Why Write a Book?
September 18, 2018
Note From Rochelle
Do you have a story to tell?
What’s stopping you from writing your book?
Most of my clients put off writing their book because they’re afraid. They worry about how to write the book or what publishing path to take.
If you have been putting off writing your book because you don’t know how or need accountability, consider joining my fall class, Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book Quickly and Easily.
Today’s tip talks about how your book can transform lives.
Why Write a Book?
By Rochelle Melander
In my first grown-up job, I regularly worked 70 hours a week. But no matter how many hours I put in, it was never enough. My employers wanted me to accomplish more.
I didn’t have time to cook, wash clothes, or clean the house let alone take care of myself. As a result, I felt frustrated and got sick frequently.
When I left that job, I had a new mission: to help people find a balance between work and play. So, my husband and I wrote a book: The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self Care.
Through that book, we’ve helped hundreds of leaders practice self-care and live better lives.
What about you? Do you have a vision for a better world?
My hunch is that you’re working hard to make an impact on the world through your work, business, or life. Maybe you:
+Help women see their inner value and find their ideal career
+Support business owners in creating vibrant websites
+Teach entrepreneurs how to manage their time and stay productive
Imagine what it would be like to take what you do with your friends, family or clients and reach even more people?
A book could help you do that.
Here’s why I think that people who have a mission need to write books.
The writing that works (inspires, entertains, or educates a reader) often serves a purpose. Sometimes it serves a greater purpose. According to the authors of The Power of Full Engagement, purpose “fuels focus, direction, passion, and perseverance.” These authors define healthy purpose as something that is a challenge, internally motivated, and serves a greater purpose.
Writing that serves a purpose supports the reader in some way. It might be writing that entertains, informs, helps, humors, inspires, consoles, connects, gives hope, provides direction, or engages!
Writing that serves a greater purpose does something to better a life, a family, or the world. This writing might raise money for a cause, raise awareness for an important political or cultural issue, or educate readers about a danger or an opportunity.
Most of the people I meet want to write a book that will help people transform their lives.
Is that you?
Here’s the thing. You can coach people. You can speak. But you cannot be everywhere at once. When you write a book, you can get your message into the hands of even more people.
Write your book and change more lives.
If you need help, think about signing up for my new class, Write Your Book Quickly and Easily!
If you’re not sure if the class is right for you, schedule a consultation to talk about it.