You’ve probably already talked about it, or maybe someone who is close to you has already given you this advice, but today, you’re putting this project into motion.
Let me ask you this: Have you ever said, “I could write a book.”? Or has anyone ever said, “You could write a book.”?
At first blush, writing a book sounds like a daunting task. Don’t let that get in your way. This is your life’s calling, your Purpose, Message, Passion, and Mission. People are desperate to hear what you have to say, and some of them have lives hanging in the balance.
You are the Expert in Your Field
There is no better way to establish yourself as an expert in your field as in the writing and publishing of a book, and as the author of the book on what you do, or something that you believe in, is the fastest and easiest way to undeniably establishing you as an expert.
There are many ways to write your book quickly. I’ve interviewed clients for 8 hours, wrote and published books from those interviews. While my students watched, I wrote and published a book, and students could walk into any Barnes and Noble in the world and most other bookstores and get the book in less than 72 hours. Bam!
And it’s not because I’m anyone special.
It’s really because I am courageous, and if I’ve learned anything in this life, if someone tells me I can’t do something, well, I probably can. And if someone dares me to do something, like my students who dared me to try to write and publish a book in 72 hours, well, you gotta take the dare, right? And I’m the author of 7-day Author: You Can Write and Publish Your Book in 7 Days, and no, I haven’t written the 72-hour Author book.
Decide as quickly as possible on a title for your book, make sure it contains one or more keywords that relate to you and what you do, and put it on your name web site, noting that you are the author of the upcoming book (enter the name of your book) on (enter what you do).
You can get traction and increase your credibility just bay saying that you’re working on the book, as it is a work in progress, and has yet to be published.
It’s a lot easier and faster to write and publish a book today, and it doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece. Here’s another hot tip for establishing you as an expert and racking up your credibility even more, while empowering you to write your book quickly and easily.
Write a blog. A blog is like an online diary or space where you share your thoughts on particular topics. Your blog posts are accessible by others who Google you, or the topic(s) you write about.
Blog 500 words every day for a month, maybe a month and a half, and you’ve got your book. Put them together and publish your book on Amazon for free, and there you go.
Buy one copy of the book, take a picture of you holding the book and put the picture on your web site, with a link to your Amazon book.
Bam! You are an expert in your field.