#33 How to Overcome Rejection and (Finally) Find a Publisher for Your Book — With Stacey J. Wheeler

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you ever struggled with finding a publisher? Did it ever make you feel like maybe you weren’t a good enough writer, or even a good enough person, to become an author? Did you know you’re not alone? Today we’re talking with Stacey James Wheeler and he is going to share with us a little about his writing and publishing journey . Stacey James Wheeler is a Parenting Coach, Speaker and Writer. The three years he spent finding a publisher for his book gave him an education in how to succeed. Stacey’s road to become an author saw scores or rejections and led him to what he calls “a life-changing amount of personal growth.” The focus of his research is the struggles stepdads and his book Stepdad 101: What to Know Before You Marry a Single Mom was released last month. His work has been called “Insightful,” “Powerful” and “Valuable” by counselors and family coaches. Stacey has authored numerous research papers & articles, and is a popular contributor to radio programs and parenting magazines. He is a proud Stepdad of three and is the founder of the award-winning Stepdadding.com. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How Stacey found time to write with a full-time job and being a full-time parent. Stacey’s path to eventual publication. How to keep your spirits (and productivity) high in the face of rejections.             RESOURCES & LINKS: Visit Stacey’s website: StepDadding.com Follow Stacey on Twitter: @Stepdadding And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stepdadding Motivational Press Publishing STACEY’S...

#32 How to Create Impact with Your Book — Wendy Lipton Dibner

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you ever dreamed about reaching millions of people with your book? Do you want your book to change people’s lives? Are you wondering how in the world the A-list authors do it? Today we’re talking with Wendy Lipton-Dibner and she is going to share with us a little about how to write and market a book that has a real IMPACT in the world. Wendy Lipton-Dibner is the world’s leading authority on business development through impact strategy. President of Professional Impact, Inc. and founder of Move People to Action, Wendy is internationally recognized for her unparalleled ability to help clients maximize and capitalize on the unique impact they bring people’s lives through one-of-a-kind marketing, products and services. Wendy a multi international bestselling author and highly sought-after keynote speaker and media guest. She serves as a trusted advisor to doctors, executives, start-up entrepreneurs and top influencers around the globe and she is the author of the new business acceleration book, Focus On Impact® – The 10- Step Map to Reach Millions, Make Millions and Love Your Life Along the Way. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL DISCOVER: The 3 Step Impact Formula How to write an impactful book that reaches millions How authors can start making an impact right away The 4 different action types, and how they approach impact differently Why content is no longer king (and what has replaced it)           RESOURCES & LINKS: Find Wendy’s website: Focus On Impact Follow Wendy on Twitter: @ImpactExpert Wendy’s...

#31 How to Develop Confidence in Your Writing and Yourself–with Alyssa Dver

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDo you ever doubt yourself? Do you ever feel like you’re on a roller coaster ride of emotions–confident one minute, and confused the next? Do you ever wish you had some concrete strategies for building confidence in yourself and your work? Today we’re talking with Alyssa Dver and she is going to share with us a little about the science of confidence. Alyssa is co-founder & Chief Confidence Officer for the American Confidence Institute (ACI) and has presented all over the world for organizations such as the World Diversity Summit at the United Nations, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, The U.S. Small Business Administration of MA, The Center for Women & Enterprise and others. She is the author of six top selling books including, Kickass Confidence: Own Your Brain. Up Your Game, Ms. Informed: Wake up Wisdom for Women, and No Time Marketing. She’s been published in Forbes, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, and is frequently interviewed by respected media such as NPR, The Boston Globe, Inc., CNN Money, and CNBC. Prior to ACI, Alyssa was the founder of Mint Green Marketing where she was the Executive Marketing Advisor to over 150 companies in a variety of industries based around the world. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’ll DISCOVER: What is confidence and where it comes from. What makes some people confident and others not so much. How we can all develop more confidence. Alyssa’s favorite confidence building strategies. What to do when we have people all around us trying to undermine our confidence, pulling us down, telling us we’re wasting our time…or that we should “get a real job”.    ...

#24 How Writing a Book Can Benefit Your Business –with Jennifer Swanson

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAre you a business owner, consultant, speaker or coach? Have you ever wondered how writing a book might benefit your business? Have you ever wondered if you’re really cut out to be an author? Today we’re talking with Jennifer Swanson and she is going to share with us a little about her journey as a non-fiction author. Jennifer Swanson has been teaching Communication and Human Relation skills since 1993 to college students entering the medical field. She is also the creator/host of the Communication Diva Podcast, which has an international audience and helps people in deepening workplace and personal relationships through more effective communication. She is the author of the book What They See: How to Stand Out and Shine in Your New Job. Jenn draws upon years of expertise as she shares her passion for inspiring others to reach their full potential with readers and audiences worldwide.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How Jenn got through the writing, editing, and publishing process.  What thoughts went through her head and how she dealt with them.  The business benefits Jenn has seen from being an author. RESOURCES AND LINKS: Learn more about Jenn at her website. Check out Jenn’s podcast. Follow Jenn on Twitter!  Jennifer’s Book:                ...

#23 Time Management For Authors –With Tom Dowd

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDo you ever feel like you’re out of balance—like you’re always working, and not moving forward? Would you like to know how to get more accomplished in 40 hours than you’re currently doing in 60 or 70 hours? What if your success were simply a matter of working smarter not harder? Today we’re talking with Tom Dowd, and he is going to share with us a little about his experience with work/life balance and time management. Tom is a prize-winning speaker, award-winning author, and trainer—all spurred by his need to be more than a painfully shy and introverted individual on a roller coaster ride of success. Tom has taken the strategies and insights learned over 24 years in the financial industry in management and leadership roles to write his fourth book Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance. This book teaches readers that time management is a disciplined mindset. Having control in your life is about commitment, routines, flexibility, adjustments, and planning. We do have more control in our lives than we think, and it’s important for you to manage your time– don’t let it manage you. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: Why it feels like we work and work and never get anything done. (Are we really on a hamster wheel – or does it just seem that way?) The secret to getting more done in 40 hours than the 60 or 70 you’re working now. How to balance both a full-time day job and writing a book. How to develop good time-management habits without...

#22 How Body Language Can Help Authors Succeed –with Sharon Sayler

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDo you want to be true to who you are? Are you writing in order to make the world a better place? Would you like to show up with confidence and courage and have people buy into your ideas more often? Writers spend their whole existence trying to craft the right words, and often completely ignore the power of their other communication tools. Whether we want to or not, authors need to have face-to-face interactions with people—whether that’s meeting with agents, publishers, or interacting with fans. Today we’re talking with Sharon Sayler and she is going to share with us a little about body language, confidence, and being a writer. Sharon Sayler is an international best-selling author, communications trainer, and speaker. She is devoted to teaching professionals around the world how to become stronger, more influential leaders through strategic communication. She is the author of seven books and coauthor of two including Charisma: The Art of Relationships with Michael Grinder. Her body language book What Your Body Says and How to Master the Message, published by John Wiley and Sons has been released in six languages and is suggested reading in universities around the world. Her latest international bestseller Mindfulness in Action: A Hands-on Guide to Creating Peace Amidst The Chaos shows you how to live mindfully and intentionally to create a vibrant, energetic life based on real connection, trust, permission and love. You can learn more about Ms. Sayler and her groundbreaking work at www.SharonSayler.com  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: Why should writers bother to understand communication and body...