Bestselling author! Every author wants that coveted title appended to their name. Heck, every person in the world wants that title, regardless of whether they’ve written a book or not. Tell me I’m wrong.
Can I let you in on a little secret?
Bestselling authors don’t look for secrets. They simply do two things.
#1 – They strive to improve their writing everyday.
#2 – They do a little bit of marketing everyday.
That’s it. The keyword in both sentences is everyday.
Magic happens when you take intentional actions consistently.
While most authors are looking for “secrets”, giving their 100%, bestselling authors are strive to improve their writing a little bit more everyday (giving 101%) and intentionally take actions that give their book visibility.
That extra 1% effort is what propels them to their bestselling status.
Let me show you something that blew my mind many years ago.
When you give 100% everyday for an entire year, you will have improved by a 100% at the end of the year. 1 to the power of 365 is 1.
When you give 101% everyday, you will have improved by 3,778%. 1.01 to the power of 365 is 37.78. In other words, giving an extra 1% effort will improve your skill / talent / result by 37.78 times.
Want to be a bestseller?
I’ll share an advice I received a long time ago.
Do whatever it takes, and a little bit more.
Here’s what I know. If someone else can do it, you can too. I just gave you the secret. Look no more. Work hard. Work smart. Work long. Success is not a multiple choice question. You need to do all three.
Kick some butt and get that coveted bestseller title for yourself.