I’ve been pretty selfish over the last couple of years. Intentionally, selfish, that is.
For the last two+ years I’ve been focused 100% on writing the books I’ve been wanting to write and becoming the full-time author I wanted to be back when I quit my day job a decade ago.
For most of those 10 years, I didn’t give myself permission to be that author. I was too focused on helping other writers write, publish and market their books. I didn’t even realize that I had put my dreams on the back burner trying to help everyone else.
I’d had enough. At the end of 2020, I had a f*ck it moment where I realized I had no choice but to stop doing everything I was doing and finally go all in on being an author.
There was no other option for me at that point.
I had spent too many years not doing what I knew I was meant to be. It was way past time for me to do it.
And so I did. For the past two years, I selfishly stopped helping writers (directly, indirectly I still was with my YouTube channel and self-paced writing courses) so I could help myself.
In that time, I wrote and published F*ck the How, and Quantum Leap Your Life (plus two novels–one came out in 2021, the other is coming out later this year). I recorded the audiobooks for both of them. I built a TikTok audience of 18k+ people around the topic of my books, and I’m now starting to grow an audience on Instagram.
I also started making a real income from my book royalties. More than what I need to cover my current monthly Foundational Income number (the amount of money I need every month to cover my personal and business bills + living expenses–more on that in another post) and it’s growing every month.
In two years time, I made myself into the author I always dreamed of being. And there’s so much more to go!
I have BIG goals for my books and my author business this year. I’m making a quantum leap, and if you’re a self-published author or aspiring self-published author who wants to do the same, I am doing something brand new that you are going to love.
It’s called Self-Made Author (formerly part of the JB Fam, now its own thing)–where I’m showing you how to use mindset + manifestation + practical action to create the writing life and/or author career of your dreams.
This is exactly what I do and have done to create what I have so far, and it’s what I’ll use to get where I desire to be.
Self-Made Author is part mentorship, part membership, part like-minded community, and this month our Zoom call topic/mini-workshop is on Quantum Leaping Your Writing Life and Author Career. I am SO excited for this!! I’m going to show you exactly what I’m doing to quantum leap my own writing career and author biz, and then I’ll help you get on the path to your quantum leap, from wherever you are right now (all calls are recorded and you can always pre-submit questions).
There’s so much more I can tell you, but I’ll just let you go read about it👇🏻