We all have a story and we should share it. That has been my mantra for a while now and today I want to tell you ten reasons why you should share your story in a book
Of course, there are various methods you could use to share your message as an individual but the place of a book cannot be overly emphasized.
So here are my top 10 reasons to write a book
1. It gives you healing –
This is probably my favorite reason because it is all about you. And like it or not we might all want to do some noble deeds but the fact remains that we usually ask ourselves what is in it for me – the answer is healing. If you can’t write a story about what you have gone through with no fear or trepidation then you might still be dealing with the issue and by knowing this you can get the necessary help you need.
2. You impact lives with your book –
Our story and lives are connected and by telling your story, you are helping someone else who might be in the same situation as you know something they would never have known if you had never written the book.
The fact remains that books are more affordable and by having a book written You help people who can’t afford your services with your book – now that is more impact with your book.
3. You impact lives of people you might never get to meet –
Well, this is simple. if you want to your message to reach other people in the world that you have yet to meet then you need to write a book because that is by far the most easily transferred method of knowledge.
4. You impact lives long after you have gone –
Even when you are dead your voice through books still speaks in the lives of others. This is one great perk for writing because books are forever.
5. You become an authority in your field –
I don’t know where it was conceived but the status of being the expert is usually accrued to people immediately they write a book. Why because only someone who knows volumes like you do can fill up blank pages with your knowledge and relevant life experiences.
6. You earn money from your book –
Now, this is an incredible reason to write a book simply because by selling your book you can make a comfortable living for yourself, doing the work you love.
7. You can build a business around your book –
Now writing a book on web design might have been the first step for you, but that could you to build a web design business where you offer consultancy services. Since your book already serves as proof that you know what you are talking about.
8. It opens big opportunities for you –
Especially speaking opportunities well one thing Timothy Ferris, Anthony Robbin and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have in common is that they have all written a book and they all speak on big platforms.
9. You can build a movement with your brand –
Harriet’s uncle tom cabin did so – she created a movement that helps stir up the anti-slavery movement that later saw the end to slavery in the United States of America – your book can be the next movement.
10. You can help preserve a moment in time –
Who would have known of the atrocities that happened in World War II if not because it was documented by individual who would have known of the atrocities that happened in World War II if not because it was documented by individual who were there? Who would have known the story of Nigerian civil war – If it wasn’t documented? by you help do this.
There are so many benefits of writing a book, some are direct and plenty are indirect. Some are for personal gains and other really is about impact but irrespective of the purpose for which you may one to write a book, one thing I want to leave with you is this you need to share your story – and why not use a book to do so after all books are forever.