We’re in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the biggest shopping days of the year. One of the most unsung days of the year is Small Business Saturday, designed for us up and coming entrepreneurs and business. #imjustdrew definitely fits that bill.
I was out supporting one of my favorite local businesses when the properterior was reminding me of that. He and the owner of the neighboring coffee shop actually help each other out, and he does the same for the local cupcake shop.
This is what I try to do to my fellow authors. I do my best to seek them out and support their works. If they support mine, all the better. There is plenty of market for all of us as many of us are geared towards different audiences. We have made a silent pact (most of us) to support and push each other, rather than compete.
Now, when I’m competing in road races, it’s a mix of both. However, with books and videos, we’re ultimately working together. I would love to be the next Stephen King, JK Rowling, or even Charlamagne Tha God. What I really want is to be the only Andrew Lanier. Inspiring like Dave Carnegie with Southern roots like Charlamagne or Nicholas Sparks. I want to take all the market I can, and help my fellow aspiring authors.
The less you think of yourself, the more you can accomplish. I think of this somewhat like a team sport. We are all wanting to win, but there is plenty of room for individual accolades. I still support and promote whenever I can and whatever is appropriate. People know they can count on me and that makes my heart smile.
Therefore, do the same. Support the little guys. Make Small Business Saturday a daily thing. Together We Do Achieve More!