Nash is a friend of mine who has been talking about writing his own book for the past 2 years. He even pre-sold a number of copies. But has yet to type a single word.
I decided to help him by showing him an easy way to become an author.
An article in the New York Times revealed that 81% of Americans want to write their own book. That’s a pretty staggering number if you ask me. But I believe it.
The thing is, how many people actually do it?
I’m convinced that everyone has a book in them. As long as you’re able to take in a breath and let it out, I know you’ve got a story worth telling. In fact, I’m going to go one step further and say you’ve got knowledge worth teaching. It’s just a matter of pulling it out.
Now I’ve heard all the excuses…
“I don’t have talent. Writing is too difficult. I haven’t got any time. My life is too boring to write about. I’m too tired from working all day.”
But I’ve discovered that if a person can speak faster than they can write, they can simply “speak” a book.
All you have to do is set up a camera. Press record. And get a friend to interview you. Talk about your background, discuss 5 tips or strategies that have worked for you (in whatever niche), and conclude.
Get it outsourced from a site like Elance.com to someone who will get the video transcribed, edited and proofread. From just an hour of speaking to a friend, you can be an author of a 200-300 page book.
So there you have it.
Pick up a camera today and “write” your book.
If you want to be taken seriously in your niche, you need to be an author of a book. As my mentor Joel Bauer says “Books are bullshit. But you need them as a legitimizer.”
I hope this will be another tick off your bucket list, or that it helps you fulfill an ever-elusive goal on your list of New Year’s Resolutions.
Make 2013 your year!