Wealthy Author Podcast

Wealthy Author Podcast

By D Arlando Fortune
This podcast is about entrepreneurs and authors who leverage books to build their businesses. We'll explore how they do it and how you can do it, too. Real stories from the people themselves.
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Wealthy Author Podcast episode 036: Create Your Badass Opportunity with Pia Silva
BARS from this episode: A unique approach to delivering a TED talk How to break the mold of how current business is done How service-based business succeed in the solopreneur economy How she transitioned from agency to intensives to freedom model The 50-25-25 formula for freedom that creates full-time income on part-time work The difference between the value you provide and your value in the marketplace and how to set your prices HOW ARE YOU GONNA LET OTHER PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW SO THAT THEY SEE THE VALUE IN WHAT YOU'RE CHARGING TO GET THERE Why you should keep raising your princes incrementally Why a book separates you from all of the other people in your industry PEOPLE WHO READ YOUR BOOK ARE RABID FANS How a book changes the conversation with potential customers The importance of sharing your failures and stories (yours and your clients) The secret to helping your readers remember the lessons in your book Your first steps to creating your badass opportunity Why getting "comfortable" with your numbers helps you establish a better pricing strategy How often you should be looking at revenues, expenses, and taxes to inform investing in your own business How to think through a spending plan for your life and business A lesson on finding ways and means to get free course versus paying top dollar for training How to sell your services without selling your services (hint: it's a certain type of content embedded in your book) A strategy to get book reviews from multiple fronts BE YOUR BADASS SELF ALL THE WAY Why you must do you to the extreme Books mentioned: Badass Your Brand by Pia Silva   TED Talks by Chris Anderson   The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks   7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie  Fav quote: "If I had more time then I would have written a shorter letter." -  Blaise Pascal (English translation) Links mentioned: Price to Freedom Calculator piasilva.com/badass facebook.com/pialovesyourbiz instagram.com/pialovesyourbiz Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Don't forget to reserve your seat for the free training at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass where I teach you how to avoid the 9 mistakes beginning authors make and how to write a money-making branded book without being a great writer or wasting your time waiting for a publishing deal. Save your virtual seat at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #wealthyauthorpodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
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August 7, 2020
Wealthy Author Podcast ep 035: Healing and Forgiving Yourself and Those Who've Hurt You with Terri Moore
BARS from this episode: The power of getting the right coach at the right time How a self-discovery journey can introduce you to your true self How a scaling system helps determine the direction of your coaching How a life and death situation brought Terri to God How a chance encounter with a woman in a diner - after 3 weeks of deep depression - pushed her to turn the corner in her spiritual life Why your "rescue story" will save lives if you learn how to share it well How to give people hope through writing your book WHO ARE YOU TO NOT WRITE A BOOK? Are you asking yourself the right questions? The one thing that helped Terri write her book 90 days after 7 years of struggle How a book changes your relationships with your customers and clients The importance of making peace with your past and letting it go What it means when thinking about the people from your past creates and emotional charge and what to do to start changing it TOO MANY PEOPLE STILL DON'T KNOW HOW TO FORGIVE THEMSELVES "Your lack of forgiveness may be blocking your blessing." How to know when you are truly on the path to forgiveness The power of accountability towards getting your book written Why you shouldn't let your spouse or partner be your accountability partner when writing your book How to launch your book using multiple signings Books mentioned: Face to Face with God, My Best Friend by Terri Moore https://www.amazon/author/terrimoore Holy Bible The 5-second Rule by Mel Robbins https://www.amazon.com/The-5-Second-Rule-Mel-Robbins-audiobook/dp/B06W9M3QDJ The Little Red Engine That Could by Watty Piper https://www.amazon.com/Little-Engine-Could-Original-Classic/dp/0448405202 Fav quote: "I willing and lovingly release and let go of all things and all people that no longer serve me in a powerful, productive, and positive manner." Links mentioned: https://terrilmooreandteam.com Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Don't forget to reserve your seat for the free training at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass where I teach you how to avoid the 9 mistakes beginning authors make and how to write a money-making branded book without being a great writer or wasting your time waiting for a publishing deal. Save your virtual seat at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #wealthyauthorpodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
1:17:55
July 24, 2020
Wealthy Author Podcast ep 034: From Hustling to Businesswoman Using a Book with Shannon Anderson
BARS from this episode: How a tragic car accident changed the direction of her life Getting clarity in the midst of tragedy Why a depression created a book about transformation Where to find inspiration in your drama FIND THE LIGHT IN THE STORY The definition of a transformational author (a "species of their own") How a book created a new business and lifestyle AT THE END THE DAY, WHERE I SPEND ETERNITY MATTERS SO MUCH MORE THAN WHAT WHAT'S HERE YOUR STORY WILL CREATE LANES FOR YOU The importance of finishing your healing before publishing your book Where most people encounter their trauma and how it affects spiritual growth "These transformational authors are having transformations by becoming authors." You attract people to your business that relate to your story How to create a blueprint for your book The what and how of a book plan BEING VERY CLEAR ON YOUR BOOK AND YOUR AUDIENCE AND WHERE YOU WANT TO GO WITH YOUR BOOK DETERMINES HOW YOU WRITE THE BOOK How the tone of your book affects the long-term results of your book The power of reading from your book from the stage Relaunching new editions of your book for new generations Why your social media posts and content must connect with your audience HUSTLING AND BUSINESS ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS How to create congruency with social media posts and your books How to leverage Facebook groups and free downloads to build an audience Don't die without having gone after "Life doesn't happen to you. It happens for you." PEOPLE ARE MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN THE END THAN THE BEGINNING Books mentioned: Show Up for Your Life by Andy Henriquez https://amzn.to/3fB66lT You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero https://amzn.to/32wfmnE You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero https://amzn.to/2CarYq9 Fav quote: "The richest place in the world is not oil fields or diamond mines, but the cemetery." Links mentioned: Facebook.com/IamShannonAnderson Instagram.com/IamShannonAnderson Twitter.com/AuthorShannonA loveandliveyourmessage.com/ Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Don't forget to reserve your seat for the free training at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass where I teach you how to avoid the 9 mistakes beginning authors make and how to write a money-making branded book without being a great writer or wasting your time waiting for a publishing deal. Save your virtual seat at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #wealthyauthorpodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
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July 16, 2020
Wealthy Author Podcast ep 033: 3 Keys to Creating Better Webinars
