Why Should You Become An Author? I’ll tell you why…
How many times have you thought about being an author? Sometimes when people have overcome a challenge or have realized success with something they’ve done or accomplished, they think to themselves or even say it out loud…”I should write a book!”
Why? Because they have a message, knowledge or information that they think would be helpful to others.
I’m certain that many of you have had those thoughts too, but have you really considered doing it – becoming an author?
There are many reasons people write a book these days, but for business owners and entrepreneurs, the BIG reason to become an author of a published book is to get VISIBILITY and EXPOSURE. In a noisy world like the one we live in today, it’s hard to get the attention of others to learn about your message, your service or products.
And, another wonderful by-product of becoming a published author is that you gain a certain level of credibility as an expert in your field or industry!
So, did you put ‘becoming an author’ on your wish list, your vision board, your planner in hopes of “one day” writing a book?
People who think about it but don’t take action find that it remains just that from year to year…A WISH. ”One day I’ll write that book that I’ve been planning” for many becomes never. Without taking action, it just doesn’t happen.
If you are serious about sharing your message to a larger audience, sharing how you serve others, sharing what makes your service or products desirable or different from others in your field, I’ve got your answer to make your wish a reality!
My Jumpstart Author Program is starting next week, February 4th, 2019. In this program, I’ll share everything I know about writing, publishing and marketing your book. I’ve published several books, you know. I’m going to give you resources, audio trainings and more to help you along the way.
The program will run for 5 weeks, from February 4th through March 4th and it will be held virtually on Zoom. You can access this program from anywhere you can get internet access!
AND, I have 4 HUGE BONUSES lined up for participants of this program. They include:
Big Picture Business Planning 2-Part Webinar
A 30-minute one-on-one call with me
Video training on how to do an Amazon Best-Seller Book Launch
And, if you decide during the Author Program that you want to participate in the Jumpstart Your _____book compilation that I’m offering in 2019, you’ll get $500 off the cost to be an author in that book (but there’s no obligation to do this)
While you are thinking about whether or not it’s time for you to become a published author, consider this:
According to marketing studies and research, Amazon is the third ranked internet search engine, just behind Google (#1) and You Tube (#2).
A published book can help you get media coverage, help you promote a conference or expo, launch product(s), help you get more speaking engagements and so much MORE.
Are you planning to do an Amazon Book Launch for your new book?
I recently launched my new book on Amazon – it’s “Jumpstart Your New Business NOW”. So many of you have emailed to ask me about the results. I want to Thank All of YOU who supported me with my book launch efforts, because…
I’m now an International Best Seller Author!!
The Results are:
#2 in Startups Category in USA!
#2 in Entrepreneurship Category in Canada!
I actually had some smart thinkin’ when I was in the midst of the launch, so I recorded a video tutorial with Amazon Launch tips for other authors!!
I am by no means an Amazon Book Launch expert HOWEVER I do have friends who are and I AM an expert in BUSINESS SYSTEMS & EFFICIENCY with MARKETING.
This video contains things I learned while running my own Amazon Book Launch plus a few things YOU MUST HAVE IN PLACE and things to “watch out for” so you don’t miss the mark completely with your efforts.
Click the video to hear the #1 Thing You Must Do First that I’ve included in this “Tutorial: Amazon Book Launch Backend Tips for Authors”
Come talk with me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: http://www.AskKat.biz
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Have you always wanted to become an author? I know, for me, it was NEVER on my radar until I was like 36 or 37 years old. I had no desire nor did I see what amazing things it could do for me.
Being an author has changed my goals, upleveled my confidence in myself, my self worth and it’s given me enormous amounts of credibility and opportunities that I may not have had otherwise.
It’s for these reasons I highly suggest other entrepreneurs, and even my girlfriends frankly who don’t have a business, become an author.
Imagine having a job and being the only one in your office who has written and published a book?
Imagine when your kids get older and they find out or see your books around the house, how it will inspire them to reach for more of what they want?
It’s just an all around good thing to do… and the best part is that it’s easier than ever to publish a book and become an author!
I’ve got a ton of resources on how to do this, what to write about and where to get the help to make sure it happens. Want ideas? Resources?
I even have an opportunity for you to be featured in my next Jumpstart Your _________ Compilation book! That’s where we have 20 authors who share their stories, each with one chapter yet everyone promotes and markets the book.
Watch today’s Video Tip of the Week to learn more!
If you want to write your own book, the whole thing, but aren’t sure what kind of book to write or how to really get started, publish, market it and how it will tie into your business either? Well, I have a 30 day program that can teach you all of that and so much more.
