Are You the Greatest Obstacle To Success?

18 Jul

003Good morning and welcome back on this Thursday.

Check out the quote below and then we’ll chat.


There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan
Hell must have just frozen over because I’m quoting Ronald Reagan. LOL

Now that I got my little snide remark out of the way, let’s get down to business, and today’s business is your writing career and writing platform.

Think of it as using building blocks to create a structure.  Each block, by itself, does not look like much, but when you get done stacking blocks you have the complete package.

Whatever your undertaking may be, from being a freelance writer to being an ebay businesswoman (Lizzy) you are building your platform for success, and the larger that platform the better your chances of success.

And there is nothing limiting your ability to build that platform.

I will unveil my new blog on Monday…it is called “A Moment With Bill” and for those of you who know me, you will recognize that title. It has been used on numerous articles that I have written as well as numerous videos I have made.  Soon I’m going to venture out in a new direction and try blogtalkradio and have my own live radio program once a week and yes, that program will be called “A Moment With Bill.”

It’s all part of the platform and grand plan.

What is your plan? Have you started building your platform?


Here is a good article about developing your platform….from the Writer’s Digest….and you can of course find it here.


The Writer’s Digest Conference is being held in Los Angeles the last weekend in September.  Read about it and find reservation information here.


Create Your Writer Platform is available through Amazon…find it here.



You know how this works….look at it and find inspiration.


What is holding you back?  Take a few moments to silently reflect on that question….what single thing is most responsible for holding you back and strangling your potential?


Brainstorm new ways to help build your platform.  Take five minutes to jot down some ideas and then pick the one that is most doable today….and then do it!


I could give you another contest to enter and tell you about another workshop to attend, but I really want you to spend a little time thinking about how to advance your career as a writer.

I will leave you with that quest, and tell you all that I appreciate you taking the time to visit me once again.  Have a very productive day.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

11 Responses to “Are You the Greatest Obstacle To Success?”

  1. Janine Huldie July 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Cannot wait to see your new blog and have a pretty good idea what it will be about from knowing your articles and you, too. So very excited for you indeed. Also, thanks for the chuckle and so far no freezing here yet, but still I know the feeling and not sure you will ever see me quote Ronald Reagan or any Republican for that fact. Have a wonderful day, Bill!!

    • Billybuc July 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

      LOL…Janine, I surprised myself when I quoted Reagan. Will wonders never cease? Thank you as always; you are a pure pleasure to know.

  2. ruchira July 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    awesome Bill. A new platform of radio jockey…you rock!!

    Very proud of you and your accomplishments. I still gotta find my platform though but, actually I feel very happy to write for HOW and my mantras…they inspire me from within.

    Let’s see when it is destined…I will get a shout out to trod on a path 🙂

    Good luck on your new venture. I will be watching ya 🙂

    • Billybuc July 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

      Ruchira, I am very happy with your HOW work too, and your daily mantras and reflections are inspiring. Thank you for all that you do.

  3. Audrey Howitt July 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Really well thought out–I mean your writing platform–looking forward to a Moment with Bill—

    • Billybuc July 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Thank you Audrey. I have one of those organized minds that sees in terms of interconnecting activities, all aimed at a greater goal…hopefully what I am doing will work in the end. 🙂

  4. Liz July 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Yes! My platform keeps caving in, but I’m working on it. Thanks for pointing at me.

    • Billybuc July 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

      Lizzy, you are the Queen of Self-Effacement. I think you are doing very well, and things will only improve for you.

      • Liz July 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

        LOL Wonder what *that* crown looks like.

    • Liz July 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

      Plus also, I love your hub. HP is having a seizure and won’t let me post a comment.

      • Billybuc July 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

        At times I think HP needs to be shot and put out of its misery. 🙂 and the crown looks quite lovely on your head.

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