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How to Delightfully Change the World with Your One-of-a-Kind Book

How do you change the world for your reader? Changing lives—and maybe even the world—with your book is totally within your grasp. Let’s look.

A book is life-changing when it deeply affects the individual reader’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs, or life path. A life-changing book:

  1. Promotes Personal Growth: It provides insights or lessons that encourage readers to grow, change, or evolve personally, professionally, or spiritually.
  2. Offers Relatability and Connection: For many, a life-changing book is one that makes them feel seen, understood, and less alone in their experiences or struggles.
  3. Shifts Personal Perspectives: It can alter how an individual views themselves, others, or the world around them, leading to significant shifts in behavior or mindset. You start with one person when you change the world.
  4. Inspires Action: On a personal level, it might motivate a reader to pursue their dreams, change their habits, improve their relationships, or otherwise take action that transforms their life.
  5. Stays With the Reader: A life-changing book often becomes a lifelong companion or a reference point that readers return to during different stages of their life for guidance, comfort, or inspiration.
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Conversely, a book becomes world-changing when it transcends its pages to influence thoughts, actions, and systems in the broader societal or global context. It’s about creating a ripple effect that starts with the individual reader but eventually impacts communities, cultures, and sometimes even legislation or societal norms. A world-changing book often:

  • Introduces New Perspectives: It challenges existing beliefs and opens readers’ minds to new ways of thinking, encouraging dialogue and debate that can lead to real-world change.
  • Addresses Universal Themes: By tapping into universal emotions and experiences, such as love, justice, freedom, and resilience, it connects with a wide audience and can inspire collective action.
  • Provides Actionable Insights: Beyond merely highlighting issues, it offers solutions or calls to action, empowering readers to make changes in their own lives, communities, and beyond.
  • Inspires Innovation: It encourages readers to think creatively and innovatively about solving problems, potentially leading to new inventions, movements, or methodologies.
  • Captures the Cultural Zeitgeist: Sometimes, a book is world-changing because it arrives at just the right moment, resonating with the collective consciousness and sparking widespread interest or action.

While a world-changing book operates on a macro level, influencing broader societal or global shifts, a life-changing book works on a micro level, profoundly affecting an individual’s internal world and personal life.

Both types of books, however, share the power to transform – whether it’s the life of one person or the fabric of society itself.

And both types can be written… by YOU.

Yes, really.


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Can You Really Change the World with Your Book?

Today, I was talking to some businessy friends and we said sometimes we just need a little “business domming”. I’m not sure I should go into the context of that or not, but as a coach, I’ve found that oftentimes, clients just need a little domming, too.

Meaning—sometimes we just need someone to tell us exactly what to do.

I’m working on something right now that will do just that. And it’s going to be super affordable, too. Like SUPER affordable.

So if you’ve ever wanted book coaching but found it a little out of reach (I’m putting my prices on the website this week, as soon as I have a free moment, as part of my move to be wholly transparent about everything!) or if you’ve just not been ready to go all-in, yet, then have I got news for you.

Get excited for a new (super affordable) write-your-book subscription from yours truly.

Want to write your book this year? Want to change the world with it? Join the waitlist​ and be first to know (plus get an exclusive discount) when this launches.

Think: bite-sized, actionable letters from me each week that will get you back to writing your book and doing it right this time so that you can actually write your book THIS YEAR. Fun, educational, and with a bite-sized step each week to get one step closer to writing and publishing your book.

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PS — 🩵 When it feels right, here are 3 ways I can help you turn the page:

  1. The Book Map. Imagine having a GPS for your book-writing journey, guiding you from “I think I have an idea!” all the way to “OMG, I did it! I wrote a book!” That’s what the Book Map can do for you. It’s a supercharged roadmap for your writing journey. It’s not just about outlining chapters; it’s about diving deep into what you want to say and the best way to say it, ensuring every word pulls its weight. You’re not just writing a book; you’re crafting a masterpiece that feels as if it almost writes itself. Ready to make your book dream a reality? Let’s Book Map it!
  2. One-to-One Book Coaching. I have a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching world-changers to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey. I see a future where we build trust in our words, worlds, and work with our books, and where the world becomes a better place because of the books we write. My commitment is to bring to life books—fiction and nonfiction—founded on integrity. I’ll bring the map, and you’ll take us on the journey. If you’re ready to change the world with your book, your quest awaits. Apply for a free discovery call here. It takes 3 minutes.
  3. Listen to the Podcast. The Book Coach Chronicles: A podcast for writers of books, people who want to be writers of books, and y’all in the back who’ve been thinking about it but don’t yet consider yourself a writer. Listen on AppleSpotify, or Everywhere Else.

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Holly Ostrout is a book coach with a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching big-idea entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers, and authors to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey.
Holly Ostrout

Hi I’m Holly. If you’re going to change the world with your book, fiction or nonfiction, I can help you do it.

I'm a book coach for high-achieving, creative coaches, consultants, service providers, speakers, and authors who want to build a sustainable business around their book—whether that’s fiction or nonfiction.

I help you share your wisdom, ideas, and gifts by writing & publishing a life-changing book that helps you streamline your business, bring in more money, and change more lives.

I believe books are the most important human invention. And yours can change the world.

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Find that magical zone when the words flow like honey + everything you want to say comes across in perfect harmony. Write your book joyfully + easily with this Writing Ritual Tracker & keep the flow with my helpful newsletter.

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If You Want to Change the World with Your Book, You've Got to Write It.

Find that magical zone when the words flow like honey + everything you want to say comes across in perfect harmony. Write your book joyfully + easily with this Writing Ritual Creator & keep the flow with my helpful newsletter.