Episode #42 – How to Balance Business and Passion with Adam Dreece

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you ever wanted to quit your job and write full time? Do you ever look at authors who’ve done it and wonder how the heck they manage?  Would you like to peek into the career of someone who’s in the early stages of someone doing just that? SO often we hear about authors who have already “made it”…they have successful careers and everything’s going great. About this time last year, I shared with you someone who was at the beginning of that journey. Someone who was still figuring things out. His name was Adam Dreece and at the time he was transitioning from full time software engineer to full-time author. Today he’s back to update us on what’s been going on over the last year. He’s accomplished some amazing things, and I think you’re going to be inspired…. At first blush, designing software and writing a fantasy novel don’t seem to have much in common. But Adam will tell you differently. “Writing and coding software are both ways of bringing ideas to life,” he explains. “Both have an inherent story. They’re just told in different languages.” Graduating with honors from the University of Waterloo’s math faculty, he was almost immediately catapulted into the high-stakes,high-pressure and highly creative world of Silicon Valley. Within a few years, and at Microsoft in Toronto. But he never stopped writing. He built a solid, 20-year career in software, working with some of the best, most creative minds in the business. It was fun, it was stimulating, and it was lucrative work. But as often...

#41 Unexpectedly Becoming a Best-Selling Author – with Lisa Cherry Beaumont

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you finished your book yet?   How about your next book? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to wake up and discover that your book is a best seller? Today we’re talking with Lisa Cherry Beaumont and she is going to share with us a little about her journey as a coach and brand new best-selling author. Lisa Cherry Beaumont is a Life Purpose Coach and Author of bestselling book Life Purpose Alchemy: Discover what fulfills you and do what you love for a living. Using her unique 6-step system, Lisa helps people who are stuck doing work they don’t love, and those who find themselves hopping from one frustrating business to the next, to understand what makes them happy and motivated and do work that’s meaningful to them.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: Lisa’s secret to getting the writing done. How she got the word out about her book and made it a best seller. How she is capitalizing on her new best-seller status. One great exercise to get un-stuck while writing. Whether you really need a writing routine or not.             LINKS AND RESOURCES: Website: lisacherrybeaumont.com Follow Lisa on Facebook: Authentic Life Coaching Follow Lisa on Twitter: @LisaBeaumont Follow Lisa on Youtube: The Life Purpose Alchemist   LISA’S...

#36 How One Author Generates a 6-Figure Income –with Kevin Kruse

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Do you have enough time? Enough to write your books and market your books and work your day job and raise your family? Would you like to learn how to find more time in your day, and be happier while doing more? Today we’re talking with Kevin Kruse and he is going to share with us a little about his writing and publishing journey. Kevin Kruse is an Inc 500 serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and Forbes columnist. Kruse has been named a Top 100 Business Thought Leader by Trust Across America. Over the last 20 years Kevin has started or co-founded several multi-million dollar companies which have won awards for both fast growth (Inc 500) as well as employee engagement As a keynote speaker and performance coach, Kevin has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, startup founders, US Marine Corps officers and non-profit leaders. In his new book, 15 Secrets
Successful People Know About
Time Management, Kevin teaches
readers how to move from “overworked and overwhelmed” to “productive and prosperous”. Since quitting his day job to become a full time indie author, Kevin has also recorded his marketing efforts and monthly income on his blog authorjourneyto100k.com In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How to find more time in your day, and be happier! What to do if you feel like you’re “not doing enough” The most surprising thing Kevin learned from interviewing 200 billionaires, Olympic atheletes, and other high achievers Why having the right mindset is crucial to begin productive Why to set an MIT (and when to get it done)...

#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...

#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...

#21 How to Eliminate Distractions and Get into the Flow State –with Liam Martin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDo you ever procrastinate? Could you use a few more hours in the day? Do you ever wonder how you’ll manage to get your book finished with all the other stuff  you have to do every day? Today we’re talking with Liam Martin and he is going to share with us a little of his understanding of productivity and focus. Liam Martin is co-founder and CMO at Staff.com and Timedoctor.com. He has almost 10 years experience in remote team management, focusing on how to make teams work more efficiently online. He’s managed large teams across 9 different countries and is passionate about understanding business processes and how online collaboration happens. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER How to eliminate distractions and get yourself into the flow state. Just how much time we’re wasting every day. The biggest productivity blocks. Do we really not have enough hours in the day — or is there something else going on? How to stay focused for longer periods of time. How to stay productive without burning out, especially if you have a day job. How to get back on track after a major setback. LINKS and RESOURCES  Got a burning question for Liam about how to increase your productivity? Email him at liammartin@staff.com. Employee productivity software options, co-founded by Liam Martin: staff.com (particularly good if you are looking for work) timedoctor.com (productivity tool – email Liam for an extrended trial offer!) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian author referenced by Liam for his work and studies in “flow state”, a state of extreme focus....