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The Creative Life Podcast : Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas | James Taylor

In 'The Creative Life' podcast, James Taylor reveals all of his creativity and innovation strategies and techniques so you can unlock your creativity and live 'The Creative Life'. As a leading creativity coach James teaches and interviews creative leaders on subjects including; how creativity works, the creative process, what is creativity, how to generate ideas, creativity exercises, creativity research, creative block, creative personality types, theories of creativity, creative thinking, educational creativity, divergent thinking, organizational creativity, creative cultures, and innovation. His work builds on other leading creativity experts including Julia Cameron, Sir Ken Robinson, Michael J Gelb, Eric Maisel, Scott Barry Kaufman, Twyla Tharp, Richard Florida, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Pressfield, Tina Seelig, Josh Linkner and many others. James Taylor shows us how we can all learn to be more creative.
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Dec 2, 2020

In this episode we learn from Sha Nacino on The three keys every author must have.

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Sha Nacino is a trusted global speaker on gratitude, happiness, and productivity, a Jack Canfield Certified Trainer on Success Principles, and a prolific author of 12 books. She is recognized as a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest award given by Toastmasters International to its members worldwide. A student to some of the world’s best teachers — Bo Sanchez, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, and Tony Robbins — Sha loves to write books and teach people how to write books through The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge which she shares at shanacino.com/write. To date, Sha has addressed thousands of audiences from more than 26 countries globally.

In this episode, we cover:

- Her formula for writing a book
- The three keys every author must have
- How to write a book in 90 days

Resources:

- Recommended Book: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan -https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776
- Recommended Tools: Evernote, Ideabank
- Official Website - https://www.shanacino.com/

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Nov 24, 2020

In this episode we learn from Stephanie Chandler on How To Get Book Reviews.

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Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan and The Nonfiction Publishing Plan. She is also founder and CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant educational community for experienced and aspiring writers, and the Nonfiction Writers Conference, an annual event conducted entirely online.
In this episode, we cover:

- Building your beta reader list
- Standing out in a competitive market
- Ways to generate book reviews

Resources:

- Recommended Book: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016
- Recommended Tools: Index Cards, Microsoft Word, Evernote
https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx
- Official Website: https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/
- Nonfiction Writers Conference: https://nonfictionwritersconference.com/

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Nov 9, 2020

In this episode we learn from David Burkus on How To Research Stories For Your Books.

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David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 1.8 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

In this episode, we cover:

- The process of starting out as an author
- How to research stories for your books
- Organizing your book structure

Resources:

- Recommended Book: Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday -
https://www.amazon.com/Perennial-Seller-Making-Marketing-Lasts/dp/0143109014-
- Recommended Tools: Scrivener, Microsoft Word -
https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx-
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview-
- Official Website - https://davidburkus.com/


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Nov 4, 2020

In this episode we learn from Charlie Hoehn on How To Sell A Million Books.

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Charlie Hoehn is an author, marketing strategist, speaker and head of video for Scribe Media. He’s studied under authors including Seth Godin, Ramit Seth, and Tucker Max and helped Tim Ferriss in the production and launch of the New York Times bestseller ‘The Four Hour Body’. Charlie's own books include Play It Away and the popular career guide - Recession-Proof Graduate and when not writing you’ll find him advising authors on how to best market their work.

In this episode, we cover:

- What he learned working with Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi
- How to sell a million books
- The hybrid publishing model

Resources:

- Recommended Book: The Scribe Book Method - https://scribewriting.com/scribe-method-book/
- Recommended Tools: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/
- Official Website - https://scribemedia.com/
-The Scribe Book Method om/scribe-method-book/
- The Scribe Book Method - https://scribewriting.com/scribe-method-book/

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Oct 27, 2020

In this episode we learn from Jesse Krieger on Using Online Summits To Launch Your Book.

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Jesse sits squarely at the intersection of publishing and promotion – having signed two publishing deals on two different continents and navigated the world of becoming a bestselling author twice. He has worked with 100+ authors to achieve their dreams of writing and publishing a book via his company, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press. Unlike most traditional publishing companies, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press helps authors through the entire author journey, from writing and creating a great book, to providing expert publishing support with editing, design, layout and marketing strategy.

