16 episodes

Busy people who became published authors such as Jim Palmer, Adam Markel, Diane Gardner, Dr. Kathy Gruver, Marcey Rader, Jacques McNeil, Raymond Aaron, Naresh Vissa, Keshawn Dodds, Dr. Chris L Hickey, John Lee Dumas and many more inspire busy people to become published authors. The podcast idea started because John P, the host, was writing his first book but put it aside due to other priorities in life. His mom told him to “Please, Finish Your Book!”, however he was so busy, he didn’t get the chance to finish before she passed away a couple of months later. So John P launched this podcast not only in rememberance of his mom, but to showcase busy people who found a way to get their books finished. John goal is to help inspire busy people who want to write a book to get their books finished too. Listen as they share their story along with practical tips that you can use to get your book finished. Authors will share what their book is about and some will RAP (ie., Read A Portion) during the BOOK segment. During the AUTHOR segment, you will hear their backstories. The final segment of the show, the MINDSET, is where the author reveals the motivation, choices, and some helpful tips they used to bring their book to life. The show format is BAM! (Book, Author, Mindset).

Please, Finish Your Book! John P Smith Jr

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Busy people who became published authors such as Jim Palmer, Adam Markel, Diane Gardner, Dr. Kathy Gruver, Marcey Rader, Jacques McNeil, Raymond Aaron, Naresh Vissa, Keshawn Dodds, Dr. Chris L Hickey, John Lee Dumas and many more inspire busy people to become published authors. The podcast idea started because John P, the host, was writing his first book but put it aside due to other priorities in life. His mom told him to “Please, Finish Your Book!”, however he was so busy, he didn’t get the chance to finish before she passed away a couple of months later. So John P launched this podcast not only in rememberance of his mom, but to showcase busy people who found a way to get their books finished. John goal is to help inspire busy people who want to write a book to get their books finished too. Listen as they share their story along with practical tips that you can use to get your book finished. Authors will share what their book is about and some will RAP (ie., Read A Portion) during the BOOK segment. During the AUTHOR segment, you will hear their backstories. The final segment of the show, the MINDSET, is where the author reveals the motivation, choices, and some helpful tips they used to bring their book to life. The show format is BAM! (Book, Author, Mindset).

    012: Shola Richards | Making Work Work

    012: Shola Richards | Making Work Work

    Shola Richards is a workplace positivity expert, dynamic keynote speaker, and self-professed kindness extremist who is dedicated to positively change how we work, live and lead in America. As a busy award-winning Director of Training at a top educational institution, he finished writing the book, “Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment."



    The Book: Making Work Work

    -How to treat each other better at work

    -A roadmap to lead with kindness and positivity

    -Tools to create a solutionist society at work

    -Building resilience and dealing with personalities

    -Favorite section is "Number One" which is putting yourself first



    The Author:

    -Grew up in Massachusetts

    -Bullied as a Kid, had a speech impediment

    -Wanted to be a Professional Basketball player

    -Got a degree in Psychology

    -First he read book "Awaken the Giant Within"

    -Book he admires:

    "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield



    The Mindset:

    -He and 65 million other people were bullied at work

    -His twin brother Doyin inspired him to write a book

    -Prefers early morning writing

    -Used notes app on phone to capture ideas

    -Tip: Do not edit while you write



    Learn alot more about Shola Richards at:

    @positivitysolve (Twitter and Instagram)

    https://www.facebook.com/ThePositivitySolution (Facebook)

    www.thepositivitysolution.com (Web)

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    011: John Lee Dumas | The Freedom Journal

    011: John Lee Dumas | The Freedom Journal

    John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of EOFire, a top ranked business Podcast where he interviews today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. While busy while his podcast, he finished writing the book "The Freedom Journal: Accomplish your #1 Goal in 100 Days".