A lot of people hate sales. I used to be one of them. I was uncomfortable talking to people. In the mid-2000's I learned how to be a transaction engineer. My mentors taught me to be so confident in my ability to help people get solutions to their problems that all I had to do was listen to them talk. I used that skill to walk into people's homes with blank real estate contracts and walk out of them with signed contracts. Sales aren't so much about overcoming a bunch of objections. When you learn how to handle those objections upfront, closing a sale is about problem-solving. That means you must learn how to listen. Then, craft a presentation based on all of the feedback you've received. That's the simplified version. And, I sound kinda arrogant. Sadly... I was. But, I've learned my lesson. Actually, I've learned three major lessons from the two webinars I've created. Today, I'm gonna give you the goods. In 2018, I wrote my first webinar - used the Perfect Webinar Script - recorded it week after week - made more sales at in-person events Had to do something different the next time - still running the first webinar - never drove traffic - set it and forgot it 3 thing I changed moving forward with this webinar 1. More attendees - livestream on FaceBook (Dekesha Williams) - part of email series in a book funnel and sales funnel (Taki Moore) - offer on sales presentations 2. More practice - 8-minute presentation on Brain Prompts (Jaime Cross) - whiteboard session for 45 minutes (Dan Henry) - create a better offer aka "deal" 75 minutes (Dave Dee) *made the right offer (Pia Silva) 3. More engagement - set expectation from the beginning (Russell Brunson) - ask & wait (Trevor Otts) - acknowledge & respond (Ty Cohen) * increases your enthusiasm Announce everywhere, get better, and be engaged. These are about marketing and sales. The message is clear. It's not about presenting the message persuasively. Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Don't forget to reserve your seat for the free training at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass where I teach you how to avoid the 9 mistakes beginning authors make and how to write a money-making branded book without being a great writer or wasting your time waiting for a publishing deal. Save your virtual seat at ThoughtFortunePress.com/miniclass And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #wealthyauthorpodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
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July 3, 2020
Wealthy Author Podcast ep 032: Taking the Fear Out of Personal Finance with Olga Kirshenbaum
Olga Kirshenbaum is a Money Whisperer and Founder of Rags to Riches Consulting. Olga empowers individuals and creative leaders to make money choices with confidence so they unleash their life's full potential. In July she released, Shmoney Guide: Making Money Choices Doesn't Need to Be So Scary focused on personal finance. BARS from this episode: How to make the money without feeling bad about having it The unexpected ramifications of knowing the Law of Sowing and Reaping A budgeting membership program that's literally changing the conversation about money The one thing responsible for 80 percent of business fallout and failure THE WAY YOU TREAT YOUR MONEY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE IS THE WAY YOU'LL TREAT YOUR MONEY IN YOUR BUSINESS Why you must not assume your company leadership understands financial statements Why knowledge is not the problem for women's financial fitness and what the real culprit is SEEING IT. THAT IS THE POWER. Why looking at your numbers empowers you to take control of your personal finances A 42-page book removing the judgment around budgeting How to handle the "money talk stigma" ruining families across the country (and the world) Why you should have a "guilt-free" spending account to play with Eliminating the 'just' in your money conversations This relationship is affecting your children's relationship with money Creating a business and a book from your hypothesis Why your key to long-term business success is a focus on cash flow The difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant and when to hire them THE BIGGEST REAL ESTATE YOU OWN AS A BUSINESS OWNER IS YOUR BRAIN SPACE MY GOAL IS TO GET YOU OUT OF MY HOUSE. Books mentioned: The Master in Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/2YMoGka The Go Giver by Bob Burg (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/3d9Te4l Shmoney Guide: Making Money Choices Doesn't Need to Be So Scary by (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/2BgvBtr Fav quote: "If you don't see a door, build one." - Milton Berle Links mentioned: 9 Minutes of Creative Wisdom podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/9-minutes-of-creative-wisdom/id1493195977?uo=4 https://www.linkedin.com/in/olga-kirshenbaum/ ragstorichesconsulting.com
1:18:09
June 17, 2020
Wealthy Author Podcast ep 031: Creating the Life You Desire and Love You Deserve with Riana Milne
BARS from this episode How to turn your learning into content for your subscriber lists The importance of understanding childhood trauma The childhood story that birthed Riana's lifelong passion How Riana started and opened a talent school with a book she sold for $50 and the state's approval The power of the question "What can I do?" "IF YOU HAVE THE DREAM AND DESIRE, I CAN GET YOU THERE." A strategy for getting your book into Barnes & Noble Bookstore Why you should talk like you write How to adopt the "Great, there's room for me" mindset How book sales fuel and support non-profit Why you should give yourself a week to get started with your book and what to do during that week The 10 Traumas of Childhood with rating on 10-point scale and looking at what's going on in the present Was there addiction (alcohol, drugs, sex, porn, gambling, hording, spending, eating, gaming, TV watching, workaholism) in mom or dad?Verbal abuse?Emotional abuse or neglect?Physical abuse?Abandonment? Fault or no fault?Adopted or living with relative/friends?Personal trauma? Bullied, different, etc?Sibling trauma? Favoritism?Family trauma? or Community trauma?Mental health issue in mom or dad? The problem with normalizing negative behavior after experiencing childhood trauma Why living in the "light" opens your mind to proactive responses Climbing the rainbow towards healing "IS IT FOR THE GOOD AT ALL?" Why Riana doesn't put her clients on psychotropic drugs How meditation affects the body and mental functions How being of service helps you get on bookstore shelves IT'S ABOUT YOU AND YOUR MESSAGE Why now is the time to create the life you desire and the love you deserve Books mentioned Ernest Holmes books Increasing self-concept and developmental assets in adolescents using behavioral and psycho-educational interventions Live Beyond Your Dreams by Riana Milne LOVE Beyond Your Dreams by Riana Milne Fav quote "You cannot change what you do not understand." Links mentionedrianamilne.com
1:15:47
June 10, 2020
Wealthy Author Podcast ep 030: Your High Vibe Business with Laura DiFranco and Donnie Boivin
BARS from this episode: WRITING A PARAGRAPH WAS A LOT OF WORK FOR ME - DB EVERYONE HAS A BOOK INSIDE THEM - LD How journalling or blogging create your book The one tool that simplifies writing your book even when you don't like to write Why authors are like warriors Why teaching people to write from an intellectual perspective fails The importance of having someone that believes in your ability to write THE FEAR OF NOT BEING GOOD ENOUGH IS BORING - LD THERE ARE ONLY A FEW PEOPLE IN LIFE. PEOPLE WHO ARE CARVING, FOLLOWING, NOT FOLLOWING THE TRAIL - DB Why business partners should be able to "run with each other" and what to do if they can't The questions to ask to take aligned action and create a "High Vibe" business How to "joy stack" your life to build momentum MISTAKES AND FAILURES... ARE STEPPING STONES - LD IT'S IN TAKING THE ACTION THAT YOU'LL GET THE CLARITY YOU CRAVE FOR THE NEXT STEP How to become the person you must become to hit your next goal How to develop the discernment needed to learn from your mistakes Why you must think of your business as constant business development Why "don't make friends out of your clients" is a bad business practice Four words that'll change your customer's lives Why your book is actually a low-cost way to enter your business The one idea that's more important than knowing your 'why' Why your long-term strategy depends on knowing your customer avatar's face and name GO GET AROUND PEOPLE WHO LIGHT YOU UP - DB YOU WERE BORN. SO, YOU ARE WORTHY. - LD Books mentioned: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker https://amzn.to/3b6TDUN Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo https://amzn.to/2Ry6sQz You're A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero https://amzn.to/34ArAut Fav quote: "It's not about how hard you get. It's about how hard you can take a hit and keep going. That's how winning is done." - Rocky "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If they wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better." - Ann Lamont Links mentioned: https://yourhighvibebiz.com/ Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com  If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads, head over to thoughfortunepress.com/4brains to grab a copy of the 4 Brains Template and map out your book. It's so easy, you'll wonder why everyone hasn't written a book. That's thoughtfortunepress.com/4brains. And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #wealthyauthorpodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
1:20:05
April 15, 2020
WAP 029: Reintroducing the Wealthy Author Podcast - It's The Same Difference
