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Have you always wanted to write your own book?
Surveys say that a lot of people want to write a book!
Are you one of them?
What keeps you from writing your own book?
Maybe you may have any or all of the following excuses:
“I’m not a writer."
“I don’t know how to write a book."
“I’m too young (or too old) to write a book."
“I don’t know anyone from the publishing industry."
“No one knows me."
“I’m too busy to write."
“I don’t have money to publish a book."
These are valid excuses. I hear you and I can relate with you.
Hi, I am Sha Nacino.
I was never a writer. I didn’t like to write either. And I’ve had all the excuses I mentioned above.
When I was in elementary and high school, Math was my favourite subject. Whenever I got bored studying my lessons and I wanted to relax, I would start solving Math problems.
Words? They didn’t have much appeal to me then.
Writing? Oh…taxing! Reading? Boring!
My original course in college was Bachelor of Science in Public Administration but the books and articles we were required to read tortured me! And so I shifted to Bachelor of Science in Business Economics on my second year in college. Less readings, more Math, equals more fun!
I was not a writer. I didn't like to write, either. Today, I've written and published twelve (12) books. I'm going to share with you exactly how I did it. If I can do it, you can definitely do it as well!
The Biggest Mistake You Can Make!
People think that writing a book requires a writer. That’s a big mistake! You don’t need to be a writer in order to write a book.
Neither do you write a book because you are a writer.
Do you want to know what it takes to write a book? You write because you care and you have a message to share.
You Can Write a Book!
My message to you is simple.
You can write a book!
Writing a book doesn’t require a writer. It requires a messenger. You are the message.
Get this. If you can send a text message and the other person understood your message, you can write a book.
If you can post a Facebook status that merits a Like or a Comment, you can write a book.
If you wrote your thesis in college, you can definitely write a book!
Are you going to wait for another year, or decade, before you finally write and publish your own book?
Why Write a Book?
But why in the world would you want to write a book?
Some authors are motivated to write for the following reasons:
Fame. When you become a published author, you will be recognised as an expert.
You’ll be invited to speak in seminars, universities, and companies.
Imagine receiving a call from the HR manager of a big, multinational company telling you, “I’ve read your book on personal financial management. I was glued to it and I feel our employees could benefit from it. Can we invite you to give a one-hour talk to our employees? How much do we pay you?"
When you are an author and people would see you speak on stage, they will line up to get your autograph or take a picture with you. Not only that, you will also be invited to guest in TV shows or radio shows.
Fortune. You’ll get paid for your speaking engagements! You could earn royalties from your books, too!
Branding for Oneself (they say that a book is the new calling card). A book will make you stand out. Let’s say a company is choosing a speaker among a pool of public speakers. The one who has written and published a book would definitely stand out!
While Fame, Fortune, and Branding are great motivational reasons to write a book, I believe there’s more to writing books than these three.
How to Succeed as an Author
Fame, Fortune, and Branding are positive consequences of writing a book. They are the effects.
If you want to succeed as an author and get your desired effects, you’ve got to have the right reasons (causes) for writing a book.
It all boils down to this simple statement: You write because you care and you have a message to share.
Writing a book is about inspiring people through your words and stories.
It’s about sharing solutions to their problems.
When you do this, people will be naturally drawn to you. They would want to read more of your work. They would want to get more of your services — talks, coaching, or training.
In the next 5 minutes, I will show you what it takes to succeed as an author. I will also show you how you can publish your own book the right way, right away!
But first, let me give you a glimpse of what happened to me when I became an author.
When I Became an Author
In 2010, I attended seminars almost every month. I paid for these seminars.
In the first quarter of 2011, I published my first book Think Rich, Yuppies!
Right after I published my first book, almost instantly, I got invited to speak in the seminars I attended in 2010!
From a paying attendee, I became one of the resource speakers. Like magic, I felt I was suddenly promoted in the eyes of the public! I had the opportunity to meet, talk, and dine with the people I look up to!
From a nobody, I became a recognised expert just because I wrote and published a book!
I was invited to share the stage with CEOs of big companies as well as the big names in the speaking industry like Bro. Bo Sanchez, Ardy Roberto, Miriam Quiambao, Dr. Larry Gamboa, Jomar Hilario, Dean Pax Lapid, Edward Lee, Rex Mendoza, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Tony Meloto, and many more!