In this episode, we cover:

- Using online summits to launch your book
- The simple tactic to increase your book sales
- Secrets of getting on the New York Times bestseller list

Resources:

- Recommended Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand -
https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Shrugged-Ayn-Rand/dp/0451191145
- Recommended Tools: Printed paper and pen
- Official Website - https://www.lifestyleentrepreneurspress.com/
- Self-Publishing Millionaire Book - https://www.bestsellersummitonline.com/

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Oct 20, 2020

In this episode we learn from Joseph Alexander on Secrets Of A Seven Figure Author.

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Joseph Alexander is an author, publisher, and guitarist although not necessarily in that order. As a prolific author, he has written over 40 guitar tuitional books which have sold in excess of 400,000 worldwide. Joseph also runs a publishing services company at Self-Published.co.uk and two independent book publishing imprints. He is one of the few seven-figure indie non-fiction authors living in the UK.

In this episode, we cover:

- Secrets Of A Seven Figure Author
- Getting the fundamentals of publishing right
- How he wrote 14 books in his first year

Resources:

- Recommended Book: On Writing by Stephen King - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569.On_Writing
- Recommended Tools: Pen + Paper, Notes, Microsoft Word, Kindle Previewer, Photoshop, Amazon KDP, Book Report Plugin, Better Book Tools,Mailchimp
- Official Website - https://www.fundamental-changes.com/
- Self-Publishing Millionaire Book - https://www.self-published.co.uk/

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Oct 13, 2020

In this episode we learn from Annalisa Parent on Taking Your Book From Idea To Sold.

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Annalisa Parent helps experts and business owners to write, publish and SELL client magnet books to MASSIVELY scale their brands and businesses. She is the founder of Date with the Muse and co-founder of Laurel Elite Books, the later offering full-service publishing. Annalisa writes for many local, national, and international publications and been featured on Huffington Post Live as well CBS, Associated Press and Korean Broadcast Systems. She believes in taking the writing craft seriously without taking herself too seriously, and attempts to heed the wisdom of the ancient Roman poet Horace who said: “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.”

In this episode, we cover:

- How client magnet books work
- Taking Your Book From Idea To Sold
- Content editors vs copy editors

Resources:

- Recommended Book: On Writing Well by William Zinsser - https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-Classic-Guide-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548
- Recommended Tools: Google Docs - https://www.google.com/docs/about/
- Official Website - https://laurelelite.com/
- Storytelling for Pantsers - https://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-Pantsers-Revise-Without-Outline/dp/1947482017

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Oct 6, 2020

In this episode we learn from Mark Coker on Self-Publishing Ebooks With Smashwords.

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Mark Coker is the CEO of Smashwords, a free ebook publishing and distribution platform and the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks. Smashwords makes it fast, free and easy for authors and publishers to distribute ebooks to the world's largest ebook retailers and library ebook platforms. The Wall Street Journal named Mark as one of the “Eight Stars of Self-Publishing” and it’s my pleasure to welcome him onto the summit today.

In this episode, we cover:

- Self-Publishing Ebooks With Smashwords
- Secrets of bestselling authors
- The essential last three pages of your next book

Resources:

- Recommended Book: On Writing by Stephen King - https://www.amazon.com/Writing-10th-Anniversary-Memoir-Craft/dp/1439156816
- Official Website - https://www.smashwords.com/
- Smart Author Podcast - https://www.smashwords.com/podcast

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Sep 29, 2020

In this episode we learn from Lloyd Luna about How To Find Time To Write Your Book.

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Lloyd Luna is a productivity humorist and one of Asia’s most popular motivational speakers as well as being the author of ten books covering business and personal development. He is also a serial entrepreneur in the Philippines has started and built businesses including a speakers bureau and a book publisher.

In this episode, we cover:

- How To Find Time To Write Your Book
- Getting turned down by publishers
- Are you a content provider or a content writer?
- The power of peer pressure

Resources:

- Recommended Tools: Pages, Zoom H1n
https://www.apple.com/lae/pages/
https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/handheld-recorders/handheld-recorders/h1n-handy-recorder/
- Official Website - http://www.lloydluna.com/
- Book Making Workshop - http://www.bookmakingworkshop.com/

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Sep 22, 2020

In this episode we learn from Jane Anderson about Top Marketing Tips For Book Launches.

