Why should every aspiring entrepreneur write a book?

Antonia Liu
Jan 1, 2018 · 3 min read
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  1. You will feel damn good about yourself after writing a book. You will start to wonder, “What else is possible?” Finishing a book is a great way to prove to yourself that “It always seems impossible until it’s done. (Nelson Mandela)” This pride and confidence can lead you to more and more entrepreneurial ventures.
  2. You won’t feel like doing it. Writing a book can’t be done overnight, and in that way, it’s just like building a business. It takes months of hard work, you’ll get plenty of practice overcoming resistance and procrastination. You won’t feel like doing the work most of the time, even though you want the final product. It takes planning, patience, discipline, resilience, and perseverance to push through and get it finished. All these are also elements necessary for building a successful company.
  3. You’ll have a great opportunity to connect with more successful people. When you are writing a book about a certain subject, it’s a lot easier to get accomplished experts in that field to talk to you, even though you are still a student. This is one of the best ways to build your skill in building a relationship with accomplished people.
  4. You establish expertise in whatever field you wrote about. If the book is related to your career aspiration, the book will almost guarantee a job offer.
  5. Finally, having a published a book is COOL. Well, it’s more than cool. It’s cool, memorable, interesting, attention-grabbing, and it helps you stand out. Did you know there are about 20 million college students in the US alone?1 Out of the 20 million, only about 30 students publish nonfictional books each year. Do the math, 120 nonfiction book authors in four years then divide by 20 million, that’s 0.0006% of the college student populations. It’s almost impossible to build a resume that puts you in the top 0.0006% of the applicants.
  • Check out Signal Class for publishing resources specifically for college students.
  • Post on social media to let everyone know that you are writing a book. This pressure and attention from friends will give you some extra motivation to keep going when things get tough.
  • Start writing a book.

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Author of “Hack College Like an Entrepreneur: 40 Surprising Insights from the World’s Top Founders.” Published by New Degree Press.

Hack College Like an Entrepreneur

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? How can you maximize your college experience to prepare for an entrepreneurship journey? This book is an actionable guide on hacking entrepreneurship while in college — based on insights from the world’s most successful founders.