When I committed to my book dream project many years ago, I did way too many edits and invested too much time in traditional publishing going through all the obstacles they delivered. Much lower profits and no promotions unless you were already a star. I thought, There’s got to be a better way!
After some research and boldly going forward to self-publishing, mostly ebooks I wrote and published my signature book, “Write your eBook or Other Short Book Fast!” On Amazon, I offered ebook and print book versions as well as on my site.
I developed what pre-marketing skills were needed to make sure your book sells. Most writing mentors don’t think about this important step that should be the foundation of your book and will almost guarantee it sells or gets into your readers hands if you don’t want the income.
I developed a fast chapter writing system that shows your expertise in your field to help your audience grow or solve particular problems. It creates naturally shorter chapters. It features hooks throughout to keep your readers’ attention.
When your chapter structure is strong, you won’t need to do countless edits. You will save so much time without over editing and write concise useful information your readers will love.
You success minded entrepreneurs, solo professionals and executives value your time. You’re project minded. You realize today is the day of shorter books for audiences with low attention spans.
Here’s 5 Steps to Achieve your Nonfiction Book Dream Project 5X Faster
Step 1. Start with a passionate, vision, purpose or mission.
If you don’t, you will stay small. Your goals will stay small such as your daily tasks to do. To create a significant book that demonstrates your value to your targeted, ideal audience, you’ll want to be sure you have written your vision, your future picture of who you will be when your book attracts your right audience.
When you know your mission around your book, you’ll feel inspired, energized and motivated to do what it takes to finish your book. Once you know it, you can then write goals that will support it and you. If your project goals don’t support your vision, it’s time wasted and there goes your book.
Imagine a pyramid to illustrate the mission, goals and inner talk to support you. The foundation is the vision. Next, the project goals. And then your inner and outer satisfactions at the top.
Step 2. Know your target ideal audience before you publish.
Before you write your book, you need to know your target, ideal audience deeply–their beliefs, their motivations and their values.
If they don’t feel your book is especially for them, they will fade away and not finish your chapters. Because they feel you don’t care enough.
You high functioning entrepreneurs who consult, coach, are solo professionals and executives are my ideal audience. I often refer to you as fast track entrepreneurs and write content to serve you so you can write the book to help solve your audience’s challenges that keep them up at night.
I help you who are usually forward motion but know you need some accountability and hand holding. You need someone who has been there, done that many times to help you uncover your self inflicted obstacles and beliefs that slow your book project down.
Procrastination, Perfectionism, Finances and Enough Time Beliefs come to mind. What slows you down?
Step 3. Share your Dreams
It’s not easy to achieve a salable book or a thriving business if you don’t ask for help.
Stop Striving in Silence!
You don’t know what you don’t know, so reach out to qualified experts. Research to see who and what will help you.
On the road to upleveling my Book Coaching Service, I stuck my neck out. I sought out and worked with 10 top JointVenture partners in my field, delivered online master book writing programs, worked with a top marketing mentor and created a 5 star ecourse, updated 17 short books to help clients and launched a premier 1 x 1 90 Day Book coaching Program.
Launching a blog project for high functioning entrepreneurs who want to write that signature short book, I added new staff, willing to grow beyond old limits.
I follow the greats and the almost great marketing and coaching mentors Brendan Burchard, Derek Halpern, Bill Baren, Kathleen Gage, Brian Cohen, and Mark Mawhinney.
What can you do to realize your book dream?
Step Four. Apply the 80-20 Pareto Rule to your book project.
This rule assumes that 20% of actions gets 80% results. The value I got from this one, is I didn’t need to be a best-selling author as so many book advisers say. Instead, I wanted a coaching/consulting business to enjoy and keep my prosperous life style.
Take the practical way. Ask yourself, what results do I really want? Then research on what moves you forward the fastest and easiest to those results? Ask, what are my time wasters? Where does the greatest long term impact come from? What is my style of playing this game? What projects should I let go of and what ones to focus on? What should I delegate? To whom?
One big question to ask yourself, “What should I let go of that isn’t serving me on this book mission?”
Stop playing it safe. Challenge yourself to keep giving and invest time and money into yourself to get those results you say you want.
Discoveries of What Worked for My Books that Brand my Book Coaching Services
- a unique writing system in short how to chapters my audience loves.
- email subscribers who as fans, love what I do.
- bonuses for most offers I make.
- promotional big list partners who will promote because you all have something to sell after the book (shared commissions). Contact them in FB, LI and Twitter. Post their blogs for them in your groups.
Happy Results Can Be Yours.
From your potential clients you attract to you with your book, you…
- Will build your streams of income.
- Can maintain a healthy life style of fitness and excellent nutrition.
- Interact with with friends and family using compassion.
- Continue family and other vacations to show you care.
- Be able to help family members with college.
Step 5. Get a Professional Book Coach and 2 fellow strivers who dream big like you.
Going it alone? You can only achieve so much by yourself. Going it alone often leads to failure. Don’t wait until you are half way there and hit a snag or seven.
Every writing project needs a success foundation before you leap.
Right at the beginning of any big effort, hire an experienced book coach, who writes many books to educate on book writing and marketing. Flooding the market are inexperienced book coaches who just wrote a novel or two. You want a veteran nonfiction book coach, author of many books with many happy clients. This book coach will keep you accelerating, be your sounding board and keep you accountable.
This book coach can show you that chapter structure will save you headaches and money down the drain with trial and error. With structure, you will hook your audience where he is emotionally about his challenge, and you will only write what helps him solve those challenges. This shortens the book! Why not? We are all so busy, we need time savers. Our audience wants concise and specific!
An experienced book coach shortens your start time and learning curve. The sooner you get an outside expert to tell you what to focus on, how to begin, what to avoid, how to approach your writing, and how to check and correct along the way…. the sooner you start to scale your wins.
Consequences of Going it Alone
Without book coaching feedback, you lose clarity, cave in to your limited beliefs and habits, won’t change to improve, and won’t have breakthroughs. You absolutely, without question, need someone who knows the way; who doesn’t accept excuses; who challenges you to be your best; who asks great questions; who cares if you win and enjoy life.
Once you partner with a committed coach, you need a support community. Enroll your family or partner to allow changes to the daily schedule, so you can write enthusiastically without guilt or friction. Check in with your fellow strivers when you get stuck. These winners are there for you and will grow as you do. Contact them immediately after you both commit to your book project.
Finally, I confess 5 steps to your book’s success are not all of them. Stay tuned to my blog posts and you will get your questions answered. In fact, email me today if you need direction or skills on one part of your book.
I’m here for you.
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