I'm writing a book in 3 weeks. That's right...3 weeks! I'm actually trying to polish it off in 2 weeks.
In reality, I'm simply gathering together a lot of things I speak about and blog about and putting them in a book. This is a strategy I teach at the Speak It Forward Boot Camp.
Anyway, I need help naming the book. The book is a "success" book for teenagers and will basically have 3 sections.
Two quick thoughts on this basic outline:
So, what I need help with, and quickly, is what to title the book. Here's what I'm thinking so far. The title is before the hash mark, subtitle is after the hash mark.
I have more...but these are my top 3 so far.
Thoughts, insights, and ideas welcome!
Way to lead by example! The book is sure to be a top seller after you give your talks. Try this on for size. It's a slight modification of the first title:
Never, EVER Settle for Average--The Teen's Guide to Awesome Success
All the best!
Know Now What Everyone Else Will Know Then
Live It Forward So Your Life Won't Be Backwards
Live It Forward So You Won't Look Back
Life Can Be Understood Forward - It Doesn't Have To Be Lived Backwards
If You Knew Now What You Will Know Then
Very exciting Kent!
I like Stop Being Normal--A Teen's Guide to Real Success and Awesomeness.
I will have to get my hands on that book for my son and the kidos in Youth group....
so keep me posted as to when it will come out! : )
To catch on with teens, I think you need something that doesn't sound like an adult coming alongside them to guide them. It's what it is, it just can't be what it looks like to get past the skepticism. These may be a bit out there, but they speak a language that kids relate to. Think of it this way - the l33tsp33k used by teens today is similar in concept to Esperanto, except the goal isn't to include but to exclude, unless you belong to the group. By giving a nod to the patois you may reach some you wouldn't otherwise. That said, how about something along these lines...
Don't be a n00b: Smart Stuff You Missed
YY4U - Pwning Your Future
LOLFacts - Winning For Real
Ooh SNAP - Success Needs A Pwner
Learning Like A Boss
ROFLMBO - Reading On Fire, Learning My Best Options
I like the idea, and the title I'm leaning toward is Stop Being Normal. But I'd make a slight modification to put the spotlight on the reader.
Awesome or Normal? A Teen's Guide to Real Success
WOW! I post this late last night...and by 7 AM I already have 10 responses. Amazing.
I have phone calls with prospective clients and meeting with actually clients all day today, so I might not be able to respond quickly, but I will respond either today or tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone!
Kent - I Love the idea and the titles given so far. Good Luck trying to pick one!
Here's another - "Teen Building - Living Forward to Greatness!"