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Jane Anderson is an author and expert on Leadership and Communications. With over 20 years’ experience in Personal Branding, she has worked with over 50,000 people on building more trust and influence in their businesses and brands. Her clients include Virgin Australia, Lego, Ikea, Rio Tinto, and Origin Energy and she is on the faculty in Thought Leaders Business School, mentoring some of Australia’s leading experts in their field. Jane's blog was recently voted in the top 10 branding blogs in Australia and in the top 30 branding gurus globally. Jane is the author of five books including her latest “EXPERT to INFLUENCER: 12 Key Skills to Attract New Clients, Increase Sales and Leverage your Personal Brand to Become an Industry Leader.

In this episode, we cover:

- Choosing the style of your first book
- Hiring the right writing coach
- Top marketing tips for book launches

Resources:

- Recommended Book: Thought Leaders Practice by Matt Church and Peter Cook https://www.amazon.com/Thought-Leaders-Practice-Matt-Church/dp/0977572498
- Recommended Tools: Scrivener, Microsoft Word, Rev.com, Memomailer
https://www.rev.com/
- Official Website https://janeandersonspeaks.com/
- The Influencer Indicator https://janeandersonspeaks.com/influencer-indicator/

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Sep 16, 2020

In this episode we learn from Warren Berger about Marketing For Self-Published Authors.

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Innovation expert and questionologist WARREN BERGER have studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author of eleven books, including THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS, the bestseller A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION, and the internationally acclaimed GLIMMER, named one of Businessweek’s Best Innovation and Design Books of the Year. His writing appears regularly in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times. He lives in New York.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Marketing For Self-Published Authors
  • The craft of writing
  • Identifying the audience for your books
  • The power of questions for your writing process

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Sep 8, 2020

In this episode we learn from Dave Chesson on How To Become A Kindlepreneur.

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Dave Chesson is an author, Kindlepreneur and online marketing ninja. A Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy it was during his downtime there that he first got interested in online marketing and search engine optimization. But it wasn’t until he started publishing his own books that everything started to come together for him. By linking his online marketing skills with self-publishing he was able to become a #1 best-selling author across multiple topic areas. Today Kindlepreneur.com is his flagship, a place where he does everything possible to show self-publishers how to harness the power of the internet to sell more books and build their platforms.

In this episode, we cover:

How To Become A Kindlepreneur
Becoming a Kindlepreneur
Choosing your book title using Amazon research

Resources:

Recommended Book: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
https://www.amazon.com/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603
Recommended Tools: Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/

Resource:
Official Website - https://kindlepreneur.com/
Amazon Book Ads Course - https://courses.kindlepreneur.com/courses/AMS

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Sep 1, 2020

In this episode we learn from Elaine Pofeldt about The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.

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Elaine Pofeldt is an author and freelance journalist who specializes in small business, entrepreneurship, and careers. Her latest book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, looks at how entrepreneurs are hitting seven-figure revenue in businesses where they are the only employees. How do they do this? Well by tapping automation and other technologies to scale their efforts. Her work has appeared in Fortune, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes and many other business publications and she is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

In this episode, we cover:

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business
The discipline of writing
Working to deadlines

Resources:

Official Website - https://themilliondollaronepersonbusiness.com/
Recommended Book: Superconnector by Scott Gerber
Recommended Tools: ScheduleOnce

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Aug 25, 2020

In this episode we learn from Nina Amir about The Productive Writer.

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Nina Amir is an Amazon bestselling author of works including How to Blog a Book, The Author Training Manual and Creative Visualization for Writers. She is known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach because she helps writers, bloggers and other creative people combine their passion and purpose so they become high performers and Achieve More Inspired Results.
In this episode, we cover:

Being productive vs being prolific
The psychology of writing
How to finish your book

Resources:

Official Website – https://ninaamir.com/
Productive Writer Quiz – https://ninaamir.com/pwq/

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Aug 18, 2020

In this episode we learn from Cathy Fyock about Writing Your First Draft.

