What You Can Learn From Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and J.K. Rowling

A couple of days ago I wrote about moving forward.  One of the things that keeps people from moving forward is making excuses.  That is going to change for you starting right now!

Super successful people like Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump don’t make excuses.  They deal with whatever comes up as it arises, learn what they need to know to get through it or cope with it the best way they can, and they keep moving forward.  I know you want to be super successful as an author,  so grab something that’s nailed down to the floor because I’m about to blow all those excuses away!

One of the most common excuses writers make for not starting their booklet (or book) is they don’t feel they are worthy to write it.  Does this sound like you?  Do you find yourself saying, “Who am I to write a book?”  Do you feel like nobody would read your book because you are not already well known and you don’t have anything to write that would interest anyone?  You want to do it, but you just can’t get past this feeling that you don’t have enough credit to do it.  Let’s blow this excuse away right now!

Few writers are well known when they write their first book.  Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey are exceptions, but for every writer like Donald Trump and Oprah, there are thousands more who were unknown when they started.  And Donald Trump and Oprah were not even writers to begin with.  Donald Trump is first and foremost a real estate developer, while Oprah is a talk show host.  Did they have any business writing a book?  Not really.  But, they did it anyway.

J.K. Rowling is another story.  She was an unknown when she wrote the first Harry Potter book.  I admit I’m not a fan of the series.  I’ve never read a Harry Potter book nor seen any of the movies.  But, I love the J.K Rowling Publishing story.  She had an idea.  She wrote the manuscript.  She peddled it to all the major publishers and got nothing but rejection.  Finally, a smaller publisher was willing to take a chance, and the rest is history.  Today, she is a well known author, but she came from utter obscurity.  Is her story any more important than yours?  Of course not!  You’ve got just as much right as she does to write your manuscript and get your story or your message to the public.  The main difference is that you’ve got a faster way to do it than she did, because you’re going to write a booklet (I assume this since you’re reading this blog).

The truth is, everyone is important.  Everyone has knowledge that someone else can benefit from.  Who am I to write for the medical community?  I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist.  Yet, from my own experience I was able to write three booklets that the medical community finds very helpful.

You’re knowledge and information is valid.  It will be helpful to someone.  Think about it.  People come to you for advice on things you know about.  Those things are the things you need to write in a booklet.  Don’t worry that you don’t know enough or that you have no credibility.  Nobody is born with credibility.  It is something that you build over time.  And as for what you know, there are plenty of people who know less than you do and they will be the ones who will need your booklet.

Now that we’ve got that excuse out of the way, I’ll blow another one away in the next post!

To your riches!


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