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NEW! SOB Episode: The Magic of Writing with Saba Tekle

Summary:

On this episode of Style of Business, your host Keetria interviews Saba Tekle, award-winning best selling author, publisher, mentor, and founder and CEO of 7 House Media.

Show Notes:

  • About Saba Tekle
    • She wants to help women find their passion and purpose and shine a light on inner beauty.
    • She needed self-help, development, spiritual advice, and mentorship.
      • She found authors whose vulnerability and story helped heal her.
    • She wanted to become an author and learned a lot about the publishing industry.
    • She genuinely believes that when you provide enough value, the universe will serve you.
  • Why do you think people love the message in your books so much?
    • It’s not an everyday conversation that’s happening in the book.
    • The book is tailored to healing and empowers you via what women have been through.
  • Talk about some of the services you offer with 7 House Media.
    • The most dominant thing she teaches on is publishing.
    • She offers mentorship for her authors.
  • What are one or two key things you didn’t know before as a publisher?
    • At first, publishing wasn’t the goal, the writing was the goal.
    • She knew she needed a different skill set if you wanted to write and publish.
  • Talk about your newest of your series.
    • There are about 6 volumes of 20 beautiful women
    • The content is people who took their pain and made it their purpose.
  • What drives your work?
    • She gets compelled when she sees how her books have benefited people.
    • She takes note of what she gets from her authors and what helps people.
  • Any current plans to expand the brand further?
    • The 20 Beautiful Women challenge came out of nowhere and over a million people participated.
    • She wants to continue and expand on the momentum.
  • What do you enjoy most about writing?
    • It’s the most beautiful thing if you can express what’s actually on your mind.
    • It’s magic, beautiful, powerful, and healing.
  • What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
    • If you’re clear about your intent and niche specific, God will move everything for you.
    • What it’s all about is what you think of what you do.
  • Do you have a specific process when you’re trying to come up with a storyline?
    • Every process is similar.
    • First, check in with your soul.
    • Find people that you trust to mentor you and let things develop.
    • Start with a blank page – you’re putting out an intent that you’re going to write something.
    • You have to be willing to bet on yourself.
  • What motivates you?
    • She gets inspired, she’s free spirit.
    • What motivates her is an inspiration.
    • People inspire her.
    • There’s just one you, you can’t do everything for everybody.

3 Key Points

  • When you provide value you’ll gain value in return.
  • Be clear about your intent and your niche.
  • Find people you trust to mentor you.

Tweetable Quotes

  • When you provide enough value, the universe will serve you.
  • Enjoying your journey is the most important part.
  • Writing is magic, beautiful, powerful, and healing.
  • “I knew I wanted to write. I had dreamed about it for years. I wasn’t going to be one of those people who die wondering, “What if?” I would keep putting my dream to the test — even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the Shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.” – Alex Haley

Resources Mentioned

Style of Business Podcast

20 Beautiful Women

20 Beautiful Women Volume 1 – Free on Amazon

7 House Media

 

 

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