Sometimes, it's others comparing me to someone else that gets in the way of moving forward. People comparing my self-publishing/business journey to someone more visible, who may be
traditionally published; an indie author who is more popular...they think since I don't:
look like the other author
have as many titles on the market
have as large a following
aren't being talked about...
Then I must not be worth the risk of purchasing one of my books, attending one of my (free and low-cost) workshops, or my now online course/coaching group. In their eyes, I'm not worth working or collaborating with; not worth interviewing or sharing with their networks.
And because nothing I do or say, short of becoming just like the person they're comparing me to, will change their minds, I don't earn those dollars or get those opportunities.
It's not that I'm not confident or good at what I do; it's not that I don't "show up and show out" enough or that I don't know what I'm doing when it comes time to hustle and pitch my business.
It is instead, I'm overlooked because as soon as my potential client/customer compares me to that more popular, more visible person...I'm screwed.
Oh well. Let me go on and tell you about my business anyway.
Registration is now open for Simply Self-Published, the online course and coaching group.
$100 gets you all the tools you will need to go from blank page to a self-published book by April 2023. Click HERE to reserve your spot. Participation is limited to15 people. Registration closes this Friday, Sept. 23rd at 11:59 pm.
I'm still taking questions so leave 'em in the comments. And in the meantime, as always, sending light and inspiration!