Come talk with me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: http://www.AskKat.biz.
Do you want to be a published author? Did you know that 81% of Americans feel that they have a book in them?
We are nearing the final days for you to register for my brand new, one time Live “5 Steps to Publishing Your Book in 30 Days or Less” Coaching Program.
It’s a 30-day program and it starts on this Thursday, December 7th, 2017! There’s no jumping in once the Program has started.
Writing a book is not as difficult as you might imagine if you have coaching along the way! You will need to carve out some time this month and in January, but we’ve structured this Program so it’s not time consuming. I KNOW that most of you have a book inside of you – you just need to be coached on how to bring your story or message out and write it down.
And even though you might be a published author like me, you should consider this Program if you want to learn how to publish inexpensively so you can publish MORE BOOKS!
Did you know that I spent over $6k to publish my “Love Yourself Successful” book! I won’t be spending that amount again because I’ve found so many other methods and resources to get my books published without skimping on quality.
My partner in the project (who is also one of my clients), Rich Greene and I created this Program and will be guiding you along the way. Rich has spent the time and has done hours of research to find the best vendors and resources for you – something that would take you hours of your time to research yourself. I’m the go to person who can help pull your message, your story, your ideas out so you can write your book.
Click here if you are “Ready to Become a Published Author FINALLY?!?!
Both Rich and I are busy with our business, so if you want to get your book completed, published, printed and ready for you to use for marketing purposes but you don’t want to spend a small fortune to do it, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!!
Head over to the page where Rich and I give you more details about this Program. You’ll find information on all of the coaching and resources we have ready for you as well as payment options. This Program is bargain priced at $247 but we’ll even give you a 2-payment option if that works better with your budget. Just go to http://bit.ly/5StepsToBookPublish to register.
Did you know that writing a book is a key to your authority status and helps you gain more credibility in the marketplace and in your industry?
Are you working on your branding? Writing a book is one of the best ways to help you create your BRAND!
Many of you know that I’m the author of “Love Yourself Successful”. I’m also published in three anthology or compilation books too. My first book “Power and Soul” (an anthology book) really catapulted my confidence AND because of it, I was also booked on local TV, which is great PUBLICITY!
My friend, Dr. Rich Greene. has also published seven books of his own. We both know the POWER of HAVING A BOOK! We have attracted clients, we get publicity, we’re booked for speaking gigs and get email subscribers all the time because we are published authors!
Rich and I have put our heads together to bring to you our Book Writing Program, “5 Steps to Getting Your Book Published in 30 Days or Less”, to give you step by step coaching and guidance so you can be a published author in 30 Days or Less!
Yes, you can be a published author within 30 days from starting our program on December 7th, 2017. Just imagine having your book published by mid- January, 2018!!! What an exciting way to start your year!!
We’ve both been through the process of being published authors and we know the pitfalls some people have experienced. We’ve developed this program to show you EVERYTHING you need to know, as well as give you resources on how to write and self-publish your book.
And if you are concerned about self-study Do It Yourself type courses, let me assure you that this program is more like a DONE-WITH-YOU course. You will receive calls that provide training on step-by-step business set up, marketing, systems and outsourcing training, templates, audios, guidebook, Q&A and MORE!
We will share the most time and cost effective methods of book writing and publishing and you’ll be coached and receive guidance all along the way. You will learn how EASY & QUICK & INEXPENSIVELY you can get your book written and published.
You’ll be working closely with Rich and me for 30 days to get your book out of you, on paper, and formatted into a great looking end product (hardcopy book) that you can be proud of.
AND, the best part is that it’s TOTALLY AFFORDABLE at a low investment of $247!!
So, why pay a publisher $3000-12000 or more to get it done for you?
Are you ready to build your brand and credibility as an EXPERT, get publicity, and become a published author? Don’t miss this opportunity!
Take a look at the Events I’ve lined up for you! Each have been designed or scheduled to help you jumpstart your business!
Are you an entrepreneur who is starting a new business? Are you worried because you need customers right now but you don’t have money to spend on marketing? You need to know what to do right out of the gate to build a consistently profitable business fast!
Are you a business owner who has been struggling to make the income you need to support your business and yourself? Are you so focused on working IN your business that you can’t see the BIG PICTURE of your business and the opportunities that could help you make more dollars each month and significantly add to your bottom line each year?
