Don’t Make These Mistakes when Launching Your Book
George Bryant: If you tell somebody they’re going to launch their business, right. It’s very hard to take a book and then distill that book down to an action plan of what steps to follow. Cause the book is kind of the blueprint, right. Say you have a process with 9 steps in it. So it’s a perfect example to be like, “Oh yeah, now that you have all this, you understand the paradigm, you understand the framework.”
You don’t have to go through the whole book, just come to this part of my website and I’m going to walk you step-by-step through the process with 9 videos and 9 emails, so you can launch it. But now you’re taking that book and you’re really using it as a calling card in the best of ways. So the one mistake, and I say, I’m going to harp on this one is that people launch a book and they leave too many holes in the bucket.
If that book doesn’t serve the purpose of, if somebody finds it and they need more accountability, more access, or an escalation into your world – and they don’t have a path to get there – then it was the biggest mistake that you can make.
Because now that book just becomes a liability, right? It’s kind of like noise, it’s disjointed.
It doesn’t fit into the business model and you’ve spent years of your life developing these tools, developing the mindset, developing the knowledge and the wisdom to be able to do this. Then another couple of years writing and editing.
And I remember that editing process. Right. And I was like, “If I’m ever going to go through that again, I’m going to make sure that I’m doing it for a purpose and a reason. Right?” And so the biggest mistake here is that thinking that the book itself is the calling card or is the way out.
If I had to give it an analogy, the book itself is the Light out in the water that serves as a waypoint to get them closer to you where your lighthouse is the final destination. So I think I nailed that. Did I miss anything there, Jesse?
Jesse Krieger: No, that’s 100% right, George. And the one thing I’d add to that is the biggest mistake that I see, or one of them is people saying, “I’m just going to put it out there and see what happens.”
And I can predict with almost one hundred percent accuracy that almost nothing’s going to happen. That sort of wraps into this conversation that we’re having around the book. Understandably, because it takes so much to write it, to edit it. It can be a grueling process. So by the time when it’s launched, you’re like, “Oh my God, thank God it’s done.”
Meanwhile on the other side of the looking glass, that’s the first time that that product, your book is now available to the public to consume, engage with and all of the benefits that it has to bring. And so we have to have that mindset as authors, as entrepreneurs that writing the book, editing even the whole publishing and launch process gets us like to bat, to start taking a swing.
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