My first book had major problems. One of the reviews somebody posted said, “A joke, just like David Hooper himself.”
Had I known things would work out this way, I don’t know if I would have done it. But “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
Because of this, I’ve continued to release books, learning from the mistakes I’ve made and getting a little better each time…
The last book I released was three years ago and, because I decided to switch direction shortly afterward, I’ve done little to promote it since. Still, it continues to sell well and I get several messages per week from people letting me know how it’s helped them.
Total book sales = 240,000 (every one of them without the help of a publisher)
My experience in radio has been similar. When I started my radio show, I had almost no radio experience, aside from a short stint playing music at a small station in Mississippi. Still, I made my pitch (in a conference room on the top floor of the tower pictured to the right), created a pilot episode, and ran with it.
Today, over 30,000 people listen to me each week. In addition, I also host (and independently produce) a popular marketing podcast, which will soon surpass the radio show.
What I Know For Certain
- Now is the best time to make your move.
- You’ll develop the needed skills as you go.
- When you take the next logical step, the step beyond that becomes clearer.
That’s it. The next step in your business (or life) doesn’t need to be perfect, but it does need to happen if you want to move forward.
Jump in and trust the process.
Will what you’re doing always work? No. But at least you’re in the game rather than watching from the sidelines. And if you keep at it, you’ll eventually get where you need to go.
Also published on Medium.