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Go With Your Strengths

BodyBuildingWEB I've been speaking to small business owners who are running service based businesses recently about our new book program

I've learned that a lot of business owners and professionals see the value of writing a book to build their business. For many it's been a dream for years, even decades.

But the challenge is accomplishing all of the tasks necessary to get the job done. Most people see a book as a chore. They miss how to create one using their strengths.

That's why we help develop books for small business owners and then package them.

Today I was speaking to a person who wasn't quite sure how they would go about creating a manuscript.

To me, this person sounded like they were dreading the concept of clacking on the keyboard and pounding out a manuscript.

But this persons strengths were in presentations and training.

What better way for a speaker/trainer to write a book than to:

  • Record their ideas as they present their topic by telephone
  • Have a transcriber put their words on paper
  • Review the transcription, add to it, revise as needed
  • Send it to a content editor for first revisions
  • And then, after a few rounds of revisions, produce a final manuscript

By using their strengths, a person who was not able to get a book completed in many years has a manuscript ready to publish in a relatively short time, painlessly.

I would suggest something similar to anyone who wants to write a book. Look at your strengths and use them wisely.

When you do, your book project is joyful instead of a chore.

Isn't joy filled creation what we all really want out of our life in business?

If you have a book in your heart that needs to see the light of day, you'll want to listen to my interview called Learn How to Make Bucks with Books, with Content Re-purposing Expert, Mike Klassen.

Listen in and let me know what you think. All free information. No opt in required.


Make Your Contribution to the World

image from www.nasa.gov I've learned over the years that many solopreneurs and small business owners created their business to impact the lives of others in some way.

The common theme is making a contribution that makes the world a better place.

When you're in the creating values that enhance the lives of others camp your mindset is different.

As a value creator you:

Don't think business.

Think contribution instead.

Don't think product or service.

Think value you can create that enhances lives instead.

Make your contribution. Create values that excite and motivate you. Enhance the lives of everyone you touch.

Share your created values broadly with a specific group of people who have reason to care.

The gifts you receive are both tangible rewards (money) and intangible rewards (growth of the spirit).

That's the power of contributing to the world.

Photo Courtesy of www.nasa.gov