One of the advantages of taking the 28-Day Challenge after the challenge has ended is that I can look at what’s happening in the days ahead as I brainstorm how best to use my social network.
Tip 3 is about giving. Tip 4 is connecting.
Did you ever finally give up that thing you knew you should have dumped ages ago? You know, the loser boyfriend, the crappy job, the first 10,000 words of your novel. And then as soon as you did—WHOOSH—everything came together?
As soon as I decided that my Number One Goal was the book I’m spending all my energy on rather than the book I’m not writing, I could see how these steps relate to my (real) goal.
For the giving portion of Tip 3, I’ve decided to keep doing what I’ve been doing—giving away the kid’s book my seven-year-old wrote. For the anthology, our core group has started discussing, “Is there teaser version of the book that we could give away as an ebook?”
As for joining groups, I’m sort of an over-joiner. I have a lot of groups I’ve signed up for, but don’t participate in. I don’t even read the newsletters. Over the next week, as these notifications and newsletters come in, I’m going to apply a little Tip 4—is this something I need to be more involved in or does it need to be something I unsubscribe from? And if I do want to be more involved, what would I do right now to make that happen?
I feel like things are clicking together. I don’t think I will wait a whole week before tacking Tip 4 in more depth.