Business Reboot Challenge Day 6

 

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Day 6 – Get clients to look for you

 

Hey challenger!

Day 6 of your 30-Day ‘Business Reboot’.

Most businesses do not differentiate themselves from their competition. Therefore, to their target audience, to their prospects – they all look pretty much the same.

In order to differentiate yourself from your competition – you need to position yourself (and your business) as different and better than everyone else.

The question is: what’s the best way to achieve a unique perceived positioning?

The simplest, most direct and most powerful way to achieve this positioning is to publish a book on your subject of expertise.
The author of a book gets an automatic subliminal “AUTHORITY” status and an expert position in the eyes of the (potential) clients.

In my ‘Write Your Book in 28 Days’ course – I teach how you write your nonfiction book in 28 days (or less), get it published, market it until it becomes a bestseller and use it as a “client magnet” to grow your business.

But before you can start writing your book, you need to choose your book topic.

In the course, I recommend choosing 10 possible book topics (that you can actually write) and then ask your target audience, prospects and clients for their favorite topic. It’s amazing how often your potential readers’ favorite topics are very different than yours…

 

YOUR ASSIGNMENT – DAY 6

Let us know, in the comment box below, the answers to these 3 questions:

  • List a few topics you could write your book about
  • Identify a few ways/channels to ask your own audience to vote for the favorite one
  • Read some other comments and help others choose their best topic

If you’re not clear on any of these questions, take a few minutes to get clear before posting your answers in the comment box.

TIPS TO GET THE MAX OUT OF DAY 6

Pro Tip 1: Be synthetic. List the topics without going too much in detail

Pro Tip 2: Hint to how it could help your audience: list a few important benefits that could constitute the basis of your title / tagline.

Pro Tip 3: Don’t’ forget to help anytime you see the opportunity.

Go ahead and complete your assignment in the comment box below.

 

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DAY 6 – YOUR SECRET PERK

Today we have a special perk for you.

As a special for our challengers, today you can grab one of the 15 courses of my complete S.M.A.R.T. Business Success System.

Today’s special perk is the course “Write your Book in 28 Days”

In this course I walk you through:

  • How to write your first nonfiction book in 28 days
  • All the strategies you can use to get your book published
  • How to market your book before and after publishing
  • How to use the book as a magnet to attract new clients and grow your business

326 Comments

  1. alexander meijer

    The topics we could write our book about are:
    1. 10 Benefits of Talent development
    2. Discover your talent in 4 hours
    3. 15 proud personal stories about talent development
    4. 7 Lessons about talent development

    The ways/channels to ask your own audience to vote for the favourite one are:
    1. mailing list
    2. linkedin/facebook
    3. free event

    Reply
  2. Tatiana van Gaasbeek

    Which of the topics below get your interest?
    1) How to get rid of an allergy and stay away from it quickly and effortlessly in 4 steps
    2) How you can change your unhealthy habits for good in 30 days
    3) How to get rid of depression and control your mood at any time with 1 simple method

    1) Hoe je snel en moeiteloos van een allergie afkomt en afblijft in 4 stappen
    2) Hoe je in 30 dagen jouw ongezonde gewoontes voorgoed verandert
    3) Hoe je depressie kwijtraakt en op ieder gewenst moment jouw stemming beheerst met 1 simpele methode

    Reply
    • Jacqueline Sseggayi-Blankenstein

      hmm, difficult, actually all 3 are interesting! And needed this time a day….many people with depression or allergies, or bad habits… but i think the first 2 are nmore pains, which means people will actually want to do something about it like buy a book or get help for it.

      Reply
  3. Nathalie Koster

    Be your burneout for women.
    The anti-burnout book for women
    Burn out unraveled with FFM method
    The syndrome what is called Burn Out can be found with the FFM method
    Burn out and prevention for female entrepreneurs and managers

    I could ask my clients, on Facebook or LinkedIn.
    Love to hear what topic you would be interested in.

    Wees je burn out voor speciaal voor vrouwen.
    Het anti burn out boek voor vrouwen
    Burn out ontrafeld met FFM methode
    Het syndroom wat Burn Out heet vind je weg met de ffm methode
    Burn out en preventie voor vrouwelijke ondernemers en managers

    Reply
  4. Ina Sabanoglu

    I’m having a vague idea in mind about ‘Five qualities/topics/elements of health. Which 5 elements most contribute to a good health/healthy and long life.
    I’m not sure whether this topic is too broad. Don’t want to write just shallow.

    Would such a title get your attention and interest?

    Reply
    • Tatiana van Gaasbeek

      Yes, it would have my interest. Sounds like longevity from David Wolfe. He’s always seeking for the best ways to improve health and to look young and stay vital for as long as possible.

      Reply
      • Ina Sabanoglu

        Thanks for your reply Tanya. Always good to have new information; didn’t know David Wolfe. I’m coming from a Taoistic view of life 😉

        Reply
  5. Mirjam de Nijs

    Faalangst bij kinderen
    Hoe je als ouder je kind kunt helpen zekerder te worden
    Beelddenken; visuele leerstijl

    Fear of failure in children
    How to help your child to become more secure
    Image thinking; visual learning style

    Facebook, Instagram & mailinglist

    Reply
  6. Jet Sebus

    Wow, so many ideas for interesting books. That’s just great.

    I first want to finish my book ‘Schrijven bij de overheid, in zeven stappen naar een heldere tekst’. Afterwards? I don’t know yet. Many ideas, no concrete plans for a new book.

    I want to finish this book first; also, I want to figure out how to combine it with an online community/platform and/or online training, membership site, video. One step at the time, though.

    I’m late with this assignment: whenever I had time, I didn’t have an internet connection and whenever I had internet, I didn’t have time. Fortunately Nisandeh gives us a free weekend.

    I think this is the first challenge I’m really participating in. Even if I’m sometimes late, it’s interesting to read all the comments and ideas. Just reading them does take me more than 16 minutes, though. No problem as it offers a lot of inspiration. So, thank you, Nisandeh and team, and thank you all for sharing you thoughts.

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  7. Merel Slotboom

    Hi! My topics for a book could be:
    -How to be you and stay you for 100%
    -Brain Gym in business
    -safe connecting with oneself and others.
    -avoiding being ill for others.
    -Why not be the best you…
    -The advantages of learning problems
    -Feeling safe and hormonal balance

    I could ask my clients, on Facebook or LinkedIn.

    Love to hear what topic you would be interested in. X Merel

    Reply
    • Jet Sebus

      Wow, very interesting, Merel!
      I specially connect to:
      Brain gym in business
      The advantages of learning problems

      Reply
      • Merel Slotboom

        Hi Jet, do you have learning problems yourself or do you work with people who have them? If you want we can connect on LinkedIn so we can talk more directly. Thanks for your reaction. Merel

        Reply
  8. Dieuwke Ingenegeren

    -Connect the dots: massage therapy explained anatomically and energetically
    -Massage therapy for people with mental health issues
    -Release! Relaxation by breathing and massage

    Reply
  9. Frank Verberne

    I already wrote and published my first book (actually my second book, but my first book was an academic dissertation (e.g. boring, dry, scientific read :P)). I still have 2 great concepts for 2 books:
    1. How to understand guys (with dating and relationship tips for girls)
    2. Bullsh*t in your brain – understanding your own behavior and that of others (about whether or not you accomplish what you want to accomplish depends on the limiting and empowering beliefs, and how to change them of course).

    I do have a TA in mind for the first book (I wrote my first book for guys), but I do not yet have a TA in mind for the second book. It’s basically one of the most general ideas I have underlying most (if not all) behavioral problems in life. It’s the underlying basis of the book I already wrote and for the book to understand guys, and is applicable in multiple domains.

    Reply
    • Shirley Jane

      Well, Frank you already know that I like title no. 2! Especially now when I’m busy with tracking down all my own bullsh*t. I’m questioning almost continuously: Is this real, a thought, an idea, a belief I created to make me feel better (but in the end only make me feel worse)? Up till now, it seems that EVERYTHING is an illusion! Although this probably sounds wonderful it’s really sh*tty: breaking down every illusion makes me wonder, what’s real to me? It’s like there’s only one fact left: I AM here. Since ‘I’ don’t exist and ‘here’ isn’t saying anything about me, there’s just ‘AM” left. Weird feeling…

      Reply
  10. Bernardine Rauwerda

    My topics for a book could be:

    1. How to survive the Holidays.

    2. Be pro-active: give direction to your life.

    3. How to deal with fear of failure.

    As Personal Trainer and ex-topsporter, I know a lot of training, food and mental coaching. I work with a lot of different people and know the issues they have. And as an ex-topsporter I know exactly what can go right and what can go wrong.
    Sometimes we are too much worried about things and after you think: WOW! This cost me a lot of energy, and for what…..

    Reply
  11. Elisabeth Neutel

    1. Zo, die tyfus kerstboom staat: de kracht en gevolgen van verbaal geweld. This book describes the power and consequences of verbal abuse in relationships. I’m already working on this book. Its content is based on interviews with experts and my own experience.

    2. De weg terug naar jezelf in een destructieve relatie. This book contains tips and advice on how to find your way back to yourself when you’re feeling lost in a destructive relationship. These tips are based on own experience and I can try to interview victims what have helped them to accomplish where there’re now.

    3. In contact met je innerlijke kracht: wanneer twijfel de controle heeft overgenomen. This book is about doubts that control your life and how you can get in contact with your inner strength to let go of doubt, take action and learn to trust yourself again.

    Topic 1 is on the roll, subject 2 and 3 are topics I might wanna write about. What do you think? My work field is complex divorces and my target audience women that are in or out a destructive relationship or thinking about getting out.

    Reply
    • Jet Sebus

      Heftige onderwerpen, Elisabeth. Bij 2 denk ik dat het heel belangrijk is om een aantal verschillende vrouwen te interviewen, dat maakt het boek waardevol. Misschien een aantal deskundigen? Medewerkers van Blijf van mijn lijf huizen, therapeuten?

      Een alternatief is dat je een boek schrijft over je eigen ervaringen. Zorg dan voor voldoende afstand en treedt als schrijver niet te veel op de voorgrond. Het gaat om een universeel gevoel, een herkenbare ervaring. Dan moet de tekst niet teveel aan de persoonlijkheid van de schrijver gekoppeld zijn. Een lezer heeft die afstand nodig om het boek -al lezend- als een eigen verhaal te kunnen ervaren. Het is een lastige balans.

      Misschien kun je er een roman van maken?
      Succes!

      Reply
      • Elisabeth Neutel

        Hi Jet,
        Thanks for the valuable tips. I’ll work on my story to make it universal. That will benefit a presentation as, well. Thanks
        Greetings Elisabeth

        Reply
  12. Patricia Leenaarts

    By mistake, I posted this at the comment from someone else. 🙂 so nowhere in the right spot.

    Books I could write: (I work with children and parents.)

    The circle round: about communication with your child for woman (from 6-12
    to resolve disagreements)

    The circle round: about communication with your child for man (from 6-12
    to resolve disagreements)

    Unwanted and then: about how this influences your life and how you can change it.

    99 tips for playing with your child, what can you do together.

    The channels I could use are, my mailing list, Facebook, LinkedIn

    Reply
    • Jacqueline Blankenstein

      99 playing tips!