New name for the podcast and why The problem and challenge we are solving What being an author will look like The format for the show Who is D Arlando Fortune Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com  If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads, head over to thoughfortunepress.com/4brains to grab a copy of the 4 Brains Template and map out your book. It's so easy, you'll wonder why everyone hasn't written a book. That's thoughtfortunepress.com/4brains. And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #wealthyauthorpodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
42:05
April 8, 2020
Thought Fortunes Podcast ep 028: The Playbook for Retail Real Estate Sales with Beth Azor
BARS from this episode: How HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) is helping people that "fall through the cracks" without dealing with the red tape How a book club on various topics doubles as real estate training Why you should NEVER SAY NO FOR THE PROSPECT before you have asked for the sale The one question that's worth thousands of dollars in sales revenue How to get the courage to ask the dreaded sales question: Do you have the money? How to know if your prospect has the money to buy your product or not Using 'good cop, back cop' to control negotiation The one thing that doubled Beth's speaking fees How to turn your book into a podcast Why it took 14 years to write her first 'test' book The social media strategy that created 700 pre-ordered books (and how she lost all of them before getting them back) The direct mailing technique that gets her book into the hands of big clients How being called an idiot by a broker led to millions of dollars worth of investment properties GET THE BOOK OUT OF YOU Books mentioned: Don't Say No for the Prospect by Beth Azor https://amzn.to/3bGoPKB The Retail Leasing Playbook by Beth Azor https://amzn.to/2w30cZn The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod https://amzn.to/33YmF6x Relentless by Tim Grover https://amzn.to/2WUu2dH Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss https://amzn.to/2xEXsBM Fav quote: "God gave you two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you talk." Links mentioned: www.bethazor.com @bethazor Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com  If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads, head over to thoughfortunepress.com/4brains to grab a copy of the 4 Brains Template and map out your book.  It's so easy, you'll wonder why everyone hasn't written a book. That's thoughtfortunepress.com/4brains. And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
54:53
March 31, 2020
Thought Fortunes Podcast ep 027: Finding Your Purpose in Recovery with Adam V Gunton
BARS from this episode: WHEN YOU'RE WORKING ON SOMETHING IN THE PRESENT, THAT YOU FEEL PURPOSEFUL, YOU HAVE A HOPE FOR THE FUTURE THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE WITHOUT WORKING IN THE PRESENT ON YOUR PURPOSE. How God spoke life into his mission Why he wrote his book as an example that it's possible to become an author "My pain becomes someone else's prosperity." How to win the spiritual war against worthiness, deserving, and value Why writing the first book makes it easier to write the next one EVERY BREAKTHROUGH BRINGS ANOTHER LEVEL OF ME. When it's time to stop fixing your mindset and what to do instead How rolling blunts taught me how to create an environment that puts me into a writing mood Why the anticipation of getting something is more fulfilling than getting it Why Adam's selling his books door-to-door WHEN YOU ADD VALUE, YOU GET VALUE The #1 lesson from writing his book was to commit How to choose the stories to keep in your book and which to leave out (for another book) How writing the book strengthened his connection to God How he pushed through addiction when people were taking bets that he wouldn't make it How 100X is combining Kingdom messages with business principles and "bringing Heaven into business" Why there's no separation between Kingdom and business The importance of having a supportive community to hit your Divine Vision How to leverage your launch team and coordinate their activities BE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. DON'T HOLD BACK. EVERY TIME YOU GO OUT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DO. BE YOU UNCEASINGLY WITH PEOPLE. Why connecting to God and journaling are key to recovery from addiction A journaling technique to clearly see how God's working in your life Why gratitude makes watching TV more enjoyable TAKE HOLD OF THE MOMENTS YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW AND DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN WITH IT. How to end addiction for good Books mentioned: From Chains to Saved by Adam Vibe Gunton https://amzn.to/2WHPORY Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill https://amzn.to/2QGdSk0 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl https://amzn.to/3dlKmdj The Way of the Warrior by Erwin Raphael McManus https://amzn.to/2WI334W Fav quote: "For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him." John 3:17 NIV Links mentioned: www.recoveredonpurpose.com/ facebook.com/RecoveredOnPurpose Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads, head over to thoughfortunepress.com/4brains to grab a copy of the 4 Brains Template and map out your book. It's so easy, you'll wonder why everyone hasn't written a book. That's thoughtfortunepress.com/4brains. And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
1:24:12
March 24, 2020
Thought Fortunes Podcast ep 026: 10 Takeaways from the Master Storyteller Academy
BARS from this episode 1. have a manifesto rally behind a central set of beliefs 2. five stories that create a six-figures each connect; buy; content; buy-in for the big idea; evidence of expertise 3. make an offer to continue the conversation it is your responsibility 4. associations influence your "speed" "You don't live up to your potential. You live up to your identity." 5. do not devalue your worth by limiting your thinking you're more valuable than the property you covet 6. tell your story again - over and over and over influence is a result of saying the same thing to more people 7. stick with your decisions when fear is your quarterback, you're huddled around lack, lost opportunity, and weak actions 8. share the story; sell the steps start looking for stories in the challenges, transitions, and defining moments of your life 9. share the details even though they don't sell people enroll based on your universal themes 10. polarity creates drama use emotions, senses, and opposites to develop impact Books mentioned: Show Up for Your Life by Andy Henriquez https://amzn.to/2wgOHxt Fav quote: "You don't live up to your potential. You live up to your identity." Links mentioned: darlandofortune.com/msa - apply to attend the next Master Storyteller Academy
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March 17, 2020
Thought Fortunes Podcast ep 025: Turning Books Into Theatrical Audiobooks That Inform & Entertain with Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey
BARS from this episode: - how Barefoot wine got started by buying up debt for wine and bottling - why "The Barefoot Spirit" is acknowledged for its business principles - how their 'guiding principles for success' got into 50 schools of entrepreneurship across the country - why the marketplace and a method to distribution is key to getting started - why monetizing brand equity is the most important piece to business longevity - why you should prepare for acquisition from the beginning - a secret strategy for finding your business goals for guaranteed success - how turning your book into a theatrical audiobook is a more effective way of teaching complex ideas - why "earbuds" are the tool of choice for Millennials and how to leverage this trend - the best way for company founders to turn their stories and biography into consumable audio stories - how to overcome 'corporate constipation' between divisions using the company story - how your book can be used an example of your business model to inform prospects before they buy - why experiential learning is the most impactful form of teaching and how to do it - how your book becomes a promotional tool for landing speaking engagements and speaking engagements become promotional tools for the book - why articles should be a part of your book's promo strategy - PUT YOURSELF IN THE OTHER GUY'S SHOES - WE ALL HAVE BLINDERS ON Books mentioned: Practical Spirituality by John Randolph Price  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill  Fav quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right." - Henry Ford Links mentioned: thebarefootspirit.com/freechapter barefootaudiobook.com thebarefootspirit.com Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com  If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads, head over to thoughfortunepress.com/4brains to grab a copy of the 4 Brains Template and map out your book. It's so easy, you'll wonder why everyone hasn't written a book. That's thoughtfortunepress.com/4brains. And, if you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. Finally, join us every week by subscribing to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode.
