I just finished reading Becoming, the new best selling memoir by Michelle Obama. (When I say reading, I mean listening. Audiobooks for life. Fist bump.) Being a memoir, it’s quite different from the self-help, how-to books I usually work on, but it taught me something about theme in non-fiction. Read more…
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learning from the best non-fiction books
Tony Robbins, one of the world’s biggest life and business coaches, says that one of the shortcuts to success is modelling others who are already doing what you want to do. So if you want to write a book that sells millions, inspires countless people to improve their lives, and catapults your career, let’s model an author who’s done just that: Tony Robbins. Today I’m looking at the writing lessons we can learn from his awesome book, Unshakeable.
If we want to write a successful non-fiction book—one that positions you as an authority in your niche, gets you speaking engagements, and inspires people—we should look to other successful books for inspiration. So I’m starting a series where we’ll learn from the best non-fiction books and use those lessons to improve our own writing. And today's book is one of my favourites!