A recent Harvard Business School study asked the question, “What are the top characteristics of high achievers?” Of course, in the list were things like intelligence, education, and attitude. But at the very top of the list, one thing stood out — Speed Of Implementation— having the ability to act quickly – the ability to be decisive. 80% of decisions should be made immediately.
Episode #726 May 15, 2020
Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
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I have a brand new book that was just published. What tips do you have for getting the marketing word out there.
Start a book like a business
The best time to market a book is about a year before it comes out.
Think about having a book release party. Make it fun. Make it a party and give copies of your book away at that party.
When we released Wisdom Meets Passion, we booked the Vanderbilt Country Club. We invited our friends — the people most likely to talk about the book and share it.
$3000 is a good budget for a well-done self-published book:
$1600 – Editor
$400 – Interior design
$300 – Cover design
One of our 48 Days Eagles, Vincent Pugliese wrote a book Freelance To Freedom. He talked to Seth Godin about marketing his book, and he told him to first give away 10,000 copies of the book and then come back and we’ll talk about marketing your book.
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How can I be more decisive?
“Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” – Robert Schuller
Don’t be indecisive and thus unstable in all your ways. You can just decide to be more decisive by giving yourself a process and a timeline.
Two-week process for being more decisive
1. State the problem
2. Get the advice and opinions of others
3. List the alternatives
4. Choose the best alternative
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