The Rules for Being Human Apply to You as a Book Author

Here are the rules to being human, as outlined by corporate trainer Cherie Carter-Scott, author of If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules.

These same rules apply to being a book author or book marketer. Learn your lessons and then share them.

By the way, can you spot the typo in the infographic below? And the punctuation errors?

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or not, but it will be yours for the entire period.

You are stuck with the mind and body you have. Use them well. Write, write, write.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

What lessons have you learned today as you write, publish, and market your book?

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately works.

You become a great writer by starting out as a mediocre writer. It’s okay to make mistakes.

4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be present to you in various forms until you have learned it. Then you can go on to the next lesson.

If you keep seeing the same obstacles over and over again, perhaps you haven’t learned the life lesson you need to learn. So take the time to learn it so you can move on.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

One of the great things about life is that you get to continue to learn – and then to share what you’ve learned via your writing. Learn on! Write on!

6. There is no better than here. When your there has become here, you will simply obtain another there that will again look better than here.

You cannot find your future as a bestselling author until you find your present as someone who cares, someone who shares, and someone who matters.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to something you love or hate about yourself.

Share your love and passion with everyone. That is why you are a writer. Don’t worry about anyone else – or what you think of them!

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

You don’t need anything more than what you have now to become a bestselling author. Stop worrying about money. Stop worrying about time. Stop worrying about fame. Stop worrying about limitations. Start doing what you need to do. Act now.

9. The answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

And then go out and share what you have discovered. That’s what the life of a book author is all about. Enjoy!

Note how I applied Rule 9 just now. I’ve shared this infographic and related tips now multiple times just today – via Pinterest, via Twitter, via Facebook, via LinkedIn, via, and via!

The Rules of Being Human as applied to book authors

Here are the answers to the Typo and Punctuation Quiz from the top of the page:

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About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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