Episode #065: Entrepreneur on Fire’s Kate Erickson offers 16 Steps to Successfully Launching Your Business

Kate EricksonMy guest today, entrepreneur Kate Erickson, has an eclectic background.

There’s extensive experience in marketing and advertising, an English degree thrown in for good measure, and a passion for entrepreneurship.

She is the now content creator and community leader for EntrepreneurOnFire, a website and podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas. John, by the way, was a guest on episode #003 of this podcast.

Kate, you see, realized after all those years in marketing and advertising and the banking industry that she didn’t need corporate america to determine her worth for her.

Instead, she decided to determine her own worth by taking all of that knowledge and experience she gained and putting it towards helping others recognize, create and build the business they’ve always dreamed of, but never thought possible.

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Episode #064: Multiply Your Time by Procrastinating on Purpose with Rory Vaden

Rory VadenToday my guest is Rory Vaden, New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.

His new book is Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.

Unlike most productivity books, this one is not based around tips and tricks, tools and technology, or calendars and checklists.

For example, you will not read techniques like: create a schedule every week, determine your priorities, take a break every few minutes, do the hardest thing first, turn off your email while you are working on your computer, or any of the other “tired” techniques that nearly every article or book on “time-management” refer to.

Instead, you will read about the fascinating dynamics of how human emotions such as guilt, fear, pressure, and worry drive our decisions of how to spend our time each day. Most of all, you’ll learn how to manage those emotions to make different decisions about how to use your time. This book isn’t about what to do with your time; it’s about how to think differently about time.

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Episode #063: Read More in Less Time: My 5 Favorite Reading Apps

Umano LogoEver feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to read as much as you’d like?

Chances are, it’s one of the reasons you listen to a podcast like this one.

It’s not just about reading more in less time, mind you. It’s also about smartly leveraging what might otherwise be wasted down time.

Today’s episode focuses on some of my favorite apps for doing both.

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Special Programming Announcement!

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m traveling to visit family this week, hence the lack of an interview episode.

I did, however, want to bring you into the loop on some very exciting developments. The next few weeks are shaping up to be some of the most exciting since the launch of the Read to Lead Podcast.

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Episode #062: Rookie Smarts Author Liz Wiseman on Why Learning Beats Knowing

Liz WisemanLiz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world.

She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Dubai Bank, Nike, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Twitter.

Liz is the author of several books including The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools and Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller and the book featured in episode 30 of the podcast when Liz made her first appearance here.

She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and a variety of other business and leadership journals.

A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

Liz’s new book is Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

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