Do you ever work toward something in your life, and it just doesn’t achieve the heights you’d hoped? But you stay at it, knowing it’s what you need to do? Maybe it’s a relationship, or maybe it’s a new business you’ve started.
Patience is a virtue, they say, and really WHO said that?
Don’t we want abundance right now? It’s easy to get caught up in the season of instant gratification. I know I do it, and most of the people in my life do it as well. What’s so bad about wanting something to turn out big the first time?
But it doesn’t always work that way, does it?
Take me, for example. Quitting my old career to launch into this new one as a writer was scary. Yes, it was what I was meant to do, but it also required a leap of faith and had a heck of a learning curve. And then there’s the work. Do you think putting out four books in four months was a piece of cake? I used to work in war zones that were as challenging.
But this week, something magical happened. I’d followed my guidance and hired an assistant to help place me on various readers’ blogs. We all need connections, and this person has been a godsend to me. She asked a while back if I wanted to be a part of a holiday hop, and I said, sure. I was happy to donate a few books as a giveaway. I didn’t have all the details, and on Sunday, my Facebook page started getting Likes. And I don’t mean a few. I mean a lot.
Within three days, I had doubled the number of likes on my page. Why is this important? Because it means more readers have a chance to discover me and my books. What’s funny is that I didn’t even realize it was connected to this holiday hop I was on until I saw the post saying the way to enter the book giveways was to like author FB pages.
Now that’s what I call surprise abundance.
But it also was a whole lot of hard work paying off finally. I was able to connect with new readers and enlarge my platform. Get my message out to more people, because it all comes down to the message for me.
I couldn’t have been more delighted. So even though I knew not to fall into the trap of thinking FB likes meant people “liked” who I really was, I decided to simply enjoy it for what it was. New connections. New readers. New fun. And all that hard work paying off on social media.
What about you? Is your hard work finally paying off, making you happy? Or are you still working hard to get there?
Take a moment like I did this week. You might be surprised at how far you’ve come, and that’s something not just to be grateful for, but happy about.
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