I strongly believe everyone has a book inside of them. There are people needing and waiting to read the book you write. You should start the process of writing a book whether you have never considered it or have only thought about writing one. Writing a book will offer several benefits. Here are 4 convincing reasons why you should start writing a book:
1. You will be able to share your story
You have a story to tell. Your story is a combination of your knowledge, experience, and the different milestones or life circumstances you have gone through. These things together provide you with ideas, thoughts, and viewpoints about life and particular topics (like leadership). As a leader, no matter your profession, your story offers valuable perspectives about life and leadership. Even though there have been thousands of leadership books written, if you write a book it will be one of a kind because of your unique story. You would be able to share your story and in the process help others.
2. Writing improves your communication skills
Writing and re-writing a book can greatly improve your communication skills. It can teach you how to use the best words and sentences to describe your story. You will be able to effectively communicate what you want to share and your perspectives, both verbally and in your writing. Personally, I’ve seen my own communication and writing skills become better since starting a blog and after writing several books. My competence level in those areas has greatly helped me in my leadership position.
3. You learn to be disciplined
Author John Maxwell said, “The bookends of success are starting and finishing. Decisions help us start; discipline helps us finish.” It takes a large amount of discipline to write, edit, and publish a book. There are a lot of people who have started to write a book but never finish due to not being disciplined.
When you write a book your level of discipline grows substantially. Discipline is like a muscle that can become stronger if used, and it can also become weaker if not used. The discipline of writing a book strengths your discipline bone and can help you to be disciplined in others areas of your life. Just watch how much easier being disciplined in other critical areas when you are disciplined in writing and finishing a book.
4. You expand your reach and impact others
When you write a book you can positively influence and leave a lasting impact on others. Your words can impact others long after you are gone since a book can live on from generation to generation. Think about the people now and in the future who would benefit from your unique story and viewpoints. The potential is unlimited. Your perspective and thoughts on leadership or a particular topic can help many people.
Questions: Have you started or thought about writing a book? What other benefits do you think you would receive if you wrote a book?
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