Increase Your Likelihood of Success by Understanding These 3 Truths

Whether you’re in the beginning phase of your next big idea, well past your launch, or somewhere in-between, I believe you’ll find this post encouraging, if not helpful.

Internalize these truths, and I believe you’ll increase the likelihood that your next or current project will be a success.


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1. There Are No Shortcuts 

Recently, I was chatting with a fellow podcaster who was lamenting the fact that their podcast hadn’t taken off they way they’d expected. They had taken a number of well-thought out and intentional actions toward getting their show noticed, but had reached a plateau that seemed insurmountable.

Episode #078: How to Book Yourself Solid with Michael Port

Michael PortEver since I launched the Read to Lead Podcast, I’ve wanted to have Michael Port on the show to talk about his latest book.

The original version of Book Yourself Solid was first released in 2006. Then, in 2010, it was updated with additional content. However, it was the illustrated version – released in 2013 – that convinced me to buy it.

Supposedly, 84% of us prefer to learn visually. I can certainly say I’m in that camp. Along with books like Dan Roam’s Back of the Napkin (and subsequent Show and Tell), and Sunni Brown’s The Doodle Revolution, I found Book Yourself Solid Illustrated an easily digestible read. And, it’s not only be packed with amazing insights and strategies, but it’s just downright fun to read.

What’s more, it’s essentially an entire service business coaching program wrapped up in a single book. A very cool, and hip book.

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Episode #077: How the World’s Best Marketers Get Us to Believe

Tom AsackerToday, my guest is author and popular speaker Tom Asacker.

Tom writes and teaches about radically new practices and ideas for marketplace success in times of uncertainty and change. He has lectured on marketing, innovation, and marketplace trends to corporate, association, and  university audiences around the world.

He’s written six groundbreaking books that redefine business for the new millennium, the latest of which is The Business of Belief: How the World’s Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, Coaches, Fundraisers, Educators, Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders Get Us to Believe.

Tom’s book will challenge your assumptions about leadership and the art of influence, and give you invaluable insights required to understand and move others.

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Episode #076: Art of Work Author Jeff Goins Answers Listener Questions

Jeff GoinsIt’s only been a few weeks since he was last here and he just won’t leave us alone. But seriously…

After his guest spot on Episode #071, Jeff Goins asked if there was anything he could do especially for you as a listener and fan of the Read to Lead Podcast.

Well, after seeking feedback on the show, as well as from newsletter readers and members of our Facebook group, the answer was obvious: bring Jeff back to answer questions submitted by you.

I’ve curated some of my favorites. If you submitted a question, be sure a take a peek below to see if yours made the cut.

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Oh, and you still have a few days left to pick up Jeff’s upcoming book The Art of Work absolutely free (ends March 23rd).