Being a Published Author Can Change Your Life…
Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, travels all over the world speaking on stages and doing interviews. CNN calls him a “Notable Angel Investor,” raising millions of dollars for his favorite causes.
He’s received heaps of accolades for his first book and has gone on to write several more ultra successful books. And none of that would have happened if he didn’t actually launch his first physical book.
Marie Forleo was a stockbroker on Wall Street, then a Hip Hop teacher for Nike. But it was when she completed her book, Make Every Man Want You, she finally got the worldwide exposure she has today.
Using her book as a jumping off point, Marie has been on Oprah Winfrey’s show, has a very successful business school and frequently goes to Necker Island to help other entrepreneurs at Richard Branson’s invitation.
Arielle Ford was a workaholic in the PR field for years before she made a conscious decision to find the love of her life. She chronicled her journey in The Soul Mate Secret to become the beacon of hope for other women (and men) to find true love in their lives. Today she runs a multi-million dollar business that includes workshops, trainings and speaking.
Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, was rejected by grad schools because his grades weren’t good enough.
Now that he’s a known author, he regularly collects $80,000 per one-hour speech. Not bad…
J.J. Virgin is a Certified Nutrition Specialist with a local practice in California. She got great results for her clients. But when she published her first book, The Virgin Diet, she reached New York Time bestselling status. Her first book made it easier to publish follow-up books and become a global force as a nutrition expert. Now she is a sought-after speaker and has built an empire surrounding her expertise.
But at the end of the day, these are “Cinderella stories” about what a difference being a published author can be for YOUR business as well.