it pushed him to become more than just a weekend-toss-the-ball-around kind of mentor. In his relationship with Rico, a fatherless foster child he meets through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Douglas must face the memories─and pain─of growing up gay in rural Oregon without the love and acceptance he so desperately craved from his own father. His journey leads him to forge a new kind of family—the kind you create for yourself.