Bob Bare on The Business Spotlight Q&A The power of a Book – YouTube

Bob Bare on The Business Spotlight Q&A The power of a Book – YouTube.
What does your book really mean for you as a speaker and a mentor and a leader and a business owner?
Bob:   What I discovered in the process of writing it and getting it published is that a book is not an end in itself. So many people think that, “Oh, I’m going to write this book and it’ll go up in the bookstores and people will buy it and I can just sit back and watch things happen.” Writing a book and then getting the book published is really the easy part.
The good thing is once you’ve become an author, once you’ve taken your specialized knowledge and put it into a book for other people, then it becomes a tool that you can use not only to assist other people in what the message of your book is, but it becomes a tool to let people see that you are an expert. It’s a demonstration of who you are and what you know. It opens so many doors.
Since I’ve published the book I’ve discovered that people like to hear people speak who are authors. I’m a Rotarian. I love rotary but I’ve ended up not only going to my own rotary club, I go up speaking to other ones. I usually speak on how to become a published author and I give people, in as much time as I have, some ideas and tips on how to get a book out of you.
I really enjoy helping people with that. I would say that maybe two out of three people feel like, or have the thought, or have someone tell them, “You ought to write a book,” but people don’t know where to start. I like to help people gather their thoughts. I like to help them discover if it would even be worthwhile for them to write that book, if what they’re thinking about writing is the right one for them, and then when they find what they really would love writing, giving them some steps and some suggestions and coaching them into getting themselves to the place where it turns into something that they can use to spread their message.
There are all kinds of different books: nonfiction, children’s books, fiction. Whatever the type, I like to help people who have a book that will make some form of a positive impact on the world. Typically that ends up being something in the self-help field or entrepreneurship, helping other entrepreneurs, or something that will help people.
We have an author that we’ve published a couple of books for who is the mother of one of the youngest firefighters who died in 9/11. She had written two children’s books — one called, “My Son Christopher” and another called, “The Day the Towers Fell” — and she basically took what was in her heart.
She had the desire to teach people how to tell their children about 9/11 and how to give them a positive message that this was, yes, an act of hate, but how you can turn it around and how you need to learn to love and share. It’s so rewarding to help people with a message like that get their message out to the world.
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Bob Bare on The Business Spotlight Q&A How a Raise in Influence can Raise Afflulence – YouTube

Bob Bare on The Business Spotlight Q&A How a Raise in Influence can Raise Afflulence – YouTube.
Bob:  And it opens new doors. I have a second book I’m working on now that I’ve been asked to co-author with an author who sold 22 million of one of his books. He liked what I had to say. He read my book and liked it and endorsed it and he said, “You know, I’d like to co-write something with you.”  I would have never gotten that opportunity if I hadn’t written one already.
Patrick:  What is that going to mean for you when that book comes out?  What doors do you think that will open for you?
Bob:  Obviously it makes me feel good, and we all want to feel good about ourselves. But it also just adds another level of credibility. People will be able to say, “Wow, he co-authored a book with this person who is so well-known. He must know what he’s talking about.”
Patrick:  Well even beyond that, his circle of influence becomes your circle of influence. And if he has co-authored a book with 22 million copies sold, your authority in the marketplace just shot up.
Bob:  There’s a story I heard once and I don’t know if it’s about Rockefeller or one of the rich people of the past. A young man came up to him and said, “Would you lend me money?” He was a wise person. He said, “Well, no I won’t do that, but I’ll tell you what I will do.”
They were at the New York Stock Exchange and he said, “Take my arm and walk with me across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and we’ll talk to each other and turn around and come back. By the time we get back to the other side, people will have seen you talking with me and you can borrow or get all the investors you need.”
Patrick:  That’s influence and that’s what we’re really talking about, folks. Bob has a system to create massive influence and I’m convinced that if you raise someone’s influence, their affluence has to rise as well.
We’ll be right back. This is Pat Dougher. Thanks again.

Through over 40 years of success and struggles in business, Bob has accumulated wisdom and earned the title Serial Social Entrepreneur. Because he believes that we can often learn as much from failure as from victory, he encourages others to be willing to take risks in pursuit of their dream. However, he adamantly insists that core values, friends and family should never be scarified on the altar of success.

In 2011, Bob founded BestSelling Experts with  a mission of amplifying other social entrepreneur’s messages thereby making the world a better place.

Bob is passionate about Vision, Innovation and Creativity.  He loves inspired ideas and original systems to turn them into reality.

As a former Rotary Club president, Bob applies the 4 Way Test  in all of his business endeavors:

1) Is it the truth?
2) Is it fair to all concerned?
3) Will it build good will and better friendships?
4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
1431 Greenway Drive, Suite 610
Irving, TX  75038