I want to share some book publishing tips with you, regardless of how you think you want to publish, or when, check this out. Hey friends, have you wanted to become a published author but haven’t taken the plunge yet in writing your own book? When I got started writing books, I participated in a compilation book. It was much easier to just write one chapter and have someone else coordinate the publication of the entire book and whoala! I was a published author! Now I am in 6 compilation books and have two full books of my own – 4 of which are now International Best Sellers. I say this because becoming an author has “changed me” dramatically with my confidence, belief in myself and my abilities and it’s gotten me numerous opportunities for publicity and exposure as well over the last 13 years now that it’s been since I did the first one. Watch this video to learn time and money saving tips on how to do this before you enter into any contract or book writing endeavor.
Trust me! There are so many things to know about writing a book, especially if you plan to sell it and want to make any money with your book. Because the money will not come from the sales of the book most likely, it will come from other things you have in place in your business! One big tip when you’re writing a full book of your own is to WRITE THE BACK COVER COPY FIRST. My friend and book coach/mentor, Christine Kloser said this to me years ago and it stuck. It also makes great sense because your back cover is what gets people to want to BUY your book so you have to know what that “transformation” is that they will experience when reading your book. Start there and the rest will be easier. Do you want to have all the clients you can handle running to your door every month?Then become a published author, write multiple books and/or become an author in a compilation book where you just write one chapter for now if that’s all you can muster but get started now. Being an author has changed my life, up-leveled my confidence and opened a lot of doors for me. In 2018 I gathered 26 others to participate in a compilation book that I published, called Jumpstart Your _____, it went to International Best-Seller in 3 countries! I’m hosting one again this year and I’d LOVE to have some of you participate!!
Imagine, holding YOUR OWN book in your hands before 2019 is done!
Imagine what YOUR CLIENTS and prospects will say when they find out YOU ARE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
Imagine what your friends and family will say?
Imagine HOW DIFFERENT YOU WILL FEEL!
It can be super easy for you to become a published author, you know. You may not see that now but you have to trust me. With the books that I publish, I include business and marketing coaching as well with your participation and investment. Not a lot of other publishers do that nor are all of them business and marketing coaches. When you decide to write a chapter in a book like this, not only do you become a published author, the book can become your biggest lead generation strategy. When people read your chapter, they will want to know more, learn more and talk with you; it just works. Because I have a marketing focus with these books, you can get “your story out” but you can also get your “marketing message” out in the hands of those who potentially can work with you. I show you how to use these books as a marketing tool, how to sell them, promote them and integrate them with everything you’re doing in your life and business. I would love to talk with any of you who are interested at all in this type of opportunity. Please don’t sit back and wait, thinking things like: “I’m way too busy to do this right now” or “I don’t know what to write about” (we help you figure that out) or “I can’t afford to do that right now” (we make it stupid easy for you TO afford it). Instead… come talk with me in a free chat about books and what being an author can do for you in your business this year and beyond… it can forever change you!! Find out more about the Jumpstart Your ____ Volume II closing this week for authors, come chat with me if you’re interested! —> Want to join a community of other motivated entrepreneurs for networking & masterminding every single month? Check out the new International Entrepreneur Network and Join Today for just $7/mo! www.iEntrepreneurNetwork.com
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.
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.
Martha Giffen is the CEO of Best Kind Marketing. She is a Social Media strategist, Business success coach, and author of the Amazon best-seller “Be Social Be Rich.” A former stay-at-home Mom, Martha watched her husband build a lucrative business from the ground up, which fueled the flame in her own heart to become an entrepreneur. With a desire to work from home and be her own “boss,” she jumped right in and never looked back! The rest, as they say, is history!
She has built a highly profitable online business using social networking to connect with “one person at a time.” She has co-authored several best-selling books, produced social media training programs, created motivational audios, and is an engaging and entertaining speaker. A favorite blogger with a large following, Martha dishes out plenty of southern charm as she helps other entrepreneurs build their own profitable online businesses using the backdrop of her own real-life experiences and amazing results to help others achieve their own success. Visit her websitge at MarthaGiffen.com.
