The Freedom Journal | John Lee Dumas | Podcaster’s Paradise | Making Your Dreams Come True

FreedomJournal

So I’d like to say a little bit about the Freedom Journal by John Lee Dumas.

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I think it was so amazing that my Freedom Journal arrived the day before I left for Paris. I have been listening to Entrepreneur on Fire which is John Lee Dumas‘ podcast since the Fall of 2013. Without a doubt it has changed my life as well as many many many others. I often say John will get a nobel peace prize in economics some day for leveling the playing field of business. I feel like I have gotten an MBA from listening to his show. (and yes he is up to episode 1258 today, and I am about 8 episodes behind but basically I have listened to all of them).

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Anyway I signed up for John’s Kickstarter campaign back in December so to get my journal the day before I left for Paris in February was a real sign I was on the right path!

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FACE BOOK GROUPS ROCK!

So to start day one of my Freedom Journal on Day One of my trip to Paris seemed incredible. When I joined the Freedom Journal Facebook Group, I posted my goal: . Immediately Kate Erickson responded (this is why these guys rock because they actually talk to their listeners all the time)

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So after pondering Kate’s advice for a few days, I decided maybe she’s right. I should self publish a book and then go from there. So my Freedom Journal goal is:

To self-publish my book Dreams Do Come True on amazon. I decided I would do this in 80 days instead and then spend the last 20 days promoting it and searching for that elusive agent… I have to admit, I am worried I am not gonna reach that goal, as I don’t have as many pages done as I should.

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The very first author who had self published a book on amazon was  I met on Instagram was Irina Trzaskos.

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I bought it right away and still love it. Especially my Christmas card that year matched one of her illustrations:

 

 

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Some other authors who are helping me on this journey include the amazing marketing maven Katie Davis

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 Janet Fox who I met when she was a panelist at my first SCBWI conference in Bozeman, MT

 

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I love her book Faithful, a historical novel about Yellowstone Park. And now her new book the Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle just had an amazing review on B&N.com that will make your order yours today but I’m just warning you, spoiler alert at least for the first couple of chapters . . .

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And this week especially! Ona Praderas has been a big inspiration with her book Hip Heroes which just launched yesterday and I highly recommend you order a copy and give her a 5 star review ASAP!

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STAY FOCUSED

Anyway, I started this post this morning because I have to say, the Freedom Journal has been essential in helping me stay FOCUSED…

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I can’t believe how many “ah ha!” moments I have…

How many things I know I should do but never seem to have the time for are getting scratched off my to do list.

 

I love to go back and reflect, I love the way I notice patterns in my place where you fill in your struggles, I love to read through it, and I can’t wait till it’s done. I think it will be a book I will look back on for years to come and remember different things about building my business.

I love the way it makes me see what I need to do to move forward. It organizes my ideas, helps me design my days and weeks focusing on small goals and helps me create this sense of urgency with a specific deadline, it has to get down in this sprint.

How many realitizations I’ve had…. since I started to follow the Freedom Journal  steps.

 

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It also inspires me to take chances. To step outside my comfort zone, to analyze what I have to do to move forward.

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but speaking of this sprint time to work on Dreams Do Come True… this spirit my goal is to have the first 10 pages done ready to give away as a free download for per orders down the line on Launch day … May 5th 2016!

And remember to sign up for my email list to know when launch day is coming and when you can download your first ten pages for free!

 

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