I would like to share today that I’m very proud of my new book, Knock It Out of the Park Leadership, the ABCs of entrepreneurial success as it became an Amazon number one bestseller. First, I want to thank everybody for helping me make this happen. However, here’s something to think about, this is the first book I have ever written, the first book I ever had published, the first book I ever marketed, and to get it to become a number one bestseller in small business on day one, to me, that’s a great achievement. The big question is how was I able to make that happen? The answer is I didn’t do it alone.
You see, I’d never written a book, never published a book, never marketed a book, so it was all new to me. Fortunately, one of my coaches has published six books, with her latest book being publish three months ahead of mine. So, what did I do? I did, everything she told me to do. First of all, when the book was complete and the transcript was ready, she referred me to her publisher. Her publisher read the book, liked the book, and agreed to publish it, so I just followed their lead and did whatever they told me to do.
My coach showed me all the different ways of marketing the book to get people ready, when it arrived on day one, August 31st on Amazon, people were ready to go, ready to order. I followed their instructions to a T and did everything they said to do because again, this was my first time. I was just being open and following their lead, and because of this my book became an Amazon number one bestseller.
I share the story not to impress you, I share this story because it all comes down to being coachable. If I wasn’t coachable, I don’t believe this result would’ve ever happened. This book concept originally started 30 years ago, I conducted a speaking engagement, The ABCs of Success, of which I took a letter, picked a word, and created a story around that word. For example; A being attitude. I went down the list from A – Z, I kept those notes for 30 years, I always talked about turning it into a book.
When the pandemic hit last year, about two months in, when it was obvious, we weren’t going anywhere for a while. My coach said, “Michael, if you are ever going to write that book, now’s the time to do it.” I simply got busy in April of 2020; the book hit the shelves on August 31st, 2021. I followed her lead every inch of the way. I followed my publisher’s lead. I followed my other coach’s lead on how to weave my story throughout the book. The bottom line, I was coachable.
All the greats in life, no matter what profession, athletics, no matter what it is, open themselves up to have a coach to make themselves better. People want to be better speakers; they hire a speaking coach. Quarterbacks want to throw the ball more accurately; they hire a throwing coach. Whatever it may be, the best hire coaches. So, the question to you is are you coachable?
I’m going to share one trick with any of you that are thinking of writing a book. We’ve had all heard the phrase “writer’s block”. Well, you don’t have to worry about that. The easiest way to write a book is to do a video just like I do weekly or talk into your phone or recorder. Take that video or recording and send it to Rev.com, and for $1.25 a minute, they will transcribe that video or recording into a blog. You can then tighten it up and there’s your content. Do a bunch of videos, get them transcribed, create the content, and you at some point will have that content to weave together to write your book.
Interesting enough is that if any of you today are taking notes and have written Rev.com down, good on you because that means you are coachable.
Thanks again to everyone for making my book a success. If you don’t have it, order it. Knock It Out of the Park Leadership, on Amazon. I guarantee there are some golden nuggets in there that can help you and your business go to the next level.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com