017: Jeff Goins

Find out more about Jeff at goinswriter.com/

Find out more about Jeff at goinswriter.com/

Jeff is a full-time blogger, speaker, and author. He has a passion for travel, missions, and making a difference in the world. His first book, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life, addresses the issue of how we live purpose-filled lives by serving the needs of others. Jeff’s blog, GoinsWriter.com, is one of the fastest-growing blogs on the web and a well-respected resource for writers, artists, and entrepreneurs. In 2011 and 2012, it won the Top 10 Blogs for Writers award on WritetoDone.com. Each month, Jeff receives over 100,000 visitors to his website.

Jeff’s work has been published online and offline in a variety of publications, including RELEVANT Magazine, Copyblogger.com, and ZenHabits.net. His forthcoming work, The In-Between, is a memoir about the lessons we learn while waiting.

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4 GREAT REASONS TO LISTEN TO JEFF

1. See how Jeff handles life’s interruptions and stays on track with his writing deadlines.

2. Learn why Jeff thinks a bad first draft - the junk draft - is actually a positive thing.

3. Discover Jeff’s formula for revising drafts.

4. Learn a great insight on why writers never think their books are done.

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WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT JEFF...

We love that Jeff is completely honest and humble, filled with determination and purpose in his writing, publishing, personal, and spiritual life. His many diverse successes are a great testimonial to living the golden rule. 

 

016: Norman Wilson

Learn more about Norman at www.shamanicmysteries.com

Learn more about Norman at www.shamanicmysteries.com

Norman holds four college degrees, including a doctorate in the humanities. He is also Professor Emeritus at Polk State College in Florida, a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books, and the LinkedIn group owner of Authors Writers Publishers Editors & Writing Professionals with over 20,000 worldwide members. 

Norman has also authored over 200 articles, several college textbooks, three novels, and two non-fiction books. Last but not least, he is the owner of Mélange Publishing, a small independent publishing house. 

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Norman

1. Find out the cool place where Norman lives and is inspired

2. Learn how Norman stays on track with his writing

3. Discover what’s working for Norman in selling his books

4. Learn the main ingredient that’s going to make writers successful in 2014

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What we love about Norman

Norman has a gracious and giving spirit. Besides writing novels and various non-fiction works, he has created a peaceful and inspiring balance of work and play. It’s just soothing and fun to chat with Norman.

015: Ann Charles

Learn more about Ann at www.anncharles.com

Learn more about Ann at www.anncharles.com

Award-winning novelist Ann Charles writes mysteries, romance, comedy, and whatever else feels right. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and Romance Writers of America.

Ann has also written several contemporary, award-winning novels, including a couple of different series. When she isn’t dabbling in fiction, Ann’s penning writing-themed articles or standing on her workshop soapbox  sharing what she has learned over the years about the writing craft and self-promotion.

 

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Ann

1. Discover a unique “chaser” to stay awake in the wee early morning hours

2. Learn why this award-winning author doesn’t read her book reviews

3. Find out why Ann started her own publishing company

4. Discover what Ann thinks is the key component in marketing and promoting books

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What we love about Ann

Ann is delightful, witty, and very resourceful. If you want honest, innovative ideas about writing and promoting your book, you’ll want to listen to Ann.

014: Carol Tice

Visit Carol at freelancewritersden.com

Visit Carol at freelancewritersden.com

Carol is a longtime business writer and also the owner of her own six-figure blog-based business, Make a Living Writing and its membership site, Freelance Writers Den. Her new book is The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring. Carol’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Seattle Business, Seattle Magazine, among others. Corporate writing clients have included Costco, American Express, Dun & Bradstreet, and Dell, as well as top websites Copyblogger, Problogger, Freelance Switch, and many more.

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Carol

1. Find out who Carol’s audience is, who she likes to serve

2. Discover how Carol began writing for Forbes

3. Learn how to not let rejection or criticism get to you

4. Discover how influential blogs can help you get published

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What about you? Is one day a week to much or to little of a break?

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What we love about Carol

Inspiring and resolute, Carol’s the author to listen to if you need to develop a hard writing shell. Her reminder to take a complete day off each week from work and technology to refresh the mind, body, and spirit rates as one of the top tips for success in our book.

013: Joshua Becker

Find out more about Joshua and becoming a minimalist at http://www.becomingminimalist.com

Find out more about Joshua and becoming a minimalist at http://www.becomingminimalist.com

Joshua blogs at Becoming Minimalist, where he has  encouraged millions of others to find more life by owning less. He is the best-selling author of Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life, and one of the country's leading voices inspiring and equipping others to own fewer possessions.

Joshua and his young family decided to pursue a minimalist lifestyle in 2008. Consequently, they removed all of their nonessential possessions. Their story has been featured on numerous media outlets around the world, including the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

 

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Joshua

1. Learn how what you’ve already experienced and written can be turned into a book

2. Discover how Amazon can promote you when you get on their radar

3. Learn the importance of being flexible and having your priorities in line

4. Find out how giving away free copies of your books can generate fans

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What we love about Joshua

Joshua’s easy confidence, sense of humor, and calming manner is a great testimony to his minimalist lifestyle. We appreciate his honesty and balance when it comes to sharing a vital message all of us need to hear.