Got a nice surprise in the mail today… my first Amazon check! Here it is:
Now, I’m not going to retire on $112.96 but I was so happy to see my first check! There’s nothing better than to have something out there making money for you on autopilot, even if it is only a small income stream.
This money is the proceeds from my Kindle ebook sales. Most of the profits are from a book that I wrote myself; ‘How to Set Up an Email Marketing Campaign‘.
The check couldn’t have arrived at a better time… right now I’m in the process of writing my second book, but it has been taking me a lot longer than I had hoped. It’s easy to let small, daily tasks get in the way of the big, important things you should be working on.
This second book should have been finished months ago but I’m not even half way yet. It’s been on my mind a lot, and over the last few days I have been putting more effort into it.
With any task, no matter whether it is to write a book, or to learn to play a musical instrument, etc, what I’ve learned is that the most important thing is to be consistent.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed and think, “Oh! There’s so much to do. I’ll begin tomorrow when I have more time.”
Tomorrow never comes.
What I’ve learned to do is to take this approach; spend just 15 minutes a day on the task. If you tell yourself, “I just need to spend 15 minutes on this today”, then it is not hard to motivate yourself to do it.
And here’s the wonderful thing, spending just 15 minutes each day adds up very quickly! Before you know it, you’re well on your way to accomplishing the goal you’ve set out to achieve.
Here’s something else, many times you will begin your task with the intention of only spending 15 minutes on it, and before you know it, you’ve been working at it happily for a half an hour or more 🙂
What do you do to motivate yourself to get something important done?