54:49
March 10, 2020
Thought Fortunes Podcast ep 024: Becoming a Successful Freelancer with Laura Pennington Briggs
BARS from this episode: TAKES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME TO MARKET A BOOK. NOT SO MUCH TIME TO WRITE IT. Why it better to start your business as a side hustle How to decide when to leave your job What numbers to track while testing out your side hustle What happened when her publisher turned down her first book proposal How Laura edited her book using insights from advanced readers How to determine what to give away as downloadable resource Why an event attendee told Laura that she doesn't know who she is but sees her book everywhere The importance of creating a marketing plan ahead of book creation DON'T TAKE OTHER PEOPLES FEEDBACK AS A NEGATIVE VIEW EACH BOOK AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE Why you should include your launch team early in the writing process How to build a marketing idea database How to recruit people for your launch team and transition them into advanced readers The two keys to becoming a successful freelancer How to schedule daily marketing THE BOOK IS THE ENTRY POINT FOR MY CORE OFFERING The one thing that separates paid freelancers from the underpaid WRITERS AND CREATIVES DO NOT HAVE TO BE STARVING ARTISTS Books mentioned: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert https://amzn.to/2TdKylA John Grisham books https://amzn.to/2uzRQrC Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte https://amzn.to/2HWTSoM The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle https://amzn.to/2w1aJnI Fav quote: “Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.” - Annie Oakley Links mentioned: betterbizacademy.com/sidehustle www.betterbizacademy.com www.freelancewriting101.com www.linkedin.com/in/laurapenningtonwrites Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
57:36
March 2, 2020
Thought Fortunes Podcast ep 023: The Science of Storytelling & Side Hustles for Teachers with Tyler Christensen
BARS from this episode: Why it's a good idea to start with an ebook Why do the question "How do you..." is a perfect book topic How a book written for a side hustle landed Tyler other publishing opportunities The difference between telling your story as a speaker and as an author Finding the lessons in your life story What Tyler did when his wife told him "You're gonna die." and how it changed his life How Tyler lost over 100 pounds in 12 months How writing can help you express what you cannot say verbally How writing clarifies what you How to tell a really good story How to write better by speaking and how to speak better by writing The two things that must happen in storytelling The free book strategy for selling book series How Tyler's 10-year-old daughter wrote and published her first book Turning your blog into a book Why teaching is a passion job for most teachers and what Tyler's doing to help them build side hustles USE YOUR 5 TO 9 HUSTLE TO SUPPORT YOUR 9 TO 5 PASSIONS IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY MAKE TIME FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER MOST Books mentioned: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket QB1 by Mike Lupica Beyonders by Brandon Mull Rasco and the Rats of NIMH by Jane Leslie Conly The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald There Are No Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss The Firm by John Grisham Fav quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” - Aristotle Links mentioned: TylerChristensen.com elementaryteachertips.com Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
57:32
February 18, 2020
TFP 022: Conquer Fear & Letting Go of Suffering with Loto Vazquez
BARS from this episode: What is means to have a peak experience The one revelation that occurred after 10 years of meditation CONQUER YOUR FEARS. CONQUER YOUR LIFE. How living 13,000 kilometers from his family opened him to his own path Why you must remember that you were born with happiness The difference between deciding to write a book and deciding to become an author Why you don't need to love reading to write great books How a book opens doors for your business What happened when a 9 year-old-kid pitched him on how to write a book How to turn your commitment to becoming an author into marketing and sales confidence What it means to own your message and value of your expertise YOU FIGHT YOURSELF AND THE WORLD WHEN YOU'RE IN FEAR. IF YOU FIGHT NOTHING, YOU ARE HAPPY. Fear hacking works for all negative emotions FEAR & NEGATIVITY ARE CONTRACTION. HAPPINESS & POSITIVITY ARE EXPANSION. How fear contracts your presence, intention, and action. FEAR IS A REMINDER TO COME BACK TO YOUR POWER. PAIN & CONTRACTION ARE PART OF LIFE BUT SUFFERING IS F*@^ING OPTIONAL. Books mentioned: Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins https://amzn.to/37f6K3M Stories That Stick by Kindra Hall https://amzn.to/37fsRXC The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle https://amzn.to/38hRSTm Autobiography of Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda https://amzn.to/2SaKDah Fav quote: "Screw it. Let's do it." - Richard Branson Links mentioned: lotovazquez.com wearefearhackers.com @lotovazquez Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:00:52
February 10, 2020
TFP ep 021: Helping Foundations Build Long-Term Donor Relationships with Patrick Kirby
BARS from this episode: How sci-fi characters related to business leadership How fundraising is like dating Why you should only ask for a donation when "you know the name of the donor's dog" YOU'RE NOT FUNDRAISING, YOU'RE STORYTELLING AND MATCHMAKING Altruistic fundraising vs Business fundraising The power of "If I give you $1000, what would you do with it?" Why poor storytelling hurts fundraising efforts Why you should get out of your office as often as possible LEAD WITH RANDOM ACTS OF GRATITUDE How to nurture long-term nonprofit relationships The best time to build long-term relationships Why you should know your fundraiser's birthdays BE PURPOSEFUL. BE CREATIVE. BE HANDWRITTEN. How your book expands your business opportunities How writing a book builds patience Why you should write a book to create your platform How to use a "Buy One, Give One" promo How to turn your book into your True North Why "we've always done it this way" is dangerous and what to do about it FALL IN LOVE WITH GIVING YOUR TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE Books mentioned: Fundraise Awesomer! by Patrick Kirby The King Killer Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss The Powder Mage by Brian McClellan Fav quote: "The most dangerous phrase in the English language is 'we've always done it this way'." Links mentioned: www.DoGoodBetterConsulting.com www.FundraiseAwesomer.com www.DoGoodYOUniversity.com www.facebook.com/DGBConsulting Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:13:27
February 4, 2020
TFP ep 020: Trust and the Serial Entrepreneur with Fredrik Sandvall
