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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Why Writers Need to Avoid the Competition Trap, syndicated from @MarquitaHerald


The following is syndicated from The Business of Being an Author and is posted here with permission.

The competition trap
robs you of your potential.

 avoid the competition trap

You need to think abundantly about your life and author business. It’s understandable when you’re new to seek the opinions and ideas of other authors, but eventually you will have to muster the courage to follow your own path.

The Competition Trap
Creates a Scarcity Mindset

Over time focusing on what other authors are doing can create a feeling that you’re fighting for scraps. I see this all the time, writers bemoaning all the new books being published every day and wondering if the market is over saturated.
You can break out of this trap by focusing on yourself and your own initiative. Be so busy creating your own success you don’t have time to know what the competition is up to.

 

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About the Author



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My name is Marquita Herald and I write about personal growth, the power of resiliency and living life on your own terms. I’ve authored 5 (soon to be 6!) books on the art of living life by design, and 2 books on the business of being an author. I am a small business marketing consultant, and the creator of 2 blogs – The Business of Being an Author and the award winning personal growth blog IGG – Tips, Tools & Tantalizing Ideas.
My business background includes a successful 20 year career in international sales and marketing, followed by a decade of life and small business coaching with entrepreneurs. The combination of sales, marketing, coaching and entrepreneurial experience has been invaluable on my own journey as an author.
It’s important that you know that I rarely write about things I have not personally experienced, I love to try new things and I’m not afraid to experiment; and I share my mistakes, goofs and outright failures as readily as my successes. In other words, I live what I
preach … oops! I mean teach.
I would like to invite you to join me on this wonderful journey to create a successful author business.

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