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Top 3 List of Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back From Leaving Your Legacy

In this episode of The Sell or Die Podcast, we’ll discuss the three reasons that people commonly put off writing a book, despite their desire to get published.

list of limiting beliefs

But before we dive right in, let us introduce ourselves in case this is your first visit. Welcome to the Sell or Die Podcast. We’re your hosts, Jeffrey & Jen Gitomer. Between the two of us, we’ve written the books The Little Red Book of Selling, Sales in a New York Minute, plus 15 other best-selling books. We’ve also created the 7 figure sales formula program and the Breakthrough Business Babe Community. 

Sell or Die is for sales professionals, sales managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners who want to sell more at full price, earn loyalty, and have an unlimited stream of referrals. Every single episode will give you real-world, easy-to-implement solutions so that you can get your calls returned, your proposals read and acted on while creating relationships that you can take to the bank. 

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The truth of the matter is that every business person could benefit from writing their own book. Who wouldn’t love handing someone a signed copy of their book instead of a business card, right? Being published is impressive. And it’s doable if you can stop making excuses and put pen to paper!

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Excuse One: “I’m Not a Good Writer”

The first commonly used excuse is that someone will say, “I’m not a good writer.” Jen is no stranger to using this excuse, as this belief began when she was quite young. In a way, writing was forced upon her by her mom, which made her dislike it more. 

However, she began to realize over time that the only way to become a better writer is to write. And at this point, she’s been published and her writing is good. However, she wouldn’t have gotten to that point if she hadn’t stuck with it. So even if you think you’re a bad writer, you can improve. And to do this, all you need to do is start writing! If you continue to hold yourself back from writing, you’ll always be a bad writer. It’s just that simple.

list of limiting beliefs

Excuse Two: “I Don’t Have Time”

The next common excuse that people use is that they don’t have the time to write a book. Whether people claim to be busy with work or home life – or a combination of the two – it’s something that’s said over and over. 

However, the reality is that everyone can make time to write if they are truly motivated to do so. It takes discipline and a deep desire, but it’s definitely possible. Think about all the things you want in life that you make time for. A baseball game outing. A trip to the movies. The list goes on and on. 

When you put yourself in the leadership position of writing a book, you can take that half an hour you usually spend at Starbucks every day and use it to write, simply documenting your thoughts. You don’t have to start big, but it’s important to slowly carve out time to move forward. 

Excuse Three: “Who Am I To Write A Book?”

Another common excuse people use is that they don’t think they have the expertise to write a book. But it’s important to keep in mind that your book can be about anything. It doesn’t have to be about sales. It could be about fatherhood or motherhood. It could be about a hobby you’re passionate about. It’s not limited to having to be about your job.

The act of writing can help you clarify your thoughts. And when you write, you put pen to paper, and then you can return to what you wrote a day or so later. From there, you can look at it again, edit it, walk away, and repeat the process. This allows you to become an expert as you continuously clarify your thoughts, think deeper, ask questions, and figure out what you need to know in order to become the expert.

Anyone Can Write a Book: The Bottom Line

With the right amount of desire, practice, and discipline – anyone can write a book. All it takes is the passion and a recognition that you have to put effort into it to get something out of it. Don’t let excuses keep you from writing the book that lives inside of you, ready to come out – even if it’s a half an hour at a time!

Be sure to listen to all of episode 567 for more details on how to overcome your fears and leave your legacy as a published author.

And if you’re ready to begin (or continue) your path to publishing, the Writer’s Weekend Retreat will give you that kick you need. Regardless of what stage you are in in the writing process, this weekend will be the roadmap to ensure the success and completion of your final product. Your book.

Thank you so much for listening to Sell or Die! We hope that this episode helped you to transform the way you view the challenges you face along your journey to success so that you can win your customers all the way to the bank.

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About your hosts

Known as the King of Sales, Jeffrey Gitomer is the Author of 16 best-selling books including the Little Red Book of Selling, the Sales Bible, and his newest book Get Sh*t Done. In 2008, he was inducted in the Speakers Hall of Fame – the highest award in the speaking industry. His world-class list of clients include companies from  Fortune 500 companies around the world. His digital Learning academy and signature course, The Seven-Figure Sales Formula, offers individuals and teams real-world sales strategies they can implement immediately.

Jen Gitomer gained her prowess in NYC as both a salesperson and award-winning sales leader for a Fortune 500 company. She is the best-selling Author of Sales in a New York Minute, CEO and Founder of Breakthrough Business Babe and a master business growth coach.

Jeffrey and Jen thank you, Diehard, for helping Sell Or Die achieve more than 2 million downloads!

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