I just heard from Michael Port confirming that his new book The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can’t Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again is another New York Times Bestseller.

Warren, you seriously rock. You can’t begin to imagine the gratitude I have for your support. The reason The Think Big Manifesto is now a New York Times Bestseller is because of the work we do together. It’s an honor to work and play with you. Thank you so much.

How did we do it?

In a word: Collaboration.

While Michael and I are friends and will no doubt work together again, I’m done with asking you to buy right now.. but I’m not done learning from what Michael shows us in The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can’t Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again so the reason I’m recommending the book today is to share with you how this will

  • Increase the size of your thought.. and therefore the OUTCOME of what you do
  • Show you a model of how to market a book today
  • Inspire you in your own collaborations

Everything Michael Port does online is professionally produced, graphically stunning and engaging. This is not the work of an author trying to get a web site up in his spare time. You can see how he has brought in professional all the way.

You can do this too.

You may not have the budget or resources of a Michael Port, but you do have a network.. we ALL do. Reach out to those you know, and don’t be afraid to make new connection with authors, publishers, marketers and trainers. I’ve discovered that EVERY AUTHOR.. no matter how big.. is excited to meet someone that has read their books. Imagine how you appreciated hearing from a reader.. and how much more FUN that is for an author who gets that experience thousands of times. You never get tired of it.

With rare exception, I’ve made a instant connection with big name authors by

  1. Buying and reading their latest book
  2. Going somewhere they are and thanking them. (It works with email and Twitter too.. just more fun in person).

All good collaborations and cross promotions begin this way. Someone reaches out to another to help them. Very few of the great authors I meet start off by begging for help with their book. The “help” can be small.. buying a new book you see being promoted, passing on a link to their web site, writing a review on Amazon or telling your list of readers about a book.

Once you do a favor.. without expecting anything in return, you unlock the Law of Reciprocation. Funny, the best way to build a network of people helping you is to NOT ask them to help you 🙂

If you haven’t got your copy of The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can’t Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again get it today.

This is a manifesto of collaboration. It is not about one person thinking big alone on the island of their dreams. It is about one person thinking big and showing others how to think big and so on and so on. In fact, inspiring others to think big is perhaps the single most important act of any one individual becoming a Big Thinker. Each newly-minted Big Thinker will necessarily bring more into the fold. To think big is to desire, above all else, to help others to think bigger about themselves and what they can do in the world; Thinking big is about coming together with other Big Thinkers to do big things in the world. It is about building a community of Big Thinkers.

Study Michael Port’s website to learn more about his books and other activities. You may find something more you want to study.. and you definitely will see a model for success in marketing and book promotion.

Then let’s all collaborate in something BIG

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