BARS from this episode: The 2 things things you need to become a successful entrepreneur DARE AND TRUST PEOPLE TO DO THEIR JOB How to sell your product before you create it The one question that helps you determine your priorities IT'S SO EASY TO OVER-PROMISE AND UNDER-DELIVER AND THAT'S ONE OF THE CORE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BREAK TRUST How Fredrik wrote a book in 7 weeks and how it effected his marriage Trust is the key to relationships Why you should promote your book and engage with your audience before you publish How to use speaking to grow your business ventures How to increase your online trust The importance of being present when delivering content The secret to selling by shifting your point of view How becoming an author can fast track your corporate career IT'S BETTER TO HAVE A BOOK OUT THERE THAN A PERFECT ONE IN DRAFT How to get 15 times the number of holidays than the average person Try to find your own voice and find your own way LEARN SOMETHING FROM EVERY HUMAN INTERACTION YOU HAVE It's very lonely to always be a solopreneur Books mentioned: The Billion Dollar Secret by Rafael Badziag  Tactics How to Make Money as a Teenager by Charlie & Fredrik Sandvall Fav quote: "Just Do It" - Nike Links mentioned: Podcast: Investing Skills Invest in You @FredrikinLondon https://www.facebook.com/FredrikinLondon/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandvall/ fundx.global Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:05:49
January 27, 2020
TFP ep 019: Guiding the Emerging Leaders with Pierre C Quinn
BARS from this episode: What an emerging leader is and how important it is to your career Why your children should listen to personal development with you How to make money from what you're already good at doing GETTING INTO PLACES AND SPACES WHERE YOU CAN BE AFFIRMED GOES A LONG WAY What happened when an English Professor told Pierre that emails would never get him hired to speak and how what happened next launched his speaking career How his first book started as a journal of his leadership journey as a church pastor How making lunch for his kids turned around his business ATTENTION IS THE NEW COMMERCE YOU HAVE TO BE BOLD ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU HAVE THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO TELL PEOPLE Why it's better to focus on the 1 yeses than the 99 no's How becoming an author multiplied his speaking fees and allowed him to retire from pastoring at local churches How to turn the 10-12 key turning points from your life into your first book THE BETTER YOU TELL STORIES THE MORE PEOPLE RETAIN THE INFORMATION Why your book is leverage and a platform to build your business IT'S ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF YOUR FEAR WHERE YOU FIND THE HELP YOU NEED Books mentioned: LeaderShift by John C Maxwell Winnie the Pooh on Management by Roger E Allen The Best Story Wins by Matthew Luhn Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend 5 Levels of Leadership by John C Maxwell The Call by Oz Ginnis Fav quote: "We have uphill goes but downhill habits." - John C Maxwell "Young people often fail to listen to their elders but they never fail to imitate them." - James Baldwin Links mentioned: www.pierrecquinn.com  Grab the book www.pierrecquinn.com/scared/  Free ebook on how to be successful as an emerging leader www.pierrecquinn.com/successkeys  www.youtube.com/user/pierrequinnTV  www.linkedin.com/in/pierrequinn  www.instagram.com/pierrequinn/  Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
59:51
January 20, 2020
TFP ep 018: Turning Your Books to Bucks with Jenn Foster
BARS from this episode: How becoming a bestseller as a coauthor launched her business The importance of CTA's in coauthored books How to leverage new relationships at conventions you attend How a follow up book brings clients to the next step in your customer journey How using a Story Starter Journal leads to great book ideas and stories How to use Amazon Giveaways to promote your book How books lead to speaking which lead to digital course sales SHARE YOUR STORY... THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR Books mentioned: Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki Fav quote: "Success leaves clues." Tony Robbins Links mentioned: Website:  www.authorjennfoster.com  Website: www.eliteonlinepublishing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjennfoster Twitter: @bookwriting1 Instagram: www.instagram.com/eliteonlinepublishing YouTube: www.YouTube.com/hotchickswritehotbooks YouTube: www.youtube.com/elilteonlinepublishing1 Hot Chicks Podcast: Hot Chicks Write Hot Books: http://bit.ly/hcwhbpodcast Podcast Season 1: Elite Expert Insider: http://bit.ly/eliteexpert Podcast Season 2: Elite Expert Insider: http://bit.ly/eliteexpertinsider Melanie's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXyLNrnl7OE Speaker: https://eliteonlinepublishing.com/speaking/ COURSES: Book Writing Fast Pass: http://www.bookwritingfastpass.com Zero to Hero: http://bit.ly/authorhero Free Course:5 Secrets To Marketing Your Book: http://bit.ly/EliteFreeCourse Elite Journals: http://elitejournals.com Elf Books: http://ElfShelfBooks.com Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
55:33
January 14, 2020
TFP ep 017: Getting to Life Purpose and Pinkadayious Living with Tamiko Hobbs
BARS in this episode: How embracing new kids in elementary school led to life coaching as an adult Why a life of convenience keeps you from life satisfaction PINKADAYIOUS IS WHEN YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE How putting others needs ahead of you leads to better living The importance of having someone believe in your potential WHEN YOU WAKE UP EVERY MORNING WITH JOY IN YOUR HEART DOING THE THING YOU DO, YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH How becoming an author opens up your creativity in other areas of your life HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE BUT A HEALED PERSON LEADS HURTING PEOPLE INTO THEIR HEALING PROCESS How your book becomes a coaching tool Why you should never submit your work while it's hot THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARINATING AND PROCRASTINATING Why professional writing makes a bad book Books mentioned: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson Fav quote: "Roses are not red they are pink Your life was never meant to be blue You have a purpose. So, let me help you." Links mentioned: Grammarly.com www.together-strivingfor-hope.com 404.946.3281 for a 30-minute session FB @TSFHo IG @tamiko55441 youtube.com/togetherstrivingforhope Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com If you want to turn your ideas into a branded book that books more speaking engagements and generates more leads and have a Signature Suite of products that generate more streams of income go to thoughtfortunepress.com and click on the Start Here button. That's thoughtfortunepress.com If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:20:17
January 6, 2020
TFP ep 016: Changing Battlegrounds to Playgrounds with Jeff Cade
Notes from the show: Why Jeff feels there's not enough conversations worldwide around cancer Why the purpose of life is to love, to serve, and to add value PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS. PROGRESS MAKES PRODUCTION. The importance of turning the battlegrounds of life into playgrounds The power of a belief in God when going through adversity Fighting cancer by eliminating GMOs, highly processed foods, sugars, and foods coated in pesticides including women's cosmetics How to transition to cleaner and organic food Why you should drink alkalized water The 2 things you cannot do if you want to live healthy How writing heals past wounds IF YOU DON'T HAVE AFFIRMATIONS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE DAY-TO-DAY, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A CHALLENGE Why your book is not about your story DON'T STOP BECAUSE IT GOT HARD YOU MUST LIVE AND BE WELL Books mentioned: High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard Money by Anthony Robbins Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Fav quote: "Don't wish live were easier. Wish you were better." - Jim Rohn "Face Everything And Rise" - anonymous Links mentioned: Battlegroundcancer.com JeffCade360.com
