Are you a coach who’s thinking of giving away all the good stuff you teach in your book?
You know in your heart that it could be a good idea, right?
But you are also in doubt, beating yourself with the question lingering on your mind, “Will I ever get people to take up my coaching after sharing everything they need to know through my book?”
I sense your dilemma and I will attempt to resolve that for you!
To get you out of a tight spot, I will debunk a (nothing but a) myth and tell you 3 reasons why your readers will still sign up for your coaching.
Why establish your purpose for writing a book?
Welcome to Author Success Stories!
Today's very special guest is Kelsey Smith!
We helped Kelsey publish her book in 2018 and it's so amazing to reconnect with her after a couple of years!
Kelsey was born and raised in Colorado. She is incredibly grateful to call the beautiful state of Colorado her home.
She is on her 9th year of being a Special Education teacher and teaches at an elementary school for Jeffco Public Schools. She is grateful to have a career that allows her to work with some incredible students and teachers each day.
Outside of teaching, Kelsey has a passion for the nonprofit world and serves on the Board of Directors for two amazing organizations within Colorado.
In September 2018, Kelsey published her first book titled, This is Me! My Journey with Turner Syndrome. Her book shares the journey she has been on since learning about her diagnosis of Mosaic Turner syndrome at the age of 16. Events that took place in her life starting in December 2017 inspired the book.
She is thrilled to be sharing her Turner syndrome story through writing.
In this episode, Kelsey talks about Turner syndrome, her turning point in sharing her story, and how establishing her purpose for writing helped her finish her book!
Please check out all the amazing things that Kelsey is doing and please support her by buying her book.
Kelsey's Book: https://www.amazon.com/This-ME-Journey-Turner-Syndrome-ebook/dp/B07GXDN61M
Let us explore a little bit about this concept of leaving behind a legacy.
Have you ever thought of what your legacy is going to be like?
I know that at some point in your life, you had.
In fact, most human beings have this inherent urge to leave something behind mainly because we understand that human life is not permanent.
Nothing is permanent!
Once we understand the very temporary nature of human life and realize that we are not going to be on this planet for long, it creates the urge to be wanted to be remembered when we pass away.
Because of this understanding, we want to leave behind some trace of our life that can be relevant to the generations that will come after us.
I believe this is where our need to leave a legacy stems from.
Now, let's talk about some of the common ways some people do in order to leave a legacy.
It’s a brand new year while here you are again writing on your goal list the same old reminder being jotted down year after year: I NEED TO WRITE A BOOK!
There are so many people out there who are so talented at what they do and are itching to write a book, but they can’t seem to take that one step to accomplish it.
Does that sound familiar to you?
Are you one of them?
Let me tell you the one thing you need to do to become an author THIS YEAR!
MAKE YOUR BOOK YOUR ONE THING!
I found a book that inspired me to talk about the concept of being productive. The name of the book is The ONE Thing, and it’s a fantastic read! The author teaches how to focus on the one most important task in any given project. And I would like to share my own ideas with you, which I, and other successful authors, use.
If you want to make your dreams come true and launch your book this year, you need to make your book your number one thing. There is no other workaround to it. But what do I mean about making your book your one thing?
Listen to this episode to find out!
Welcome to Author Success Stories!
Are you an aspiring author who has these self-limiting thoughts?
Should I write my book? 😌
Will people read it? 😫
Am I really the expert? 😒
Then listen to this episode and be inspired by our special guest, Monica Rubombora!
Monica Rubombora is the Bestselling author of, "GOVERNMENT TENDERS (DON'T) SUCK!: Cut Through The Noise And Win Big Contracts For Your Small Business"
Monica has almost two decades’ worth of extensive work experience in the banking, insurance, government, management consulting, and technology industries.
She has been on both sides of the aisle: in the government civil service, she worked as a Deputy Director-General, leading a team of almost 200 government officials to manage and operate the largest Government Procurement Shared Service Agency in South Africa.
She evaluated and awarded hundreds of tenders on behalf of the government.
In this episode, Monica walks us through her author journey.
How she finally finished her book with the help of an accountability partner.
How she found Happy Self Publishing and how we helped her get her book out there.
And most importantly, find out the benefits and opportunities she received such as speaking engagements after she became an author!
Please check out all the amazing things that Monica is doing and please support her by buying her book.
Monica's website: https://www.monicarubombora.com/
Monica's Book: GOVERNMENT TENDERS (DON'T) SUCK!: Cut Through The Noise And Win Big Contracts For Your Small Business
In this episode, we will be talking about what are some of the attributes that you need to have to become a successful author.
After working with hundreds of authors, I have seen so many common traits that most successful authors have.
And I thought of just breaking it down for you to see if you might have already possessed some of these attributes a successful author has or if you might need to develop them.
I’m sure you may have a few of these attributes already but I hope that this will help you identify some of the other attributes that you might want to work on.
I would love to hear more about what you think about these attributes an author should have.
And if you can share a few more attributes that you think can be important for authors, make sure to mention that in the comments so we can all learn from one another.
See you on the next episode of Author’s Success Show!
Until then, Happy Authoring!