Episode #152: How to Go from Blank Page to Published Author with Chandler Bolt

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I am always delighted to welcome a previous guest back for another line of questioning. 

This time we get to hear again from Chandler Both. Chandler first visited us in Episode #070 of the show when we talked about his then new book called Book Launch.

This time around, Chandler is again out with a new book, this time called Published: A Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author.

In this episode, I’ll ask Chandler to walk us through each phase of the publishing process, from idea development, writing, and editing, to choosing a title, putting together a launch team, and marketing your new book to success.

And, Chandler says you can do it all in under 90 days! What?!

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Episode #150: Leadership Lessons from the Marines

With Justin Constantine, author of My Battlefield, Your Office

Whether it’s a layoff, a fender bender, or a typical Monday, we’ve all had our share of bad days. 

I’m going to go out on a limb though and assume your worst day didn’t include being shot in the head by a sniper and nearly dying. But that exact scenario was indeed the worst day ever for today’s guest, former Marine Justin Constantine.

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Justin nearly lost his life that day, but thanks to the efforts of some brave and quick-thinking soldiers, Justin has gone on to inspire thousands of people through his inspiration talks and his recent book.

That book is called My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines.

In it, Justin shares how lessons from the military and, yes, even from the battlefield, can be applied to virtually any organizational structure.

Prepare to be inspired.

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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 #139: Navigating Your Midlife Launch

Featuring author Kingsley Grant

kingsley grantWhen I quizzed members of the Read to Lead Facebook group a while back asking about the topics they’d most like to learn more about, at the top of the list was venturing out into the world of self-employment and personal brand building.

Today on the show, my guest Kingsley Grant, is here to talk about just that, specifically for those looking to do it relatively late in life. 

Kingsley is a coach, speaker and consultant. His book, released earlier this year, is called The Midlife Launch: Successfully Pursue Your Dream Without Giving Up What’s Most Important to You

If you’re looking for answers to your burning questions related to starting a side hustle, or launching a whole new career, then you’re in the right place. 

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