Spreading Yourself Thinly

Wow, that’s been a manic weekend!

As I said in my last post, I recently published a book on Kindle. It then took quite a lot of formatting and other fiddling around to get it ready for publishing as a paperback.

Then you have to think about marketing. Now, obviously that’s a concept that isn’t alien to me, but it’s been a bit of a learning curve as to exactly how you use those skills as they relate to self-publishing a book. Turns out, there’s a lot to do.

I am a member of a Facebook group where we are all admirers of the work of the late, great Terry Pratchett. They are some of the smartest, most well-read, and (best of all) the most giving people on planet earth. So, I put up a post asking for suggestions about how you might go about promoting a self-published book.

Their response was the most staggering amount of support and ideas, even offers to link me up with author friends of theirs. I will be forever grateful for the response they gave me.

So, I now find myself following their excellent advice, with the net result that I now have TWO blogs, another Facebook page, more followers/followees on Twitter, a Goodreads account, and the need to arrange something along the lines of a book-signing type event. Phew! (Yes, I do know that ‘followees’ isn’t a word. It IS now, OK?).

But, what of our MLM business? What of the day job? And that’s sort of the point of this post. All the personal development gurus and their books say that you need ‘laser-focus’ in order to be successful. And I do believe that they’re right, but life does get in the way sometimes, doesn’t it?

It’s true to say that I haven’t done everything I should with the MLM business over the last few days. Thank goodness that Kerry is as much a part of that as I am, or I don’t know what state we’d be in. It’s very fortunate that it’s the sort of business that’s very forgiving of moments like this.

The day job has happened like it should, but I have found myself burning the candle at both ends, as well as filling up those ‘corners of time’ that we all talk about.

Somewhere among that lot, there are also those family needs, dinners to cook, the dog to walk, and the like.

Do you sometimes find yourself feeling sort of stretched, like too little butter over too much bread? How do you get back to some sort of balance, and find a little ‘me time’?

Answers on a postcard, please. Or just in the comments will do 🙂

Until next time,

Carl

 

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