Why Should You Write a Book? (3 Reasons You Should, Even if You’re Not a Writer)

Let me start by telling you this:

You can learn how to write a book.

Inside of you, there lies the ability to write your first book on a subject that’s important to you.

I’ve written and published over 70 books in as many as 42 languages and sold over 10 million copies over the years.

I accomplished this after starting from nothing, and not knowing what I was doing at all.

There are several reasons why I decided to do this…

But the biggest reason was to spread my message about subjects that I felt very passionate about.

Today I want to talk to you about why you should write your first book and the many benefits that come from being a published author.

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1) Writing a Book is a Skill You Can Master

Just like riding a bicycle, writing a book is a skill that you can master with focused practice and repetition.

Before I started writing books, I never considered myself to be a writer. I didn’t graduate high school and I failed high school English. So if I can do it, you can too.

I’ve created several resources and courses that will teach you exactly HOW to write your first book, including my best-selling product How to Write a Book and Become a Published Author, but today I want to talk about why writing a book and becoming a published author will change your life.

2) Writing a Book is an Instant Credibility Booster

From a business perspective, writing a book is the fastest way to gain credibility, establish yourself as an expert in your field, and build a professional reputation. It can also be used as a promotional item and marketing tool for your business.

Think about it: What sort of impression do you get when you meet someone who has become a published author?

Without even knowing them, you might assume that if they were able to write an entire book and get it published, they must be an expert.

3) You Can Share Your Message With Others

Another reason you should write a book is because it provides an opportunity for you to write and publish something on a subject that is important to you, and that you will have for the rest of your life. You can express your creativity while sharing your message with others.

One of the Universal Laws of Success is the “Law of Service” and it says:

Your rewards in life will be in direct proportion to the value of your service to others. The more you work, study, and develop your ability to contribute more to the lives and well-being of others, the better life you will have in all areas.

Chances are if you are passionate about a certain subject, other people are too. And by writing a book about that subject, you can help others in their own lives and, in turn, help yourself achieve a more fulfilled life.

Before we wrap up, I have a thought for you to share with your friends and followers:

“True happiness and fulfillment come when you feel that you are making a valuable contribution to your world.” @BrianTracy tweet-graphic-trans

Now, I’d love to hear from you. My question today is:

If you could write a book that would change the world, what would it be about?

Leave a comment below to share your idea.

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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 Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

  • Diane Strand

    I am interested in writing a book – I have two in mind, one with my husband on Acting and Breaking into the Entertainment Industry and the other is The Unexpected Entrepreneur. Have lots of idea of things to say but don’t know how or where to begin. Not even sure if i should talk in first person or third person?

  • You are welcome, Eval. Great work creating your own path, it will take you far!

  • Hi Ola,
    Try my 6 step book planning worksheet, it will help you get started: http://bit.ly/2grrVLf

  • Guy Pruneau

    Hi Brian, a problem I have is that I feel expert in nothing. (I’m a computer programmer but wouldn’t write on this topic if my life depended on it.) I had considered self-help, but I have nothing special to say that hasn’t already been said with more punch by several well-known authors. One possibility could be gratitude exercises. Some books have been written on gratitude and happiness, but I thought gratitude “meditations” (for lack of a better word) might be interesting, especially in audio form – sort of like Wayne Dyer stuff. That would be relatively easy for me, for as a contemplative person, I often think about things like that. I have found no such books so far, and I wonder if there would be a sizable market for that. A related subject could be “meditations” to appreciate other people, and there could be audio versions to listen to in order to calm down in traffic jams or public transportation.

    • Hi Guy,
      It sounds like you have given this topic great consideration, you’ll never know until you start trying. Give it a shot!

  • Leona Dent Johnson

    If i could write a book it would be about relationships and why people rush into them.

    • That sounds interesting Leona, you should give it a try.

  • Thanks, this helps a lot. I would write a book about building resilience and survive bullying.

    • It sounds like a great topic… if you have the idea, start writing today!

  • Homeward Bound

    Hi, I have aways dream of writing my story. I don’t know how start

  • Mayowa Olaiya

    My topic would be establishing peace in familiy

    • Sounds interesting Mayowa, is this something you have personal experience with?

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