- Find out why the top 5% and bottom 5% of your life matter in writing your life story
- Understand that there are no qualifications or standards when it comes to writing your story
- Learn more about the importance of creating an inflection timeline for your story
- Want more FREE tips on how to captivate people with your story? Click here: memoirsherpabonus.com
Have you always wanted to craft the perfect life story but just don’t know when’s the right time to write it? Or maybe you find it confusing which parts of your life to put?
Writing your life story doesn’t have any standards or qualifications– it doesn’t have to be perfect. You do you! But what parts of your life should you include, and how many books does it need to go?
Natasha Miller sits at the helm of Entire Productions, the go-to experience design, event, and entertainment production company in San Francisco, and has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America for three years in a row.
Get an over-the-shoulder experience of how Natasha can help your life stories be easier to write, better to understand, and inspiring to read!
Check out these episode highlights:
- 01:45 – Natasha’s ideal client: My ideal client is a mature and successful entrepreneur that has inflection points, high and low, to share with everyone that is walking in their shoes before them.
- 02:09 – The problem she helps solve: I help them figure out with a system that I built that I created when I wrote my book, “How to Just Get Started Now” without having to have, “Where do I start?”, “How do I do this?”, “I’m not a good writer”, “I don’t know what I’ll write about”.
- 03:20 – The symptoms of the problem: You’ve achieved a lot. You’ve suffered a lot. You have incredible stories, but you can’t think of how you could put them all in one book.
- 03:56 – Clients’ common mistakes before consulting Natasha: That you don’t- like, if you’re dyslexic, or you can’t type or you don’t think you’re a good writer– none of that really matters. You can just get over those things with the program that I’m teaching.
- 04:28 – Natasha’s Valuable Free Action (VFA): I would create an inflection timeline of your life from zero to the age you are now and jot down the major things that happened in your life that were top 5% like you won the lottery, or you’re on the Inc. 5000 list or something like that, as well as the bottom 5%, you got hit by a car and lost your leg.
- 05:25 – Natasha’s Valuable Free Resource (VFR): Want more FREE tips on how to captivate people with your story? Click here: memoirsherpabonus.com
- 05:49 – Q: Why I waited until I was 51 to publish the story of my life? A: So, the answer to that question is, I probably thought about writing this book when I was 35, when I was 40. And I certainly would have had a story to tell. But what I didn’t have back then was the space between the very, very low and high inflection points.
Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode:“You may have one, two, three, or four, or more books in you, but let's just get started and focus on this one first.” -Natasha Miller Click To Tweet
(Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast)
Tom Poland 00:10
Greetings, everyone, and a very warm welcome to another edition of Marketing the Invisible. I’m Tom Poland joined today by Natasha Miller. Natasha, good day from Down Under. Where are you hanging out?
Natasha Miller 00:20
Hey, I’m in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tom Poland 00:24
And is it hot as Hades today in Oakland?
Natasha Miller 00:27
Nope. It’s always about 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tom Poland 00:30
Oh my gosh! You must live in the perfect place, climate-wise. Off climate and on to your magic powers. Folks, Natasha kind of sits at the helm of a company called Entire Productions. It’s described as the go-to experience design, and event entertaining production in San Francisco and has been on the Inc. 5000 list of, get this, the fastest growing companies in the US for three years in a row. It’s an extraordinary achievement! And I know enough about designing event experiences to know that I would not want to try it. For all the money in China, it’s extraordinarily complex, folks. It requires organization. It requires forethought. It requires synchronization, and it requires double and triple, and quadruple checking everything. So, it’s a pleasure to have you on the show, Natasha. The title, folks, so this is going to be a little different. We’re going to focus on another one on Natasha’s specialties. The title is, “How to Write the Story of Your Life, and Attract PR, Greater Email List and Add Another Revenue Generator to Your Business”. So, I’m going to be all ears. Natasha, let’s the kick off. Question number one, our time starts now. Who’s your ideal client?
Natasha Miller 01:45
My ideal client is a mature and successful entrepreneur that has inflection points, high and low, to share with everyone that is walking in their shoes before them. So, we want to learn from these people’s mistakes and their successes.
Tom Poland 2:04
Fabulous! So, question two, six and a half minutes left, how would you define the problem that you solve for them?
