An authentic response from a world renowned author

Written by Stuart Haden on September 4, 2014

When I was writing my book (It’s Not About The Coach) I reached out to the good and great of coaching for endorsements. I have had some wonderful comments that have helped me along my way. Some have tried to derail my progress which only strengthened my resolve. Some supported me when I needed it and a couple helped me see things from new perspectives. But the award for the most authentic response has to go to Richard Bach the American writer who is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970’s best seller Jonathan Livingston Seagull emailed to say…

Thank you for the honor of your interest in a comment from me on your book. Since I believe that jacket comments don’t sell books, I haven’t given any in decades and shall decline.

Declining comments helps your idea to present itself as a book and not a billboard. It’s standing on its own, and there’s a charm in that.

Wishing you great success with the book, Richard.

As I was just doing a bit of email housekeeping I came across this again so I thought I would share it with you. Thoroughly authentic – his inner values come across so clearly – encouraging me to shift my long held beliefs. Challenging yet gentle. Oh, and his books are great also!?