Many of you in my network have purchased my book, “Always Improving: Lessons from the samurai”, for which I am grateful. Some of the stories I am hearing from you in conversation about how the book is helping you is quite humbling to say the least.
My original thinking was, if just one person could find value from this book, it would have been all worth the effort. Turns out many more than one are finding value.
It occurred to me a few times in the process of writing this book that there were things that I really didn’t know how to do, which left me having to ask for help. It was either that or I wouldn’t have completed the book.
I needed to ask for help with:
➡️ Knowing where to start, which Chandler Bolt and Self-Publishing School helped me with
➡️ Finding an editor, which one of my mentors David Meltzer helped me with
➡️ Getting a proof reader, which another of my mentors Maggie Chicoine helped me with
➡️ Testing my Kindle book, which my wife Kylie Ransom helped me with
One of the things that I do on a regular basis when it comes to buying books, is go off of other peoples recommendations. I am sure you do the same. After all, there are probably millions of different books that you could choose from to purchase. If you didn’t have someone else’s insight into the book, you don’t really know if it is a good book.
And so I am wondering if you might be willing to help me with something. This small gesture will in turn will help others and not just me. If you bought the book and are really enjoying the book and finding value in it, would you be willing to leave a review on Amazon?
This would be helpful to me by getting more visibility for the book and it will help others figure out if this is a book that they would be interested in reading.
Some of you might be thinking, “Man this guy is desperate.”
You might think of it that way, I am just determined to see this book in the hands of everyone that can benefit from it. I know one way to help others figure out if this can help them is to see the testimonials of others. I also know, that if you need help with something, you need to ask. People can’t read your mind.
If you are interested in leaving an honest review, I don’t really care if it is 1 ⭐️ or 5 ⭐️ , I would greatly appreciate it. If you send me a screen shot of the review by emailing me email@example.com I would be happy to jump on a complimentary 20 minute call to talk about anything you’d like in reference to the book.
Let me know how I can be of help to you in the comments or by messaging/email me.
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