Feb. 28, 2023

21. The Most Hopeful Way of Getting Your Book Written and Telling Your Story

21. The Most Hopeful Way of Getting Your Book Written and Telling Your Story

Looking to establish your credibility and leave a legacy by writing a book? Welcome to the latest episode of the View from the Top podcast as we interview author and expert D. Scott Smith. Join Wally and Big A to chat with Scott about his approach to writing a short-form book and how it differs from traditional methods. From using a book as a lead magnet to establishing oneself as a thought leader, this episode offers invaluable insights into the importance of writing a book. Tune in to learn about the benefits of self-publishing, the importance of picking a specific problem and providing a unique solution, and much more!

3 Key Takeaways

  • Scott suggests that writing a book positions an individual as a thought leader and provides credibility. 
  • Traditional publishing can take a long time, and the process of finding an agent and a publisher can take several years. However, self-publishing is a viable option for writers who want to get their message out there quickly.
  • To sell anything, it should be available for purchase. Many people put their short-form books into e-books that are only available on their website, which limits the number of people who can purchase them.


D. Scott Smith is a collaborator sitting in the juncture of strategy and execution. He is known as a “Motivational Listener”. Scott is a speaker, coach, and mentor who will inspire and motivate you. One conversation can change your business or your life.

Connect with D. Scott Smith: 

Website: https://www.dscottsmith.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/ 

Connect with Big A & Wally:

View From The Top Website: https://www.viewfromthetop.com/

The Climb Email: https://www.viewfromthetop.com/climb

Big A’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwalkerviewfromthetop/

Wally’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwallenbeck/

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