Debbie Saviano spends her time Helping Professionals “Take Action and Create an On Line Presence” by developing nurturing & maintaining Relationships!
With a background In Education and a degree in English, History and Psychology, Debbie implements a practical approach to Social Media.
Speaking and Training enable Debbie to remain close to those interested in continuing to learn and embrace Technology as well as innovative methods to build Relationships.
Debbie started out her 1st career driving a yellow school bus and retired after being a Principal of 5 campuses. Today, Debbie Navigates the Virtual Highways and in doing so shows others how to Connect – Engage and Relate to those they can Serve. Visit Debbie’s website at http://www.DebbieSaviano.com.
Kalynn Amadio is a social media, Internet, mobile, local SEO and video marketing Ninja! She is Principal of ikalynn.com, a digital marketing firm that works exclusively marketing for business at the local level. An author, speaker, workshop trainer, engineer and Internet marketing entrepreneur, Kalynn helps business owners maximize online marketing efforts. She is passionate about helping local businesses thrive in this ever-changing world of the Internet, social media, video and mobile technology. ?An entertaining, humorous and engaging speaker, she packs her presentations with not only the WHY but the HOW to use cutting edge technology to best advantage.
Megan Tull is a wife, a mother of three and an entrepreneur. She currently owns two companies, Silverlining Concepts, LLC and Ultimate Bodies Pilates. Megan is an Entrepreneur Success Strategist, a Transformational Leader, Speaker, Author, a Certified Life Coach and a Comprehensively Trained Certified Peak Pilates Instructor. She is the creator and host of the globally recognized Step Into Success Summit for Women Entrepreneurs.
Megan has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years and has built 7 businesses from the ground up, so she knows a thing or two about business. She has also helped 1000’s of small business owners reach their financial goals. She customizes personalized packages to assist individuals in transforming their mind, their businesses and their lives. Her specialty and her passion is to empower individuals to own their value to they can share their gifts and get paid generously for it! Megan also teaches her clients how to live authentic, joyful lives focusing on self-care life balance and life purpose.
She is currently writing a book, that encompasses much of the work she assists her clients with called “The Passion Belief Method – Own Your Value and Earn Your Worth”. She’s so excited to be fulfilling one of her life long dreams by writing this book. The book is expected to be out in Fall of 2014. Visit her webiste at www.megantull.com.
For 20+ years, Susan Sheppard, the CEO of Getting What You Want, Inc. has helped people with wounded hearts to re-enter the relationship game and win. Susan is a speaker, author and mentor. Her life and relationship coaching organization was designed to help anyone get exactly what they want in every facet of life.
Susan was an ER nurse and Hospital Administrator for decades. Her years of crisis intervention and saving lives was the foundation of the life changing coaching that she brings to the game as an entrepreneur. Her extensive self-discovery path has been focused on how to heal and grow the emotionally wounded. Her own rocky journey revealed that she had something to offer people who want a relationship that offers intense chemistry, true compatibility and fulfilling love with respect.
She makes the bold statement that she will guarantee anyone a serious committed relationship within a year if he/ she follows her unique Love with CLASS system. She helps people seeking sacred intimacy in a hot relationship get what they want from each other so they can have more fun, great sex and less stress. Visit Susan’s website at www.gettingwhatyouwant.com
Teri Hockett is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of What’s For Work?, a community of Empowered Women that has everything in one place; a community that encourages members and companies to work together; to inspire and help each other grow. As a wife, mother of two, and business woman, Teri understands the challenges women face, and is passionate about helping others. She has spent her entire career making a point to help women understand the value of their Employed by Life skills, and those simply returning or entering the workforce. Visit Teri’s website at www.whatsforwork.com.