• Dreams Come True

    If you’ve been around me for a while, you’ll know I’ve published a bunch of stuff over the last few years. This actually started in my computer business, when I was writing little guides and manuals to help people learn to use their computers. I still write books and guides, but now they are designed to help people get unstuck and move forward or empower themselves through healing. Most of those books I gave away for free. The majority of them ended up on the freebie bestseller lists on Amazon, but I never made a dime on them. I gave them away because I was sabotaging myself. I didn’t value my own work. Because I didn’t value myself or my work, why would anybody else? It was part of the money story that I’ve told about not having enough. The truth is it came back to not being enough within myself. With my latest book, The Emotional Truth, I put it out there at $2.99 USD, which felt right. I didn’t put it on sale. I definitely didn’t give away for free. I simply allowed it to do what it was going to do. If I only sold 3 copies, then so be it. I wanted to see what would happen if I simply put my stuff out there, was proud of what I had done, and didn’t discount my work. I’m not retiring anytime soon, but I’ve made more on this book than all my other books combined. It didn’t make the bestseller list but people actually paid for it and that means more than the freebie bestseller list ever did before. Something I didn’t expect also happened. Some of my older books started selling a few copies. When I started valuing my new work, my older work also increased in value. Making this shift in my story wasn’t easy. I had to get okay with where I was. I had to get okay with having fewer copies distributed but actually make a little bit of money. For a while part of the story was that I was more worried about the size of the audience than I was about the money because I believed that a big audience would automatically lead to money. That’s not true. At one point in my computer business, I had a Facebook group with a couple thousand people in it. I tried to monetize it and sell stuff in that group the same way I did in my last group, but I couldn’t. Nobody bought anything ever. I was so busy giving everything away for free from a really triggered place, that I had collected a whole bunch of people around me who only cared about what I was giving away. Now don’t get me wrong, I still give away huge amounts of content for free. Honestly, I don’t hold anything back anymore. I can remember spending hours trying to find a line between paid content and free content in my computer business.…