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Hello, I’m Dyan Burgess. On this site are lessons learned from processes in the independent publishing and visual note taking industries. For your FREE copy of How to Bake a Business Book - click on 'Contact Me Today' below.
There are tips and resources that I wish I had known to save time, money and heartache while juggling everyday family life. May these resources help you to succeed with your independent publishing
As a lover of stories and a visual learner it seems that I see stories as images while listening to the words of the storyteller. This is also known as Visual Note Taking.
You can create your book in less than 60 minutes.
By using the tools available in the independent publishing industry, this workbook assists you to leverage shortcuts to gathering content to enable you to create a book in less than 60 minutes – it is the first step to publishing your book.
By using this workbook, you can better understand the tools and content that you already have and how you can use those to write a book.
With over 30 visual prompts to assist you to create your book today.
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I am a family lawyer and a mum of three small humans – two jobs that add to the busy-ness of life. For years, I had been wanting to write my first book. Without a book, I felt my business was being hampered unnecessarily, and this in turn was impacting on my family life. I had the ideas, I just didn’t know how to bring them together.
In 2016, I was fortunate to discover Dyan Burgess and her Bake a Business Book platform. Based around her book of the same name, I was able to follow a step-by-step programme and achieve publication of my first book.
The positive impact on my business has been significant and immediate and has lead me to pull the ingredients together to continue baking more books in the not-to-distant future.
More importantly, it has given me such clarity and focus across all aspects of my life. I cannot thank Dyan enough. – Megan, Adelaide
Wanting to publish a book about your expertise? Thought that you don’t have the time or the content. Wanting a business card that has more than your name and email address on it? What if you handed prospects a book that you published? Would that make a difference to your business? This book provides an entrepreneur mum’s eight-step process to cook up independently published business books in between feeding four kids.
What if you could make listening to lectures, lesson or presentations exciting? What if you took notes in a way you wanted to review your notes again and again? Sound impossible!
Make is possible using visual note taking techniques. Utilise the collection of over 50 visual notes of inspired learning to assist creating your visual note taking diary.
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For me there are plenty of times that I feel unmotivated to do anything. To help create momentum I will make myself a five or seven point list of the things that I want to achieve in the day. As soon as I start
No, it is definitely not the end. It is a new beginning. This means you can start your New Year’s resolutions now. Start that New Year’s list by thinking about what products and collateral can you extract from your book. Then write out a
Many of you will be familiar with ‘fake it till you make it’ mantra (although I feel that is at that stage of being overused). Regardless, it does resonate well with getting in and getting things done, regardless of your mindset. Based on the
The most obvious suggestion would be that you simply start (for those who have not put ‘pen to paper’). Then leverage from the scientific theory that objects in motion stay in motion. That is, let momentum carry you along and leave inertia behind. You
How could you be wild on a daily basis? It could be as simple as taking a chance on an idea that you otherwise would not have considered – for example, calling a Rockstar in your industry and asking for their opinion on something.
Take a trip to the wild. If you take a trip to the wild, it may give an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and detox from the digital world. You may go back to your roots and do some slow breathing. While on this
One of the following seven tips may assist you with getting in touch with that inner wild beast that you need to channel to write your book: Have a conversation with yourself or a friend. Capture those unconscious musings that you have just before
Do you remember a time when you skipped freely down the street? Or did not worry about what others thought about what you were doing? Would you like to find that ‘wild’ you again? If you do, perhaps it could assist to free your
I would never have completed the challenge of writing and publishing a book without Dyan’s encouragement, energy and enthusiasm. She provides an incredibly professional, efficient and knowledgable service to those of us who have a message to communicate. Dyan has become a colleague, mentor, coach, and friend and I would highly recommend her services to anyone wanting to publish a book. Dyan’s service made a task, that I thought I would never have time for, possible. I was able to write the book while still running a business and family. Thank you Dyan - it has been an extremely valuable and enjoyable journey! I look forward to writing the next one! Dimity, Brisbane
I wrote my book four years ago and sent it to a editor to publish it. They cut my book from 55,000 words to 17,000 words and in the process was no longer my work. So I decided not to pursue publishing the book. Four years later I was introduced to Dyan and now I have a completed book to which I have received incredible and humbling feedback on. With Dyan’s support I have produced a book to which I feel is genuinely my work to which I am proud of. Dyan has been an amazing, supporter, advisor and mentor through this process and produced a result that other couldn’t. I am incredibly grateful to Dyan. Matt Murphy, Melbourne
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