Welcome to My Office: How to Blog a Book
I spend several hours each week in my home office to think, read, and write. In addition to the weekly leadership blog post and podcast, I would like to connect with you on a more personal level to share books, stories, quotes, and principles that have recently impacted me. I hope it will encourage you on your journey of growth and discovery.
- Wes Saade, M.D.
Welcome to my office! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!
I am writing this blog on Wednesday evening, October 16th. Today was the first day of John Maxwell’s Exchange leadership conference. Pastor Bill Hybels spoke, as well as Dr. Maxwell. It is such a treat to learn leadership lessons from these amazing men. I will share lessons that impacted me during next week’s blog (stay tuned). The group also had a little relaxed time in the sun. Here I am with John on the beach.
Here is what I learned this week…
Book I Read This Week:
How To Blog A Book by Nina Amir
In her book, How to Blog a Book, Nina Amir teaches how you can start a blog with a pre-planned strategy to turn each blog into a book. There are many advantages to doing that. A blog builds a platform and a following for your book before its release. It also helps you stay committed to write consistently because you will have a sense that your blog readers expect your blogs.
The author also goes into the details of publishing options, as well as writing a proposal that would be submitted to a literary agent. At the end of the book she interviews several authors who successfully accomplished exactly what she is promoting—blogging a book. Of course she wrote her book in the same way…one blog at a time.
This book is 163 pages with small font and full of resources and technical information from how to start a blog to websites you can use to promote your blog. I recommend it as a reference book in your library if you are interested in blogging or writing a book in this manner.
Quotes That Impacted Me
Gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can. – John Wesley
Happiness is a byproduct of being interested in what you do. – Margaret Atwood
Small changes and great changes take the same effort. Go for the big ones. – Shimon Peres
People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. – H. Ross Perot
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. – Mohandas K. Gandhi
Stories That Touched Me
A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly the son falls, hurts himself and screams, “Aaahhhhhhhhhhh!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating somewhere in the mountain, ”Aaahhhhhhhhhhh!” Curious, he yells, “Who are you?” He receives the answer, “Who are you?” Angered at the response, he screams, “Coward!” He receives the answer,”Coward!” He looks to his father and asks, “What’s going on?” The father smiles and says, “My son, pay attention.”
And then he screams to the mountain, “I admire you!” The voice answers, “I admire you!” Again the man screams, “You are a champion!” The voice answers, “You are a champion!” The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains, “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. Our life is simply a reflection of who we are. If you want more love in your world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. Your life is not a coincidence. It’s a reflection of you!
[Source: Inspiration Peak, Author: Unknown]
So remember to work on yourself harder than anything else.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Wes Saade, M.D.