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Ep 138: “Goal Setting Check-in”

Welcome to the 138th episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help!

Goal Setting Check-in

In this episode, Shawn looks back at the goal setting episode from the beginning of the year. Have your author goals for 2017 been put on the back burner or are they still your focus? Get some encouragement to blast through those goals!

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“Maybe you set yourself up to say, “This year I’m going to make $1,000 a month as an author”. That is a very reasonable goal to go after. Maybe you want to just do $500, whatever that is. If you are not focused entirely on that goal and get distracted by other things, you’ll never meet or exceed that goal because you’re trying one thing, then the next, then the next, then the next. As an antidote for that, focus. Focus your attention for periods of time. In this case these next 30 days. What can you do in order to remove the distractions so that you’re focusing so that you’re going to, your chief goal is to hit that goal? Don’t allow anything else to distract you from that.”

“I want to reiterate for you as an author, you may be doing this solo. I want to encourage you to stay encouraged with fellow authors and others who are along the same line with you that you’re like, “Oh man, I don’t know if I’m staying on track”. “

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  • Lacie D Fox

    Hey, Shawn – been listening for a while and I really enjoy the podcast. I’d love a copy of your reader magnet – the launch checklist and also info about the book launch book when it comes out. Would love to support you guys and, obviously, make my book launches more successful.

    My goals are going okay. The year is flying past faster than I’d like, but having some success with recent releases. I’d love to take it up a notch (always).

  • Hello from beautiful Montana, USA
    So grateful to have run into this group. I have been trying to hire a book marketer for four years and finally decided to just do it myself. We have 20 books on Amazon, that are pretty darn good–but the sales do not reflect that.
    I will be turning to this group for ideas, suggestions and marketing tips.

    You will find most of our books at http://www.ArtichokePress.com and we would be open to do some joint ventures and book launches.

    Good to connect with like-minded folks. Judy Helm Wright-Author/Publisher & Intuitive Wise Woman