reasons to write



Reasons Why You Should Write More and How It'll Create a Lasting Legacy

In episode 546 of The Sell or Die Podcast, we’re discussing reasons to write and how your writing can create a lasting legacy! So many people want to write a book someday. We want to challenge you to make “someday” today! In the episode, we discuss how writing can make an impact and share some of our best tips for the writing process.

reasons to write

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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And today we are focusing on reasons to write. For more details on each point, listen to the ENTIRE episode on your favorite streaming platform.

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How writing creates a legacy.

Ben Franklin is one of our founding fathers, and he’s a truly prolific writer. He started his own printing company and authored many books. 

So many of his quotes are remembered:

“A penny saved is a penny earned.”

“Well done is better than well said.”

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

Franklin is omnipresent in Philadelphia. There are many statues, sites, and buildings named after him in the city and throughout our entire country. He is remembered and revered because of the legacy he created through his writing. 

We’re not saying you’re going to be Ben Franklin. But we are saying that your words can create a lasting impact. They can become part of your own legacy.

What will people remember about you? What will they say about you when you’re gone? We challenge you: don’t let it be that you always wanted to write a book but never did it! What better reason to write than to create a legacy?

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How to start writing.

To start writing, literally just start writing!

We tend to get so in our heads when it comes to writing that we psych ourselves out. This stops us from taking action.

You just have to begin. Put some words on a page, or start talking into a recorder. It doesn’t have to be perfect! Just get it out there. 

Once you start with something, the ideas will flow to you. You can edit and polish it later. You just have to start!

How wealth comes from writing.

Making money can and should be one of your reasons to write, BUT don’t get it confused:

Wealth doesn’t come from selling the book itself. Wealth comes from everything AFTER.

You’ll get some money from book sales. But it’s ultimately not that much

Where the wealth comes from is how people receive the book and respond to your writing. People will get exposed to your ideas. Then they’ll want to invest in you. 

You may not think that it’s worth your time to write. But we assure you that it is! We both can trace the money we’ve made back to something we’ve written. We promise you that wealth is a reason to write. It just comes after the book, not from book sales. 

Reasons Why You Should Write More and How It'll Create a Lasting Legacy: The Bottomline

Every person has a book in them. It’s just that most people don’t actually take the time to write it. We encourage you to commit the time because your words can change someone’s life! Think about the books you’ve read that have made an impact on your life. You have the opportunity to do that for another person. Your words matter!

Be sure to listen to all of episode 546 for all the details!

If you’re interested in learning more about our Writer’s Weekend, go to, fill out the quick application, and we will call you to discuss how we can help you build your legacy.

Thank you so much for listening to Sell or Die! We hope that this episode helped you find reasons to write so you can make a lasting impact.

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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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