      Reply
  13. Maarten Schurink

    I will write the book “Benefits of yoga and sound meditation for employees”.
    I will find feedback mainly on LinkedIn, directly and in dedicated HR groups

    Reply
  14. Wouter Weber

    I am writing with a microphone for the last 30 years. Different people, continue changing circumstances and techniques. I should like to write a biography about my experiences and joy during the past years and how I managed to become an expert in sound recordings.
    Nowadays everybody thinks to be an expert…

    Note: there exist many books on techniques!

    Somebody interested?

    Reply
  15. Joyce Vanes

    As Maradijs – creative holidays for people with a mental handicap,
    my book would be about:
    – Flow and creativity and how important it is for people with a disability
    – Autism, and what it brings, what opportunities there are and how to understand it

    Reply
  16. Blanca Vergara

    Books that I still need to write are,
    – The Speed of Compassion or Compassion Based Success
    – My father’s pain: Gender / happiness / childhood trauma

    They are in my 2018 plan

    Reply
  17. Silvie van der Zee

    Topics for my book:
    – How translation can help your business achieve success worldwide
    – How to find a good translator
    – Ins and outs of the Dutch market

    The best way to find people to vote for this is on Linkedin. That’s where the recruiters of the big companies that I work for are.

    Reply
  18. Ciska Menting

    Oops, a day too late. For a book I have the following topics in mind:
    Use of homeopathy in animals, how what why

    Veterinary homeopath versus veterinarian, when homeopathy and when better veterinarian or even cooperation

    Booklets about a specific condition. Explain disease, symptoms etc and then the relationship with homeopathy and possibilities for treatment. Informative booklets.

    I would like to ask interests and preferences via FB.

    Reply
    • Elisabeth Neutel

      Hi Ciska,
      I’m wondering what the target audience would be. Students? Or homeopathics themselves? It seems like it should be an expert book with these topics. And what would they benefit from it?
      Greeting Elisabeth

      Reply
      • Ciska Menting

        Hello Elisabeth, my audience are animal owners. the books will be informative. When owners recognize diseases in an early stage, they can take a right treatment. They can read how homeopathy can help. They can also make a decision between homeopathy and vet.

        Reply
  19. Francis Dalebout

    I’ve published my homoeopathic thesis ‘When a Horse can’t be a Horse’ as a free e-book on my website. It’s about the consequences of keeping horses ‘non-species specific’, what this does to their physical and mental health and why changing the circumstances often isn’t enough to bring them back to health
    I’ve also had paper copies made which I try to sell at horse-events where I am with a stand. Buyers will get a coupon for a discount on the first consultation in the same amount as the price of the book. So when they make an appointment for a consultation, they will have the book for free.

    If I would write another book I think I would go deeper into the mental part of my thesis. The human – horse relationship, how things we ‘do’ to and with our horses influence their mental health and how our own mental state influences the mental health of our horses.

    I have asked my audience about topics for blogs in the past at my FB-page.
    That would also be a good way to have them pick the title/subject of a book, making a poll with the subjects/titles you have.

    Reply
  20. Diederik Bakker

    I’m still working on the book that will launch my money program into the world. I don’t know what’s holding me back. I have it finished 80% and I’m struggling with all the obvious blockades… not the right moment, not good enough, no time, what if …. etc…

    I think I just need to finish it and publish it. I think it’s really good…

    … (help)

    Reply
    • Silvie van der Zee

      Can you tell me more about your money program? What is it and how can it help people?

      Reply
    • Merel Slotboom

      Hi Diederik,

      Could you look into the future, say over 3 years and look back and see how your book gave you a lot of success, how it got your business launched and your expert position and how you published it and you finished it?
      X Merel

      Reply
    • Jet Sebus

      Wow, you have done a lot! If you want, I can read it through? Perhaps I can help you someway? You can contact me through my website http://www.schrijven-bij-de-overheid.nl.

      Other way: find yourself a publisher who specializes in supporting zzp-ers who want to self-publish their book. I know Suzanna van der Laan and Boekenbusiness from my own experience, but there are many more.

      It might also be, that what you call ‘resistance’ in reality is a signal that your book needs something else/more. It happened to me: I wrote a first version, a second version and a third. But I wasn’t happy with it. Then a friend who works in the same field read version 3. Her feedback gave words to what I knew deep down already. Version 4 is now on its way and it’s giving me wings.

      Reply
  21. Connie van Rossum

    I write blogs sometimes about what I notice in the media about branding. I could make a collection of them for a book for communication professionals interested in my contemplation of branding issues. Title of the book could be:
    1.’Beschouwingen van de huisstijlpolitie’.
    2. ‘Do’s and don’ts for the ultimate branding’

    Next, to that I would choose to write about something that bothers me and many other communication professionals deal with it as well:
    1. ‘Doe mij ff een nieuwe branding’, about the misjudgement that communication is easy and everybody can do it.
    2. Focussing as a generalist, about being a sheep with five legs and still being able to be an expert.

    I could post about these issues at communication forums, giving away one chapter of 5 tips.

    Reply
    • Jet Sebus

      Mooi onderwerp, die titel ‘Doe my ff een nieuwe branding’.

      Misschien kun je het boek zo schrijven, dat je collega’s die met deze vraag worden geconfronteerd het aan hun opdrachtgever kunnen meegeven? Met vragen, checklists, inspiratie?
      Zodat die opdrachtgever zich ‘ff’ kan voorbereiden?

      Succes!

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      • Connie van Rossum

        Hoi Jet,
        Thx voor je aanvulling, goede tips!
        Groet,
        Connie

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    • Mariëtte Verlaan

      Thank you for sharing. The key inspiration in this video: when you are being yourself in your life and as a fulfilled entrepreneur, magic happens! It gave me a great boost again and hit my personal buttons.

      Sometimes I get tired of promoting my book, want to give up and feel as if nobody needs it. I struggle and fight with myself. Writing and creating this beautiful book was so much fun and on the other hand also meant a lot of courage, love and mindpower.

      I know I produced a major new approach and certainly believe in the wealth, health and energy my book can bring to the gardens and lives of people and their surroundings.
      I definitely wrote this book to inspire, challenge, invite and give way to the creation of lush naturalistic, personal, cheerful, blooming outdoor environments near to homes.

      Writing is a passion that lasts. So maybe another book… someday!

      Reply
      • Gordana Kierans

        Dear Mariëtte,
        Thank you for your comment. My goodness, your love for lush, colourful gardens really shines through!!! Keep it going and there will be a new book for sure. What is the name of your current book?

        Reply
        • Mariëtte Verlaan

          Wow, that is just fabulous to hear, thank you so much! Your lovely reply surely makes me smile.
          The title and subtitle of my book are: ‘Harmonie in jouw tuin met Feng Shui – ervaar plezier, inspiratie en energie’.
          I wonder if translating the book to English and publishing it as an eBook will be my next step to go. What would you recommend?

          Reply
          • Gordana Kierans

            Dear Mariëtte,
            Thank you for letting me know the title. It sounds like a very exciting book. If there was an English version, I would buy it. However, you have to see how the book is selling in Dutch. Are you happy with your sales? If not, maybe increase your efforts in Dutch and you might find somebody who will publish it in English.
            I hope this was helpful!

  22. Anita Wols

    Titles for my book

    -creative thinking, how you can learn to think creative, what it brings you and how you can use it in your business
    -tips and trics for communication therapy with children
    -how learning to speak with intonation can improve your reading comprehension

    I would organise tree workshops on one day about these topics. The one with the most subscribers will take place and will be the subject of my book!

    Reply
    • Elisabeth Neutel

      Hi Anita,
      It confuses me what your audience might be. Are they entrepreneurs or therapists? And communication in general, since you speak about thinking, communication and reading. It doesn’t seem specific enough to me. Maybe you can focus on just one particular subject like reading or creative thinking? Just ideas…
      Greetings Elisabeth

      Reply
    • Jacqueline

      Tips& tricks for communication therapy with childre for me.
      😉

      Reply
  23. Hopeton (the moneyguru)

    I am a successful Internet Marketer and E-commerce Expert who has being making a 100K income annually form my websites and i never have thought about writing a book. You just gave me an idea idea to write a book about creating wealth from starting an Online E-commerce Business. Here is a draft of what it will look like: http://yourbiz2.com/5StepsEcomEmpire/

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  24. Dennis Keim

    Good day, fellow challengers!

    A few possible book topics:

    * How to design and build your tiny house in The Netherlands.
    // Help with different design issues, building techniques and materials for moderate NL climate, businesses and people that can help you. //

    * How to live in an off-grid tiny house and still be connected in The Netherlands.
    // Help with community/ shared space issues, connection to landscape and (growing your) food, possibilities for electrical power and internet, how to not be a stranger to the community at large. //

    * New nomadic community living in The Netherlands.
    // Help with making your own decisions concerning the creation of your own small tiny house community, by comparing different examples and municipal (gemeente) experiments/ projects. //

    * Modular living in a tiny house community in… The Netherlands!
    // How to share, and possibly rotate, modular units with appliances, tool/ gardening storage, workshops, facilities for cooking, washing, water treatment, small electricity grid, guest space, music room, etc. Anything that you don’t want inside your tiny house, but do want to share.//

    Ways/ channels:

    Facebook, LinkedIn, blog, asking them directly when meeting them, on the back of a business card, with some kind of reward for their effort and opt in (maybe 10 people who pick the winning title get the book, others get maybe one or more chapters as a pdf with coverage of matters concerning the topic of their choice). Maybe you could list the topics and ask for their favourite pick on the last page of the book you’re finishing now!

    Have a good one!

    Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      …a little remark for the ZTM folks: I read Hemmingway’s “The old man and the sea” two years ago and I loved it 😉 … Cheers!

      Reply
    • Elisabeth Neutel

      Hi Dennis,
      Cool subjects. I would love to read a book “the tiny house lifestyle” or something. Just a general book with the content of how to live life from a tiny house. Cool photos, interesting stories, impressive tiny houses, the person’s behind the front door, the benefits of the lifestyle etc. What do you think?
      Greetings Elisabeth

      Reply
      • Dennis Keim

        Hi Elisabeth,

        Thank you for your kind reply 🙂 !
        At least right now the tiny house lifestyle is not my main focus, rather matters concerning design and building.
        However, you’re in luck! The first Dutch tiny house book just came out last week (and it’s staring at me from my desk 🙂 ): Tiny Houses – Minder huis, meer leven, by Monique van Orden (secretary at Tiny House Nederland).
        That should make you happy.
        Check out this link:
        https://www.tinyhousenederland.nl/onderzoek/eerste-nederlandse-tiny-house-boek-in-de-winkel/

        All the best!

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    • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

      Hi Dennis,

      I particularly like the two last topics (New nomadic living in tiny house community), since I am thinking about this way of life. In my humble opinion, you could easily combine the two. It could also provide a solution for the shortage in rooms or apartments for students, divorcees, refugees etc. I’d love to hear your views and beliefs. If you ever visit the initiatives in Noord-Brabant, feel free to stop by! (I live in Heeswijk-Dinther)

      Reply
      • Dennis Keim

        Hi Marie-Astrid!

        Thanks for your considerations 🙂 . As I commented in in reply to your post, we’ll be in touch! In my humble opinion we could easily combine those topics then 😉 .

        Best wishes!

        Reply
    • Yvonne van Gennip

      The last one is making me very curious 🙂
      You really have a niche Dennis!

      Reply
      • Dennis Keim

        Thanks Yvonne,

        My thought exactly 😉 , and my personal favourite!

        Reply
    • Chiel Nobels

      Groots klein wonen?

