• Sofiya Pasternack

Do You Need an Author Business Plan?


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Having ADHD means I get distracted pretty easily. Before I was diagnosed, I honestly thought I had some sort of compulsive disorder (obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, to be specific), because I kept very detailed planners and created complex schedules and always wrote down what I did. People would see my planners and say stuff like, "Oh wow! You're so organized!"

But the truth was, I wasn't really that organized. I had to force myself to be that organized because if I didn't, I was a pretty useless. I'd lose track of pretty much everything. As it is right now, I have a workable method of keeping track of stuff I'm supposed to do, but if I lose connection with my Google Calendar, for example, then my entire life is erased. I have no idea what's going on. And it sucks.

So for me, a business plan is pretty important. Any plan is pretty important. Because I'll 100% go off the rails if I'm allowed to, and instead of doing business things, I'll be spinning in circles playing "Paint It Black" on a kazoo. And you might not be that bad, but having a good, solid plan in place is pretty important no matter who you are!

In this post, we'll go through these things:

Goal Setting


The Plan Itself

Goal Setting

Goals are important. There‘s a quote I really like that goes:

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action becomes reality.

And I know we’ve all got plenty of dreams. Oh golly we have dreams coming out of our ears! Dreams like you can’t even believe! SO MANY DREAMS!

But you can’t eat dreams. Probably. So what can you do with dreams? Well, you write them down. You add a date. You break them into steps. You take action. And then... then you get to live them.

Or eat them.

Please email me if you figure out a way to eat dreams.