    The Book: The Freedom Journal: Accomplish your #1 Goal in 100 Days

    A solution to the biggest problem that listeners of EOFire Podcast had

    A step-by-step guide to accomplish a SMART goal in 100 days

    SMART = Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timebound

    Requires discipline

    Favorite section is creating a SMART goal



    The Author:

    Grew up in Maine

    Wanted to be a Professional Baseball player then Entrepreneur

    Spent 10 Years in the Military

    Created daily EOFire Podcast in 2012

    Proud to have traveled outside of United States

    Book he admires:

    "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill



    The Mindset:

    Realized that his guests all knew how to set and accomplish goals

    Loved to write in the morning on his San Diego balcony

    Used Scrivener & Workflowy when away from home

    Found an editor by asking for referral from a successful author

    Self-Published



    Tip for Future Authors: Find an Accountability Partner



    Learn alot more about John Lee Dumas at:

    https://eofire.com

    • 22 min
    010: Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr | Admired Man Why?

    010: Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr | Admired Man Why?

    Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. is the CEO/President of the Admired Man Leadership Institute, where he lectures, facilitates workshops and conducts a comprehensive train-the-trainer curriculum, where participants earn a training Certificate, based on his four year national research, and resulting book, “Admired Man Why: The Making of an Admired Man.”



    The Book: Admired Man Why?: The Making of an Admired Man

    Stories about men people admire in their lives

    60% of the people interviewed were women

    Women have been buying the books for the men in their lives

    Quality, Behavior, Characteristics (QBC) inspire others to admire

    The top 5 things that people seem to appreciate and admire the most



    The Author:

    Raised by a single mom in Watts Los Angeles

    Always wanted to be a writer

    Earned a Masters degree in Educational Technology

    Mom was incarcerated when he was 14

    Proud of music accomplishments and fatherhood

    Books he admire:

    Body Language

    On Becoming a Person



    The Mindset:

    Continuation of Doctorate dissertation research

    Interviewed over 4,700 people

    Wrote mostly at night after work

    Those close to him didn't agree with the title

    Eventually allowed a professional to Edit and create book cover

    Created a Training Curriculum to develop skills for young men from book

    Didn't change the grammar of the people he was interviewing



    Thank You for finishing your book Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr and for sharing your message with the world!

    Listen to the episode to hear the Tip he provides for the soon-to-be published authors.



    Learn alot more about Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr at:

    https://twitter.com/AdmiredMan

    http://admiredman.com

    https://www.facebook.com/e1t1alliance

    https://www.facebook.com/admiredmen/

    • 56 min
    009: Keshawn Dodds | Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

    009: Keshawn Dodds | Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

    Keshawn Dodds is an author, actor, motivational speaker and advocate for education. Inspired by the death of his best friend, Marcus McDowell, Mr. Keshawn Dodds is on a mission to help all youth enjoy the love of reading and education. Mr. Dodds' eight book series will inspire people to not only read his books, but to continue to grow their love of reading with other books.



    The Book: Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

    A Science-Fiction Novel

    An 11-year old who finds something out before his 12th birthday

    A new Superhero

    Written for all ages

    April 16th was the day he was found



    The Author:

    Grew up in Springfield Massachusetts

    Wanted to be a fireman and athlete

    The Boys and Girls Club was a big help growing up

    Both his father and best friend passed away from Cancer

    Excelled in Football and Writing

    Book he admires:

    Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall



    The Mindset:

    English professor motivated him to do something with the idea

    Says "Your Can't is My Can"

    Wrote late nights after family is in bed sleeping

    Acquired a Lexile score to make book readily available in the schools

    "Just Write! Because if you don't write your story, it will never be told"





    Thank You for finishing your book Keshawn and for sharing your message with the world!

    Listen to the episode to hear the Tip he provides for the soon-to-be published authors.

