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If you read my newsletter (you DO subscribe, right?) you know I regularly expand my comfort zone: so far in 2014 I’ve:

  • Learned how to rappel
  • Done a 5-day backpacking trip
  • Flown a helicopter
  • Went kayaking on Lake Powell during a holiday weekend
  • Learned how to rock climb
  • And these are just the highlights!

Fine me on Facebook for pictures!

Tomorrow I’m expanding my business comfort zone: I’m offering my first-ever free training call.

I LOVE speaking from stage. I can’t sing (or dance or act) but I love being handed a microphone! And this is just another “stage” – although I’ll be a voice on the phone instead of in person.

So why is this expanding my business comfort zone?

Because I’m slamming up hard against one of the misconceptions that keep people from writing their book:

Even if I publish it, nobody will read it. Nobody wants to read what I have to write.

I’ll talk about this in more detail on the call but I wanted to give you a “preview” of why people ARE hungry to read your book.

Frankly, there is somebody looking for the information only you can give them. You are an expert in your life. And clearly, you want to share this information with others because you still have the dream of writing a book!

What message are you excited to share? What wisdom, advice, story, insight and gift do you NEED to share?

You may be thinking: I don’t have anything new to say.

But that’s just not true. Let’s look at an industry that is just chock full of authors: Personal Development.

You have HUGE names like Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Steven Covey, Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles, John C. Maxwell, Dale Carnegie, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and many, many more. Many of these authors don’t really say anything that is all that different from what everybody else is saying.

But each author says it in his or her own way. And that message will resonate with different readers.

No matter how much of a niche you write in or how few people you think are searching for your information, there is somebody looking for you to make a difference in their life!

I had to really think about this as I’m preparing for my training call tomorrow. Sure, I’m NOT the only person advocating writing a publishing a book to build your business. I’m not the only expert who talks about self-publishing, or mindset, or how a book is THE key to claiming your expertise.

But what I am – is me. I’m the only one who has my ideas, opinions, and most importantly: HISTORY. When I’m sharing this information with my clients in my one-on-one calls, I tap into all the things that make my take on this topic unique.

And you will do that in your book! You’ll give your readers a view that is completely unique and will make a difference in their lives.

This is a very small sample of what I’ll be covering in my training. I invite you to join me – you’ll learn some rockin’ tips AND you’ll get to listen in, first-hand, as I expand my comfort zone!

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Kimberly is an author, illustrator, and entrepreneur. She helps coaches, speakers, and authors take the content they already have and FINALLY get their book written and published.
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5 Responses to Do People REALLY Want To Read Your Book?

  • Hey Kimberly

    What a liberating thought – I do want to pen a book on MY experience with an eating disorder, but often wonder why anyone will want to read ANOTHER work about a topic that has been written about a zillion times!

    Love your picture too – it exudes warmth, wit and wisdom! #HUGSSS

    You just earned another subscriber… 😉

    Much love
    Kitto

  • “Frankly, there is somebody looking for the information only you can give them. You are an expert in your life.” That pretty much nails it right there. There are lots of people in this world, millions, and each one has a particular and unique way of expressing what many of us already know. It’s that unique presentation and communication that attract your audience and readers, and that’s why it matter that you say what your heart is wanting to say. Some people in the world can only hear it from you.

  • Flew a helicopter!! Awesome! I love being in small planes and helicopters.

    I’m excited that YOU are getting out there in a new way with your valuable message. Funny how what you’re saying about WHY someone would want to read your book applies to just about everything we create as entrepreneurs. And that doubting message we say to ourselves to keep playing small is the same, too.

    Bravo for helping others take a big leap alongside you.
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  • Yup, there’s nothing new under the sun. The trick is taking something that has been done before and putting YOUR unique spin on it. Everyone hears and sees things in different ways, and the way you tell a particular story may make total sense to them. So yes, people DO want to read what you have to say. They’re out there. You just have to keep plugging away at it until they find you.
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  • Thank you Kimberly for hitting the nail on the head once again! I often wonder if anyone would want to read what I would write. I have so many stories of overcoming bad times, but then it starts to sound “whiny” to me, but maybe someone else would be inspired about the outcome. Thank you so much!
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