      You probably know it, but look for Tiny House Nederland on Facebook. Easy target!

      Reply
      • Dennis Keim

        Thanks Chiel!

        Yes I do indeed 🙂
        They’re a lovely lot, with great contribution!

        Take it easy!

        Reply
  25. Niels Kunzel

    My book topic would be:
    How to become a natural runner: get more joy out of your running and stay injury free.

    Book no 2: From shoes to barefoot: my path from different running shoes to 10 years without injuries because of barefoot running.

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  26. Arvid Kuipers

    I wrote a book, it’s now being used as an opt-in.

    Topic:
    An easy guided study-book for the starting guitar-player. No pre-knowledge required. The student learns what the guitar is about, learns about posture, basic rhythm, 15 open chords and chord sequences to play (to bring it into practice).

    For the title of the book ‘A kickstart with 15 open chords’ I indeed asked around, sent out mail to a lot of people. The reactions and suggestions that I got back where heart warming. I spent about 3 full evenings to write and thank every person who answered.

    It’s great to be able to give this value to every visitor of my site.
    And the reactions a wonderful.

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  27. Margreet van Bork

    *I just started to write an informative book on spirituality.
    ‘Essensitief’ : being sensitive towards and out of the essence, the human paradox’.
    On how it works in our world. Why we are as we are and act as we do. What we can and can’t change and other topics.

    Beside that I like to write:

    *‘I had a spiritual insight. Help, do I have to live it!?’
    A book that shows that having an insight is great, but that it only lasts and gives changes if you implement it into your live.
    It will also give ways to make that easier.

    *A book for my target audience:
    ‘Stap uit je keurslijf’ ( step out of your corset) that gives more than the e-book with the same title.

    *A book so far without title about the subtle energies ( positive and negative) that surround us and their influence on our behavior, emotions etc. In this book the reader gets to know how to recognize the differences and how to respond. Being free of negative influences makes your live happier.
    For this last book I am looking for a very down to earth title, because it will not be ‘zweverig’ at all.

    I can ask my facebook links and personal friends what they like best.

    Reply
    • Yvonne van Gennip

      The last one speaks to me very much Margreet, The power (or influence) of subtle energies and how these can work FOR you?

      Reply
      • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

        I agree with Yvonne, Margreet: I would rather focus on how energies work for you. I also see links connecting your topics. Especially the first two could form a sequel or even better: be combined. I feel an informative book on spirituality is nice, but like you say: a spiritual insight will only last if you implement it in your life.

        Good luck and success!

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  28. Esther Sanders

    My book topic ideas:
    1. How to do Tantramassage at home
    2. … tips and excersises for fulfilling touch

    And something completely different (not related to my current company):
    3. How to move on after abortion, how to give this a place in your life, including all the conflicting feelings and the connection with this unborn child

    For topic 1 and 2 I could ask my clients, my email list and my fb followers.
    For topic 3 I can look for existing communities/forums and post a question there.

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  29. Michiel Los

    I do not feel the urge to write a book, but when I would the topic would be healthy life due to Ayurveda treatments and why you should do this in Sri Lanka.
    This would help to give people the right reasons to come to Sri Lanka and enjoy their valuable time to get energized again.

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  30. Arabella Seegers

    Hi everyone, I would want to find an original angle from which to write about “my” topic: stress and burnout in the corporate workplace. I find that very difficult considering there is already so much out there. I came up with:

    1. Big courage: the inner strength you never knew you had to prevent a burn-out or
    bounce back from.
    2. What life tells you when burnout strikes twice (or more)
    3. Riding the waves of a migraine: a journey of discovery, self- compassion and living in the moment.

    Recently I did have an idea to write about a migraine, very frequent attacks, and the impact on work, daily life, confidence, loved ones and what it’s like to deal with an ailment 2 million people suffer from, yet is highly misunderstood. About myths, preconceptions, and personal experience has written with a personal tone of voice (hence the “journey” aspect).
    I feel not much is written about this topic and I would love to know what appeals to you.

    ask my own audience…
    1. social media (facebook, linkedIn,)
    2. my newsletter
    3. request for volunteers to interview

    Have a great evening!

    Reply
    • Jet Sebus

      I would be very interested in a book/chapter about dealing with migraine for other family members. Two members in my family suffer/suffered from migraine, and it’s hard to help them, apart from leaving them alone. I also feel they don’t want to be helped as they seem convinced that nothing helps. And of course it’s very irritating if someone who doesn’t suffer from migraine tries to help those who do.

      So yes, I would be very interested in a book about Riding the waves of migraine. Please write it!

      Reply
      • Arabella Seegers

        Hi Jet, thank you for your encouraging response! I like your angle from the family members. Writing a book about anything, esp. migraine was a very novel idea for me. I am beginning to like it! in the meantime, perhaps there is some information I could give you now if you feel it could be helpful. let me know! you can reach me at arabella@stressvrijeprofessional.nl

        Reply
  31. Karin Visser

    Book topic 1: Health and Your Happiness
    How our health views and beliefs make us unhappy and getting the keys to change your life into a happy one.

    Book topic 2: How to Find a Unique Balance in your Life
    Learn the meaning of balance in an upside down world and create an amazing new relationship with your health.

    Book topic 3: The Magic of the In Between
    My life has been an inspiring search for balance in all aspects of my life. So I could share all the insights of my journey into health, into the desire to move to Curacao, actually emigrating and leaving friends and family ‘behind’.

    I think I would promote it via the online media. For example, make it a gift for people who subscribe and share with friends.

    I already made a start in writing a book, but letting my audience choose, sounds wise!! ????

    Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Karin, that sounds very interesting 🙂

      If you’d like my opinion about the topics, then please read on 🙂

      The 2nd topic sounds the most appealing to me.
      Because the ‘upside-down’ part could be the trigger that your visitors can identify with. And the ‘amazing new relationship with your health’ sounds like the promise of a solution that your book gives them.

      I don’t really fancy the 1st topic.
      Because it already starts with an assumption of your reader being unhappy due to health. It feels somewhat more negative. Your reader might not feel unhappy (or not be willing to admit it – in which case he would not download it, because by downloading he would need to confirm to himself that he is not happy – which is what he has been denying for .. years?)

      I find the 3rd topic less appealing than the 2nd.
      Because it sounds like it is about you.

      Perhaps it’s of use for you.
      good luck with writing 🙂

      Reply
      • Karin Visser

        Hey Arvid, thanks for your answer! Really helps to read your response. Ik neem ‘t mee!

        Reply
    • Marcel Heijnes

      He colleague,

      I like the first one. There are so much believes in health which are not supporting.

      warm regards, Marcel

      Reply
      • Karin Visser

        Thanks Maaike! Good to hear… 🙂

        Reply
  32. ibolya Rosy

    Hai, i love this subject because I just wrote my first book. But not for my business, but because of my drive to write. I love to write and that ended in a book.

    Subject. The curse of the Hungarian family Moór.
    It’s about to resolve the curse of my Hungarian family. It’s the product of a search for scientific and spiritual proof that there is more then you can see. Both subjects are combined. And it’s about the history of the Hungarian people.

    Subjects:
    Scientific proof that beliefs matters
    Spiritual marriage with science
    History of Hungary
    Memories of Hungary

    I have already written the book.

    The second book on the make.

    How to become a project developer to build your own house.

    I just did it in Oosterwold.

    Reply
  33. Ylonga

    Hi Everybody,

    Topics I would like to write about, someday.
    *More balance in your relationships, through more insight and understanding about your personal issues. Learn about what you project from inner beliefs and the effects they can have on relationships. (Partner, family, work, social)
    *An impression of the life of an ex-convict, after detention. About Insecurity, stress, searching for a way in everyday life without crime, failures, prejudice etc.

    Reply
    • Karin Visser

      I would love to hear about the second. It is an area that is unknown to me and sounds like an inspiring struggle.

      Reply
    • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

      Hi Ibolya,

      I like your choice of topics! With respect to the second, I have a tip for you: there is a juvenile detention centre in Heerenveen (Het Poortje) where convicts are (or at least used to be) trained in cognitive skills to reduce the risk of recidivism.

      Best of luck, Marie-Astrid

      Reply
    • Esther Sanders

      Your second topic sounds very interesting. I think it could be helpful for society if people had a better idea about ex-convicts’ struggles.

      Reply
  34. Marcel Heijnes

    Hello everybody,
    Topics for me are:
    * Shoulder complaints, a new path to healing without the myths and beliefs.
    => Understanding the cause (-s) and a simple way of healing with respect to the body and soul.
    * Why are fascia, nervous system and feelings/emotions linked!
    => Pain and tension in muscles and tendons are a reflection of other things. Where to start?
    * Why everything is in the mind, also your pain!
    => There is a blockade in the mind-body connection. Which is individual definite?
    I can use:
    Google Forms
    In person my cliënts and network
    Facebook

    warm regards, Marcel

    Reply
    • Karin Visser

      Ah, a colleague! ????
      The one about pain and tension sounds very interesting.

      Reply
      • Marcel Heijnes

        He Karin,

        thxs for pointing this one, I have in my mind making a book about shoulder complaints, but it looks like this one is much more interesting.
        warm regards,
        Marcel

        Reply
    • Niels Kunzel

      Hi Marcel,
      To me the first one sounds very interesting. There are a lot of books written about the connection of different parts of the body linked to emotions and pain.
      I don’t know about a book specific about the shoulder, although there are a lot of people with shoulder problems.

      Most of the time the first book I take from my bookshelf is the one from Christiane Beerlandt

      Reply
      • Marcel Heijnes

        Hello Niels,

        Thanks for your reply.
        There are a lot of people with shoulder complaints. It looks like to me more then backbone issues. Our environment is so fast changing, there is a lot pushing on our shoulders. I know the book of Christian Beerlandt. A lot of inspiration but I think it’s to complicated for the people who not familiar with her way of thinking. What I want is that people get in simple words the message.
        warm regards, Marcel

        Reply
  35. Marie-Astrid Vermaas

    Dear all,

    Ooh, I love today’s assignment! Here goes:

    1. The huge benefit of actively making music in traumatised families: overcoming hardship with the joy of singing and playing, making contact on soul-level.
    2. Musicians as mediators: the art of listening. If you know how to listen with clear perception, you will understand the intentions of others (much better).
    3. Emotions and learning: helpful or not? Are you afraid of blacking out under stress? Using your well developed cognitive skills can help you turn around the weaker skills.

    I would certainly ask my (Facebook) friends and groups for feedback, as well as ideal clients, and then start an online survey to identify the most burning questions. A colleague has recently crowdfunded his book on Zen and musicianship, I will ask him to mentor me.

    Reply
    • Ibolya Moor

      Hello Marie-Astrid,

      That’s a very good subject. I am a traumatized person who flat out with too much pressure and tension. After 20 years of therapy and trauma centra now I finally know how to deal a bit with for me stressful situations. If you like you can see my Facebook page to support the promotion of my book and to help other people in this kind of situations. (Or to make them happy again.) I know it because if have been rock bottom for 4 times.

      By the way, the book is a fiction book. Has nothing to do with traumatic things. But I used my knowledge of scientific and spiritual facts.

      Reply
      • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

        Thanks Ibolya! I subscribed to your list assuming that you blog, am I correct? I’m sorry that I won’t be able to buy your book any time soon. I’m starting with a 3 year course which will consume most of my reading time. But I like to keep up with you in the process.