1:13:00
December 30, 2019
TFP ep 015: Using the Power of Published Books with Everett O'Keefe
Notes from the show: Help entrepreneurs experience the power of publishing WHY BOOKS? BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A BOOK How to use a book as a proof of concept for a new business idea Why your book doesn't have to be worded perfectly to be effective THERE'S HUGE POWER IN UNREAD BOOKS Why entrepreneurs are good at creating businesses they don't like How focusing on high-end clients changes your business offering A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO BE AUTHORS NOT WRITERS How to get all of your book's content onto paper in less than 12 hours How one book increased a speaker's revenue by 600% Use videos and livestreams as the launch date approaches Involve people in the production of the book DON'T BE A SECRET AGENT AUTHOR Poll or survey your audience at the beginning or your book creation Why you should know what action you want your reader to take before writing the book How a book written for 3 CEO's is a success model for business books You don't have to be Moses if you're a great Aaron or Hur A book and a mastermind are two of the most powerful tools for your life Books mentioned: "The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braid" by Michael McClung "Still the Best Hope" by Dennis Prager "The Power of the Published" by Everett O'Keefe "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews Fav quote: "People support what they create." Links mentioned: https://IgnitePress.us https://www.facebook.com/ignitepress/ https://amazon.com/author/everettokeefe mastermindretreat.net Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway. If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:01:15
October 8, 2019
TFP ep 14: Getting to the Yeses in Your Life
Thought Fortunes Podcast episode number 014: Getting to the Yeses in Your Life w/ Tavetta Patterson Notes from the show: Help people get to the core of why they are put on Earth First book of poetry published out of journal The importance of why you should copyright your writing EDUCATION LEADS TO LIBERATION Why you should be a gatherer and distributor of information THE GOAL IS TO HAVE ANYTHING THAT COMES THROUGH YOU TO BELONG TO YOU Healing is a daily decision WRITING SERVES AN EVICTION NOTICE TO YOUR PAIN Why you shouldn't let your pain be in vain WHEN YOUR NO IS CLEAR, YOUR YES WILL APPEAR How publishing a book made her more strategic, honored her skills, and focused How to document the growth of your business and turn it into systems KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. IT IS ALSO DOLLARS Writing and speaking work together and support each other How to replicate yourself and your success Building multiple streams of income from each piece of knowledge you share How to get a course into a college based on your books Writing as a way to get clarity about who you are, whose you are, and your life Why you must choose how you move forward in your life ALWAYS BE PROMOTING, CREATING, AND CLOSING How marketing and sales for authors and speakers is more about sharing the goodness of your life IN YOUR SHARING, LEAVE ROOM FOR LISTENING How to get paid for sharing your message Learn to say no as a complete sentence Books mentioned: On Her Own Ground by A'Lelia Bundles Unlimited Potential by D Arlando Fortune Fav quote: When your no is clear, your yes will appear Links mentioned: FB: @tspeakerauthor IG: @tspeakerauthor LI: @tspeakerauthor tavetta.webs.com Upcoming events: Worthy Empowerment Tour (Woodbridge, Virginia October 25, 2019) Tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (Washington, DC October 26, 2019) Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway.  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:00:11
September 30, 2019
TFP ep 013: Moving from Student to Expert in Publishing
Show notes: Importance of mixing in "being taken away" and inspirational books YOU DON'T KNOW MY STORY COMPARED TO MY GLORY Why entrepreneurs should begin as a student to expert to ongoing growth Why you should never sign over rights to your intellectual property How to get your book done right How to bring in multiple streams of income based on client demand Where to get continuous content and products for your business YOU DON'T GIVE 'EM EVERYTHING IN YOUR BOOK Write every day Multiple formats = multiple streams IF YOU'RE NOT OVER THE TOP PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR BOOK HOW DO YOU THINK ANYONE ELSE WILL BE Why knowing your reader's next step should be decided before writing your book THE BEAUTY OF A BOOK IS IT DOESN'T EXPIRE Why your book is a movement How fiction promotion is different from nonfiction promotion How to create backend products from fiction books LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE (WITHOUT REGRETS) Books mentioned: Becoming by Michelle Obama Color Purple by Alice Walker books by Brenda Jackson Fav quote: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A. Edison "I want to die empty." - Myles Munroe Links mentioned: www.juliaroyston.net www.bkroystonpublishing.com FB: @juliaroyston IG: @jujuroyston Twitter: @juliaakroyston www.bit.ly/bkroystonstore www.bit.ly/finallyfinishthebook Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway.  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:15:28
September 23, 2019
TFP ep 12: Rebuilding Women's Self Worth
Janell Jones is on a mission. Born into poverty and raised in the projects of Columbus, Ohio, Janell lost her father and sister to inner-city violence as a child. A teenage mother at 17, she was nonetheless determined to live a different life than the one she saw played out around her. That determination took Janell from an online associate’s degree in psychology to a Master’s degree in social work. Even after she landed what she thought was her “dream job” and made a good home for her children, she discovered a deeper dream buried within her—Janell made the decision to follow her passion. She started a business and wrote the book that was burning inside her. Today, Janell is a life-coach, published author, social work professional, founder of a publishing company, and a speaker with an urgent message for others: You have the ability to choose. In her new release, “It All Begins With You!” Janell shares the amazing story of how she took the leap that awakened her to her purpose and destiny. Show notes: How to be the purple cow in your industry How to control creative rights of your own words The importance of empowering young girls with affirmations Becoming allergic to negative people How speaking into jars explains the power of self-talk How affirming herself pulled her out of a negative environment Using affirmations to heal from the inside out How Janell used her book to reduce her job to part-time hours How writing a book transitions into life coaching The power in forgiving your parents and growing from your childhood trauma Moving from surviving to healing to thriving Why you should promote everywhere and build your list How to sell your books in bulk to organizations How to teach youth business Turning your book into an online courses Using self-care as a way to build your business How having a party about her future self planted the seeds for her business YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK THAT'S NECESSARY TO GET YOU TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE KNOW WHO YOU ARE, LOVE YOURSELF, AND UNDERSTAND YOUR WORTH UNSELFISHLY PUT YOURSELF FIRST Books mentioned: Purple Cow by Seth Godin Success Principles by Jack Canfield Fav quote: "If you really want something, you'll find a way. And, if you don't, you'll find an excuse." Links mentioned: dleeinspires.com/events janelljonesempowers.com FB: @janelljonesempowers IG: @janelljonesempowers Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway. If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:18:35
