BOOK LAUNCH COUNTDOWN REPORT: DAY #4
The Internet is flooded with information on book launch best practices and success stories. The strange thing is that following these guidelines doesn’t guarantee a place on the best-sellers list or a six-figure income. What works for others may get you zero results. To me, results mean reaching as many readers as possible. Making a positive contribution to their lives. Being able to support myself by doing what I love instead of having a job for money.
One of the main reasons I started the report blog posts series is that your thoughts and emotions are as important as a good book launch plan and a well-crafted manuscript. Maybe even more important. An author who loves and trust his work and doesn’t force things might be more successful than an author who planned carefully and worries. It is enough that a key expert like a book and recommend it to his followers to get the ball rolling.
Today I learn to let go of control. Trying to control the external circumstances of your life is like an attempt to squeeze water in your hands. I love Wayne Dyer’s metaphor: try squeezing a handful of water and see how quickly it disappears. But relax and let your hand flow in the same water, and you have the experience of the water as long as you like. In Reiki, there is a practice that allows the students to manifest their projects. The trick is to know what you want, visualize it, then imagine you’ve got it, and feel it in your bones. Then detach yourself from the project, allowing it to fly into space like a balloon. In full confidence that if this is what you need, it will come back to you when the time is right. The Universe will see to it. A book is similar to this balloon. It needs to be filled with the proper amount of gas of the right quality to fly.
You need to let go for it to be able to go up in the sky. Fill it with love and trust. Remove such burdens as expectations. Of course, planning is perfectly fine. Presenting your manuscript as good as possible, with a professional cover and formatting is mandatory. But when these requirements are met, just go with the flow. Stay in the flow. Don’t force anything, don’t panic, don’t hesitate. Never doubt. Let go of control. Your book is no longer yours. It has its own life, and it will reach those readers who need it if you allow it.
DAY #4 INSIGHTS
Let go of control