How My Mindset Created My Successful Book Coaching Business
Since some of you hang out with me, you probably know me a little. I know you too. You have wonderful ideas and want to share them. The #1 way to get known in the online world is to write a short ebook that teaches your audience something they want. It’s of high value already because your specific audience awaits you and your book. They are “living” (not dying) to learn what you have to offer. You just need a few things.
My Path Can be Your Path
Action 1. Write your positive thoughts down each day to begin a productive day.
Affirm your book success. I do and have for over 30 years.
Action 2. Get a good book coach.
It’s worth it in a long run because you don’t waste time on writing dumb stuff. I’ve studied with Kathleen Gage, Eben Pagan, Bill Barren, and originally with Dan Poynter and John Kremer.
Action 3. Join leaders including me who educate by blogging, usually how to articles.
You can subscribe to me now. Google loves blog posts and so does your potential audience. It’s so important to build your community before you finish your book. That is what I share with new clients. Look at the big picture and then do the little steps.
Action 4. Join selective social media groups and be proactive.
Don’t worry about collecting so many followers, but follow the leaders that have gone before you such as myself. Follow me on Twitter for my twice a week gems. I cleaned my Twitter account out and now I do good things for the people who I love to learn from. I send their tweets to my contacts – even on Facebook.
Action 5. Know that you don’t have to use all the bells and whistles to promote your book.
Choose a small team and then network with them. One thing I recently did was to just make friends with leaders I like. See Marc Mawhinny, Michele PW, Joel Friedlander, Nina Amir, Sandra Beckwith, and Kathleen Gage. We send emails and share opportunities.
Action 6. Choose just 1 or 2 best marketing methods that work for your style.
With my clients who love to speak to their audiences, I suggest you get an assistant to book you into 3-4 talks a month, hopefully to your ideal audiences. Then deliver them and give out a package of free how-to articles plus your last page to take orders. This works fine with ebooks too. From one audience I made over $850 in a one hour talk.
Action 7. Know that following the latest trends may not work for you.
Remember who your audience is. Save time and money by writing your book for them and then your promotions for them. My audience has been conscious coaches, solopreneurs, primarily women over 50. It’s expanding to include top business people who are committed to finishing their book project.
Action 8. Tell yourself the truth about your book project.
In the 80’s, I took a 6 week transformational weight change seminar. We filled notebooks full of tips and I learned a lot. Every week for 3 weeks, I set a goal to lose 10 pounds. Then, as the end was near, I figured it all out. My final goal was to tell myself the truth and let go of the bad habits, the bad thoughts. After all, it was a diet of love that made the big difference. Today I weigh much less than I did in the 80’s. I keep building muscle to keep me strong, of course, no impact workouts, so my joints feel good too. I can have ice cream and not feel guilty.
Since I love myself fully, I choose all the right actions for my books and other products and services. Then, my clients always get the best from me.
Just ask yourself about your book, “How’s this path working for me?” That’s what Dr. Phil asks. None of us likes change, but it may be your saving grace.
Finally, look in the mirror and see the lovely person you are. Know that you can do this. All you need is a little support and love.
Take your book and Love It!
Which action are you inspired to check out now? Share it with our readers who come here. Are wanting some feedback? Schedule a 30 minute session with me.
Or, Start a personal journal today. In it write your gratitudes for people who help you in any way. Include a tell the truth goal, and write a few affirmations you want to come true. After you practice these for 21 days, notice the change in yourself.
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