Put DOWN that Duckie!

Last week I was perusing Sesame Street songs (yes, every so often I embrace my inner Muppet!) and came across this little gem…

Here’s the thing – this song has an amazing meaning for you, an aspiring author. Sometimes in order to reach your publishing goal, you need to put something else down and leave it alone for a while. As the song says, you don’t have to leave it forever! Only until your goal is completed.

When I wrote the Author’s Quick Guide series in late 2013, I had a lot of other “duckies” on my to-do list. Almost all of them had to be set aside while I focused on that one enormous goal of writing and publishing a brand new Kindle book every week for 18 weeks straight. Some of these “duckies” were other projects. Some were volunteer work I was involved with. Some sacrifices were made in my personal life. And I don’t regret one second of the entire process!

By putting down my various “duckies,” I was able to focus and accomplish my huge goal. And well beyond that, I saw these immediate benefits:

  • My passive e-book sales income increased – exponentially
  • I put myself on the map of success in a way I never had before
  • And my overall income in 2013 was more than 2011 and 2012 combined.

Why? Because I made it a point to do what it took (I put down the “duckie”) to do something extraordinary.

You can do it, too!

Simply follow these simple steps to see your book dream come true:

  1. Identify your “duckie.”
  2. Make the decision to temporarily set it aside.
  3. Focus on your one big, hairy, audacious goal until it’s done.
  4. Get help! Schedule a one-on-one laser coaching session with me today at KristenOnDemand.com and break through your blocks!

What is your duckie? What’s keeping you from accomplishing your book goals? (Share below!)

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  • Margie
    April 22, 2014

    Wow. What a fun and poignant message. And you certainly model this in your work. Thank you for posting it.

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  • Sharon Rose Gibson
    April 21, 2014

    Love, love, love this! You got me. Creativity and fun grabs my attention. This takes publishing my book out of the “should” range and puts it in the “grace/empowerment” range. That works for me. 🙂 God has been reaching me in some creative ways and this is one more. Okay, I will go through and look at my duckies and see which onesI can put down for now. 🙂 Thanks.
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    • Kristen Eckstein
      April 21, 2014 Sharon Rose Gibson

      Glad you got the message Sharon! I’m excited to see you prioritize your projects. Let me know what I can do to support you in getting your book done and your message out to the world!
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  • Michelle
    April 21, 2014

    GREAT Blog Post! Loved the video and how you tied it into getting things done! Thank you, MP

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  • Marika Laurice Vangueety
    April 21, 2014

    I actually needed this because it was actually a confirmation to what Spirit has brought to my heart! I am not writing as much as I used to or would like to; however I am finishing up my Spiritual Studies Degree and realize that is where my heart is! The growth that this process has and is offering is making me see things in whole new ways. This process is effecting the way I write & what I will be doing with it when I do have the time to do so!

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    • Kristen Eckstein
      April 21, 2014 Marika Laurice Vangueety

      Congrats on taking action and making decisions on what your writing future entails for you, Marika!
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