Join me for my 2 Hour Masterclass sessions that are held monthly. I can give you On-the-Spot Coaching and Solutions in minutes for just $79 per session! These are usually held on the last Friday of each month, but due to the holidays, we are on a different schedule. This month’s Masterclass is on this Friday, November 17th from 9 am – 11 am PST. December’s Masterclass will be held on Friday, December 15th from 9 am – 11 am PST. These sessions are a great way for you to “Try Me Out” and learn my coaching style. Click here to sign up for your session(s)!
I’ll be appearing on Robbie Motter’s Diva Strategies for Success Radio Show on November 20th. Robbie’s show features guests who share success stories, tips and resources for marketing, PR, Speaking, and great opportunities to help your business soar. I’ll be sharing some juicy tips and strategies for success on this segment. Click here to listen in.
Later in the week of November 20th, I will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays with my family. I’m wishing that each and every one of you have a very happy holiday with whomever you choose to celebrate with.
The Sacramento Speaker & Entrepreneur Network is a networking group that is open to experienced speakers, entrepreneurs, and business owners in a variety of industries, as well as those just getting started in speaking or who want to start up your own business.
Join us on December 5th – we are having a 2 hour OPEN DISCUSSION WEBINAR & TRAINING and it’s FREE! This is a great opportunity for those who have been wanting to attend a live meetup but couldn’t. So share this with your friends!
The meeting will start at 6:00pm PST with welcome and introductions and then I’ll jump right into presenting the Training: “6 Steps to Jumpstart Yourself & Make Money as a Speaker in Business” . We’ll also discuss what’s in store for the group in 2018 and you’ll learn how YOU can get exposure and jumpstart your business, speaking, skills, etc! Click here to register for this exciting Event!
Did you know that the majority of Americans feel they have a book inside them? Are you one of them?
Join me and Dr. Richard B. Greene, known as The IronManMind, business coach in this BRAND NEW, step by step, short-term and one-time LIVE coaching program! This program, “5 Steps to Getting Your Book Published in 30 Days or Less” consists of 4- 90 minute Training Calls, as well as Q&A, Brainstorming, and Guidance on what you need to get your book written and published in 30 days or less!
I am a huge proponent of using formulas to do things I’ve never done before. Let me give you an example, I don’t consider myself to be a great cook; just a competent one. I really enjoy good food and I view dining and the presentation of food as an art. But here’s the deal, I don’t have to be an artist to make a good meal. I can simply follow a recipe. If I don’t deviate from the recipe, chances are that I’ll make something that is pretty tasty. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe I’m a gourmet chef. But I can make a pretty wicked lobster bisque!
The recipe example I just gave can work with other things as well. There are plenty of examples for success in life that are solid. Some of you may have read my book, The Ten Commandments of Peak Performance. In that book, I focus on ten key areas that can significantly increase your levels of performance in life. In a sense, it is also a recipe for increasing your levels of performance so that you are operating at peak efficiency.
I think success works the same way. You can increase your chances for success substantially if you follow a recipe that others have used and that is proven to work. I’ve studied and researched the success factors of people in many different walks of life.
Here are five steps that you can take that I think are very powerful.
Step 1: Follow Your Passions
We live in one of the greatest of times. I truly believe that. Now more than ever, people have a greater chance of living a life fulfilled…whatever that means to you.
I’m a big believer in formulas. It used to be that you had to figure out what the formula for success and happiness was. If you didn’t have good role models or of you grew up in an environment that was not positive, encouraging, or growth oriented, this made things even more difficult.
Fortunately, the internet brings you information, knowledge, encouragement, and stories of success from all over the world. If you have a passion or a direction you want to pursue, chances are great that there is someone else out there that has the same thoughts. That someone has made it and they can help you make it as well!
So…not knowing what to do is a poor choice for not following your passion. Even if you can’t find examples of exactly what you want in life, you are sure to find things that are similar. From that you can extrapolate. Sure, it’s going to take some work. But everything is possible in life if you have the desire and passion.
The conventional wisdom of finding a job, slugging away for 20, 30, or 40 years, and hanging onto that job at all costs just doesn’t serve people very well. In fact, in most cases it never did. Research shows that 52.3% of people are dissatisfied with their careers or vocation.
Do what you love, and you’ll find that your life will work out. You will be fulfilled. You will make enough to pay the bills. You will make a difference to yourself, to your family, and to many others.
Step 2: Immerse Your Mind in Good Stuff
Napoleon Hill said “you become what you think about.” The book of proverbs says something similar; “For as he thinks in is heart, so is he.”
