The 3 Biggest Mistakes That Prevent People From Finishing Their Book
Are one of these mistakes holding you back from writing your book?
I want you to have all the confidence in the world so that you can write your book and become a bestselling author.
The truth is that many people want to write a book, but they are held back by self-doubt and the fear that they won’t be successful. Fortunately, there are many steps that you can take to ensure that you are successful. I want to show you a system that can help ensure this success.
Here are just a few things that becoming a published author can do for you:
- Establish you as an expert in your field
- Pave the way for other products and services you could offer to your clients
- Provide you with a lifetime of income
- Give you great conversation material at parties and gatherings
- Give you the confidence to begin new journeys
My good friend Mike Koenigs has helped thousands of people publish books for years. He is a seven-time #1 Bestselling Author, “2009 Marketer of the Year” winner, serial entrepreneur, filmmaker, speaker, and patented inventor. Mike Koenigs is the CEO, and Founder of “You.Everywhere.Now.” and creator of “Publish and Profit” Mike’s products and services have simplified and automated marketing for over 35,000 small businesses, authors, experts, speakers, coaches, and consultants in more than 60 countries.
When I think of business and sales success I think of Mike. I would recommend him to anyone looking to publish a book in order to elevate themselves and their business.
I’ve invited Mike to post on my blog because he truly believes anyone can publish a book, just as I do.
The 3 Biggest Mistakes That Prevent People From Finishing Their Book- By Mike Koenigs
According to an article published in the New York Times, 81% of the United States population wants to write a book someday, or think they have a book inside them.
According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, 600,000 to 1,000,000 books are published every year in the United States alone. Most of them sell fewer than 250 copies in total while others go on to sell millions.
The 3 Fatal Mistakes
After working with so many people, we’ve found that most failed authors make three fatal mistakes that prevent them from either starting or finishing their book.
And for the ones that do actually finish, here are the reasons why they aren’t successful at marketing, promotion, sales or getting results.
Mistake #1: Ernest Hemingway Excuse
The first mistake is the “Ernest Hemingway Excuse.”
That’s thinking you have to be a writer in order to be an author. Nothing could be further from the truth.
One of my favorite success stories is 9-year-old Abbey Richter, who wrote four bestselling books in only three months about rescue pets. She was featured in American Girl magazine and has been asked to speak at events and sign autographs.
Another is Andy Falco, a former K9 cop who left service after being injured on the job. He came to us on the verge of bankruptcy and foreclosure. He recently closed a $349,000 deal with the country of Bahrain… all because of a book!
They were not writers, but they both wrote bestselling books…
I “wrote” my first book by talking into my iPhone.
Mistake #2: Albert Einstein Assumption
Mistake number two is something we call the “Albert Einstein Assumption.”
That’s thinking you actually have to be an expert or even smart in order to be an author of a book. I barely graduated high school and never went to college.
Many of our clients and customers who are successful, profitable authors didn’t start out feeling confident or prepared either.
But they took a chance… and took action using a proven system…
Now, their books are giving them the influence, income, authority, community, and autonomy they deserve.
Don’t you want the same thing?
Mistake #3: Warren Buffett BS
Mistake number three is conveniently named after the third wealthiest person in the world…
It’s called “Warren Buffett BS.”
That’s believing and thinking that you have to be rich or famous in order to be a successful published author.
It’s just not true —none of our published students began with a silver spoon in their mouth. Neither did I.
But they did have a system—a proven, tested, and refined five-step formula that will allow you to write, publish, and profit from your books, even if you’re not a writer. And even though you don’t have to start out being famous, a book is one of the very best ways to become famous… especially on your topic.
If you want to learn more about my Publish and Profit book writing system please click the button below to get a copy of my bestselling book for free. I’ve helped many people become bestselling authors and I’d love to build a relationship with you.
About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.