Category Archives: Author

Episode 77 – Thirty Days to a Bigger Stage: How to leverage publicity so you can amplify your message with Joel Kessel

Ever wonder how to PENETRATE your market, PLOW through your fears, and PREPARE to be a rock star in your industry? Over the years a number of amazing people have asked me to interview them on the Igniting Souls podcast. Because I’m so committed to our time together, my answer is almost always no. But…this week I invited…

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Episode 76 – My Secret Launch Strategy: How to launch your book, brand, or business with a significant splash

  Chances are you’re probably going to want to launch a book, brand, or business sometime in the next 5 years. True? If so, you might want to apply to join the ELIXIR Project VIP Launch Experience. Rather than launch my next book in isolation, I’m inviting a select group of people to join me on…

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Author Academy Elite authors

The only thing you need to become an author

Did I really say the “ONLY” THING? As is in: One? Uno? Single? Sole? Lone? Yep. It’s true. There’s only one thing you need to become an author. But that’s not what the Internet says? The Internet says you need an agent, a proposal, and a platform. It says you need a big book advance and…

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Episode 63 – How to create and leverage one idea to change your life and countless others

I love the quote above from Inception (one of my favorite movies): The movie explores how ideas are created, stolen, and shared. You might wonder why do I love ideas so much? Here’s why: because ideas infect people. Inception asks: What is the most resilient parasite?  An idea.  Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s…

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Episode 62 – Should you host your own live event? 6 reasons why you might want to consider it in the near future

Hosting your own live event can make or break your business. If done correctly, events can propel you forward and increase your influence, impact, and income. But if done incorrectly they can be a fatal drain on your time and money. So how do you know if doing your own live event is the right…

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Episode 58 – How to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money: Will it Fly? chat with Pat Flynn and Kary Oberbrunner

What if you could predict the success of your idea BEFORE you launched it? What if you found a map to help you steer through all the minefields? Imagine the time and money you’d save. Imagine the embarrassment you’d avoid. Imagine the insight you’d gain.   But crystal balls don’t exist and no one knows…

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Why your book is NOT your business card

  Ever hear this before… THAT BUSINESS CARD CHANGED MY LIFE Probably not. But have you ever heard this before… THAT BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE Probably so. Your book is not a business card I go to a few conferences a year. Many times I meet authors or aspiring authors. I often hear them refer to their…

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Episode 057 – A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want: LIVING FORWARD chat with Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy, and Kary Oberbrunner

    In this episode I take a deep dive into the Living Forward phenomenon via an exclusive chat with authors Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. Living Forward starts out by addressing THE DRIFT. The DRIFT is the tendency to arrive at destinations you don’t consciously choose. The DRIFT is facing life in a reactive…

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You’re never too old to write your book

Do you have a story inside you? 82% of the population believes they do. Ironically, 99% of those people never publish their book. As a result, when they die, so does their story. I’ve worked with hundreds of authors to write, publish, and market their books. And here’s what I’ve realized: “We must all suffer…

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Episode 056 – How to create and cultivate a thriving tribe

Do you have a tribe? If so, do you know how to care for your tribe? If not, do you know how to create a tribe? Marketing guru Seth Godin says: “A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea.” Tribes are everywhere,…

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