I got to know these great people I look up to and they got to know me. Many of them have become my friends and mentors.
I got invited by some of the biggest companies to speak to their employees. I got invited to speak in different parts of the Philippines.
Lately, I also received invites to speak abroad. I've spoken in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, UAE, the Maldives, and the U.S.
Again, it all started when I became an author.
Aside from speaking engagements, I was also featured in ANC On the Money, GNN, Kerygma magazine, Radio Inquirer, BusinessWorld, GMA radio, and many more!
Did I tell you I was not a writer? Today, I’ve written and published twelve (12) books. I wrote and published seven (7) of these books while I was working full time for a bank.
If I can do it, you can do it, too! You just need to learn how to write a book the right way and how to publish it right away!
The Biggest Rewards of Becoming an Author
The rewards I mentioned earlier are just icing on the cake.
Do you know the biggest reward I got from becoming an author?
It’s this: Every morning, I get excited to literally jump out of bed because I’ve found my purpose and passion in life. These, I discovered in the process of writing my first book. And… I know that somehow, in my own little way, I am affirmed that what I do impacts the world and inspires people.
This is the power that well-written books (books written from the heart, with sincerity, and with the purest of intentions) could do!
When I go to National Book Store, I would see my latest book, Money & Me displayed along with the books of Bro. Bo Sanchez, Francis Kong, Chinkee Tan, Dr. Larry Gamboa, Dean Pax Lapid, Francisco Colayco, Robert Kiyosaki, and Suze Orman. It gives me goosebumps and an incredible feeling of joy that I couldn’t contain.
A Book is a Conversation Starter
May I share with you another intangible and priceless benefit of becoming a published author? I realized that a book is a great conversation starter.
I love meeting new people. When I attend seminars and I'd like to thank the speaker for his inspiring talk, I would approach him, thank him, and give him a copy of my book.
I attended the Toastmasters International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last August 2014. There were about 3,000 delegates from more than 126 countries all over the world.
I met the World Champions of Public Speaking. I met renowned international authors and speakers. After their talks, I approached some of them at the back stage and gave them a copy of my latest book Money & Me.
On Day 2, I bumped into this famous man again in the lobby of Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
I said, "Hi, Mark! It's me again. Sha Nacino from the Philippines."
His reply surprised me. "Of course, Sha! I remember you. You gave me a copy of your book yesterday. Others gave me their business cards. You were the only one who gave me a book."
And guess what? I'm now friends with some of these international speakers and authors. We communicate via email. I just got myself a fleet of international authors and speakers as my mentors!
I didn't know that such a simple gesture of giving your book to a speaker can go a loooooooong waaaaay!
Here were some photos of me with some local celebrities as well as global speakers.
Jack Canfield is the bestselling author of the book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul." He is my mentor and we met in person for the first time when I joined him in his seminar on board the Royal Carribbean Cruise. We boarded and docked in Miami, Florida and went to Honduras, Mexico, and Bahamas.
Over time, I also grew in my character, competence, and reach and I got to travel the world as a trusted global speaker. Here were some of the photos.
There is a Systematic Way of Writing a Book!
If someone like me, who was not a writer and who was not even fond of reading books, could write and publish a book (or books), you can, too! By the way, I fell in love with writing and reading books in the process of writing my first book.
When I wrote my first book, I didn’t know anything about writing a book. It took me two long years to write my first book and another one whole year to learn how to publish it. In short, it took me three long gruelling years to write and publish my first book!
Those three years helped me discover the system of writing a book!
When I learned this system, it took me one day to write my first eBook How to Earn while on Vacation with a Foreword by Bo Sanchez. Using the same system, it took me only two months to write and publish my latest physical book Money & Me.
I realised that anybody, and I mean it...
Anybody who has access to this “book writing and publishing system” I’ve learned, developed, and used through the years, can write and publish a book!
A few months ago, I talked to a friend and she said she's been wanting to write a book for years now. It's in her bucket list!
"Have you started writing your book yet?" I asked.
"Not yet. It's such a daunting task. Besides, writing is my waterloo." She answered.
I chatted with another Toastmaster friend who is also an international speaker. I asked him if he wants to write a book. And he said, "Of course!"