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Cathy Fyock is The Business Book Strategist and works with thought leaders and professionals who want to write as a business or career development strategy. She is the author of eight books, including On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks, and Blog2Book. Since beginning her business in 2014, she has helped over 150 professionals become published authors.

In this episode, we cover:

Writing as a reinvention strategy
The chunky method of writing
How to avoid productive procrastination

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Official Website – https://www.cathyfyock.com/

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Aug 11, 2020

In this episode we learn from Joanna Penn about Self-publishing vs Independent-publishing.

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Joanna Penn is a speaker, entrepreneur and award-nominated New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Since becoming a writer she has authored 27 books and sold over 500,000 copies in 84 countries and 5 languages. She writes thrillers under the name of J.F.Penn and uses her full Joanna Penn name to write non-fiction for authors. When not sitting at a desk crafting her next work you’ll find her on stage speaking about self-publishing and book marketing. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the Top 10 sites for both aspiring and professional writers.

In this episode, we cover:

How to be a healthy writer
Self-publishing vs Independent-publishing
Measuring your life by what you create

Resources:

Official Website - https://www.thecreativepenn.com/
Author 2.0 Blueprint - https://the-creative-penn-limited.ck.page/blueprint

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Aug 5, 2020

In this episode we learn from Michael J. Gelb and they talk about how to outline your book using mindmapping.

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Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. A pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching, and innovative leadership, he is the author of 14 books including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: 7 Steps to Genius Every Day. His other titles include Creativity On Demand, Innovate Like Edison, Discover Your Genius and Thinking for a Change. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. Meanwhile, as a keynote speaker and seminar leader his clients have included DuPont, Emerson, Microsoft, Nike, and the Young President’s Organization.

In this episode, we cover:

Using mindmapping to outline your book
Wine drinking for inspired writing
Finding your original voice as an author

Resources:

Official Website - https://michaelgelb.com/

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Jul 28, 2020

In this episode we learn from Ron Kaufman and they talk about the book as a brochure for your business.

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Ron is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and Uplifting Service cultures. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Uplifting Service, and fourteen other books on service, business, and inspiration. In 2018, GlobalGurus rated Ron the #1 customer service guru in the world. Ron is a man on a mission – to uplift the quality and spirit of service everywhere in the world – including with us here today.

In this episode, we cover:

The book as a brochure for your business
Getting the page experience right
Business models for authors

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Ron Kaufman Website - https://ronkaufman.com/

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Jul 21, 2020

In this episode we learn from Lisa Bodell and they talk about how to use your book as a platform.

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Lisa Bodell is an author, speaker and the founder and CEO of futurethink, a company which enables organizations to kill complexity, create space for innovation, and get to the work that matters. As a globally recognized innovation leader and futurist, she is the author of 'Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters'; and 'Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution', which was named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by booz&co. Lisa has also contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media, including Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Harvard Business Review, FOX News, and CNN.

In this episode, we cover:

Finding the key themes for your book
The role of the co-author
Your book as a platform

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Official Website - https://futurethink.com/about-us/
Lisa Bodell on Amazon

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Jul 14, 2020

In this episode we learn from Jay Papasan, about the one thing to write a bestseller.

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Jay Papasan is the co-author of The One Thing, a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller with over 450 appearances on national bestseller lists and more than 30 translations around the world. Before Jay Papasan co-authored The ONE Thing and the bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller, he worked as an editor at Harper Collins Publishers. There he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, TX.

In this episode, we cover:

Understanding Book Contracts
Time blocking to get your writing done
Applying The ONE Thing to write a bestselling business book

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Jay Papasan's Website - https://www.the1thing.com/

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Jul 7, 2020

In this episode we learn from Honorée Corder, On Why you should write a Book.

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Honorée Corder is a strategic book coach and the author of more than 50 books, including You Must Write a Book, Vision to Reality, The Successful Single Mom book series, and The Divorced Phoenix. She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in The Miracle Morning bestselling book series. Honorée provides group and one-on-one strategic book coaching to business professionals who want to write, publish, and market their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. She also does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary.

