Live with The Author Factor Podcast (Mike Capuzzi)
I often see people get elevated into a role where they naturally perform far above average. For me it’s sales. For someone else, it might be accounting. For another person, it might be healthcare. And because we do that thing well, we forget that other people don’t do it so well and that it doesn’t come naturally to everyone.
Even though I’ve had success in sales, it used to be daunting to share my knowledge and expertise with others. I used to assume that what comes easily to me came easily to others. But I finally realized that what felt like second nature to me might be a difficult task for someone else.
I’ve spoken to many business leaders who battle with imposter syndrome. There’s a question many of us ask ourselves, “Who am I to tell the world my message?” But if you’ve got that nagging thought that maybe there’s a book inside you, then that thought is probably there for a reason, and you probably DO have a book inside of you. My encouragement is: give it an honest effort! Write your book.
For service-based professionals in the entrepreneurial space, writing a book is a great way to share your knowledge and expertise with your community. This is your way to share your passion with the world. It’s an opportunity to take all of the information that’s in your head and share it freely with others. And I believe in a world of abundance, so when you share that knowledge out into the world, you’re likely to get back what you give.
My advice to anyone who has a passion and a message to share is to listen to that nagging feeling. Chances are, there’s an audience out there waiting to hear from you. Set a goal to get your rough draft done in a quarter or two. Get it published in the second or third quarter. It really is doable. You just might surprise yourself with how easy it is to hit this goal if you focus on it.
If you have a message to share, don’t let imposter syndrome or fear hold you back. Recognize your strengths and use them to benefit others. Listen to that nagging feeling, and make a plan to get it done. Writing a book is a way to share your knowledge and expertise with your community, and it’s an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the world. Remember, the only way to fail is not to try.