Mistakes are nothing to be afraid of.

They show your readers you are human and imperfect.

Let’s do a reframe.

A reframe is where you look at something from a different point of view.

For example, you might think yoga is weird.

But if I told you every Major League baseball team uses yoga exercises, you’d probably think yoga is cool!

Let’s reframe mistakes.

Mistakes are actually cool because they show readers you aren’t perfect.

People don’t relate to people who are perfect.

Most folks think people who seem perfect are snobs, elitists, or nerds.

Readers want to relate to you.

They aren’t perfect.

If they see you admit to not being perfect, they will be more apt to like you.

If they like you, they will buy your book and tell their friends to read your book.

They will hire you to work with them.

In fact, the first draft of Write Your Book in a Flash was pretty bad.

I didn’t know it at the time, though.

I thought I had a good first draft—until I read it!

Have I convinced you to show your imperfections?