September 16, 2019
TFP ep 11 - Relationships That Build Business
Notes from this show: How to go from why to creation Writing books that create transformation Using book sections for networking events and relationship nurturing 4 steps to powerful follow up conversations that close more sales and get referrals How to use bookmarks and personal quotes to motivate readers to read your book Why writing is a prophetic act Why your book is a vision for your clients and a foundation for your life The power of connecting with groups to increase sales Why you must continually build relationships WHEN YOU THINK UNCOMMONLY... YOU'LL BEGIN TO MOVE IN UNCOMMONNESS.  OUR BIGGEST SUCCESS ARE BORN OUT OF DISCOMFORT, UNCERTAINTY, AND RISK. YOU CANNOT THINK ABOUT WHAT ORDINARY PEOPLE ARE DOING, YOU HAVE TO THINK EXTRAORDINARY THOUGHTS. Books mentioned: Unf*ck Yourself by Gary Bishop The Laws of Thinking by Bishop E Bernard Jordan Fav quote: "Life is not a matter of chance but is a matter of choice." "Life won't stop for pauses and procrastination. It won't stop for your confusion or fear. It will continue right along with you." Links mentioned: dleeinspires.com/events  kaneenmorgan.com  FB: @KaneenMorgan IG: @KaneenLMorgan Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway.  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Take a screenshot and share the episode with the hashtag #thoughfortunespodcast. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review on iTunes. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:14:15
September 6, 2019
TFP episode 09: How Your Book Sets Other People Free
Notes from the show: How words spoken over you as a child affect you as an adult 3-step process for changing limiting beliefs created in childhood The power of an "I don't care" attitude Why you must share your personal story of overcoming How to use an accountability partner to keep you focused on your side hustle while working a full time job BE PATIENT WITH IT [YOUR BOOK] AND GO THROUGH PROCESS WE GET FREE, IT WILL SET OTHER PEOPLE FREE Importance of having a promo strategy 15 meme launch strategy How to seed your books in each book What you say and what you're children are hearing LIFE IS ABOUT UNLEARNING WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED YOUR LIFE IS THE WAY IT IS BECAUSE OF THE WORDS YOUR SPEAKING Books mentioned: Put Your Dream to the Test by John Maxwell The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks How to Avoid Tragedy and Live a Better by Charles Capp Fav Quote: "There is always hope." Links mentioned: www.noreennhenry.com victoriouslivingculture@gmail.com find tour dates at dleeinspires.com/2019aibtour Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway.  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Share the episode. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars and a review in your favorite podcasting app. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book.  Until next time! #onebookaway 
49:32
August 23, 2019
TFP episode 08: The Business of Books
Notes from the show: Identifying the Doers, Movers, and Viewers in your business Importance of knowing your entire business on a deep level How to determine the work to hire out The "Lame Horse" hiring strategy Why it makes sense to hire companies to do sales and marketing for you What happened when published authors didn't help Desiree How a conversation over coffee saved her from suicide What to do with the lessons from your life Making the transition from speaker to author The power of making an "I Want" list when networking Why authors should shift from selling books to thinking: How can I get this in the into the hands of as many people as possible? I TOOK THE THING I WAS ASHAMED OF AND SHARED IT The Bulk Book Sales strategy: 3 sales questions you must ask to sell hundreds of books How to teach youth to be entrepreneurs and keep them off the streets How to get consistent speaking engagements at local schools Why writing your story is healing and a celebration of accomplishments Speaking from a position of power vs a position of pain THE PERSON THEY SEE THE MOST MAKES THE MOST MONEY The Stranger Mindset for selling books online: Are you down with OPP? Why your book is like water - repurposing your book into multiple streams of income IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME WHAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN 3 lessons to pull from your life journey IF YOU CAN'T FIND A JOB, CREATE ONE. IF YOU CAN'T FIND HELP, BE THE HELP. IF YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY, CREATE IT. The power of being a living example of what is possible Books mentioned: E-Myth by Michael Gerber 4 Hours Work Week by Tim Ferriss Soar by Bishop TD Jakes Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran Fav quote: "Even the darkest hour only has 60 minutes." "If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl." "The goal isn't to live forever. It's to create something that does." Links mentioned: dleeinspires.com FB: @dleeinspires and @aibnation IG: @dleeinspires and @aibnation YT: youtube.com/dleeinspires Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway.  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Share the episode. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars in your favorite app. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!
1:53:36
August 16, 2019
TFP episode 07: How to Give Your Message a Powerful Voice
In this episode of TFP, Fortune interviews Tracey George... BARS to listen for in episode 07: Using your intuition to buy books How a five-year-old started a school chorus Tracey's first counseling office from a bathroom How counseling helps people gives people a voice How parents can stop neglecting their children and still fulfill their dreams The importance of teaching children financial literacy (and what to teach them) How Tracey overcame the 'divorced-black-female' stigma in her ministry How writing and publishing expanded Tracey's ministry outside of her local community Turning your life lessons and thoughts about life become the content for your books How social media posts became entries for anthologies "If you're stepping out, step right!" Where to find inspiration for your book content "Pass your friends and family a book and let them go for broke." Why your books and sermon cd's are more than a ministry Why you miss the answers to your prayers "Let no one steal your voice. Do not apologize for who you are." Books mentioned: Roots by Alex Haley I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Fav quote: "Jesus wept." Links mentioned www.traceythecoach.com tgapoffice@gmail.com  @traceykgeorge  Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Share the episode. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars in your favorite app. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!"