If you're like my friends and you've been wanting to write a book but you keep putting it off, I'd like to challenge you.
The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge
So here's the BIG GOAL: Write a Book within 90 Days!
What will happen in the 90-day Book Writing Challenge?
The acronym is W.R.I.T.E.
WINNING COMMUNITY. You will be in a community of aspiring authors. (Note: I'd rather call you authors. Claim it. You already have books within you. You just need a little push and inspiration and guidance to unleash them.) Don't write the book alone. That's boring. Be in a community of dedicated authors. Have some sense of accountability.
Note that this will be an online community. It means, this is open whether you're in Manila or Cebu or Davao or other parts of the Philippines, and even if you're abroad.
RESULT. Our goal is to finish writing a book in 90 days.
INSPIRATION. Writing a book has a lot to do with inspiration. I'm not talking about romantic inspiration, although that could also help. :P
I'm talking about being fired up to do something great, e.g. writing a book, knowing that your book will bless and inspire the world. It's about acknowledging your worth as a person and an author. I'll give you loads of inspiration all throughout the 90-Day Book Writing Challenge.
TOOLS AND SYSTEMS. It took me 3 years to write and publish my first book. This was because I didn't know anything about writing a book. And then I discovered a systematic way of writing a book. Using that system, I was able to write and publish 6 books in a span of 18 months while working full time for a bank!
Using that system, I wrote my eBook "How to Earn while on Vacation" with a Foreword by Bo Sanchez in one day. I wrote another short eBook "How to Make Your Dreams Come True" with a review by international author Brian Tracy in one month. And I wrote and published my latest physical book Money & Me in two months. The system works! :)
I'll share that system with you. No holds barred. :)
ENCOURAGEMENT. It's true. Writing a book is challenging. There are days when you're so inspired and motivated to write. There are days when you're lazy to write.The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge will give you the encouragement you need to keep going.
If you can write a sentence, then you can write a book.
This should be fun! :)
FINALLY, A FULL ONLINE COURSE ON
"HOW TO WRITE A BOOK the Right Way AND PUBLISH IT Right Away!”
There is a right way of writing a book. And there is a way to publish your book right away!
In the past few months, a number of people came up to me and asked me if I could teach them how to write a book. Bo Sanchez would always say, “Use your gifts to serve others."
This is the reason why I came up with this course.
I want to help you write and publish your own book!
I want to help you get your message across.
I want to help you inspire more people through your stories.
I want to help you leave a legacy that will be passed to your children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren through your book.
I want to help you earn additional income through your book. This online course will show you the exact blueprint I used to write my books the right way and publish them right away.
What is Unique about this ONLINE Course
There are three things unique about this online course.
First, it's fun and it works! Simply follow the action items at the end of each module and you'd be surprised that at the end of the 90 days, you'd be able to write your own book -- yes! Even if you're not a writer and even if you're busy in your job or business.
A lot of people dream of writing a book but only very few actually write and publish their books. This is because a lot of people think that writing a book is a tall order. It’s difficult. It’s almost impossible. And so they let their dream take the back seat because they get overwhelmed even before they start.
This is exactly why I designed this course in such a way that it will inspire you and guide you without overwhelming you. Every week, you will unlock bite-sized modules in video forms or PDF that you could watch or read in the comfort of your own home.
Second, there is a BOOK LAUNCH at the end of The 90-Day Challenge. Oh yes! We want you to deliver results.
You will realise how doable writing a book is — even if you’re not a writer, and even if you’re working full time at your job or your business.
All you need is to set aside at least one hour of your time each day, follow the exact blueprint, and see your book to completion!
Check out the actual photos from the previous book launches.
Here's the highlights of the Global Authors Summit 2019. The graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge shared the stage with global speakers from India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Canada.
Third, this is a self-study online course which you can access wherever you are. Whether you are based in Manila or in the provinces here in the Philippines or anywhere in the world, you can take this online self-study course.
And here's another thing. You will have LIFETIME Access to all the learning materials!
Fourth, every Monday, we will release one or two modules.The modules are usually in video format that are about 8 to 15 minutes long only. At the end of each module, there are action items. This way, you won't get overwhelmed.
Here’s the Complete Curriculum so you will learn what you will get from the 90-Day Book Writing Challenge:
A supportive community is very important. You will inspire each other and lift each other up. You will be accountability partners. You will rub off positive energy to the members of the group. And of course, I'll be inside the group, too!
