You hear so many people saying you should write a book. Your business may be struggling, and it’s tempting to buy into the idea that writing a book will give your business that boost you need.
The credibility and authority a book would give you are huge. Your book can get you interviews, speaking gigs, and sell more of your products, services and programs.
But is writing a book the move for you?
The Bible has some interesting advice for us…“My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.” James 3:1 (NKJV)
I think that’s another way of saying, “With great power comes great responsibility.” So if you choose to become a teacher, or an author, be prepared to take it seriously and grow some rhinoceros skin because people will take a poke at you.
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Feature Presentation: Should I Write a Book?
5 Reasons to Write a Book
- A good book can build your reputation, authority, and credibility.
- A good book will be a legacy that lives on after you are gone.
- A book causes you to test, clarify, and strengthen your thinking.
- A book can get you interviews, speaking engagements, and sales.
- While you probably won’t make a fortune by publishing a book, you can make one explaining the book.
5 Reasons Not to Write a Book
- A bad book can ruin your reputation.
- A book never goes away – copies will always exist.
- You will never be happy with it.
- It’s hard to do.
- Authors rarely make any money from writing a book.
And…you guessed it…some snippets from our conversation:
- They “wrote the book” on that ([13:27])
- Get out of my head! ([14:27])
- Anger is an energy ([16:01])
- The pathway to the stage ([17:15])
- The hub of your business ([18:07])
- Express yourself! ([19:45])
- The toothpaste is out of the tube ([21:27])
- You can run, but you can’t hide ([22:10])
- Satisfaction NOT guaranteed ([22:34])
- You get out what you put in ([23:13])
- If you write it, they may not buy it ([24:31])
- Tell me about your platform ([26:38])
- Do you have a plan? ([27:09])
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