Because I am in the business of helping others to build their business, I am frequently asked, what do I need to do to be successful...as if there is some silver bullet. First let me state for the record....folks there is no silver bullet. That being said, one key factor to consider is that we must be willing to do the work. Sitting back with a "build it and they will come" attitude is, IMO, a sure fire formula for failure.
Just this morning I was reading, as I do most mornings. This morning's read was one of the stories of the legendary western writer of the early part of the 20th century, Zane Grey. If you are a fan of the west or of the outdoors, you should really pick up a copy of his works. Mine is a Kindle download with 25 books for $1.99 total. Anyway back to my point. In the story I was reading this morning, Grey had accompanied some friends on a hunting trip in the Grand Canyon area of Arizona. The hunt was over and the tale was coming to an end when Grey made the following, almost prophetic statement: "If you want to find fame, wealth or wolves, you have to go hunt for it." Immediately Matthew 7:7 came to mind, "seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
How fundamental, yet how critical to our success. My thought: Those who do the most seeking (work) seem to be the ones doing the most finding.
I write stuff. I talk about the stuff I write. God has blessed my life in more ways that I can list. I am not nearly as smart as I think I am. God is very patient with me. God has demonstrated how much He loves me. He gave me His only son Jesus. He gave me my wife. He gave me 5 wonderful children and so far 8 beautiful grandchildren. I am blessed above all men.