A study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology confirms that you are deeply shaped by the books you read. In fact, just as watching television can chip away at your contentment, the books you read can be negative influences in your life. What you read can reflect the negative aspects of your personality, or it can serve to elevate your thoughts and turn you towards that which is positive.
Watch videos, read blogs, read books, listen to podcasts. Immerse yourself with positive things. Be very conscious and intentional about what you focus your attention on and who and what you spend your time with. What goes into your eyes and ears goes into your brain and into your heart – and it becomes who you are.
Step 3: Associate with Positive People.
Remember when you were growing up and Mom and Dad wanted to know who you were hanging around with? The reason was simple yet very powerful. If you associate with negative people or people that are engaged in activities that are immoral or illegal, you’ll tend to adopt the same thinking and behavior that they have.
It doesn’t matter if you think you are a good person. Just associating with the wrong type of individual can have a negatively profound effect on your thinking…and possibly your behavior. It is important to take stock on who is around you. If you take an honest assessment, you’ll find that not everyone is going to be the model of what you want to achieve in life. This is where some tough decision making must occur.
You may need to disassociate yourself from people that don’t serve you well or are dragging you down in life. This may be painful. You might get judged. You might suffer repercussions. This may be difficult because these people may be close friends or even family. In the case of the latter, you might wish to start by simply limiting your exposure to those people as much as you can.
When you associate with people that are like minded, that strive for the same type of betterment that you do, you’ll find that you will have very powerful allies. They will affect your success and happiness in life on both a conscious and a subconscious level. I call this very powerful action “The Power of Association.” Try it…it can be very effective.
Step 4: Have Gratitude
Successful people have gratitude. They are thankful for all that they have including all experiences; good and bad. They realize one of the keys to success is to “happily succeed rather than try to succeed to be happy.”
Dealing with challenging situations is just a matter of framing them the right way. Challenges are not meant to be seen as hurdles in the road, rather part of the road. It is the challenges in life that shape who we become because that is where the growth occurs.
Focusing on the things you don’t have in life serve no good purpose. There is a reason why one of the Ten Commandments in the bible says “You must not be envious of your neighbor’s goods.” Because it will do nothing but make you unhappy. You’ll be focusing on what you don’t have instead of what you do have.
Living in a state of lack is a huge disservice to yourself. You only see the negative that comes from not having the things you want in life. A better focus is one of abundance. Being grateful for what you have, even when you have to go through pain and failure, allows you to live in an abundant state.
A great exercise to institute the habit of gratitude is to write three things you are grateful for in the morning and in the evening. You should write these things down as opposed to just thinking about them. Writing things out takes them from the abstract into reality. It sets off a chain of commands in the neurons in the brain that lend itself to experiencing something in an entirely different way than just thinking about it.
Step 5: Get a Mentor or Coach
Too many people, the idea of getting a coach to help take them where they have never gone before is not a consideration. Not because they are against it. But because they just don’t understand the power and the value that coaching can bring. Many people think of athletics when it comes to coaches. And, that’s probably a good example of what a coach can do. An athlete who has a coach is more likely to:
Recovers more quickly and effectively from a bad performance
Learns more from a bad, and in fact every, performance
Develops more effectively during practices
Learns their talents and strengths more quickly and effectively
Creates a strategy to leverage their strengths to their advantage
Achieves more during that season
Putting athletic performance aside…wouldn’t it be great if you could do all of those things as well in your life? Of course it would! Hiring a coach to help take you places you have never been before is a very good investment.
If you are reticent to spend money on a coach you should ask yourself two questions: 1) What is the cost of failure? and 2) What is the cost of wasted time because you don’t know the best way to get what you want to achieve?
A good coach can listen to what it is you say and provide sold advice. They can be a confidential sounding board; a trusted advisor who can ask you provocative questions that help you uncover what your gifts, strengths, values, principles, true dreams, goals, and aspirations. A good coach can take all that information and help put you on the path to making those dreams become reality. Now…what’s that worth?
Like any recipe, formula, or set of instructions, these five steps are a guide. You have room for interpretation of how to execute them, but none should be discounted. They are all just as important as flour or wheat is to baking bread. If you leave those ingredients out the end result will be less than desirable.
Follow these five guidelines and you’ll begin to see a real differences as to the level of success in your life!
Dr. Richard B. Greene is an International Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Executive Business Coach who helps business executives get to the next level in business, their careers, and their personal lives. Through his IronMan Mind acceleration program, he offers one-on-one coaching, group coaching, live seminars and do-it-yourself development products to significantly increase levels of personal and business success. He’s been featured on radio shows and various new sites including KVCG Radio, The Miami-Herald, The Denver Post, Wall Street Select, Financial News Today, Fox, and ABC. Go online now to get free access to his acclaimed book, The 10 Commandments of Peak Performance (www.PeakPerformerBook.com).
