“I want to write a book.”
How many times have you heard that? How many times have you said it yourself?
You know that a book can help you position yourself and increase your profile. And you finally feel you’re ready to share what you’ve learned with a bigger audience. But the thought of writing a book seems so overwhelming. Here are some of the objections I’ve heard:
- I have no idea how to start.
- I’m not far enough along in my career yet.
- I’m not a writer!
- It’s too hard to figure out whether I should self-publish or go with a traditional publisher.
- I don’t have the time.
If you are ready to take your coaching or consulting business to the next level, showing your thought leadership by writing a book is a great choice. A book allows you to share your philosophy or approach with a much wider audience than you currently have. It can position you as an expert and fuel the expansion of your business or jump-start your speaking engagements.
My superpower is helping successful coaches and consultants organize and package their skills and knowledge for a high-impact book. I can help you capture your particular kind of genius and turn it into a book you can be proud of.
As to those objections:
I have no idea how to start.
I do! Nothing gets me more energized that creating order out of chaos. I’ll review the material you already have and map out a plan to get the book done.
I’m not far enough along in my career yet.
Wouldn’t a book be a great way to get you farther ahead? Within the next 12 months, you could have a published book that will get you to that next step in your career.
I’m not a writer!
Are you sure? Is that something you know? Or a story you’ve told yourself? As a successful entrepreneur, you probably already do quite a bit of writing. Let’s talk about where your skills really are.
It’s too hard to figure out whether I should self-publish or go with a traditional publisher.
The biggest issue for many entrepreneurs is time, so I usually recommend self publishing. It can take months to find an agent and many more to find a publisher. Then you write the book and wait 18-24 months before it’s printed and distributed. With self-publishing, your book can be ready for promotion within the next year.
I don’t have time.
Most successful entrepreneurs are already very good at managing their time. If you really want to make writing your book a priority, you will find the time.