Welcome to another one of my three-in-one videos, part of the bite size bestseller boot camp series. In this particular video, we’re looking at eight rules for speakers who want to publish a book. I’m going to cover point number four.
This one is called believe in yourself.
Now this might sound a bit strange, but when I’ve been helping people with their book, the further they get through the writing process and the more they can see their knowledge on paper, the more nervous they get for some reason.
They think people are going to be judging them, looking through the book with a fine tooth comb, ready to pull them down and say they don’t “know” something. That’s silly.
Just like people come to your presentations, they’re not there to heckle you on stage. They’re there to learn and they’re grateful that somebody is taking the time to show them some answers that they need in their life, so believe in yourself.
You know your material.
You know you can help people.
All you’re doing is putting it on paper instead of saying it out loud. It’s the “same” content in a new format. It’s nothing to be afraid of.
- people value good information
- people value trusted sources
People who have walked the walk and can do the talk, you know that phrase. They respect learning from those people who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. Nothing says that you’re passionate and knowledgeable about your subject better than having a really well presented book.
Your knowledge becomes tangible.
- People can see it.
- They leaf through it.
- They can highlight it.
- They can follow it.
- They can apply it.
Just have some faith and keep writing.