5 Lessons Learned From Creating 19 (and Counting!) Bestselling Authors in 1 Crazy Year
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2020 has been a whirlwind, hasn't it?
As I type this at the end of our crazy 2020 year, I am honored that I have been able to help 19 amazing women fulfill a lifelong goal.
I have helped 19 women (and counting!) become not just authors, but bestselling authors, through collaborative books.
I'm so proud of these bestselling authors.💕
Every time we publish a bestselling book I learn something new.
If this is something that you've ever thought about doing for yourself, let me share with you a little bit of insight that I've learned along the way…
5 Lessons Learned From Creating 19 (and Counting!) Bestselling Authors
1. You Should Never Let Go Of A Lifelong Dream
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
As women, we have so much on our plates. Our bestselling authors are mothers, caretakers, wives, business owners, hold-downers-of-the-fort, and more. Because of that, they've had to put their goals, dreams, and wishes on the backburner ... but that doesn't mean that something put aside temporarily can't be achieved a little later than originally planned.
As I’ve seen firsthand from our authors, achieving a goal after a long period of just dreaming about it makes the feeling of achievement that much greater (and sweeter!).
2. Sometimes We Just Need The Reminder That It IS Possible
“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman
We all have doubts and that negative voice that tells us silly things that really aren't true AKA stories that hold us back.
I'm here to remind you that it IS possible. You are deserving and capable! If you're having thoughts that maybe you can't achieve something, know that when you commit the pathway will unfold itself.
3. We Are Stronger Together #CommunityOverCompetition
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb
One of the most beautiful things I've witnessed from facilitating these collaborative book projects is the sense of community that is formed amongst our authors.
The truth is ... it can be scary to put your story out into the world. But when you're surrounded by others who are on the same journey that you are, you lift each other up and become stronger together.
4. The World Needs Your Story NOW More Than Ever
“Sharing our truths can provide the opportunity for great healing.” -Kristen Noel
In times of sorrow and chaos, it's the human condition that brings us together. That's one of the reasons why I think the books that I've helped publish have been so successful … because it's women sharing their stories, including stories of struggle and triumph.
In our age of uncertainty, it is these stories that others can relate to. It is these stories that we all need to hear and read about.
No matter what you've encountered or what you've been through, you're not alone. Others can relate and the world NEEDS to hear your story.
5. Climbing The Charts Is An Exhilarating Feeling That Never Gets Old
“She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” -Nicole Lyons
All of our 19 authors are not only bestselling authors, but they are #1 bestselling authors as my team here at Soulfluential Publishing helped propel their collaborative books into the #1 position in multiple Amazon subcategories.
When you're in the beginning stages of starting and writing a book the actual climbing the charts part can feel so far away.
But I want to remind you of the feeling ... because it's the vision of that feeling that will keep you going when you're feeling stuck or stagnant in your book journey.
If I could roll the feeling of watching your book climb the charts into one word it would be this: EXHILARATING. Heart-pounding, nervous-jumpy-tummy, gloriously-exciting-exhilarating. I hope that one day you'll get to feel that feeling too.