Saturday, 25 June 2016
Paydown by Best Selling Author Nick Stephenson
Before I started writing books i received emails from Nick Stephenson but never bothered to read them.
Earlier this week I decided to open one of his emails and i was surprised to see that he is a best- selling author.
The following is an extract from his latest email:
"Looking over what we've talked about thus far, I can't help but feel there's something missing.
Because it's one thing to know all the theory about how to build your career and your audience, but it's quite another thing to actually go out and do it.
It can feel overwhelming. And I know this because I get overwhelmed all the time. But whenever I feel myself getting snowed under, I always remember to think about the moment in my life when everything changed.
This is the glorious view from our old (tiny) apartment. Took me forever to blur out the logos...
It was 8am. I'd been up for nearly two hours, dealing with a screaming baby. Monday morning already, and I had to be back in the office in less than twenty minutes.
Back working a job I hated, for a boss who drove me crazy.
It had gotten to the point where I couldn't sleep. I used to spend my entire Sunday worrying about having to go back to work - knowing that I should be out actually writing something instead of spending another 9 hours behind a desk.
And this was all while dealing with a newborn baby, moving house, getting a mortgage...
You can imagine how I felt.
But this particular Monday morning was different.
I remember checking my phone before leaving the house, as I was pulling on my coat and getting ready to get inside my iced-up car.
I'd received four emails from my fans since checking my phone the night before. I'd also sold nearly fifty books while I was asleep.
I remember thinking: "I made as much money while I was asleep as I'm going to make all day shackled to my computer".
That particular Monday morning was the day I decided to quit my job. A few months later, I was officially a full-time author.
Two years later, I expanded my business into direct products and training courses, hitting the seven-figure mark just this year.
It took a lot of courage to make that change. To give up a regular full-time income and benefits and rely solely on my income from writing and teaching.
Was this decision overwhelming at the time? Nerve-wracking? Terrifying?
But when a decision is that difficult, you know it's one you have to make. And I've never looked back.
Now, instead of spending my entire weekend stressing out over having to go back to a job I hate, I get to do something I love. Something I created.
Soon after, I was able to move my family out of our cramped apartment. My wife didn't have to go back to work after maternity leave ended.
Now, with our second son growing up fast, we both get to spend all day with our children.
THAT'S what my success as an author and entrepreneur means to me - getting to spend more time with the people I love. And it all happened because I didn't let anything hold me back.
So, whenever things are looking like they're getting too much to handle, I just take a moment and think about that particular Monday morning in early February. And suddenly things don't seem so difficult anymore.
Now, when I see an opportunity I take it. I figure - if I can turn my entire life upside down, anything else is going to be child's play."
Paydown was offered to me free and I read it.
This is my Review:
A high-flying Wall Street Banker, fraud, and murder make this book an interesting read.
I hope to read more of this author's books in the future.
Thanks to Nick Stephenson for making this book Free for me.