on The Creative Penn:
Intro by Joanna:
I was reading my journals from 2006 – 2008 recently, the period I wrote and published my first book. It was incredible how fast I expected everything to happen.
I had written down positive thoughts about getting on Oprah, quitting my job, selling 100,000 copies on launch.
And all this as an unknown author with no website, no email list, no social media, no platform … not to mention no publisher as I was indie even back then.
But as Tony Robbins says, “It’s easy to over-estimate what we can achieve in a year, but underestimate what we can achieve in 10 years.”
When I look back at the Joanna Penn I was back then, I had no idea that I would be where I am today, ten years later, with 27 books written, running a multi-six-figure business, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
So take heart from today’s article from Phil Hurst, because we all started with nothing and we all progress one step at a time, one day at a time, one sentence at a time.