        Musical regards,
        Marie-Astrid

        Reply
        • ibolya Rosy

          Thank you so much. If you want to receive the blogs I invite you to subscribe with the button on my FB page for the Blije Vogelbrief! There I will publish first the blogs. With FB it’s sometimes hard to find the article or you don’t receive it because of the algorithms.

          My book will be published at the end of 2018. But I did put a lot of info on my FB site about how to deal with sadness/trauma. New scientific proof etc.

          I hope you like it!!!!

          Love and light.

          Ibolya

          Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Marie-Astrid!

      I find the musicians as mediators appealing. Being humble to the shared space in music is magical! Of course there are plenty of egos out there, also among musicians, but it’s very inviting to really listen and really touch on the shared effort. It’s very direct and there’s no substitute for when you enter ‘the zone’.
      It could also be a nice foundation for people to share their voice, when they usually don’t dare to. The simplest addition can do sooo much!
      Anyway, there are plenty of ways to use wordless communication and different intelligences as a creative tool to create unity from listening first, to resolve matters.

      The best of luck to you!

      Reply
      • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

        Hi Dennis,

        So nice to read your feedback, thank you! Do I understand you correctly assuming you are also a musician? I totally get your vision on the role we can play as musicians without too much ego interfering. And you are so right in your view about sharing one’s voice, where indeed many people don’t dare to.

        Would you like to be part of the writing process as a test reader? If so, please email me on magvermaas@gmail.com. Thanks again and I hope to hear from you anytime soon!

        Reply
        • Dennis Keim

          That’s nice, Marie-Astrid, thank you!

          Well, arts and life mingle a lot in my philosophy. I guess that’s why Bauhaus and Fluxus appeal to me.
          As a matter of fact I do make music (guitar, drums), even though not so much lately. Anyway, never professional.
          I was schooled as an interdisciplinary artist, and also as an art teacher (resp. Den Haag, Arnhem). Wonderful developments, though not my professional calling..
          I’d love to proof-read your book, I humbly accept 😉
          And what do you know.. my father’s living in Boxtel! I could make it a combination trip in the near future 🙂

          All the best!

          Reply
  36. Claire

    I would love to write a book someday!! It’s not the right time yet, but I will make a plan for it as soon as the time feels right. It will be about “everything a (small) business owner with a Mac should know”. Like a handbook for entrepreneurs with Apple devices. Only should it be an active book with assignments and to do’s? Or more like an informative book witch purely tips & tricks.

    Love to hear what you think! Especially from people with Macs 😉

    Reply
    • Clemie v.d. Boorn

      Hello Claire,
      I have a Mac and would be interested in an active book with assignments and to do’s combining with tips & tricks.
      Cheers,
      Clemie

      Reply
      • Claire

        Thank you Clemie!

        Reply
    • Chiel Nobels

      Combine your ebook with a Dutch Mac (small) business owner community with a forum. Yes, be the expert on that.

      Reply
    • Jet Sebus

      Hi Claire,

      Great idea! Yes, please assignments, inspiring examples of other entrepreneurs and ‘how to’ tips. Not only tips and tricks, I would say. Perhaps a plan/path that more or less follows the path of an entrepreneur? Basics first, then more advanced possibilities and inspiration?

      Feel free to brainstorm about it someday!

      Reply
  37. Marion Naus

    The book that I will write in first trimester 2018:
    More turnover in sales with mental power from top sports

    Self-conscious: for healthy energy, good mindset and effective communication
    Self-regulation: with insights into pattern behavior, with influence for different thinking, feeling and doing and with the right interactions for new performance behavior with more sales.

    Reply
    • Jolanda Mulder

      That’s a nice combination, Marion. I can imagine this can really be helpfull. Good luck! Good that you ‘set the time’ (is this good english in this context?)

      Reply
    • Jacqueline te Brake

      Hi Marion,
      that sounds great! I’m a coach, a mind coach, so we are somehow colleagues. The combination of the mindset and habit pattern in top sports with sales (or any topic) is interesting. Let me know when you have finished your book.
      Good luck with writing!
      Jacqueline

      Reply
      • Marion Naus

        Thank you, Jacqueline, and let us know when the time is there. You too success with mindset coaching! Greetings Marion

        Reply
  38. Nicole Klip

    Never once I thought about writing a book. But if I had to, I could write about
    * the silence within you, a scary place to be?

    Another topic might be writing about all my adventures with my ageing parents, ‘mantelzorg’ with ups and downs.

    Reply
    • Margreet van Bork

      Like both topics!
      The first I recognize in clients when I support them in their personal development. When they keep being too busy as a way to stay out of it.
      The second I now from my own experience.

      Reply
      • Nicole Klip

        Thank you Margreet. The first topic, the silence, is indeed something my clients struggle with as well.
        In a way, the second topic is linked to the first, because thanks to the fact I can listen to the silence in myself, I’m still standing strong and up straight whilst taking care of my parents.

        :).

        Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Nicole, the 2nd topic sounds like a topic for a big audience. Sounds promising 🙂

      Reply
      • Nicole Klip

        Thanks! I never thought about writing a book, but thinking about it feels good :).

        Reply
        • Arvid Kuipers

          Yes 🙂 And actually writing it feels even better 🙂
          Good luck 🙂

          Reply
  39. Elske van de Fliert - Zero-e

    This Friday I hope to finalise my book deal, wish me luck! 🙂 The book is about cleaner, leaner and greener transport.

    Reply
  40. Elske van de Fliert - Zero-e

    This Friday I hope to finalise my book deal on cleaner, leaner and greener transport. Wish me luck 🙂

    Reply
  41. Kim Buining

    I have 2 ideas:

    1. Opzoek naar minder / Searching for less
    2. How to gain followers by being yourself

    The first item I can ask on my blog or YouTube channel, the second one in my Facebook community called: BlogAdvies social media tips for entrepreneurs.

    Reply
    • Nicole Klip

      Hi Kim, I’d pick the first topic. I do not really know why, it’s a feeling, intuitively.

      Nicole

      Reply
    • Nelly van der Palen

      I agree with Nicole. Because “How to gain followers by being yourself” sounds a bit vague. Why would people follow you for being yourself? They tend to follow you if you have something to offer them, for example relief of stress and pain (solve pain), or some improvement of some area in their life (gain). Good luck!

      Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Kim!

      I love the first topic, there’s so much more freedom by decluttering. I also find it a wonderful way to focus the mind, and it’s a welcome aid in decision making. And it triggers resourcefulness! (Says ‘the tiny house guy’ 😉 )

      Take care!

      Reply
  42. Gordana Kierans

    Thank you for choosing this topic.

    I published non-fiction books in the past including my dissertation thesis (which was a requirement to obtain the title). However, the thesis might have killed my joy of writing a non-fiction book. I edited one with a team of colleagues that was published by a well-known publisher in the UK but after that, I switched completely to fiction. My children’s’ book “Vana’s Adventure With Mother Earth” has received very favourable reviews. I continue to write other novels as writing has always been my passion.

    I am glad that you brought up this topic because I really avoided thinking about it lately.

    Reply
  43. Lisanne Aalsma

    Hi all,

    my topics would be:
    1. how to find a lawyer that understands me and my problem
    2. what kind of lawyer do I need
    3. do I need more than a lawyer to help me: do I need a spiritual guide as well
    After reading my book, you’ll find what you need!

    Love to read from you all,

    Reply
    • Margreet van Bork

      2, would be great for my daughter who doesn’t know who to turn to. She wants to marry in Brazil and live in the Nederlands and wants to know the consequences. More people will have such questions.

      Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Lisanne,

      If you don’t mind me commenting: Reading you topics make me wonder. Would this be a big book, or a manual, or an article? Would you recommend reading this book to prepare, just in case when you’d even need a lawyer then you’d know what to look for? Or would this be a book that you’d read when you need a lawyer?

      I’m asking because I’m wondering if someone who would need a lawyer NOW, would have the time to read a book.

      I might be on the wrong track though 🙂

      Have a great evening
      Arvid

      Reply
  44. Mirjam van Galen

    The books I can write:
    1. Oh yes, stress! – Turn stress upside down and make it work for you.
    2. The first steps out of your burnout
    3. Manual: how to use the power of your thoughts
    4. Better face-to-face communication? A piece of cake!

    The benefits of these books are:
    1. You’ll get insights on how stress works on your body and mind.
    You’ll be more at ease in a stressful situation.
    When things get rough, you won’t get strained or burned out so easily.
    2. You’ll get insights into what you should and shouldn’t do.
    You’ll get answers to the questions that swirl around your head.
    You’ll feel supported while being in a rough period of your life.
    You’ll get structure and reassurance in the first hard period of your burnout.
    3. You’ll get insights into how thoughts arise.
    By starting to recognize your thoughts, you have the power to change them.
    By being able to change your thoughts, you’ll get more power over your feelings and your happiness.
    4. You’ll experience more joy in all the conversations you have.
    You’ll get more result out of your conversations.
    People will like you better – and so will you.

    How to ask my audience?
    • Post this question on Facebook
    • Post this question on LinkedIn
    • Blogs about these subjects with question
    • Ask people in person

    And of course: you! I’m really curious: which book would help you best?

    Reply
    • Lenie Verhelst

      I’d love to read the first one. The title attracted my attention right away 🙂

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Thanks Lenie, great to hear! I got the most enthusiastic about it myself as well 🙂

        Have a great night,
        Mirjam

        Reply
    • Reina Oversteegen

      I love the title: O yes, stress!
      Think that will make a great book…

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Then there’s no other choice: I have to write it then 🙂
        Thanks, Reina!

        Have a great night,
        Mirjam

        Reply
    • Jolanda Mulder

      O yes, stress …. makes me smile, and it really sounds hopeful. So, if I experienced a lot of stress, I would grab that book and read it.

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Hi Jolanda,

        A smile and hope… What more could I wish for?
        Thanks for your comment!

        Have a nice day,
        Mirjam

        Reply
    • Niels Kunzel

      Hi Mirjam,
      Interesting topics you want to write about, what about a serie of books and also one for the employer. How to avoid burn-out and keep my employees healthy….

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Hi Niels,

        That sounds really interesting…
        You’re bringing this to a next level, thanks! 🙂

        Have a nice day,
        Mirjam

        Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Mirjam,

      I would be mostly interested in book 1 and 3.

      1. Because I’d love to take advantage of turning stress upside-down. It feels like a winner. And it feels unique in it’s sense that it doesn’t say ‘how to overcome stress’, or ‘you should not have stress’. Instead it’s saying how to take advantage of stress by turning it upside down. I like that idea

      3. This feels like NLP brought into easy practice. Which would be a very welcome read.

      Not so fond of 2 and 4

      2. Before downloading, people would need to be aware (and admit) that they have a burn-out. And if they already know that, then they might have been forwarded to a psychologist or something. Perhaps a topic on ‘burn-out on it’s way? stop it now!’ would be an earlier stage, the stage that a person starts wondering, feeling stressful, ad people around him start telling him that he’s working too hard.

      4. This also sounds like NLP 🙂 But I don’t fancy the thought of this topic quite that much. People would really need to admit for themselves that they have a problem communicating. For me, this topic would be more welcome as a chapter in book 3.

      Good luck with writing 🙂

      Have agreat evening
      Arvid

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Hi Arvid,

        Thank you big time for your comment and mostly for your explanation in it. You’re right: there’s a NLP-person inside of me 🙂

        Your explanation both on no 1/3 as no 2/4 really helps me. For me this stuff still feels so natural to me that sometimes I forget that it’s actually not so natural for many others. Your words help me here, thanks.

