Category Archives: Author

Episode 047 – Why I don’t pay attention to surveys, test audiences, and competitors

HISTORY SHOWS US, many times we simply get it wrong. Check out these real quotes. “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.” Grover Cleveland, US president, 1905 “Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” Marechal Ferdinand Foch, professor of strategy, 1904 “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is…

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Episode 042 – The conversation I have with myself when I fail so I can get back up again

I used to fear failure. Now I pursue it everyday. But because I fail often, I need to have a particular conversation to get myself back up again. In this episode I take you inside my brain and share how I hack my inner critic. This essential conversation is one of the secrets that helps…

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Episode 041 – The #1 thing I could have done to shave 8 years off of achieving my dream.

I have a confession. I hate waiting. Whether it’s long lines at the grocery store or congestion on the freeway, I absolutely hate wasting time. Recently, I realized why my dream took 8 years longer than it should have. On this episode I reveal the #1 thing I could have done to shave those 8…

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Episode 035 – 8 reasons why you may want to get published

Have you ever heard someone say, “This book changed my life?” As powerful as that statement is, there are 7 OTHER reasons you might want to get published too. In this episode discover the 8 reasons why you may want to get published. And if you need some help getting your story written, published, and…

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Episode 034 – What book insiders DON’T want you to know

Sure a book can increase your influence, impact, and income…but ONLY if you write, publish, and market it the right way. Since I’ve been traditionally published 6 times, over the years many people have asked me to share what to do and what not to do BEFORE they start writing their book. In this episode…

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Episode 027 – How to get successful people to mentor you

The #1 way NOT to get successful people to mentor you is by asking them if you can PICK THEIR BRAIN. This is a rookie mistake and can be interpreted as offensive. This episode is the 3rd part of a series (check out episode 25 and 26). Discover important insider rules. For example: The more…

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Episode 026 – Why dating and collaborating in business is better than getting married and buried.

How do you know who to partner with in business? How can you increase your odds of success? Discover a proven model how to filter requests in an efficient and effective way that helps you save time and maximize opportunities.

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Episode 025 – Why the “big guys and gals” don’t want to partner with you and how to change it

For years I struggled trying to partner with the “big guys.” They seemed too busy to care. Everything changed when I discovered the insider rules on how to partner. In 2014 we partnered with some of the biggest players and brands in our industry. Discover the “rules” of the game and more importantly how to…

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Episode 020 – 25 tips to help you speak better publicly

Are you speaking in public soon? Here’s 25 of my time-tested tips. (I had to learn most of these the “hard” way…i.e. via FAILURE.) What would you add as tip #26? Your suggestion might make the list I’ve created to help Author Academy Elite students when they speak at the Igniting Souls Conference next month.

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Episode 016 – Great Message + Poor Platform = Bad Experience

Great ideas are no longer enough. Without a platform—something that enables you to get seen and heard—you don’t have a chance. —Michael Hyatt

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