    Learn alot more about Keshawn Dodds at www.keshawndodds.com

    • 33 min
    008: Naresh Vissa | Fifty Shades Of Marketing

    008: Naresh Vissa | Fifty Shades Of Marketing

    Naresh Vissa is Founder and CEO of Krish Media & Marketing - a full service online and digital media and marketing consultancy and agency. He has worked with leading publishers, media firms and institutions such as CNN Radio, JP Morgan Chase, EverBank, The Institute for Energy Research, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the American Junior Golf Association, Agora Publishing, and Stansberry Research.



    Vissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University's Honors Program with degrees in broadcast journalism, finance and accounting. He earned a Master's Degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.



    Vissa has been featured on USA Today, Yahoo!, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Business Week, MSN Money, Business Insider, India Today, Hindustan Times and other domestic and international media outlets.



    The Book: Fifty Shades of Marketing

    It's not just about the digital marketplace

    It's meant for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and mind

    It references the book "Fifty Shades of Grey"

    Marketing is an important part of every single business undertaking

    People need to know about you, what you offer, how you can help, and why you're awesome



    The Author:

    Grew up in Houston, Texas

    Didn't like to read or write in elementary school

    Spent some time in Media industry

    Can play the song "Cups" using actual cups from the movie "Pitch Perfect"

    Books he admires:

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and

    The Bhagavad Gita



    The Mindset

    Book was inspired by clients who were resistant to online and digital marketing

    Gave up many nights and weekends to research book

    Wrote alot of the book using the phone

    Set hard deadlines

    Choose self-publishing to have more control over the message



    Thank You for finishing your book Naresh and for sharing your message with the world!

    Listen to the episode to hear the Tip he provides for the soon-to-be published authors.

    Learn alot more about Naresh Vissa at www.nareshvissa.com

    • 36 min
    Behind the Cover: 002

    Behind the Cover: 002

    Prince was writing his Memoir: "The Beautiful Ones"



    I assume that most if not all of you heard the news On April 21st 2016 when we lost an extraordinary and legendary musician, singer, songwriter and artist named Prince.



    According to an interview between Raven Samone and Sheila E on the show, The View, he was working on adding the title of Author to this name.



    The reason why Raven Samone asked the question is because of the headlines that were in the news before he passed stating that on March 21st he announced a deal with a Major Publisher to write about book about his life called "The Beautiful Ones".



    We've heard and seen some unforgettable stories from prince in the form of music and movies, But could you imagine reading more of his life stories and advice packaged in a book, especially from someone who wasn't really known as a public person.



    How about the stories and advice from you, mr or mrs soon-to-be published author.



    What do you have to share with the world, what experience, expertise, advice, recurring stories that come to you over and over in your dreams that you could write about and leave behind as your legacy for the world to enjoy and learn from?



    That's the purpose and title of this podcast, is to Inspire you to Please, Finish Your Book...



    One of the authors that I interviewed, Marcy Radar brings this point home with a personal story in this previously un-aired segment...



    So, what is it going to take for you to finish your book?



    Since I've launched this podcast, I've received so many emails from people who are working on books who were stuck and said they heard something from one of the authors that I interviewed that got them unstuck and helped them get passed an obstacle and take the next step.



    Here's Marcey Rader again, the productiviy and health coach and former corporate trainer who is the author of "Beyond Travel: A Road Warrior's survival Guide" who preferred funny movies over scary movies and combucha tea... and if you don't know what I'm talking about, go listen to my interview with Marcy which was episode 005 when she gave this advice to help you finish your book...

    Marcey: Remove yourself from your current space and go somewhere that's just for writing.



    Jacques McNeil, Licensed Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer and author of the book "Life Happens who preferred mild over spicy and the ocean over the mountain and if you don't know what I'm referring go check out Jacques's interview which was episode 006 when she gave this advice to help you finish your book.

    Jacques: Find a Coach and Mentor, someone to keep you accountable.



    What about Raymond Aaron, the New York Times top 10 best selling author, thought leader, success coach and self-described math nerd from Toronto Canada who is the author of "Double Your Income doing what you love" shared this quote that could help you visualize your completed book.

    Raymond: Snowmen fall to earth unassembled.

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