        Oh by the way, I changed the working title of the book no 3 in this: ‘ How to use the strength of your thoughts to get strength in your life’. What do you think?

        Have a great day,
        Mirjam

        Reply
        • Arvid Kuipers

          Hi Mirjam,

          Most welcome, I’m glad that I can be of help 🙂

          Your first topic on 3 felt more like a secret about to be revealed: Recognizing your thoughts and the power to change them.

          And that made it interesting for me. I have read some material on NLP and what really made me enthusiastic about it (if I understood it correctly) is how to capture the thought before the emotion comes. That was an eye-opener.

          And the first topic on item 3 showed a light on that thing. Like a secret about to be revealed. Your new title does not have that.

          Have a great evening 🙂
          Arvid

          Reply
        • Arvid Kuipers

          Oh, one thing, if you don’t mind.
          I looked at your website – I like it, it is open and personal.

          But perhaps you could think about another font type. Especially the line spacing. It might be easier to read if the space between the lines is somewhat larger.

          good luck again 🙂

          Reply
          • Mirjam van Galen

            Hey Arvid,

            I like secrets to be revealed – no, I like the tension just before the reveal party. So I’m back on working title one again, thanks!

            And for your second message (of course I don’t mind, I’m happy with your help!): this is a point of internal discussion for me already for some time. I understand what you’re saying. And on the other side: I get comments from people who really like this font type. What to do?
            But thanks anyway, you gave a new flame to my personal discussion.

            Have a great evening,
            Mirjam

        • Arvid Kuipers

          Hi Mirjam, good morning 🙂

          What you -could- consider for the font, is just making the line-spacing a little bigger.

          I also noticed that these texts are set up as header texts . Perhaps this was on purpose to make the text bold? Or perhaps the theme that you use shows this font only on headers?

          I’m not sure if using header texts for -normal text- would affect SEO. But i can imagine that it could, as google now sees a web-page with very long headers and no normal text.

          If you want to keep to , then you can make the line-spacing a bit bigger by adding some custom CSS. Like this:

          h2 {
          line-height: 1.2em;
          }

          I tried it for your site in the chrome inspector, and I think it improved readability.

          Either way, good luck. And have a great day 🙂
          Arvid

          Reply
          • Mirjam van Galen

            Hey Arvid,

            Wow, you’re making an effort, thanks!
            It made me look amazed that you could see these are set up as header texts. I assume I’m not computer-technical-enough for this 🙂

            But I’ll definitely have a look at it and try to change it. If it’s not working, I’ll find you on your website (if that’s okay with you?).

            Have a good rainy day today,
            Mirjam

        • Arvid Kuipers

          Hi Mirjam, yes sure 🙂 that is ok
          Have a great evening

          Reply
    • Anita Wols

      I would choose number 3.
      Positive title!

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Hi Anita,

        Thanks for sharing your opinion!

        Have a nice day,
        Mirjam

        Reply
    • Jacqueline te Brake

      Hi Mirjam,
      I would go for 1 and 2.
      There are so much stress and anxiety in the world, especially on the work floor. You will be a great help with practical hands-on solutions.
      By the way: we have the same interest in making this world less stressful!

      Let me know when you have finished your book.
      Jacqueline

      Reply
      • Mirjam van Galen

        Hi Jacqueline,

        Thanks for your comment AND for also making the world less stressful 🙂

        Have a nice day,
        Mirjam

        Reply
  45. John-Pierre Cornelissen

    My topic
    – Online marketing for restaurants

    Channels
    – Facebook & LinkedIn groups where my target Audience is
    – Facebook adds
    – Social Media posts
    – Wholesalers

    For the moderators: submitting a comment is really slow. It keeps me from replying to more than a few comments. I think this is caused by adding this. When I submit the comment, my browser says in the low left corner “Waiting for m.addthiss.com” and then sometimes it even results in error 502, The page request was cancelled because it took too long to complete.

    Reply
  46. Yoran Heij

    This is going to be a rather strange experience because I don’t consider myself an expert on these topics, at least not enough to write a book about them. Furthermore, I would feel that I am only repeating knowledge and content of other books I’ve read in the past. Then again, this might be logical, one can only create with one’s knowledge…

    #1 Fire performing – Safely, Stunning & Spectacular!
    How to set up an awesome fire performance, which safety aspects to take into account, and what to do to blow your audience away.
    (aimed at people that have the technical skills but not the performance experience)

    #2 Breaking your chains – take your personal development to the next level.
    This would be a summary of all I have learned regarding personal development, take the core values and lessons from other methods and put them together in an easy to apply plan. Not filled with examples and stories, but instead touching a lot of different aspects of personal development.

    Ok, I’m laughing about the idea to even think about writing a book and would feel a bit like a fraud if I would write about PD myself. But it was the assignment for the day, and one of the big topics I’ve looked into over the past few years. Cheers!

    Reply
    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Yoran,
      Thank you for sharing this.
      I humbly disagree with you. The combination of your experience and the knowledge from other books probably formed who you are today and the topics you are offering. I find the topics very compelling, especially the second one.
      We all stand on the shoulders of the giants before us. I assume that you don’t deny using the math in your daily life just because you learned it in the school?
      Please write me when your book is out. I would love to read it.

      Reply
    • Jolanda Mulder

      Both titles sound interesting! The first one, as a singer, well, yes: that’s what we want 🙂 I would definitely read it. So. When wil you publish it?

      Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Yoran,

      This could be a huge opportunity to find out what you’re really passionate about. Once the power of your sub-conscious kicks in and takes over, you’ll be surprised by how much you know, or really want to know (which of course you could investigate). It all starts with a compelling desire, persistence will do the rest.. Use the force, if you wish, …then laugh 😉 !

      Good hunting!

      Reply
      • Yoran Heij

        Dennis, Jolanda & Gordana, thank you!

        This little exercise was a bit of an eye-opener for me (well, that’s the point right?), and your kind words helped. Never did it occur to me to write (a skill I usually tell myself I don’t have and can’t develop… dyslectic and all that), or that I would have something interesting to tell. This would indeed be a good way to find out my passions.

        I still think I am a long, long way off to actually take any real action on this subject, but I have put it on my list of possible projects and will let the idea grow in my mind. That’s miles from where it was yesterday, so let the force be with me, and see where this journey ends/continues 🙂

        Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Yoran, I saw on your website that you’re a designer, I believe you can write about that topic.

      I love to help to break your chains so you can write a book about this topic and be helpful for a lot of other people. Feel free to contact me for this. (I not only work with moms 😉 praktijk infinity)

      Reply
  47. Dana Bar

    Hey, before I’m tortured I have to share that something interesting is going on here … Last 6 days I was joined by four new patients. Normal this a monthly amount … a good reason to smile and continue to work (-:
    And for our purposes … books that I can write:

    1) Return home – coping with a couple of traumas and betrayal
    2) Betrayal – Is it necessarily the end of the story?
    3) The couple way – the way to create and maintain a happy relationship
    4) In therapy – a collection of stories from the treatment room

    I can use Facebook I can ask people in my networking group or you who are reading now. I would be happy to receive feedback … What is most interesting for you?

    Reply
      • dana

        thank you!

        Reply
    • Yoran Heij

      Hey Dana, congratulations on the extra flow of work 😀

      I think there is hardly anyone on the planet that wouldn’t be interested in your third topic. My own relationship is the happiest I can imagine, and I would still be open for tips on how to improve it.

      Reply
      • dana

        thanks for your comment, it was nice getting it!

        Reply
    • Esther Sanders

      I think topic 2 could be helpful to people coping with this issue.

      Reply
      • dana

        thank you!

        Reply
  48. Lenie

    I do want to write a book sometime. I didn’t put much thought into titles, so I’d like to hear not only what topic you’d like, but also some questions you have to make it more specific.

    Possible topics I’ve come up with so far
    – happy at work
    – becoming more self-confident
    – feedback is fun
    – how to coach your team
    – dealing with change (in a work environment – not sure about this last part)

    Reply
    • Esther Sanders

      “Feedback is fun” appeals to me, because I still often find it hard to receive feedback and not see it as criticism, even though I know how it is meant.

      Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Lenie,

      I like the idea of ‘feedback is fun’ 🙂

      It sounds like something that can be build on:
      – why negative feedback is good
      – how to cope with feedback
      – how to get the best feedback that you can get
      – more feedback needed
      – use feedback for marketing
      – the best feedback channels (for surveys)

      sounds fun 🙂
      sounds fun to write about as well 🙂

      good luck 🙂
      Arvid

      Reply
    • Diederik Bakker

      I only triggered on Feedback is Fun. The other topics sounded like I could get that anywhere and since I don’t know you, I probably wouldn’t buy your book. The title is very important and should already set you apart.

      Feedback is fun! nice…

      Reply
    • Merel Slotboom

      Hi Lenie, When I see your topics I wonder if you know Martin de Ruiter. He’s an agile coach. He could help you with your topics. Good luck, Merel

      Reply
  49. Yvonne van Gennip

    1. – ‘Grip op jezelf, het hoe en waarom van grip op jezelf voordat je aan kinderen begint’
    – ‘Self Control, the how and why of self-control before you start having children’

    2. – ‘Bewust Ouderschap in de praktijk’
    (hoe vertaal je de principes van Bewust Ouderschap (focussen op jezelf ipv op je kind) in de praktijk van alledag)
    – Conscious Parenting in everyday life (how to translate the principles of Conscious Parenting (focus on you instead of on your children) in situations from everyday life

    3. – ‘Hoe bewust ben jij als moeder?’
    (bekend worden met het fenomeen Bewust Ouderschap zodat je werkelijk kunt kiezen wat je wilt en het beste bij je past ipv de opvoedpatronen die gangbaar zijn of die jouw ouders hanteerden automatisch over te nemen)
    – ‘How conscious are you as a mother?’
    (get familiar with the principles of Conscious Parenting so you can choose what you want and what suits you best instead of copying automatically the usual way of raising kids or the way your parents raised you)

    4. – ‘De ‘eigen wijze’ moeder en waarom je dit boek niet mag missen voordat je aan kinderen begint’
    (Over bewustwording voordat je aan kinderen begint als het gaat om het bestaan van bewust ouderschap en de vele voordelen ervan, meer rust/minder stress, meer verbinding/minder conflicten, meer geluk en vervulling/minder straddles’, zodat je niet achteraf denkt, had ik toen maar…)
    – Don’t know how to translate this title

    5. – Moederschap 2.4
    (Hoe creëer je de optimale versie van jezelf en je kind!)
    – Motherhood 2.4
    (How you create the optimal version of yourself and your child)

    6. – Moederschap 2.4
    (Van overleven en zelfopoffering naar groei en zelfvervulling)
    – (Motherhood 2.4
    (From survival en sacrifice to growth and achievement)

    Reply
    • Yvonne van Gennip

      7. Get the best out of your motherhood, how to become more conscious as a mother so you will thrive and create happykidz (which is the name of my company)

      Reply
      • Dennis Keim

        Hi Yvonne,

        Number 7 seems to stick with me..
        It emphasizes the mother-child relationship, its loving conscious potential, by changing the foremost person to change YOU. Wouldn’t that serve as a great example, for anyone, really! The future’s bright, the future’s happykidz 😉

        Reply
        • Yvonne van Gennip

          Thank you so much, Dennis, really inspiring your energy and the way you summarize it and yes, actually this is great for anyone :-). But unfortunately I can’t serve anyone Nisandeh taught me :-).

