Become A Bestselling Author – My Journey On How To Write A Book That Sells

Journey To Become A Bestselling Author – How To Write A Book That Sells

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A Day That Brought Clarity…
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Welcome to my journey to become a Bestselling Author. It’s a rare day in Los Angeles that the weather isn’t near perfect, sun shining, and birds singing. However, on this particular morning, the birds were quieted by the howling wind swirling outside of the Santa Monica apartment I was staying in. The Santa Annas were blowing and I could hear rushes of palm branches and dirt gusting through the courtyard.

There I sat, half awake, groggy yet inspired. I hadn’t slept more than a couple of hours the night before, maybe even 20 minutes or so… probably something to do with the pre-workout I took and the fact that I didn’t hit the gym until around 9pm.
No matter, the day was before me and I somehow managed to wake up at 4:30am, half an hour before I usually start my Morning Routine. For the young entrepreneur, success is all about consistency, and I had been anything but for the past few months.

Today I was determined. I could see the year beginning to escape me, and while I’d already both started and accomplished many of my goals for the year, I knew that if I didn’t kick it up a notch I’d get halfway through and realize I’d missed valuable opportunities to advance my life. One of those opportunities was to become a bestselling author by publishing my new book “The Foundations Of Success.”

Its moments like these, when we can see our error blatantly staring us in the face, that we have a choice to make… Be a high achiever and change our habits, or do nothing, hold the course, remain in the status quo, and let our bad habits rob us of our future.

I always want to choose the former.

Setting A Better Sail

“Here’s a philosophy that helped change my life.
It’s not what happens that determines your life’s future. It’s what you do about what happens.
All of us are in like a little sailboat, and it’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It’s the set of the sail. So jot this phrase down. It’s one of the best to understand. .
The same wind blows on us all. The wind of disaster, the wind of opportunity, the wind of change, the wind when it’s upside down, the wind when it’s favorable and unfavorable.
The same wind blows on us all. The economic wind, the social wind, the political wind. The same wind blows on everybody.
The difference in where you arrive in one year, three years, five years, the difference in arrival is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.”
– Jim Rohn (Read More Here…)

Today is April 13th, 2018, and I’m as determined as ever to push forward, to advance on my dreams, and to keep achieving my goals.

And there I sat, staring at 180 pages of what I consider pure gold… My masterpiece that would set me on a path to become a best selling author… And yet I knew that while the information contained in my book has the ability to change people’s lives, to inspire millions, to shape the destiny and success of countless young entrepreneurs, the realization was hitting me hard… The final draft that I had before me, the draft I was so sure I would publish by May, 2018… was anything but final. If I didn’t make some drastic improvements to my book, it wouldn’t matter how much benefit and value there was between the covers, very few would have the drive and commitment to slog through page after page of information without soul. My book needed story. It needed heart. It needed flow. No story and no flow was sure to lead to no dedicated audience, which in turn would lead to a No to become a bestselling author.

I knew what I had to do, and while I had hoped I was finished and ready to publish my book, the reality is, If I want to become a bestselling author, leave a mark, and truly impact a wide audience of readers through my book, I’ve got to add some flavor.

One of the biggest problems new authors make in the non-fiction genre is giving too much information without ever giving story or context. Far better to let the reader come to conclusions through careful story telling and the weaving in of wisdom than to simply spoon feed them useful information that lands dry as a handful of flour.

Set A Goal And Form A Habit Around It

So my work is cut out for me, but I am not deterred. As I’ve learned to do over and over in my life and journey as an entrepreneur, the best way to accomplish a goal is to form a habit around it.

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What is my goal?

  • Publish my book: The Foundations Of Success and become a Best Selling Author in the process

What Steps Are Needed To Achieve That?

  • Re-write each chapter and infuse some story, relevance, intrigue, and make it flow from chapter to chapter.
  • Prepare my marketing materials
  • Build Promotion and Sales Funnels
  • Film promo videos
  • Identify Friends, Family, and Acquaintances who will provide honest reviews
  • Identify and Develop a List of Influencers To Promote The Launch
  • Pull The Trigger and Execute My Full Publishing and Marketing Plan

What Habit Do I Need To Form To Get There?

  • Work on 1 chapter at a time for an hour each day until complete. Remember, consistency is key, so each morning I will devote the same space of time to writing and working through my book until I’m happy with the final product.

This is how I’m learning to achieve all major goals in my life. You start with an ideal, clearly define your overall objective, break it down into it’s sub-parts and smallest possible action steps, and then develop a habit in your life around achieving those steps consistently, so that success becomes automatic and you operate on autopilot to see great achievement in your life.

This is how I’m learning to achieve all major goals in my life. You start with an ideal, clearly define your overall objective, break it down into it’s sub-parts and smallest possible action steps, and then develop a habit in your life around achieving those steps consistently, so that success becomes automatic and you operate on autopilot to see great achievement in your life.

So today, I start with a blog post. Tomorrow I start with chapter 1, and then I continue on until I’ve achieved my ultimate goal of becoming a best selling author.

Why Do I Want To Become A Best Selling Author?

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What was it exactly that made me start this dream? Its simple. I’ve learned a lot on my journey as an entrepreneur and I want to share that knowledge gained with as many people as possible. I found myself struggling to achieve any real “success” in my business and so thanks to a close friend, I picked up my first business book, Richard Branson’s “Losing My Virginity,” and from then on I was hooked. I threw myself into personal development, business and marketing, wealth building, etc… There was so much I never knew I didn’t know… undoubtedly there still is. I was missing some very key, crucial bits of knowledge that when I began applying them to my life, made all the difference in the world. I learned to go from struggle to prosper, from confusion to certainty.

I began to visualize my success, I learned to set and achieve goals, and I finally started paying myself first (A huge change from always being broke and re-investing everything into my business).

As I was learning, I took note of every principle, every strategy, every tip, trick, tool, habit, and technique that I thought might be useful, and I then applied it to my life and business. The things that work I kept around and as I began to change, everything changed. After a couple of years of seeing immense growth in my life and business I decided that I should re-teach all that I’d learned.

When it comes down too it, I want to add value through my life, and if I can help shortcut someone else’s journey to success then that’s part of my mission. This book, The Foundations Of Success, is all about that mission. It’s got everything I learned that helped me find success on my journey as an entrepreneur. In it’s pages are the difference makers, the strategies and habits of millionaires and billionaires that make them high achievers and top men/women. It teaches success mindset, beliefs, strategies, and foundations for success. And I want to give it to the world!

I’m bringing you along on this journey so that you can learn from me as I work to become a bestselling author.

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