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5 Things We Learned from Writing a Book

Since becoming authors, we naturally get a lot of questions about writing a book! In today’s episode, we share the 5 things we learned on our book writing journey.


Key Insights

  • Key Insight #1 - Writing a book is expensive!
  • Key Insight #2 - Decide ahead of time what path you want to take and allow yourself the time you need to complete your writings
  • Key Insight #3 - Prepare for criticism, you're now inviting it in


  • [00:10] - Welcome
  • [02:43] - Writing a book is expensive, both in time and money
  • [04:13] - Self published vs hiring a publisher
  • [05:38] - Writing the book is the easy part... and it is actually very hard!
  • [10:28] - A good editor is worth their weight in gold!
  • [14:13] - "If you're gonna do it, do it well." - Ariana
  • [16:20] - Marketing and promotion is super important
  • [18:53] - Before you begin, decide why you're writing a book in the first place. What is your ultimate goal?
  • [23:45] - Prepare for criticism, you're literally inviting it
  • [26:28] - Action Items

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Tom's Action - When is the ideal time for YOU to write your book?
Ariana Sylvester
  • Ariana's Key Action - Have you written a book? Post in the comments, drop a link and maybe we can feature YOU on a future episode!

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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