          Reply
    • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

      Hi Yvonne,

      I like all of your topics, but no. 4 stands out for me! I so agree with you, though I am clearly not your ideal client with regard to this one. I wish I would have been more conscious before having children.
      Two suggestions for the title:
      1. Mother with a mind of my (your, her) own: the must-read before having your first child
      2. Conscious motherhood: how to grow as a parent alongside your child

      I feel we share some common views and interests, shall we link?

      Reply
      • Yvonne van Gennip

        Thank you so much Marie-Astrid and I understand what you mean, though it’s never too late. You can become more conscious anytime and be an example to your children, we all learn all the time!
        I love your first one and I’m still looking for the English word for Eigenwijs 🙂

        Reply
        • Wouter Weber

          Hello Yvonne, Maybe stubborn can be a good translation for eigenwijs. Ask a native speaker.

          Reply
          • Yvonne van Gennip

            Thank you so much for thinking with me and I’m happy, indeed I’ll ask a native speaker.
            And while looking up the word Stubborn in vertalen.nu at the same time (as this has a little negative connotation to me), I find the word ‘willful’, which I love :-). Thank you so much!

    • Alexandra Wilkinson

      I wish I had these books 15 years ago!

      Reply
      • Yvonne van Gennip

        I understand Alexandra, that’s why I’m so eager to make it known.
        You know, I got to know about this all step by step right after my daughter was born, 8 years ago, and I wish as well I had known about it way before that. It’s a process, you can’t start early enough and I find myself also knowing about this too late, but let’s stay in the moment and do with it something now, take the benefits from it now :-). Thank you so much for the appreciation that is in your comment, it inspires me to go on!

        Reply
    • Margreet van Bork

      A pity your books are not written yet. I should like to give them to my daughter!
      And I would like to see your books in ‘middelbare scholen’ etc.
      Have you thought about giving presentations on schools?

      like to read them!

      Reply
      • Yvonne van Gennip

        yes, giving presentations on schools especially for the parents of young children, because I need to choose a target audience writing at the same time to parents of young ones and parents of teenagers, that’s a big difference. But maybe I don’t understand exactly what you mean with ‘I would like to see your books in ‘middelbare scholen’ etc.?’ Would you like to explain?
        Thank you so much, your comment really inspires me to go on!!!

        Reply
    • Jolanda Mulder

      Hi Yvonne,

      I remember I had my children, and THEN needed a book, like nr.1. Oh, and 2. And 3. While in the midst of it, you can compare, recognize, practice, and grow your consciousness…

      So, I’m curious, why do you choose for preparing the mother?

      Reply
      • Yvonne van Gennip

        Oh yes, I understand Jolanda, I wish I had them too from the beginning :-|. It’s a process indeed.

        At the start of this Challenge, I posted a comment saying my target audience is ‘parents’, but I was thinking about changing it to ‘mothers’. For several reasons.
        I find myself in duality, writing to mothers and fathers/women and men is different. Als because 99% of my mailing list is a woman. Also because mothers are unfortunately the ones who are most preoccupied with raising kids. And I thought it could be a solution to include the father/man when the mother has booked a training or program and let them join for a very low price so they’ll benefit as well. I even thought about making the fathers my target audience, that would be a niche :-), and I like working with men, but no, I don’t think that would be the solution. Would this appear to you more?

        Reply
    • Viktoria Pompa

      Hi Yvonne, my favorite topic is no.4 but I’d also love to read no.6!

      Reply
      • Yvonne van Gennip

        Thank you so much Viktori, number 4 will probably become my first book. I already have bought The Biz Kaizen/Write a Book a while ago, so I can’ wait. Your answer is also inspiring me to make this my next goal :-).

        Reply
    • Jacqueline te Brake

      Hi Yvonne,
      Topic 2 resonates with me.
      We share a common topic: if you want changes in your family, be the example. Don’t try to change your child. Yes, of course, we all wanted to know that before we had children, but luckily you are going to write more about it now.
      I’m launching very soon, together with a colleague of mine, a website called http://www.elkepubereeneigenaanpak.nl. It’s about how to be more conscious about raising happy kids. Shall we link?
      I’m looking forward to your book!
      Jacqueline

      Reply
      • Yvonne van Gennip

        Thanks, Jacqueline and yes we share a common topic. I think indeed a practical book like number 2 is also welcome, I needed it in my own process (and still it would be valuable). Thank you for making me aware this is probably the second book I would like to write :-). I wish you so much luck launching your website and I’ll connect through LinkedIn. Best wishes!

        Reply
  50. Myranda Smeelen

    Thanks! Please let me know what you would like to read about and buy? Thanks for your help;-)
    I would and could write a book about:
    1) Upgrade your relationship (with your partner) – while having children with special needs in your family
    2) Travel guide for walks with dogs in Scotland – enjoy life now and make sweet memory’s
    3) Travel guide for luxury hotels and special events in Scotland
    4) The life of a 10-year-old boy on a former island ‘Wieringen’ during the second world war (my father’s life and experiences)

    Reply
    • Alexandra Wilkinson

      Some really interesting topics! Which one of these will help your business and expert status along the most?

      Reply
      • Myranda Smeelen

        Thank you, Alexandra, your question helps me to think and get further!

        Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Myranda,

      I don’t think that I am your target audience, but I have some input for you if you like.

      I’d bet on the 3rd topic. It’s very specific. Not sure if it would be too specific though, e.g. enough audience. But.. what I like about it, is that it could be the first book of a series.

      I also like the idea of a travel guide for walks with dogs in some country. This could also be a series. And of course, you might not visit any country in Europe to walk with your dogs. But.. you might find partners who do, so they can write it for you.

      Oh the second part about ‘enjoy life now and make sweet memories’. I think that could be a great subtopic, to describe the experience of these walks.

      Have a great evening 🙂

      Reply
      • Myranda Smeelen

        Thank you Arvid, it’s great to get a reaction from you to these ideas of mine. It’s spinning in my mind and your input is welcome. It gives me new ways of thinking about my business and change of career. Thank you very much, Arvid. Enjoy your day!

        Reply
        • Arvid Kuipers

          Most welcome Myranda 🙂
          I’m glad that I could help a bit.

          Have a great evening 🙂

          Reply
  51. Esther Molenaar

    I wrote my first book three years ago. Now I am finishing my second an third book.

    Still no new idea for a non-fiction book.

    I want to tell stories, so novels are the next thing for me.

    Reply
    • Wouter Weber

      Hello Esther, what is going on? You are splitting your energy and trying to finish 2 books. Never the less also looking for new inspiration/idea for a non-fiction book.
      Seems to me that do one step at the time. Finish the second book and let it go then finish number three and so on. Then probably you have your inspiration back.
      Go for it and…

      Reply
  52. Jolanda Mulder

    My book (or video) topics:

    I started writing several books, but I never finish them. I recently started making videos with different topics (facebook group: Gewoon Lekker Galmen), because all I do is speak about voice and singing. I thought for me vlogs en videos are more fitting. What do you think? Would you read about the topics below or would you rather listen and experience?

    1 Leading Female Voices – how to open up your voice and speak (and be heard) with easssssse
    2 How our inner voices sound in the outer world: which voice is leading?
    3 Raise your Resonance, Relaxation, Radiation with your Voice

    Reply
    • Eli te Winkel

      Why not make the video’s and hire somebody to translate that into a book?

      Reply
      • Jolanda Mulder

        That’s a good idea Eli. Thank you.

        Nevertheless it’s going to be hard, while in the video’s I tell and show, and let people experience. So … maybe it could be a book with exercises and some theory about developing your voice / your being. Thanks again.

        Reply
    • Connie van Rossum

      Hi Jolanda,

      I would definitely go for video or audio with your subjects! I’m a singer and voice over and would love to know more about it; I would rather imitate what you’d do with ease in the video than read a book about it. Promotion wise a professional video compares to a book.

      Good luck!

      Reply
      • Jolanda Mulder

        It’s good you mention a professional video.. this night I did my first Facebook Live event, and heard that my viewers only saw psychedelic colours, most of the time. Instead of me. Oeps.

        If you (still) want to join 🙂 : My facebook groep is called Gewoon Lekker Galmen.

        Reply
    • Gordana

      Dear Jolanda,
      Thank you for sharing this.
      Do you have an idea why you didn’t finish the books? Are you afraid of the feedback? Or you lack time? Or you simply lost the interest?
      Take a look at those books again. You might be surprised how beautiful they are.
      I have to put the first versions of my books to rest for a while before I can edit them. When I edited “Erkläre mir das Leben bitte” (my next book), I had to laugh myself. You might experience the same.

      Reply
      • Jolanda Mulder

        Thanks for this question, Gordana.

        It really is my pitfall that I lose focus because of new ideas. I quess it suits me better writing blogs, and then combine them. I recognize what you say: When I’m reading my previous blogs, sometimes I thing: ‘Well done!’ 🙂

        Good you wrote a book till it’s finished! It looks like it isn’t your first??

        Reply
    • Reina Oversteegen

      Love 1 & 2! Need to be written! Go for it & good luck…

      Reply
  53. Anita Pieterman

    I am thinking a lot about writing a book. Now it’s time to do!
    So:
    1. What happens in your body during prolonged stress and what can you do about it?
    2 A holistic approach to a burnout reduces physical stress reactions. Also with food and medicine from nature next to coaching for a faster healing.
    3 Stress and teenagers
    4 How do I change negative stress into positive stress?

    Reply
    • Lenie

      I’d like to read number 1 en number 2

      Reply
    • Yoran Heij

      Hey Anita, first of, go for it!

      Secondly, I would be most interested in the first and fourth topics. Personally, I experience stress due to an incorrect self-image, and since this has been going on since I was a kid it would be interesting to know what this does to me.

      Regarding the fourth topic, since high-school (ended 14 years ago) I often have this feeling that my homework isn’t done… This kind of stress is increased when I was self-employed fulltime, and it would be good to know if there is a way to use this feeling for something positive 🙂

      Reply
      • Anita Pieterman

        Thank you for your feedback. I realise that reading about how to help yourself is more interesting than only information.
        For now, maybe this link can give you something more to work with. https://youtu.be/RcGyVTAoXEU

        Reply
    • Gordana

      I love the second one!

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Anita, I like nr 3 the most: Stress and teenagers, because they are the adult of the future and can change the world.

      Reply
  54. Saskia de Rooy

    I have felt for a long time a book was not for me. Rather recently I have decided to crowdfund a book showing my oeuvre so far. I hardly ever read the text in artbooks but there are different options there.
    Art is playing, fooling around, inventing, telling stories, feelings, dreams.
    * art in general, how it will lighten up your creativity
    * how to ‘read’ my work and art in general
    * how we are free when making art
    * how art can help change the world

    Reply
    • Reina Oversteegen

      Hi, I like the ‘How art can make you feel free’ theme!

      Reply
      • Saskia de Rooy

        When you make a work of art, you’ re THE ONLY PERSON in control, since it is your work. And still, you can be critical, searching, watching, finding out, the way you want it to be. (Little bit of explanation)

        Reply
        • Reina

          I know! I have an art studio and love the feeling! I also use art in my coaching sessions and trainings as a way to help people overcome their limitations and feel free to create. Love it, would love to read your book about it and be inspired by your perspective of it…

          Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Saskia,

      Wouldn’t it be awesome to use your book as a perk, a marketing tool, and use crowdfunding for a bigger dream?
      The 3rd title appeals to me the most (also by experience). When you’re in the zone, your senses are wide open, and your calm sharpened rational mind serves you as a tool (as it should), your sub-conscious and muscle memory whips up rainbows 🙂 !!
      Godspeed and merry travels!

