How many times have you heard the phrase “Everyone has a book to write.” Maybe you’ve thought about writing a book, but you still aren’t sure. After all, what are the actual benefits of writing a book anyway? So many people want to write a book. But why? I mean writing a book is a lot of work so why would you spend your time doing it?
Although these questions may seem like they are leading you away from writing a book, they are the exact questions you should be asking. When deciding whether or not to write a book, you have to understand your why’s. You may even find that these questions are pushing you closer to writing a book.
So if you’re having trouble understanding your why’s, here are some reasons why you should be writing a book.
1. IT WILL TEACH YOU ABOUT YOURSELF.
Any writing is a great way to learn about yourself. Writing will make you think longer and harder about things you otherwise may not have. You will learn more of your interests because your mind will usually lean toward them in writing. Not only that, but you will discover opinions you may not have known you had. No matter how you look at it, learning more about yourself is always a good thing.
2. YOU WILL LEARN FROM YOUR RESEARCH.
With writing a book comes a lot of research. And with research comes learning. And with learning comes knowledge. When you write, you learn. Writing a book has a way of carrying you to areas you’ve never thought much about. It doesn’t matter if you are an expert on the topic of your book, there is always something you will learn.
3. A BOOK IS A MEMORY.
Every word you put on paper builds a memory. A story may never be told if you don’t write it down. With time, memories blur. But by writing memories on paper, they will last forever. A book keeps your memories alive and allows you to write incredible details. Maybe your book will be a best seller, and maybe it won’t. Either way, I’m sure your great-great-grandchildren will enjoy it.
4. IT IS A CONFIDENCE BUILDER.
Writing a book will make you proud. It is not an easy task, and when it’s complete, you will have your confidence boosted knowing that you’ve completed it. You’ll discover an ability, and you’ll be proud of your accomplishment. And even if you have a ghostwriter write the book, you will be proud that your ideas helped create something.
5. YOUR MESSAGE & STORY MATTERS.
A book is a great way to help people. Your message and story should be shared because it matters. Writing a book is a perfect way to share your message and story because you can make it as long or short as you want. You can fill your book with whatever you like! It’s your book, and you get to be creative!
If you are using your book for business, here are three extra benefits you get from writing a book!
1. CONNECTIONS YOU MAKE AS AN AUTHOR.
When you are promoting your book, it opens a whole new door for you to step through. You meet more authors and people connected to the book creating process, which helps your business grow. The more people who know about you and your business the better.
2. CONTENT MARKETING.
By writing your book, it brings attention to you and your business. It may even help you start a new business. It also gives you great material to use on your website, social media pages, etc., which helps further the reach of your business.
3. YOU GAIN CREDIBILITY.
When you write a book, not only do you have material for potential clients to read but being an author is admired. Remember, it’s a lot of work to write a book. When you have that book, it shows you get things done even if they are hard to do. Not to mention, all of the people who read your book and give it good reviews. Those only build you and your business, and people know you know what you’re talking about. Writing a book makes you an expert on whatever you’ve written it about.
So maybe now you’ve found a few why’s, and you, like myself, will start writing your book.