How Much is Your Investment?
If I compute the amount of time I invested to better myself, to learn how to write a book, how to publish a book, how to market and sell a book, that would total to at least 6 years! If I compute the amount of money I spent studying everything I'm going to teach you, that would be more than Php350,000!
For instance, I invested P60k for a 3-day conference and another P65k for a 4-day convention.
Plus, I'm spending P60k a year to maintain the online platform we are using for The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge.
But I won’t charge you that much! In fact, your investment is just a very, very tiny fraction of that amount.
This complete online course on book writing and publishing is a 90-Day online course designed to help you finally write and publish that book you've been dreaming to write.
The total value of the online course is more than Php176,958 or USD3,500.
Low on budget? We've got you covered. Check out our instalment program.
Maybe you're saying, "Sha, does The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge" really work?
Let the books of the graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge answer that question. Here are some of the books written and published by the graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge.
I am excited to see you write and publish your first book!
Imagine the people who will be inspired by your book. Imagine the solutions you'll provide through your book. Imagine sharing your story and lifting people up through your words. Imagine making a difference to someone else's life. Isn't that what life is all about?
Write your book for the right reasons. Write your book from the perspective of someone who wants to give value to its readers. Write your book with pure intentions.
As you give, you get so much more in return. This is the real formula to success! Give and you will receive.
If you're a business owner, write a book about how your products and services could provide solutions to your customers' problems. Share stories. Inspire people.
If you're an OFW, write about your experiences as an OFW. You're doing great sacrifices and you're enduring loooooong nights and days of being away from your family. You had days when you felt so lonely but hey! You're handling it pretty well. You're providing for your family and you're growing as a person. Share your story through a book. You'll never know how much your book could inspire other OFWs, too!
If you're a speaker and you want to reach out to more companies and audience, imagine how much your book could duplicate you and speak on your behalf to thousands of people, one at a time. And you know what? I've seen it happen over and over again. I got invited to speak in companies, events, and schools not because I was a graduate of U.P. Diliman or the President of my own company. I got invited to speak because I'm an author. If you are already a speaker, your speaking invites would double or triple once you become a published author.
If you're a Toastmaster, you've been writing your speeches already. You've been inspiring the world through your messages already. You already know how to write a well-organised, inspiring speech. If you think that writing a book is a tall order, think again. All you need is a little push and you're on your way to reaching a bigger audience through your book.
If you are a parent and you want to share lasting gifts to your children and grandchildren and the next generations to come, why not write a book? Share the things you'd like to tell your children through a book.
If you're a financial adviser and you want your friends and potential clients to realise how important financial planning, insurance, and investments are but you have a hard time making them listen to you, why don't you write a book about it? Share stories. Not only will you gain reputation, your friends will also admire you for not pushing your products on them. They will admire you for going the extra mile of writing a book to inspire them and move them to act.
If you're in the business of network marketing, and you want people to experience the blessings you've been experiencing, why not share your story through a book?
If you want to spread an advocacy, why not write a book about it? You'll be amazed at the reach of the printed word.
If you're a blogger and you want to take your writing to another level, writing a book could be a good way to reach a new audience.
Whoever you are, whatever your background is, you are worthy to become an author.
You have a unique story that only YOU -- and no one else in the entire universe -- can share. That inspiring story could be your gift to the world. Don't keep it to yourself. Share it through your book.
Always remember this:
You don't need to be a writer in order to write a book. Neither do you write a book because you are a writer.
You write because you care and you have a message to share.
Your dream book is just a click away!
Write Books. Inspire People.
I wish you success and happiness!
Founder, The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge,
Global Authors Summit, and Write University
P.S. Shall I see you in our online class...and in your book launch? :)
You have to hurry! The P29,997 is only available until July 10, 2020!
Low on budget? We've got you covered! :) We've created a Payment Plan for your convenience. You can choose the 6-month instalment.
The ONLINE CLASS will start on July 13, 2020.
For any inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a glimpse of the Book Launch 3.0 of the graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge held on July 22, 2017.
Here's a glimpse of the first ever Global Authors Summit 2018 wherein 22 graduates of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge launched their books here.