When I first started writing my book, I had no idea where to turn. I had no idea who I should turn to for the right resources and advice. I spoke to several people and read articles online, but the advice varied from person to person.
Getting Good Advice on my Book…
Ultimately, I just threw my hands up and started to write my book and hope for the best. Along the way during the editing and marketing stages, I did turn to people for advice and I have learned that talking to the right people was essential to my success.
Don’t Always Get Advice from Family and Friends
Your family and friends love you and care for you, but it doesn’t necessarily mean their advice will be beneficial to you. They have your best interest in mind, but their advice comes from their own experiences, feelings, and fears.
Or they may even not have had the experience in the first place, so they wouldn’t be really able to provide any useful guidance.
Talking to the Right Person is Half the Battle
When it came to my writing, I heard my friends and family members give all sorts of advice. They came from a good place, but the reality was they barely knew anything about the subject.
In this situation, turn to an expert. Find someone who has the expertise in what you’re looking to achieve and speak with them. If you can’t speak with them, you can even read blogs and articles online of many experts. Many experts have lots of free resources and advice available online on their websites.
Listen, but Take Only What Feels Right to You
Even when speaking with an expert, remember to not just blindly follow the advice. Be open, but remember only you know what’s best for yourself. Take only what you feel will be beneficial and apply to yourself.
What are your thoughts on getting advice from the right people? Please share with me in the comments.