Research by McKinsey & Company and IBM Global Business Services says that 50% to 60% of companies fail to achieve some to all of their goals and objectives, with as many as 20% failing completely.
The divorce rate among first time marrieds continues to hover around 50% increasing to 60%+ among those marrying two times or more.
Is there correlation in these numbers?
This is no coincidence; these and other statistics describing our personal and professional lives demonstrate a strong correlation between failures in one leading to failure in the other.
“The 7 Keys to Change” teaches both the individual and the manager what they need to do to improve their efforts to manage change in their personal and professional lives.”
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Welcome to Beyond the Books Bill! Can you start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?
When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published, or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?
Self-published. It didn’t take a lot to decide this was the best option for an unknown writing a book about “change”.
How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?
No celebration; the work had just begun. Anyone can self-publish, and many do, me included. The difficult part is making others aware of your book and that job never ends.
What was the first thing you did as far as promotion when you were published for the first time?
Tapped into my social networks (G+, LinkedIn, Twitter and to a much lesser extent, Facebook.)
Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?
The “growth”, such as it is, comes from learning about something I’d previously not experienced. But that is not unique to writing/publishing/promoting a book. It is about all new experiences if you pay attention.
What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?
To be honest, not much. I knew from reading about it that it was undergoing profound change, and as a businessperson I also knew that it was generally only about the creative side to those doing the writing. For most all others it’s about making money.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?
Seeing my book result in others altering their behavior to their benefit. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?
No matter how good you think your early drafts might be they are not likely ready for publication. Write, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite followed by edit, edit, edit, followed by paying a professional editor to offer their suggestions for improving what you’ve written. And if you’re smart, you’ll listen to them.
ABOUT WILLIAM MATTHIES
His latest book is The 7 Keys to Change
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The 7 Keys to Change Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule
Monday, June 3 – Book reviewed and 1st chapter reveal at Get Reading Now
Tuesday, June 4 – Book featured at Parenting 2.0
Wednesday, June 5 – Book featured at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, June 6 -Book featured at Naturally Kim B
Monday, June 10 – Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, June 13 – Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Friday, June 14 – 1st chapter reveal at Parenting 2.0
Monday, June 17 – Interviewed at Broowaha
Wednesday, June 19 – Interviewed at Examiner
Friday, June 21 – Book featured at My Cozie Corner
Monday, June 24 – Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, June 26 – Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, June 27 – Interviewed at Review From Here
Monday, July 1 – Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Wednesday, July 3 – Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Thursday, July 4 – Book featured at Review From Here
Friday, July 5 – Book reviewed at Naturally Kim B
Monday, July 8 – Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Wednesday, July 10 – Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, July 11 – Interviewed at Between the Covers
Monday, July 15 – Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, July 16 – Book reviewed at Reviewing Shelf
Wednesday, July 17 – Guest blogging at Allvoices
Thursday, July 18 – Interviewed at Yahoo Voices
Friday, July 19 – First chapter reveal at As the Pages Turn
Monday, July 22 – Interviewed at Examiner
Tuesday, July 23 – Book featured at Plug Your Book
Wednesday, July 24 – Interviewed at Blogher
Thursday, July 25 – Book featured at Author and Readers Book Corner
Friday, July 26 – Guest blogging at My Cozie Corner
Friday, July 26 – Interviewed at Straight From the Authors Mouth