Announcement: My New ‘Get Unstuck’ Coaching Program

If you’re like most Read to Lead listeners, you’re trying to take your skills to the next level.

That might include becoming a more valuable employee where you currently are by expanding your knowledge and increasing your current skill set.

It might include launching or growing a side business with the hope of either creating some decent extra income, or maybe even building it into something that allows you to quit your present job.

You might even be looking to redefine your purpose and getting a better handle on what you were put on this earth to do.

You see, the thing is, I’ve been where you are. And the single biggest obstacle I faced when starting was…

knowing what to do next.

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Episode #145: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale

With Paul Smith, author of Sell With a Story

I’ll be the first to admit it. I missed the boat when the first book from today’s guest was released. 

It was (is) called Lead with a Story. I say “missed the boat” because I remember the book coming out and wanting to make time to dig into it for consideration for the show. But, unfortunately, that never happened.  

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All the more reason why my interest piqued when I first learned of Paul Smith’s latest book, released last month.

The similarly titled Sell with a Story: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale, explains how stories work, when to use a story to move the sales process along, which ones to always have handy, and how to turn real-life experiences into stories that resonate.

After reading only the first third of the book, I’d already gleaned a number of great ideas to implement into my own business.

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Episode #144: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want

With bestselling author Rachel Cruze

My guest this week is as effervescent and ‘glass half full’ as the come. 

Her name is Rachel Cruze, and she’s the daughter of one of the most respected and, in some circles, reviled money experts of our time. That would be Dave Ramsey. I happen to think he’s brilliant but, I’ll admit, he’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Letting that get in the way of hearing what Rachel has to say today though would be a huge mistake.

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Rachel co-wrote her first book, Smart Money Smart Kids, with her dad, a smart move that enabled her to be touted as a bestselling author for the launch of book two, her first solo endeavor.

In her new book, Love Your Life Not Theirs, Rachel shares her thoughts on the power of habits, and the need to leverage them for being smarter with your money.

The first one – Quit the Comparisons – is alone worth the price of the book.

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Episode #143: How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate with Your Visual Mind

Featuring bestselling author Dan Roam

This week’s episode features a guest who made his first appearance when Read to Lead was in its infancy. 

Dan Roam is the author of no less than three of my favorite books. Back of the Napkin, Show and Tell (featured in Episode #041), and this week’s featured book, Draw to Win

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In short, Draw to Win explains why you should draw, how to draw (it’s a lot easier than you think), and what to draw in order to lead, sell, innovate, train, or just figure things out on your road to success.

Dan will teach you how to use just seven basic shapes to explain just about anything to just about anyone.

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Episode #142: From the Head to the Heart

Becoming a Heart-Led Leader with Tommy Spaulding

In the opening of his latest book, my guest today says “the journey to heart-led leadership covers only 18 inches, but it lasts a lifetime.” 

That is, the distance from the head to the heart is just 18 inches. New York Times bestselling author Tommy Spaulding divides his new book, The Heart Led Leader, into 18 main chapters, each one focused on a different aspect of the journey and highlighting people and companies exemplifying heart-led leadership at its best. 

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It begins, Tommy says, with asking these questions: Who are you? Who do you want to become? What do you want to be known for as a person and as a leader? And what is your leadership philosophy?

This philosophy will serve as a compass to guide every action and decision.

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