Jack did this interview to allow future authors the opportunity to see what it really takes to make it. He spoke about your dreams, perserverance, publicity, and marketing. Did you know that the Chicken Soup for the Soul series was rejected by 144 publishers? Now it rakes in millions of dollars each year in revenue. Why? Perserverance and determination.
The first thing Jack did was to visualize his dreams. He actually took a copy of the New York Times best seller list, copied it, and used white out to erase the #1 spot. He then typed in the name Chicken Soup for the Soul in the number one spot and posted this everywhere, from the bathroom to his work station. This kept him motivated to keep working and to not give up. He also has a copy of each of his goals as a screen saver on his computer. Every day he visualizes what he wants for himself. What a great idea! When you can visualize goals you can start seeing solutions. Then you are ready to act upon these to create your reality.
Jack went on and offered my great ideas for marketing your book and how to gain speaking engagements. He knows that becoming an author is 10% writing and 90% marketing. Below is a youtube video of Jack talking about taking steps to achieve your dreams. "Dream big. It takes no more energy to dream big than it does to dream small." ~Jack Canfield