What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
How your book can be a leverage to grow your business
You got the idea for your book, but don’t know how to start or publish it
You want to start writing a book but doesn’t know what content to put
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Josh Steimle is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and creator of The 7 Systems of Influence framework used by parents, educators, and business and community leaders to build influence and increase impact.
Josh is the founder of MWI, a digital marketing agency with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, the UK, and the US. He is also the founder and CEO of Influencer Inc, a publishing, training, and events company that provides personal branding and thought leadership services to CEOs and other executives.
He has written over 300 articles for publications like Fortune, Time, Forbes, Inc., Mashable, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur, and is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work, which was recognized in Success Magazine as one of the 5 Best Business Books of 2016.
Entrepreneur Magazine put Josh on their 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 list, Forbes recognized him as one of 25 Marketing Influencers To Watch In 2017, Josh was ranked #7 on Richtopia’s list of Top 100 Most Influential CMOs, and data from social media research firm Leadtail ranked Josh #11 on their list of People Most Mentioned and Retweeted by CMOs.
Josh consults with leaders in government on topics related to entrepreneurship and startups and has held various board positions and otherwise worked with non-profit entities related to adoption, education, entrepreneurship, economics, and government policy.
Here are the highlights of this episode:
3:08 Josh’s ideal Client: My ideal client is an entrepreneur between 35-45 years old who has a business doing at least 1 million US and a personal income of 250K, and it's an entrepreneur who wants to write a book. And this is a key because they think it will help grow their business.
3:35Problem Josh helps solve: Well it's really that they got this book inside them and they haven't able to get it published. But even more than that, is that they need to build an attention and thought leadership system around that book which they can then leverage to grow their business. That's how I grew my business through thought leadership, so that's what I'm trying to help entrepreneurs do, but the book is really the heart of it.
4:16Typical symptoms that clients do before reaching out to Josh: A lot of it is frustration, because they know that they got this idea for a book, it's inside. Maybe they even started writing it, but they just can't seem to get it published out there. People keep telling them "you should write a book." They know it will be great for their personal brand, they know it will be good for their business but they get busy and they just don't get it done.
4:50What are some of the common mistakes that folks make before finding Josh and his solution:
That inertia, they just don't get started. The second biggest problem is that they get started, but they never finish. The third biggest problem is that they start, they finished, maybe they even market the book and sell a few copies but they wrote the wrong book. And that's one of the problems who help them solve is that we help them write the right book for building their business.
5:30Josh’s Valuable Free Action (VFA): One of the things that causes writers block and gets people hang up on the book is, they don't take the idea further than just 'hey I want to write a book'. And the biggest question to ask at the beginning is why are you writing this book? is this for lead generation, is this to build a legacy, is it because there's a certain message that you want to get out...