Maybe your business is growing fast. You started a book and then got sidetracked as if you were escaping a desert sidewinder. You have passion about a topic you think will offer great value to your audience. Or, you haven’t started the book yet because you are scratching your head how? You complain, “I’ve just don’t have the time.”
It isn’t extra time you need.
In the late 90’s I wrote and self published my evergreen signature book, “Write your eBook or Other Short Book–Fast!” Why? My passion was there, but more so, my life’s mission was also–to help other smart business people to position themselves as leading experts in their industry.
As the “Original Book Coach Here’s Your 3 Keys For Finding Time to Write your Book
Key #1. Put your book into your top 3 life priorities.
Let’s say they are: 1. Relationships 2. Business 3. Health. If you don’t claim your book’s importance to you, it won’t happen! Shift gears and make your book a business priority.
Demonstrate your expertise to your intended audience, and they’ll be more likely to choose you over others who haven’t published a tailored, useful book.
From my long time expertise, I recommend you put down the long book idea and meet your audience where they are today.
Remember, it’s not the 90’s! They want short solution based books they can read fast. A big percentage of them read on small devices. You’ll finish this 5-7 chapter book much faster and better because it solves their problems and pain points only that you know so well.
When you use my proven book building systems–such as your short introduction, your short outline, your book title, and your short chapter structure with only one or two edits–you’ll also save so much time in this shorter book journey. So much, you can afford to take a short vacation!
When you write a short book, you will demonstrate your solutions to your audience’s questions in only 5-7 chapters. It’s what they want!
All authors need support. To your supportive family and others, announce that you still care about them, and that you want a certain time at home and at work to finish this high priority. Always ask for what you want! You just may get it!
Key #2. Put yourself and your passion for your book at top priority for at least a few days a week.
Right now, one book coaching client shared his commitment in an early session. An Integrative M.D. Louis, who works with executives to make their lives juicier and happier, shared, “I work at a clinic 2 days a week, which gives me from 8-10 hours a week to work on the book mostly uninterrupted.
How to Finish your Short Book Within 90 Days
Here I share my secret time crunching proven system:
Choose to use my 3 High Level Activities (HLAs)for the book each day for 3-5 days a week. Name them specifically on your white board or in your organizer like I do.
My HLAs Examples For Next Week:
- Finish 3 Fast Track Entrepreneurs blog posts for LI Pulse Launch.
- Finish landing page for blog sign up and free report “10 Proven Book Writing Systems to Help you Finish your Book–Fast.”
- Finish these two projects before you move on to the next one.
Why do action steps? Charles Schwab paid $10,000 to a time management pro for Tip #3 as part of the solutions to solve his overload. Don’t over schedule your High Level Activities (HLAs). When you don’t put yourself in stress, you’ll smile a lot and keep loving your project. Results? You finish!
Key # 3. Stop telling yourself, “I don’t have enough time to write my book.”
Remember your body/mind hears you and responds accordingly. Remember the famous quote from Henry Ford? “Think you can, it will happen. Think you can’t, it won’t happen.” Through all 40+ short books I’ve written and published, I always thought, “I can finish these books.”
Because I love my audience and want to help them solve their book challenges when they won’t finish the book alone. You’ve heard “It takes a village.” When you become devoted to your audience like I am, you’ll stay focused and engaged all the way to the finish line.
NOW is the time to investigate what proven book building systems can help you get to finish line so much easier and faster.
For now, here’s what I want you to do…
When one of these tips inspires or helps you, just send an email to me sharing your before and after results in a one to two paragraph story? Subject line. Your tip helped me! Include your name, business name, book title, name the tip, and your best audience who will stand in line for your expertise? I’ll read it and share it.
I’m all fired up. Are you?
To get started, get my new free 30 page ebook, 10 Essential Steps to Writing a Book Your Ideal Audience will Love.
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