You might be surprised.
What do I believe the main ingredient is?
[Wait for it...]
Have amazing friends.
1) Reach out to people
2) Help them however you can
(Those are just three ways that have worked for me in developing relationships both on/offline.)
In preparation to release JUGGLE, I put together a launch team. Let it be known...these people are basically the best thing since sliced bread, sliced tomatoes, or well...anything sliced, diced, smothered, covered or chopped.
Can you tell I'm hungry? I'm thinking about Waffle House. Seriously, these folks are awesomesauce.
JUGGLE is my original work (minus the quotes) yet I wasn't alone while I completed it. I did it with a team of friends. I asked 40 friends from different backgrounds and perspectives to help me with reviewing, editing and launching JUGGLE. I was amazed at the response.
“Absolutely!” they said.
“Anything for you!” they said.
“Of course I’ll help you!” they said.
Every one one of them told me they were honored to be a part of the project. They gave detailed critiques and insightful feedback. (I loved this! I'm a feedback FREAK!) Some, out of the kindness of their hearts, reviewed the manuscript multiple times after corrections were made. Then, on launch day, they were prepared to go ballistic, telling everyone about JUGGLE. I think a few of them tweeted until their fingers fell off.
I've heard it said that for someone to be successful, a lot of people have to want them to be. Without the help of my friends, and the help of some of you who read here every day that I don't even know...I wouldn't have made it to #3 on the Amazon best sellers list for JUGGLE'S category. (Business/Time Management). When all was said and done last night it climbed to the #3 spot for E-books and #7 spot for all both e-book/print in the business/time management category. Um...wow. I was just two spots behind Brian Tracy & Seth Godin -- two of my heroes -- in the business/time management category!! I seriously thought I was going to pee my pants or be slain in the Holy Ghost!
I am humbled and grateful for the help of those who believe in me and the words I write under the leading of the Holy Spirit. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now my friends, will you please help me beat the heck out of everybody for the number one spot today? :) Send your friends here and here, please! And, super important...they DO NOT need a Kindle in order to read the book. They can get it and read it on any computer or mobile device. Info on that can be found here.
You. Guys. Rock.
You are the jelly on my biscuit and the gravy on my mashed potatoes!