Why Should I Write a Book for My Business?

Everyone has a book inside of them…what is yours?

What keeps you awake at night?

What lesson(s) do you have to share with the world?  Whom do you want to help?

How can your life story help others?  Where have you come from, where are you now and where are you going?  Do you see others struggling with the same challenges and not overcoming them?

What victories have you experienced – what was the process of overcoming the obstacle(s)?

Why is it important to YOU that you write this book?

Why is it important to the world that you write this book?

How will it change YOUR life?

How will you grow by writing your book?

What are you willing to sacrifice to write your book?  Is the sacrifice worth it?

 

What will writing a book do for you?  Why should you write a book?

Mostly for yourself.

I know this sounds contrary to the typical reason people want to write a book – for others – but the truth is that writing a book changes you and makes you a better, more complete, more aware person.  Writing a book will change you.

1) Writing A Book Is Another Valuable Skill You Learn

Most people want to write a book but very few do because they do not think they have the “know-how” to write a book – they imagine it to be a daunting process…it really isn’t.  Writing a book is one of the most valuable skills you can learn.  It helps to develop:

  • Communication skills
  • Connecting skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Mental strengthening skills
  • Emotional I.Q.
  • Organizational skills

Once you’ve written your first book and mastered the above skills, you have them for life.

Many successful best-selling authors did not even graduate High School and failed English (Brian Tracey)

The main driving success factor of a successful book is personal desire and passion.

2)  It’s Like Therapy

Nothing, outside of professional help, will make you dig deep, deal with the emotions, and effectively deliver your message in a way that is meaningful and useful for another.

Through the process of writing a book, you will learn much about yourself.

As you choose your story or message you need to ask yourself, “why is THIS important to me?”

As you write you are drawing from your own experiences – often ones you’ve left in the past or have never really given any thought to – in a way, you are reliving, or in this case, rewriting, the experiences of your life.  You give new meaning to them as you now are able to look back and see the lessons you’ve learned and find that they don’t have as much power over you as you may have thought or given them.

Writing is the opportunity to meta-level and self-reflect.

3) It Gives You More Knowledge (makes you smarter)

As you begin writing your book you will discover you will need to do some research to “fill in the blanks” for your readers and add some meat to your message.

You will want to find stories and facts that your readers can relate to – historical and present.  Through this process, you will expand your knowledge of different times, places and people.

4) You Will Learn Perseverance

A book is an easy process but not easy to do.  As Jim Rohn said, “It is easy to do and easy not to do”.

Your first book (and yes, once you get the book-writing bug, it is highly likely you’ll want to write another and another) is the hardest as you learn the process – and there IS a process, a very easy process.  Your first book will require the most perseverance but perseverance is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.  The perseverance you gain from writing your first book will impact every other area in your life.

 

5) You Will be Validated

If you really think about it, it is selfish NOT to write a book.  The experiences you have here on earth are not for your sake alone, even though you may feel you are alone while you go through them.  The lessons you learn through your experiences are meant to be shared so they can help another going through the same experience.

As they say, “we are not an island” – we all affect each other in one way or another.

When your book is published and others learn of your victories, your lessons and life-story will be validated.  In essence, you will…

 

6) Live Forever

I am a journaler…have been since I was a teen.  I told my children that they are not allowed to read any of them until I am gone….too many secrets and things they probably don’t want to know right now anyway.

Can you imagine finding your Grandma’s, Great-grandma’s, Great-great-grandma’s journal?  How cool would it be to read about her life and about the things that shaped you into who you are today?

A book does the same thing for you.  Your name and story(ies) will be in print for generations.  You can be sure your kids and grand-kids will want to keep a copy of your book.

 

7) Instant Credibility

If you are a business owner, writing a book is the fastest way to gain credibility, establish yourself as an expert and the “go-to” person in your field, and build a professional reputation. It is also the best business card and promotional/marketing tool for your business.

The respect you receive when you tell people you are “the author up the upcoming book _____” is a powerful introduction.  Better yet, when you hand them your book they assume you really do know what you are talking about regardless of what you do or how long you’ve done it.

 

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