I was on a conference call with my agent for almost 2 hours yesterday. Yes, I have an agent. For those of you who have no idea what this means, when an author wants to get a book deal (or sell a screenplay or is an actor or even athletes) an agent comes in handy. They help you get a book deal and other relevant contracts.
So, this is what's happening with me. I got an agent back in December from a book proposal I had sent out last July. It was sitting in a "slush" pile when this agent picked it up and thought it was the most awesome thing since sliced bread. (Well...not really but he did say it was one of the best he's seen in recent years. I'm not sure if that's saying a lot or not.)
After much legal back and forth, I ended up in a contract with this agent and yesterday I was informed that we are going forth with the original book (that was in the proposal) along with a couple of others "to start."
Since publishing has changed so much since the recent collapse of our economy, many publishers are scrambling to figure out how they can turn a profit while figuring out the new forefront of publishing which has gone heavily digital in today's day and age. Of course, this makes the Big 6 (as they call it) publishing companies very hesitant in publishing anything that isn't "mainstream" enough. In other words, if your name isn't Hillary Clinton or Oprah Winfrey, forget getting anything published for the next handful of years until they figure out this New Publishing Market (which is part of the New Economic Culture we're experiencing right now).
I love change. I like when old outdated institutions are sent out to the pasture to retire (and ultimately die) while new, more efficient methodologies are put into action. And this is precisely what's happening with publishing (and many other industries). I'm really excited to be part of the "New Publishing" which is unfolding as we speak.
So, what's the bottom line in all this? What's the "big news" that I'm eluding to here?
I'm going more mainstream. I decided that I have a responsibility to my students and to those who are seeking financial independence using passive income assets to accomplish this in getting the RIGHT education. I'm so sick of all these "gurus" running around throwing out real estate books that teach you exactly nothing or, even worse, putting you on the wrong track altogether. That's doing a major disservice to the mass population as a whole and I don't want to be one of them.
For many years I've been sitting on the fence on what I want to do. I could retire at any time but, as I've indicated before, I really have nothing else that's worthwhile to do. What am I going to do? Sit at home by the pool all day? Turn out screenplays while going mad because I'm alone most of every day? (I feel like I want to blow my brains out just thinking about it!)
I have to do something meaningful that can be helpful and life-changing to others. I have to teach and help more people. I'm good at it. I like doing it. And I want to do it on a larger scale. (Move over Suze Orman!)
And it's my time to break out and do it now!
So, that's my big news. I'm going more mainstream with publishing mainstream books. I've finally gotten clear in what my direction needs to be and now it's time to go full throttle ahead.
Good news, I'll be able to help more people. Bad news, I'll become less and less accessible as time goes on.
My recommendation to you is that you use me for as much as possible and for as long as I'm around to be able to personally answer emails, doing webinars and IM sessions, etc. As time goes on, my personal accessibility will have to be less.
Also, I will have to narrow down my focus to concentrate on what I do best which is real estate investing. (This also includes other applicable components such as building business credit and raising capital.)
This will be the time for me to mention that my last bit of training on Aggressive Income Strategies will be ending. My last 100% Aggressive Income Event will be next month on March 14th and 15th in Los Angeles. After this time, I won't be divulging anymore Aggressive Income Strategies, as I will be focusing on Passive Income Strategies from that time forward.
All of you know I'm a pretty good marketer. Many of you may or may not know that I've made millions from the Internet and I make a consistent fortune using the Internet as a marketing tool. However, because of my new career direction for training and teaching, it would be wise on my part to stop divulging my Internet secrets (otherwise competitors will find it too easy to copy me). This is why my Internet Cash Flow Boot Camp Seminar will be the last of its kind.
The early-bird deal ends tomorrow then the registration price goes way up. This is basically your last chance to get in on this one-time-only event at the lowest price possible.
Here's the link to register: http://www.monicamain.com/internet_cash_flow_event_in_la
I'm really looking forward to seeing you in LA next month!
See you at the top!