You CAN become an author and as a business owner, you should! It will give you extra credibility, exposure and cash flow!!
But, you should know that one of the biggest myths is that you will make money from a book. I say “ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha to that!!”
Really, most authors (unless they get published by a big time publisher and go New York Times Best Seller) won’t make money from just selling a $20 book. That’s NOT where the money is.
The money is in the backend of what else are you going to sell them once they’re “in your funnel” so to speak?
What else are you selling? You want to build a business around your book, add in additional products, programs and services that correspond with what the book is about like a 6 week training, live event, audio book, home study or even coaching program possibly.
There are 3 Keys I look for what someone comes to me who has a book they want to get into more hands and for building their business around their book (even if your book is not done yet you want to work on this):
What other business models do you have in place – what else can you sell?
What does your online presence look like – not just a social media site or two, but your whole online platform including a kick butt and very professional website (don’t just rely on Amazon to sell your book, YOU need to!)
What is your marketing strategy – you have to build a fan base for your book, followers who will read your posts, get on your email list, share your stuff and refer to you.
There are numerous things you can do for marketing your book (and your business) such as:
social media marketing and connecting
speaking live or virtually
holding your own events
getting publicity and being on TV or radio shows, podcasts and more
become your own host of a TV, radio or podcast show
Check out the video below for more “Secrets to Becoming an Author”!
“Secrets to Becoming an Author“
So, what’s your plan?
Writing a book can be easy and fun if you get help by someone who can pull it out of you, watch todays’ video tip for more info and encouragement and reach out to talk with me if you’d like – I’m here to help you make a lot more money doing what you love!
I’ve got some great resources for you if you are interested. Just to go JumpstartYourMarketing.comand sign up to receive my tips and newsletters while you are there.
Do you have a story, message or content inside of you that you want to get out? You want to make an impact with for others?
Well this is a trick title really because frankly I don’t believe there are any cons to being an author, only pros. Let me share a few with you in case you don’t realize how cool it can be to be an author and also how much more money you can make in your business by being an author as well!
And as a quick note before I do that, I’m talking about a print author, not an ebook author, there is a big difference although you do not have to be published by a big name publishing house these days, you can self-publish to get the same results in my opinion.
And there is nothing wrong with publishing ebooks, however in my opinion it’s not as powerful as publishing a hard copy book.
6 Big Pros to Being an Author:
Credibility – Yes, as you would imagine, being an author does give you more credibility with your topic or expertise. It’s amazing though how much people really admire and look up to you, like WOW, she’s a published author!
Publicity – Getting featured on your local TV show, radio shows (regular and online) and even getting featured in print magazines or newspapers is really pretty easy if you make this a focus. You have to do the work though, to have them notice you and to entice them to want to bring you on as a guest. As for national exposure and PR, you could go after that yourself if you know what you’re doing but it’s best to hire an expert for that part, a Publicist.
Respect – Whether you feel more important or not, you will when people see that you’re a published author. Don’t let it go to your head but enjoy the heightened state of expert status!
Speaking Gigs – If you go after them, it won’t be hard to get speaking gigs where you can talk about your book. But again, you do have to do the work to find the right opportunities, contact them in the right way and to make sure first that you present yourself on your website especially as the expert, author who can rock a room!
Money – Many people who want to become an author believe they’ll make money on the sales of their book but typically that’s not where you make your money. You usually make your money in the back end with the other business models you want to have to compliment your book. These could be revenue streams such as but not limited to audio compliments, home study courses, group programs, webinars, live events, coaching/consulting, membership program and many more. This is where you’ll make your money so make sure you don’t go out promoting your book until you’ve figured out at least one or two additional business models that you can funnel people into from your book.
Impact – And lastly, many of us who write books simply want to make an impact with it. We want to serve or help others with our message. The more hands you get your book into, the more impact you can make so don’t forget that you need a good marketing plan when you become an author whether you plan to be in business or not with it. It won’t get into that many hands unless you market it effectively.
You can do this! I can share what I know about becoming an author with you if you come talk with me, just reach out!
If you’d like to attend a 3 day in depth training on all of this, plus learn my follow up system, sales system, lead generation systems, your website marketing and so much more, then apply now for your Free Scholarship to attend my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit in Sacramento, CA! Go sign up now while this offer lasts –> www.LiveBigEvents.com/freescholarship
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