I have written a book. I have made every mistake possible. It deals about the miracles in my life and struggles. It started as a simple outline and became 40 short chapters. It has taken 2 years to write and it has a good message, but it needs editing and better flow. I have promised God any money should the book succeed. A professional writer from church agreed to edit the book….and changed his mind. A professional editor agreed to edit the book and have not heard from her . I do not want to use a vanity publishing house, they are unaffordable. I know nothing of agents and know it is not clean enough…I know the book could help others… but feel I need a chance. Any ideas?
Invest in becoming a good manager. This is hard for most founders, and it’s definitely counterintuitive. But it’s important to get good at this. Find mentors that can help you here. If you do not get good at this, you will lose employees quickly, and if you don’t retain employees, you can be the best recruiter in the world and it still won’t matter. Most of the principles on being a good manager are well-covered, but the one that I never see discussed is “don’t go into hero mode”. Most first-time managers fall victim to this at some point and try to do everything themselves, and become unavailable to their staff. It usually ends in a meltdown. Resist all temptation to switch into this mode, and be willing to be late on projects to have a well-functioning team.
I've been on prednisone now for about five or six weeks, and I started tapering. So theoretically I should start feeling pretty crummy because that's just the way prednisone works for me in the last five years. I was in the bathroom easily anywhere from eight times a day and up. I may not necessarily have diarrhea all the time, but it's urgent. There's no five minute warning. There's no two minute warning. And this summer I had absolutely no life because I couldn't go anywhere. And then they put me on the prednisone and I felt marginally better. Maybe I was going five or six times a day. And then as soon as I started the diet I noticed a difference within two days just with the urgency. Within a week or so I was down to maybe going three or four times a day. And within two weeks, it was once a day. I've never, ever been a once a day person, ever. And there's zero urgency. There was zero diarrhea. I felt like a normal person.