Change can be difficult, but it’s also necessary if we want to grow and achieve our goals. It’s no different when it comes to writing and publishing. Change can be especially challenging, as we often have to overcome mental and creative barriers to reach our full potential. That’s where the 3 levels of change come in – a framework for personal growth that can help you transform your writing and publishing journey.
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Level 1: Identity Change
At the core of the 3 levels of change is identity change, which involves transforming our core beliefs and mindset to become the person we want to be. For me, this involved addressing deep-seated beliefs that were holding me back, such as the idea that I wasn’t being supported in my pursuit of growing a book publishing company and building an online bookstore.
By challenging and shifting these beliefs, I was able to wake up and see that not only was I being supported a lot of times I was collaborating with people and just wasn’t present enough recognize it. Waking up to that truth made having a more positive and productive mindset easier. To know that there actually are people that have your back and believe in you is a good feeling. Business owners work hard to gain visibility, so having supporters lets us know that we are being seen and that gives us hope.
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Level 2: System Change
Once I had addressed my beliefs and mindset, the next step was to change my systems and habits to support my new mindset. This involved creating a consistent business operation routine, setting realistic goals, and establishing accountability measures to keep myself on track. By focusing on my systems, I was able to begin creating a sustainable writing and publishing practice and overcome the resistance and procrastination that had held me back in the past.
Level 3: Results, Outcomes, and Goals
Finally, I set meaningful goals that aligned with my desired identity and systems. This involved setting realistic, achievable goals that pushed me outside of my comfort zone, but that also felt attainable with the right systems and mindset in place. By setting and achieving these goals, I was able to build momentum and confidence in my publishing journey as a CEO.
Applying the 3 Levels of Change to Publishing and Writing
Once I had addressed some of my blocks around who I am, whose in my corner, and what I am capable of doing, the next step was to change my systems and habits to support my new mindset. This involved creating a consistent routine, setting realistic goals, and establishing accountability measures to keep myself on track. By focusing on my systems, I was able to begin creating a sustainable business and overcome the resistance and procrastination that had held me back in the past.
How the 3 levels of change apply specifically to publishing and writing
At the system level, writers and publishers can look at our writing and publishing processes. Are we consistently producing quality content? Are we utilizing effective marketing and promotional strategies? By being honest about what we are doing with these systems and making adjustments as needed, we can ensure that our work is being received by the right audience and is achieving the desired results.
At the results level, we can set meaningful goals that align with their desired identity and systems. For example, a writer might set a goal to publish a certain number of books in a year, while a publisher might set a goal to expand their catalog and increase sales. By setting and achieving these goals, writers and publishers can build momentum and confidence in their writing and publishing journey. If you’ve been keeping up with me, this is exactly where I am at. My goal for Winn Publications is to publish more authors. As of right now, I am looking to publish 27 more authors in 2023.
My personal experience with applying the 3 levels to publishing and writing In my own writing and publishing journey, I have found the 3 levels of change to be an essential tool for success. By addressing my limiting beliefs around success and adopting a growth mindset, I was able to develop the confidence and resilience necessary to pursue my writing and publishing goals. By looking at and adjusting my writing and publishing processes, I was able to consistently produce quality content and market it effectively. And by setting and achieving meaningful goals, I was able to build momentum and achieve greater success than I had ever thought possible.
Tips for authors and publishers on addressing the 3 levels of change
If you’re an author or publisher looking to apply the 3 levels of change to your career, here are some tips to get started:
Identify your limiting beliefs: Take some time to reflect on your core beliefs about yourself and your abilities. Are there any negative beliefs that are holding you back? Write them down and challenge them with positive affirmations.
Build supportive habits and systems: Identify the habits and routines that will support your goals. Create a writing schedule and stick to it, even on days when you don’t feel motivated. Build a team of supportive people around you, including editors, beta readers, and fellow writers.
Set clear goals and take action: Define your goals and create a plan to achieve them. Use data to track your progress and make adjustments as needed. Learn how to market and promote your books effectively to reach your target audience.
By addressing the 3 levels of change in your writing and publishing career, you can transform yourself into a successful writer and publisher. It takes time and effort, but the results are well worth it.
About Miss Winn
As a published author and CEO of Winn Publications, I am passionate about empowering authors and readers from all backgrounds. My mission is to provide a platform for diverse perspectives and stories while prioritizing holistic wellness and self-care to achieve our full potential.
Whether you’re a first-time author or a seasoned professional, I can help you turn your manuscript into a professional, polished book. As an expert in book formatting and publishing, I have worked with a variety of authors and publishers to publish books.