I’ve always wanted to write a book. Not sure how those aspirations started, but when I look at the colorful spines, ordered neatly on the shelves, I want to see my name on one of them. But I feared it would just be another pile of paper that people would pass by.
I wanted to create something of value, a text that would be remembered or at least placed in a more notable space in someone’s home library. So I couldn’t just go into the mountain and come back with a text like Moses. That’s not how it works.
They say great ideas come when seemingly unrelated concepts meet each other. My epiphany came when my startup experience met writing. I had made the mistake of working on something without prior validation too many times to repeat it. So I couldn’t just pick a topic from thin air and write in seclusion. I had to make sure there’s an audience for it first.
Introductory content was out of the question. There are too many amazing books and courses that can teach you the basics of a tool. Advanced concepts, on the other hand, can be too business-specific. If your company doesn’t use the outlined approach, the knowledge in the book won’t be applicable.