Day 7 | Who is your ideal "Reader Avatar"?
Why are you the person to write this book?
Who are you seeking to reach? How many of them does there need to be?
It might be fewer than you think.
In fact, it might just be one person: your ideal "Reader Avatar."
I found the following little story and it's so very relevant and, hopefully, gives you some "confidence" that your audience is out there we just need to connect with them.
A father before he died said to his son: “this is a watch your grandfather gave me, and is more than 200 years old. But before I give it to you, go to the watch shop on the first street, and tell him I want to sell it, and see how much he offers you”.
He went, and then came back to his father, and said, "the watchmaker offered 5 dollars because it's old”.
He said to him : “go to the coffee shop”.
He went and then came back, and said: “He offered $5 father”.
“Go to the museum and show that watch”.
He went then came back, and said to his father “They offered me a million dollars for this piece”.
The father said: “I wanted to let you know that the right place values you in right way.
Don't find yourself in the wrong place and get angry if you are not valued.
Those that know your value are those who appreciate you, don't stay in a place where nobody sees your value".
Know your worth.