In this episode, we cover:

Why you should write a book
The power of writing a book series
The expert or reporter model

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Honoreecorder.com
You Must Write A Book Free Chapter

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Jun 30, 2020

In this episode we learn from David Allen, On How To Write A Book Proposal.

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The work of my guest today has had a profound impact on the lives of many authors, entrepreneurs and creatives, including myself. David Allen is Founder of the David Allen Company and author of Getting Things Done – the Art of Stress-Free Productivity. If you are new to Getting Things Done or GTD, it is a self-management methodology that became a worldwide phenomenon and has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. Indeed TIME Magazine called Getting Things Done “the defining self-help business book of its time” and the insights contained within it have enabled many to alleviate feelings of overwhelm and bring greater focus, clarity and creativity to their life and work.

In this episode, we cover:

Writing a book proposal
Why he writes the book reviews first
Marketing campaigns for evergreen books

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Jun 23, 2020

In this episode we learn from Dr Joe Luciani, About The Unlearning Anxiety And Depression.

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Dr. Joe Luciani has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 40 years. He’s the internationally bestselling author of the Self-Coaching series of books, now published in 10 languages. His latest book is called Unlearning Anxiety & Depression: The 4-Step Self-Coaching Program to Reclaim Your Life.

In this episode, we cover:

2:38 – Tolerance
5:08 – PTSD
6:03 – Anxiety and Depression as a Habit
6:55 – Insecurity and Stress
8:43 – What If’ing
9:58 – Being Present
12:26 – Cortisol levels
13:34 – Flight, Fight, Freeze, Fester
14:55 – Parasympathetic
15:34 – Unlearning anxiety
16:02 – Practice, practice, practice
16:16 – Separating fact from fiction
16:37 – Stopping insecurity level thinking
17:19 – Active ignoring
18:32 – Envisioning
19:10 – Responsive living
19:27 – Self-distrust
20:21 – Motivation
23:52 – Keeping focus

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selfcoaching.net
Tools: Sticky notes
Book: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Album: What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

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Jun 16, 2020

In this episode we learn from Dr Benjamin Hardy, About The Big Problem With Personality Tests.

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Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Big Think, and many more. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today and from 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer, in the world, on Medium.com. His latest book Personality Isn’t Permanent debunks the pervasive myths of personality as well as tests like Myers Briggs.

In this episode, we cover:

3:03 – The changing personality
3:52 – The body keeps score
4:19 – How trauma freezes your personality
5:36 – Myers Briggs tests
7:04 – Carl Jung and the personality
8:33 – Content vs Context
10:05 – Mindfulness and Mindlessness
10:53 – Your current and future self
11:26 – Defining the person you want to be
13:08 – The goal should shape the process
13:52 – Personality as a comfort zone
14:22 – The goal of selling millions of books
15:08 – Your goals shape your identity
17:44 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
22:35 – Setting better goals

Resources mentioned in this episode:

To learn about Benjamin Hardy go to benjaminhardy.com
Buy ‘Personality Ins’t Permanent’ from Amazon at amazon.com/gp/product/B07N5H5C4N?tag=randohouseinc32228-20

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Jun 9, 2020

In this episode we learn from Caroline Goyder, On How To Find Your Voice.

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Caroline Goyder is a leading voice and speaker coach. For a decade she worked at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a leading drama school in London. Author of Find Your Voice (2020) Gravitas (2014) and Star Qualities (2009) Caroline’s TEDX on The Surprising Secret to Speaking with Confidence has been watched 7.5 million times.

In this episode, we cover:

2:29 – Own the illness
5:09 – Demosthenes
7:05 – Speaking on Zoom
8:20 – The power of your voice
9:09 – The camera requires more energy
11:46 – Imposter syndrome
13:11 – Understanding your voice
15:58 – Finding your voice
16:23 – Taking direction
17:31 – Alexander technique
17:57 – Coaching for speakers

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carolinegoyder.com
amazon.com/Find-Your-Voice-Confidence-Situation/dp/1785042831
App: Strategic Breathing by Max Strom
Book: Anything by Sisley Berry
Album: Fleetwood Mac

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