How Effective Is Your Writing? Tips for Lawyers to Excel as Authors with Nick Hutchison

Nick Hutchison

Founder of BookThinkers

Nick Hutchison is the visionary force behind BookThinkers, a thriving 7-figure marketing agency bridging authors and readers. In just over 7 years, he has cultivated a platform reaching over 1,000,000 people monthly and hosts the top 2% global podcast, “BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books,” featuring interviews with renowned authors like Grant Cardone and Lewis Howes. Nick’s platform and services have empowered countless authors to reach millions of readers, driving substantial revenue growth. His services encompass video production, podcast booking, and social media brand building. With a mission to inspire readers to take action, Nick authored “Rise of the Reader,” delving into mastering reading habits and applying newfound knowledge to unlock potential.

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Nick Hutchison

Episode 127

Show Notes

Brief summary of show:

In this episode, Nick Hutchison, founder of BookThinkers, a company dedicated to helping authors promote and market their books, shares his journey and insights on the importance of reading and applying knowledge from books for personal development. 

Nick, who has recently published his first book ‘Rise of the Reader,’ discusses the impact of reading habits on personal and professional growth, and the significance of actionable writing for authors and readers alike. 

Our conversation explores strategies for effective reading and writing, touches on the value of non-fiction books, and delves into the role of books in the life of professionals, particularly lawyers. Tips on overcoming reading barriers, setting SMART goals for reading, and making reading and writing actionable are also discussed, providing valuable takeaways for listeners seeking to leverage books for learning and growth.

Nick Hutchison is the visionary force behind BookThinkers, a thriving 7-figure marketing agency bridging authors and readers. In just over 7 years, he has cultivated a platform reaching over 1,000,000 people monthly and hosts the top 2% global podcast, “BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books,” featuring interviews with renowned authors like Grant Cardone and Lewis Howes. Nick’s platform and services have empowered countless authors to reach millions of readers, driving substantial revenue growth. His services encompass video production, podcast booking, and social media brand building. With a mission to inspire readers to take action, Nick authored “Rise of the Reader,” delving into mastering reading habits and applying newfound knowledge to unlock potential.

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0:00 Intro
2:19 My favorite book of 2023
03:47 Tracking reading and using GoodReads
5:28 Nick’s favorite book of 2023
7:37 How to write in a compelling way for readers to take action on the advice given
9:11 Top examples of actionable books
11:50 SMART goals for each book you read
13:27 Mistakes people make when writing
16:18 The importance of language for concise communication
17:30 Getting a reader to follow through with a specific call to action
23:47 How to get the reading inertia going and good reading habits to adopt
28:34 Extracting book information from nonfiction books to apply to your life
34:53 Book Review
43:57 About Nick’s book

Nick Hutchison's Book

In this episode’s book review segment, our guest, Nick Hutchinson, highlights a transformative read that’s not just a book but a new way of thinking about work and life balance. He recommends “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss, a groundbreaking guide that challenges the traditional notion of the 9 to 5 grind and offers readers an alternative vision of lifestyle design. Ferriss’s book is packed with strategies, tips, and real-world examples on how to efficiently manage your work, automate your income, and liberate yourself from the office, allowing more freedom to pursue your passions and interests. 

From the publisher:

The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”

The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris