"If you want it, come and get it." -David Gray
If you've never listened to David Gray's White Ladder album, you should. It's beautiful music.
But I'm not writing to give you a music recommendation. I'm writing because in copywriting (and many other professions), you must "come and get it"—if you want to succeed.
I love how John Carlton talks about The Feast. It's happening right now. All you need to do is step up and take your place at the table.
So many would-be copywriters hold back, unsure of themselves. They wonder how the successful ones do it.
One lady on the AWAI forum recently asked what she should charge, and whether or not she should buy a certain copywriting fee report.
I told her: "Here's the big secret: start charging something, then increase it."
This is similar to what David Gray implies when he says, "If you want it, then come and get it."
It's hinted at again when Jesus says, "Ask, and it will be given to you."
So much of the time, all you have to do is take action and you will be rewarded. Ask for it and you will receive it.
Would you be surprised if I told you my business is not perfect? Would you be surprised if I told you I have a ton of things to do to improve?
Perfection is not the goal. Action is.
Take some action and everything else will naturally begin to fall into place.