Last Thursday I was asked if I was interested in being at the Author’s Corner in the Festival of Shows for the signing of my new book The Gratitude Book Project: A Celebration of 365 Days of Gratitude (Donna Kozik Editor) I was unaware of the show and not even looking for this type of opportunity but here is was. I wasn’t prepared, I had never done this before, I really did not know what to expect – but I said yes. The only thing I really had to do was to take action.
Without Action There is No Result
When the opportunity to be a part of this book came, I took immediate action and within a few hours I had my contribution created and edited. When the opportunity came to help make the book a #1 best seller I took action and helped make it come true. When the opportunity to be an author at a book signing in a business show, I jumped at it and had my media kit out in 1 hour. When someone at the show asked me if I wanted a 60 second video about my business, I did that too, even though I felt unprepared.
Accept Fear and Do it Anyway
There was fear. I was in new territory and this was a book of many authors in which I was just one. How would this work for me and for others. What I found was that people are interested in the book for what it is and also in the journey to get to a place where not everyone can go.
This is what I teach business owners. You can dream and plan all you want but until you take action there is no result.
Next step is a book all my own. All I have to do is dream it, plan it, and then take action because all the tools and people to help me are here when I need them.