Natasha Miller 02:09
I help them figure out with a system that I built that I created when I wrote my book, “How to Just Get Started Now” without having to have, “Where do I start?”, “How do I do this?”, “I’m not a good writer”, “I don’t know what I’ll write about”. I just clean the slate. And literally, you come into this program that I’m teaching. And you’re getting started, not just with writing, but with really figuring out what the book is going to be about and laying it out. I just make it so much easier for you.
Tom Poland 02:22
Right. Perfect! And that’s a big problem. A lot of people have a book on them. They know they’ve got a book in them. There are books in them, been around for years and years and years, if not decades. So that’s the problem you solve. The other thing, folks, I want to point out here, I know it’s not Natasha interviewing me, but I have to say this, is even if you do get a writing a book, turning it into a lead generator and a revenue generator is whole different expertise as well. So, Natasha, we’ve got both of those problems sold in one. Tell us about the symptoms, Natasha, please. Five and a half minutes left. What would you say would be the top two or three symptoms? Someone listening to this goes, “Yeah, that’s me. I need to find out more about this.”
Natasha Miller 03:20
You’ve achieved a lot. You’ve suffered a lot. You have incredible stories, but you can’t think of how you could put them all in one book. And the answer is you shouldn’t put them all in one book. And you may have one, two, three, or four or more books in you, but let’s just get started and focus on this one first.
Tom Poland 03:39
Right. So that could be a big symptom. And I guess question four are some of the common mistakes people make when trying to solve this problem. And I guess that one of them is thinking they’ve got to cram everything into one book. Anything else you want to add to those common mistakes? Four and a half minutes left.
Natasha Miller 03:56
That you don’t- like, if you’re dyslexic, or you can’t type or you don’t think you’re a good writer– none of that really matters. You can just get over those things with the program that I’m teaching.
Tom Poland 04:09
Right. So, a lot of people hold off because they think that they’re somehow disqualified themselves. So, let’s flip it now. Question five is one valuable free action. This is like a top tip or this is not going to write the whole book, but it could get people started heading off in the right direction. Four minutes left.
Natasha Miller 04:28
I would create an inflection timeline of your life from zero to the age you are now and jot down the major things that happened in your life that were top 5%, like you won the lottery, or you’re on the Inc. 5000 list or something like that, as well as the bottom 5%, you got hit by a car and lost your leg. You had a divorce, you know, those kinds of things. Those are the points that you’re looking to put down on this piece of paper, not that you had a great brunch with your friends on a Sunday afternoon.
Tom Poland 05:04
Natasha Miller 05:04
So, catalogue those inflection points.
Tom Poland 05:08
Right. So, the top 5%, the bottom 5%. I think that’s very clever. Thank you for that! So, folks that would get you started. Let’s help people even more. Question six is a valuable free resource. Where can we direct people to that going to give them, even more, to get them started?
Natasha Miller 05:25
Tom Poland 05:29
Memoir, M-E-M-O-I-R, Sherpa, S-H-E-R-P-A, as someone who’s a guide at the top of the mountain bonus.com. Thank you for that! We’ve got two and a half minutes left, so ample time. Question seven is what’s the one question I should have asked you, but didn’t?
Natasha Miller 05:49
Yeah, I think the question that you should have asked me or could have asked me is why I waited until I was 51 to publish the story of my life.
Tom Poland 06:00
And why did you wait until you’re 51, Natasha?
Natasha Miller 06:03
Good question, Tom. So, the answer to that question is, I probably thought about writing this book when I was 35, when I was 40. And I certainly would have had a story to tell. But what I didn’t have back then was the space between the very, very low and high inflection points, and the time to reflect on them, make sense of them and make them available to honor the reader and anticipate their questions and anticipate their needs. So not to say that if you’re 35 years old, you can’t write a memoir or the story of your life. You’re going to write a different one than if you were 50. But for me, the book that I really wanted to put out of this world which is called, “Relentless Homeless Teen to Achieving the Entrepreneur Dream” really couldn’t have been published before. It was this year.
Tom Poland 06:59
Perfect! Goosebumps. Tingles running down my spine! A lot of authenticity. And I think you’ve just touched on one of the most remarkable things about you which is you know, from a homeless teen to a successful entrepreneur. So, they say the best Earth is the Earth that’s gone through the worm. That’s what gardeners say and I think we’ve just heard- we’ve just got some rich soil put it that way if I can put it like that. Natasha Miller, thanks so much for your time and your insights.
Natasha Miller 07:24
Tom Poland 07:26
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