Dec 17, 2014
Everybody is strapped for time. Between the normal hassles of life and the energy-sucking force of Internet distractions, it sometimes feels impossible to get anything accomplished. Putting time into your marketing never feels urgent, but it’s extremely important for building a writing career.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey wrote about the importance of doing non-urgent but important activities. These are the types of actions that allow you to grow both personally and professionally. If you only ever spend your time on the most urgent tasks, you’ll miss out on the opportunity to make giant leaps forward as an author. These tasks don’t always take a long time, but they do require that you put in a little bit of effort every day for many weeks, months, or years.
Here are five non-urgent items to put on your daily to-do list that can help you to sell more books in the long run.