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Saskia, I like the book: how we are free when making art

      Reply
  55. Clemie v.d. Boorn

    Books I could write:

    -1.Improving communication face-to-face.
    -2.How to achieve your personal goals.
    -3.Preventing and solving conflicts at the work floor
    -4.How to stay focused under pressure.
    -5.How to get the best out of yourself.
    -6.Give yourself a confidence boost.

    Please let me know what you would like the most…

    Cheers,
    Clemie

    Reply
    • Yoran Heij

      Hi Clemie! All topics are interesting, but the one that jumps out at me is the first. I experience nervousness when talking to people (of course mostly when they are new to me), and this is annoying in both business and personal situations.

      Reply
    • Niels Kunzel

      Hi Clemie,
      I would go for topic 3, a big problem at the workfloor!

      Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Clemie,

      I also feel most for the 4th topic. I think that would very much contribute to all the other topics, it’s a great place to start and feel centered.

      Best wishes 🙂 !

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Clemie, they are all very nice, nr 3 is a hot topic I think. No. 4 I would like to buy if you wrote it.

      Reply
  56. Michal van Belle-Stup

    Hi,

    Titles for my book:

    1. Expat at Ease- how to find your home in the Netherlands
    2. Home is where you start! clarity over the housing system in the Netherlands
    3. Buying a house in the Netherlands- handy checklists to guide you in the process
    4. NL housing help- create your home in the Netherland
    5. How does it work? handy information about the process of buying a house in the Netherland.

    Reply
    • Myranda Smeelen

      Hi, all the options you could write about are great! Go start now!

      Reply
    • Nelly van der Palen

      Hi Michal, I like all of the topics, but the one standing out for me is no. 3, I think it can help a lot of people, both Dutch natives and expats. Because I understand from topic no 1. that your target audience is (also) expats. I’d say: go for it!

      Reply
  57. Eli te Winkel

    Some of the topics I have come up with that I could write:
    1. snack sized spiritual wisdom as a sequel to my first book “Stekeltjes van wijsheid”
    2. The magic of abundance – how to create abundance in your life by using magic
    3. Spiritual balance in your business
    4. Start your business in 4 steps
    5. Identifying and overcoming the (hidden) fears that keep you from having success
    6. freeing your unique divine flame so you can bring light to the world in your daily life and in your business

    Reply
    • Eli te Winkel

      I got some more inspiration, so here are a few more:

      7. Tantric leadership
      8. Tantra for better teams
      9. The Tantra of Success

      Reply
      • Margreet van Bork

        Tantalizing topics!
        Write them!

        theothers are good too.

        Reply
    • Monique van Dam

      Definitely spiritual balance in your business! Let me know if it’s out in 28 days 🙂

      Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Eli,

      I’d also go for Spiritual balance in your business.
      I think you could come up with great unique personal tips with your background, applied to creating balance for ones living ventures. Good luck, all the best!!

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Eli, Beautiful subjects and what will be the title of your books, short and catchy. Like for number 4 for example: Hink Stap Spring in je bedrijf. 🙂

      Reply
  58. Alexandra Wilkinson

    1. Wat niemand je vertelt over puppy’s en wat je wel moet weten.
    2. Luisteren doe je met je ogen; hondentaal zien & herkennen.
    3. Op zijn hondjes; zo ziet je hond jou.

    Prikkelende titels? Of sla ik hiermee de plank mis?

    Reply
    • Margreet van Bork

      2 en 3 zijn sterk. De tweede deel van de eerste is voor mij iets minder. Is taal technisch natuurlijk wel juist, maar prikkelt ( daardoor) minder. Vervangen door iets als ‘weet waar je aan begint’?

      Reply
      • Alexandra

        Thank you for your input! I am glad you like 2 and 3.
        I also have some problems with 1. Maybe is is the word ‘moet’… I hVe a little bit of an allergy for that word ????

        Reply
    • Nelly van der Palen

      Hello Alexandra,

      The topic that is most relevant to most people is – I think – no. 2. “Hondentaal zien en herkennen”.

      Reply
      • Alexandra

        Yes, I agree, it is very important. The trouble with this book though is that it reguires many, many pictures and you can’t ask a dog to pose ????
        I will have to find a dog photographer to make it a joint venture. It will be great fun though to make this book, I am sure!

        Reply
    • Nelly van der Palen

      Hi Alexandra,

      I think the most relevant topic for most people is no. 2: “hondentaal zien & herkennen”. Good luck!

      Reply
    • Niels Kunzel

      Hi Alexandra,
      To me book no 2 has to be written, as an owner of two dogs I see a lot of things going wrong especially by the dog owners of the very small breed.
      Some don’t read the signs and differences when a dog is on the leash and running free

      Reply
      • Alexandra

        Yes! I couldn’t agree more!

        Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Alexandra 🙂

      I like the 1st one best. Because it builds a need: ‘Oh is there something to know about puppies? I’d better read that while my dogs are still puppies. Or I’d better read that before buying..’

      I like the idea of the 2nd topic as well, but the title (if it is a title?) does not really bring me into action. Perhaps something like ‘your dog cannot speak human, but you can speak dog’, or ‘the dog translator’, or .. well you know 🙂

      Perhaps it’s useful to you.

      Good luck with writing!
      Arvid

      Reply
      • Alexandra

        Great suggestions, Arvid! Thank you.
        I get so many stressed out puppy owners, I think there is real need for a book like #1.

        Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Alexandra!

      I think number 3 is a little too distracting 😉 ..
      Best wishes!

      Reply
      • Alexandra Wilkinson

        Thank you, Dennis, this was what I was wondering. ????
        I will have to run it by some more people, because it seems that the opinions are divided for now. ????

        Reply
    • Diederik Bakker

      3 🙂 and I don’t even have a dog. But seriously, Insinuating Sex in a title is a great way to sell better, even a book about puppy training.

      If you could choose between a book called “how your dog sees you” or “doggy style – how your dog sees you”, which one would you pick…?

      Reply
      • Alexandra

        I know, sex sells… not completly comfortable with it yet though ????.

        Reply
    • Francis Dalebout

      Ik denk dat de eerste twee zeker waardevol kunnen zijn als je daar ook echt de laatste ontwikkelingen en kennis in mee neemt. Houdt het toegankelijk en ‘simpel’, dus echt voor de gemiddelde (beginnend) hondeneigenaar. Die groep mensen die alleen puppycursus doen of zelfs dat niet. Dat is de grootste groep mensen waar nog veel misverstanden en ‘oude waarheden’ een rol spelen.
      Leuk, gewoon doen zou ik zeggen!

      Reply
      • Alexandra

        Hi Francis,
        Uiteraard zullen de boeken uitsluitend de laatste inzichten bevatten. Er is zo veel meer kennis nu over bijvoorbeeld de werking van de hersenen en emoties wat nog niet bij het grote publiek bekend is. De kunst zal inderdaad zijn om het heel toegangkelijk te houden.

        Reply
        • Francis Dalebout

          Had little time yesterday but just checked out your website. Compliments, I really like your website, looks very professional and with loads of free information for people. Nice!
          I will sure keep you in mind when I get cliënts in your area who could use some guidance in training besides my help.

          Reply
          • Alexandra Wilkinson

            Thank you for your kind words and support ????????

    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi, Alexandra, I looked at your website and found there tons of information where you can write a book about. When I read about my dog I like to laugh. So I give you mine mind spin:

      Woef, mijn taal zien en herkennen.

      I love dogs and like to work with them. Sometimes I do it, but it is not my job

      Reply
      • Alexandra Wilkinson

        Thank you for your input, Patricia!
        There is quite some information on my website, not enough to fill a book though ????

        I need to take some time off to write more…

        Reply
  59. martine Rodenburg

    Good question…main items popping up in my mind…
    1. Make your life easier by being understood and understanding
    2. More than 30 years of interim management experience. The main topics. Our experience and solutions
    3. If you don’t understand yourself then, how can you understand another?
    4. create more energy and fun in your work
    5. Let’s make the world a bit more understanding

    I’m curious what you are interested in

    Reply
    • Clemie v.d. Boorn

      Hello Martine,
      I would be the most interested in 3
      Cheers,
      Clemie

      Reply
    • Lenie

      Hi Martine

      I’d be interested in number 4

      Reply
    • Mirjam van Galen

      Hi Martine,

      I believe you have nice topics to write about! Maybe you could be more specific with your titles. For example, I don’t know what you mean with 5 (Let’s make the world a bit more understanding.). It’s too vague and that’s why I can’t visualize it. If you can make it more specific, my attention will be drawn to it. It’s like what you did with 4. With that one, I immediately get a picture in my mind and that makes me more interested in this one.

      Good luck!
      Mirjam

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Martine, I like all of your topics. Maybe you can make the title more strong.

      Reply
  60. Ron Scheerder

    There are a few topics I could write a book about. The first two are aimed at solo-entrepreneurs (Knowledge workers). The 3rd is aimed towards small business owners (MKB). This is the market we want to get into.

    1) Marketing for Coaches and Trainers – The xx marketing strategies every coach or trainer should use.
    The benefits of reading this book are:
    * Getting more clients and income using your website as a customer magnet
    * Monetize your mailing list to the max
    * Grow your business without limits

    2) Success with e-mail marketing
    Benefits given by this book are:
    * Ways to use e-mail marketing in your business
    * Optimize your e-mail marketing by using an automation
    * Best ways to integrate e-mail marketing with other marketing tools and strategies

    3) Marketing for Small Business Owners (MKB) – How to grow your business limitless
    Benefits:
    * How to integrate marketing effectively into your daily business
    * Step by step plan how to implement marketing in your business
    * More qualified leads for your business

    The channels I could use are: Our mailing list, Communities on our groups/pages on Facebook
    Use Facebook ads to get a survey to my ideal target audience.

    Reply
    • Reina Oversteegen

      Hi Ron, I am sure you have a lot of knowledge and you are a real expert in your field. I challenge you though (if I may) to find an inspiring title (playful maybe) for one of the subjects above… So you stand out of the ‘crowd’
      and get the attention you deserve.
      Good luck!

      Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Ron!

      I find the 3rd topic most appealing, and if that’s for the market you’d wish to get into it seems like a logical place to start from. It seems also a bit less technical than the others, more welcoming to people who own a business and want to ‘make good burgers’.

      Take care, best wishes!

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Books I could write:

      I work with children and parents.

      The circle round: about communication with your child for woman (from 6-12
      to resolve disagreements)

      The circle round: about communication with your child for man (from 6-12
      to resolve disagreements)

      Unwanted and then: about how this influences your life and how you can change it.

      99 tips for playing with your child, what can you do together.

      The channels I could use are, my mailing list, Facebook, LinkedIn

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Ron,

      You can make a serie of each topic, so it is easy to implement.

      Maybe it is a nice idea to write especially for women 🙂

      I will be the first one to buy your book about automation tracks. When do you start?

      Reply
      • Ron Scheerder

        Hi Patricia,

        Do you mean that all three books would be series or do you mean a book for each of the subtopics I mentioned below each book?

        The book for coaches and trainers will be focussed on women since this is our current target audience.

