Why You Should Be A Published Author
I had many accomplishments last year, but the one I am most proud of is writing a book. The journey I went through in completing the writing process in the short 27 hours that it took me is a mind-shifting, game-changing journey that I believe everyone should go through. Here’s why.
IT CHANGES YOU
Authoring your own book is a process that takes you down a path that is unknown – a process that in the end shapes your character enhances your abilities and enlarges your comfort zone. You’ll discover it’s not easy to write a book and, therefore, you’ll gain a newfound perspective of other authors. It’s a great accomplishment to finish something that is hard, and you acquire a new appreciation for completing things worth doing.
IT IS A PROCESS OF SELF-DISCOVERY
Writing is an introspective, thought-provoking process that requires you to dig deep within yourself to accomplish the task. You’ll discover weird ways you express yourself, and it’ll change the way you view yourself and the outside world. It also teaches you about your commitment to your own unique willpower.
IT SETS YOU UP TO BE JUDGED
Showing your knowledge and skills, opening yourself up and being vulnerable, and simply just putting yourself out there sets yourself up to be criticized by others. By facing any fears of judgment and accomplishing something that most do not have the tenacity to do, you not only prove to yourself (as well as others) that you have what it takes within you, you also empower yourself to live a richer and more prosperous life.
FACTS TELL; STORIES SELL
When you talk about the facts of what you do or the product you have, you are simply trying to sell people on your product or service. The bottom line is, everybody wants to buy, but nobody wants to be sold to. People want to connect with you, understand you, and relate to you. They want to feel like they are a part of you. Conveying your message through your stories, your life experiences, is the best way to build rapport and connect with your audience. Authoring a book is the number one way to impact the largest number of people.
YOUR FINAL BOOK IS BETTER THAN YOU’VE EVER DREAMED ABOUT
As an entrepreneur, I’m sure you’ve been told you need to write a book and I’m sure you’ve thought about what that book would be about. You’ve mulled over the content. You’ve probably even started the book a few times over. Once you sit down and actually pen the book, you’ll discover it is by far 100 times better than the one that’s been in your mind all this time.
Janine Holman is a freelance writer, photographer, and travel blogger - founder of Life Beyond Awesome – a site of travel journeys for adventurers, foodies, and lovers of luxurious things. Her stories cover both local and international travel and focus on diving into cultures and communities and the people who make them thrive. She invests time in learning how to best travel on a dime – being money smart and maximizing travel dollars while still enjoying the luxurious side of life (spas, restaurants, quaint places to stay, etc.). Janine covers all kinds of topics and is known for being adventurous, enjoying the outdoors, and embarking down the path less traveled. Most of all Janine enjoys sharing her life’s adventures and showing others how they too can design a Life Beyond Awesome.