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August 15, 2019
TFP episode number 06: An Introvert's Secret to Networking Like a Pro
In this episode, Fortune interviews Faith McKinney... BARS to look for in episode 06:  How to set yourself up to make strong connections when you're an introvert The one thing you must do if you want to network effectively How an eight-year-old learned to be a connector Why you need to meet people outside of your industry Where to find the people you want to meet Avoiding the curse of knowledge How to get access to the right people with the right leverage An opt-in strategy that connects the people in your network with each other The ultimate naming strategy for your book chapters to make it media worthy What to say when you're just beginning to write your book Why your social media must reflect your message How Faith got on TV by contacting a reporter directly The 5 Cs of Schmingling (The Art of Being Well Connected) What is news jacking and how do you use it How to use an attractive character "Don't be afraid to reach out to the hub." Books mentioned: High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard It by Paula Froelich Fav Quote: "Perception is everything." Links mentioned: faith@faithmckinney.com faithmckinney.com  Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Get a copy of How to Write Your First Book in Less Than 4 Hours for free during the giveaway. Go to darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway   If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Share the episode. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars in your favorite app. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!"
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August 14, 2019
TFP Episode 04: How Your Book Becomes a Recipe for Success
In this episode, Fortune interviews Racquel Walters... BARS to look for in episode 04: Why women get stuck in the corporate environment Why women "dumb down" themselves How intimate (outside of work) and non-intimate (at work) relationships affect each other THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS YOU NEED TO LEARN AND THINGS YOU NEED TO UNLEARN IN ORDER TO APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE How the author title builds your credibility and credentials YOUR STORY WILL IMPACT THE LIVES IT SHOULD IMPACT The humility of writing your book right How your book become a recipe for success How to speak to others about your published book How to sign your book for maximum effect How to tell your clients stories/case studies to inspire readers to take the next step and contact you Books mentioned: The Force Multiplier by Tony Chapman The E--Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber Pivot by Adam Markel Fav Quote: "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline." Links mentioned: Ideal Career, Ideal Life masterclass - racquelwalters.com  Connect with Racquel: Website: racquelwalters.com  Email: konnectingher@racquelwalters.com  Instagram @konnectingher  Facebook Group: @womensmasteryclub/  Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/racquelwalters Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. Remember the WYFB giveaway - 3 formats: epub, pdf, and mobi - darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway.  If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Share the episode. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars in your favorite app. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!"
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July 19, 2019
TFP Episode 03: How to 10x Your Business Using a Book
Why social media makes this is a great time to be in business Why some people don't like FB and how to fix what you see in your feed IF YOUR FACEBOOK FEED LOOKS LIKE TMZ, IT'S TIME TO CLEAN IT UP How to create products and books from your FB feed Clockwork The importance of being compensated while fulfilling your mission How to start your book the right way How a Bible study becomes a book IF YOU HAVE NO HOPE, YOU HAVE NO FAITH How to use a book to work out your business ideas and your legacy Why you figure out your product before writing your book 10x your business using your book and multiplying it How writing increases self-confidence Promote and build your list before the book is written Why your book needs a lead magnet and how to choose the topic for the lead magnet The Success Principles "No one can make you feel inferior unless you alllow them to." Digital Swag Bag over $500 vanessacollinsllc.com/swagbag @vanessacollinsllc
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July 6, 2019
TFP Episode 02: Pivoting Your Business with a Book"
How to create worksheets in your coaching business How to expand your network and speaking platform with a book How a book (even if it's unfinished) can land a speaking gig at a national conference The importance of understanding how your focus affects your business Bottles of wine and goalsetting sessions Using a book to share the growth of your business Pivoting your business based on customer feedback Why it's a good idea to hire someone to promote your book JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE A CHEF DOESN'T MEAN YOU KNOW HOW TO RUN A RESTAURANT The future of marketing using geofencing tech SAY WHAT YOU MEAN BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MEAN Gifts of Imperfection "Get busy living or get busy dying." LIFE IS A TEAM SPORT - HIRE PEOPLE TO DO THE THINGS YOU'RE NOT GOOD AT www.growingforward.biz Get Moving Packet @taskmastersandi ig: badassbusinesscoach fb & li: growingforwardsuccesscoaching
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July 6, 2019
TFP Episode 01: Getting Paid for Your Brain"
Getting paid to pick your brain I DO WHAT I DO BECAUSE I'M GOOD AT IT Going from the head into the heart SPEAKING IS A LIVE INTERPRETATION OF YOUR BOOK Raise your speaking fees with a book (traditional or self) How to find a ghostwrite or coauthor Turning your nonfiction into fiction How to get paid what you want Why it's important to know what your book will look like before getting a publishing deal Why it's a good idea to get people to talk about your book in your book Why you are the best promoter for your book How to make your book required reading for college courses How to turn a 25 cent book into $15 Using sponsors to get your books paid for at an event Give to Live The Master Key System The Power of Focus "When you speak, you learn what you know. When you listen, you learn what others know." "A leader who is not a great listener is eventually surrounded by a bunch of people who have nothing to say." "I think therefore I am." "Emerging not from a lack of understanding but a lack of courage." ronsukenick.com rs@ronsukenick.com
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July 6, 2019
TFP Episode 00: Introducing the new podcast for authorpreneurs
My first tries at podcasting. Why I chose the name Thought Fortunes for the podcast. How this podcast will help me get more books into people's hands. How the content of your book becomes multiple pieces of content and streams of income. How I started speaking, coaching, and a information business from a conversation with a spiritual business coach. The format and structure of the interviews for the podcast. What to do when you hear me say "Bars!" during interviews. How to turn the interviews into business lessons. How I learned to be productive from writing my first book. The power of using masterminds to make 1+1=11. Do you have questions or comments? Email them to fortune@thoughtfortunepress.com. Make sure to come back every week as we break down how to leverage books to build or start a business. If you like the show, do us a favor. Share, like, and join. Share the episode. Show us how much you like us by giving us five stars in your favorite app. And, get into the conversation in the Facebook group: Write Your First Book. Until next time!" Links mentioned Free book giveaway at darlandofortune.com/wyfbgiveaway 
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June 28, 2019