        Reply
        • Patricia Leenaarts

          Yes, I meant a book for each of the subtopics you mentioned below each book.

          The book for coaches and trainers will be focussed on women since this is our current target audience.

          You didn’t mention that. I wasn’t clear you want to write a book for woman 😉

          Reply
  61. Timon Vinke

    My first book is in the last stages. Editing now with a professional editor, that is such a big help.

    Future topics might be:
    * Never finish a project with a loss – How to prevent losses on dredging projects
    * Getting the lowest unit rate – How to become more competitive in the international dredging market
    * The missing link – What most dredging companies lack to consistently get the lowest unit rate

    At the moment my list is not so big, so Linked-In might be a good place to start. Other suggestions are more than welcome.

    Reply
    • Saskia de Rooy

      Hi Timon,
      I am just really curious about these things but I would never buy the book since I am in Art. Would it be possible to find some comparison to other businesses?

      Reply
      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Saskia,

        A comparison could be to factories. A large upfront investment that needs to be earned back over time.
        A factory produces bottles, cans of food, whatever. A dredging vessel produces cubic meters of sand, rock, silt.

        The dredging market is a real commodity market, meaning the lowest price counts. There is not much opportunity to differentiate, as the project is tendered. So as long as you qualify for the tender you can compete and competition is on price alone.

        What I do is help dredging contractors get a competitive price, by utilizing their equipment as much as possible.

        Hope this clarifies matters.

        Reply
        • Saskia de Rooy

          Yes, it does. And I would be interested in such a book. I always try to find out how something will work for my business. Thank you!

          Reply
  62. Hilda Heidsma

    Good morning,
    My topics for a book could be:
    1) subtle bodies and subtle realms, subtle aspects of your being.
    Our physical body contains 10 percent of our being.
    2) Light meditation with the Angels, and Angel Hierarchies.
    3) How to manifest your soul purpose in connection with the seven Divine rays and the Elohim.
    4) The seven rays and the Masters, Archangels, Elohim and chakras.
    I gave courses about these subjects and have the material to make a book of it.
    5) I can write a book for Spiritual starters with an explanation of different subjects.

    Feedback is Welcome ????????

    Reply
  63. Reina Oversteegen

    Books I could write:
    1. Discover your purpose; from searching to living your highest vision
    2. The daily happiness coefficient in leadership; happy people = happy results
    3. Peace awareness for warriors;
    How to change perspective & create the results you want for the world
    4. The power of intention; from power struggle to powerful creator
    5. Surpass your limitations with visualisations
    6. 12 steps to bliss by raising your consciousness
    7. Be real, speak truth; highway to a decluttered life
    8. Be the captain; sailing the waves of cosmic energy & freedom
    9. Inner Leadership; trusting your gut feeling & raising your efficiency

    Reply
    • Hilda Heidsma

      Dear Reina, all subjects you could write about are interesting for me.
      The ideas for book 1 and 6 I would choose to read myself.
      Success????????

      Reply
      • Reina Oversteegen

        Thank you for your reaction, Hilde. Interesting that you chose Nr. 1 & 6, since those are my core business activities in coaching (purpose coach) and education (1 year schooling on the 12 steps to bliss…). Time to finish my books! 😉

        Reply
      • Reina Oversteegen

        With that, Anita, you are choosing the key to being free. Love your choice… Maybe I should be a writer and just write on and on 🙂
        Thank you so much for your reaction.

        Reply
    • Yvonne van Gennip

      I love number 4 Reina, especially the second part of the title!

      Reply
      • Reina Oversteegen

        Wouldn’t it be great to move from that struggle to creation? I envision that for the whole world 😉
        Thank you for your reaction!

        Reply
    • Marcel Heijnes

      Hello Reina,

      I choose first option reading will give peace, I think.
      And the last one Inner Leadership reading after the first one.

      Good luck with writing.
      regards, Marcel

      Reply
      • Reina Oversteegen

        Hi Marcel, thank you for your reaction. Yes, the first one will give you peace of mind, the second one will give you a very Thorpe understanding of inner peace. It will be a beautiful combination! (In fact the Purpose one is a 7 week course now & the inner leadership a years education I offer… love how you pick those out of the 10 🙂

        Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Reina!

      My heart goes out to numbers 4 & 5. They kinda go together like cup and saucer, don’t they?! I wish you a merry morrow 😉 !

      Reply
      • Reina Oversteegen

        Hi Dennis, actually, once you understand the power of intention, visualisation is a slower version of manifesting. It’s all stepping stones on the way to understanding how cosmos and humankind work… but you get that… hope to present one of those books to you soon! (Or I might start with 10 articles 😉
        Thank you for your reaction, appreciate it ‘

        Reply
        • Dennis Keim

          Hi Reina,

          That would be lovely 🙂
          Good luck!

          Reply
    • Dieuwke Ingenegeren

      I would be interested in nr 7 since it seems original and useful. It would be helpful to get a clearer mind and speak straight from the heart without a constantly disturbing ratio.

      Reply
      • Reina

        Yes, Dieuwke, it is refreshing to speak truth. Also it is an Interesting journey to get to the point that you dare to and are able to…
        Thank you for your reaction!

        Reply
  64. Monique van Dam

    Good morning. my topics for a book could be the following:

    * The spirit of SEO – Mindful search engine optimization
    * The female side of SEO – Subtle ways to find and be found by your target audience
    * Speaking your truth in business – The importance of being authentic
    * Spiritual business language – how to close the gap between business and spiritual language.

    I am eager to find out preferences for all you challengers :).

    Reply
    • Hilda Heidsma

      Dear Monique, I would be interested to read something about Spiritual business language and how to combine business and spirituality.
      Succes ????????

      Reply
      • Arabella Seegers

        Hi Monique, I would be interested in learning more about number 4 and how to bridge the gap.

        Reply
    • Ron Scheerder

      Monique,

      I miss the benefits. What will it bring me as a reader.

      Reply
      • Monique Dam

        Hi Ron and Hilda, thanks for your comments. The benefits would be:

        The spirit of SEO
        Mindful search engine optimization. Learn how to switch from viewing SEO as something extra and technical you have to do, to your personal touch, mindset and ‘frequencies’ you choose to reach your target audience.

        The female side of SEO
        Subtle ways to find and be found by your target audience. How to view it from a female point of view. Regarding Google as a friendly organization with a mission to make information available in the whole world.

        Speaking your truth in business
        The importance of being authentic. Providing tips on how to overcome the fear of stating who you really are (and bring your higher self to work)

        Spiritual business language
        Learn how to close the gap between business and spiritual language. So you can be yourself and still get your message across without sounding ‘zweverig’. Instead of being on the same frequency, talk about being on the same page or wavelength.

        Reply
    • Anita Pieterman

      I like to read about Spiritual business language – how to close the gap between business and spiritual language.

      Reply
    • Margo Ruiter

      Dear Monique, very interesting topics. Translating the spiritual in the practical and business language is a true challenge. Luckily I found a publisher who is excellent in helping me. It became easier, but it still takes time.
      Also, the female side of SEO sounds interesting. I didn’t have an idea that female way of SEO exists. I think a computer is a computer…perhaps way to short minded of me. So it’s definitely an eye-opener for me!

      Reply
    • Dennis Keim

      Hi Monique!

      I actually like the 3rd topic most. It’s a wonderful place to start from, and I believe the right language will follow on its tail (most likely with a few corrections 😉 ).

      Have a good one!

      Reply
  65. Hugo Bakker

    Hi Nisandeh, my fourth book’s topic would be about either:

    * success habits
    * focus
    * online sales funnels for passive income
    * life lessons on the Kilimanjaro

    I have communities on Facebook and Linkedin and an email database to ask my audience for their favourite topic; great tip!

    Have a nice day everyone, grtz Hugo

    Reply
    • Ron Scheerder

      Hugo,

      What about a book about your path from working as an employee to a successful entrepreneur?

      And you could ask the audience of your live events as well.

      Reply
    • Gerdy Heek

      I would love to learn your life lessons of the Kilimanjaro Hugo!

      Reply
    • Hugo Bakker

      I would probably call the Kili book:

      “6000 meter lessons from God”

      Reply
      • Diederik Bakker

        oh…. now you lost me. I go to church as often as I can but this title totally made me lose interest. What’s your TA?

        Reply
        • Wouter Weber

          Hallo Diederik, go as often as you like to church and find out that your God is helping/guiding you where he can outside the church! I seldom go to church but I have a connection with Hugo when he is thinking for a title “6000 meters lessons from God”. Try to be open to seeing and thinking different. Have a nice day, Wouter

          Reply
        • Hugo Bakker

          Thanks, Diederik, this title works for me and here is why:

          This week I got a call and I was asked to speak in a church about my life lessons on the Kili.

          So; personal development in a church environment; I believe that is really something that’s missing. A lot of people are suffering from deep and not working belief structures.

          Anyway, the book is not there yet, just an answer to Nisandeh’s question.

          Reply
    • Gordana

      Hugo,
      The one about the life lessons on the Kilimanjaro would be an interesting read and unique.
      Please keep me updated in case you write it.

      Reply
    • Arabella Seegers

      Hi Hugo, life lessons on the Kilimanjaro would be my pick!

      Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Hi Hugo,

      Nice speaking with you at the Nisandeh-Roy event earlier this year.
      Thank you for your nice words.

      Two thoughts jumped in when reading topic 1,2 and 3.
      I just write them to you. See what they can do for you.

      First thought: I like the topics, but the sound like many other books already out there.
      And you are someone who brought all these into practice. So.. you could guide your readers. And guidance is welcome.

      So, my second thought was to bundle all 3 topics in a book which would stand out as a practical guide: ‘Success as a system’

      Perhaps it is of use to you.
      Good luck!

      Have a great evening 🙂
      Arvid

      Reply
      • Hugo Bakker

        Great idea Arvid, Success as a system, I like it!

        Thanks!

        Reply
        • Arvid Kuipers

          Most welcome Hugo 🙂
          I’m glad to be able to help.

          Good luck with your book!
          Arvid

          Reply
    • Shirley Jane

      I’ve been scrolling down the challenges and one of the main issues seems to focus. So with an attractive title, this might be a hit. Personally, I’d be more interested in the life lessons on the big K.
      And detailed descriptions of sales funnels for pi? That’s the first book I’d buy from you!

      Reply
  66. Joost Baelemans

    I just wrote my First book and Will be delivered tomorrow! So excited!! I wrote this book for people who want to get most out of life and can be used for both private life and entrepreneurs. I believe you have 4 main pillars to achieve progression in life. 1 mindset
    2 nutrition
    3 peace of mind
    4 exercise

    But me 2-3-4 will not reach their full potential if me 1 is not handled.

    This book is in Dutch and is all about slaying your inner voice like a ninja.

    I love to write despite my bad spelling and grammar.

    My tip is to find a good copywriter and let at least 4 people read it and let them criticize it before publishing it. It is a really good business card.

    Good luck and have fun with writing.

    Kind regards Joost

    Ps the first 3 chapters you can download and https://www.jb-academy.eu/store

    Reply
    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Joost,
      Congratulations on your first book! It is a very special feeling.
      My most special moment was to sign my first copy.
      Best of luck with your book!

      Reply
    • Arvid Kuipers

      Wow Joost, that is great!
      good luck with the release 🙂

      Reply
      • Joost

        Tnx !!! Can not wait shipping out to customers tomorrow!

        Reply

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