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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.

Wealthy Author Podcast D Arlando Fortune

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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.

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 046 - Write, Pray, and Release: How to Turn The Mess in Your Life into a Blessing & a Business

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 046 - Write, Pray, and Release: How to Turn The Mess in Your Life into a Blessing & a Business

    BARS mentioned:

    What to do when you have the solutions your friends need and why you shouldn't wait to do it

    How to merge two industries to create a custom message

    Why life is like a game of Spades

    What Uncle G told Addicted2Success creator, Joel Brown, to do to finish his book

    How learning that she was conceived in rape changed the direction of her life

    The two things she did to survive her childhood living in a divided house

    "You must get rid of the secrets, shame, and silence. And break free by using your voice."

    With God, Goals, Gratitude, Optimism and Determination you can Heal Internal Pain to have Happiness, Opportunity, & Prosperity.

    The meaning of G.O.D. in H.I.P.H.O.P.

    Becoming the voice of reason for her family, friends, and community

    How to find the right topics for your transformational books

    The secret to writing transformational content (it's only one Google search away)

    How to get honest feedback from prereaders and still protect your content from theft

    When a book turns into a business and multiple products

    Finding peace through the Write, Pray, & Release philosophy

    "If you cannot explain it to a 5th grader, you don't know it well it enough."

    "Don't bury the pain. Identify the pain. And write about it."

    "When you stop thinking about writing, you're able to write."

    Two powerful questions to ask yourself to start your healing journey

    The three steps to turning your message into a business

    How a network marketing strategy will help you launch your book

    Why you should turn your book into journals

    "You only need one book to build a business and brand."

    An international magazine that supports kids with incarcerated parents

    "The Bible is my manual for life."

    "If you have a problem or mess, then you have a beautiful blessing ahead of you. Flip your message at least 3 ways."



    Books mentioned:

    Success from the Inside Out by Nona Jones

    The Holy Bible



    Fav quote:

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

    "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." 2 Cor 9:8



    Links mentioned:

    ThanxAMills.com

    AyannaGallow.com

    IG & FB @ThanxAMills

    innervisionmagazine.com

    writeprayrelease.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 hr 32 min
    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 045 - The 5 F's of FUN-ctionality: How to Live Your Life, Your Way with Dai Manuel

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 045 - The 5 F's of FUN-ctionality: How to Live Your Life, Your Way with Dai Manuel

    BARS from this episode:

    How a classic book and a trip to Australia sealed the deal with Dai's wife before they married

    If you really want to get healthy, this is the one fear that's worth paying attention to

    Why values don't always create transformation

    The one thing he saw in the mirror that drove him to finally get his health in order

    How to use positive compounding to turn your hard, gritty work into easy living

    FUEL YOURSELF TO THRIVE. DON'T JUST EAT THINGS TO SURVIVE.

    How to listen to your body so that find the right food combinations for your unique body

    HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?

    What it means to adapt to life's challenges

    LEVERAGE 30 MINUTES A DAY TO IMPROVE BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT (THE 2 PERCENT OF YOUR DAY THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING).

    The 5 F's of FUN-ctionally - fitness, faith, finance, family, and fun

    Joseph Campbell's 3 questions...

    Why you must inventory your 5 closest relationships who you spend the most time around

    A club every business owner should be a member of

    Why being aware of your success markers (and the people who influence them) will save you from a life on unnecessary torture

    YOU GOTTA SPEND TIME IN THE TRENCHES, UNTIL YOU GET KNOWN FOR WHAT YOU DO.

    How to turn your readers into paying coaching clients

    APPRECIATE THE MOMENT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN

    The importance of prioritizing your day based on the lifestyle you want to live

    How to know when it's time to stop taking inventory of your life and move on to something new



    Books mentioned:

    Dai Manuel's Whole Life Fitness Manifest by Dai Manuel 

    Big Leap by Gay Hendricks 

    Essentialism by Greg McKeown 

    Way of the Superior Man by David Deida 

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 



    Fav quote:

    "People won't remember what you say or do. But they'll remember how you make them feel." - Maya Angelou



    Links mentioned:

    www.DaiManuel.com

    Dai’s gifts to help you make life more awesome:

    Ultimate resource (no sign up required) www.daimanuel.com/gift

    Join the free 28-day Whole Life Fitness Manifesto program and learn how to maximize your body, mind, and spirit in 30 minutes a day. www.joinwlfm.com

    The 99 Bodyweight Workout Guide www.DaiManuel.com/99

    How to Develop a Positive Mindset www.daimanuel.com/positive-mindset



    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 044: Surviving Category 5 - How to Build Resilience and Business Leadership with Christine Perakis

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 044: Surviving Category 5 - How to Build Resilience and Business Leadership with Christine Perakis

    BARS in this episode:

    WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGH SOMETHING THAT IS OF CATEGORY 5 PROPORTIONS. TAKE THOSE CATEGORY 5 EXPERIENCES AND MAKE SOMETHING OF THEM.

    How to activate the problem-solving part of your brain during a catastrophic event

    Why it's important to understand the "waves of healing"

    The power of focusing on and capturing moments in the present

    The often overlooked element of the science of goalsetting

    The critical asset for the entrepreneurial journey to overcome loneliness

    Why your first book should be a business card and what to do with your second and future books

    How a book scaled, opened new business ventures, and multiple speaking events

    DON'T LET PERFECT GET IN THE WAY OF THE GOOD

    The three fundamental financial spreadsheets every business owner must know

    The cornerstone barometer of resilient leadership: KEEP ONE HAND ON THE BOAT

    Overcoming your autonomic response to life's circumstances

    Why every leader must have a core ideology and establish uncompromising values

    DON'T GO IT ALONE

    How to turn your memoir into lessons, advice, and action steps

    How to make your story matter to your readers

    How to use the Isolation Index to rate situations in your life and avoid a traumatic fallout

    Why you should tell anyone and everyone about your book launch

    Why your book should be on everything you do

    IT'S NEVER A LACK OF TIME. IT'S A LACK OF COMMITMENT.



    Books mentioned:

    Take Your Time by Eknath Easwaran 

    Be Here Now by Ram Dass 

    Entrepreneurs Essential Roadmap by Christine Perakis

    The Resilient Leader by Christine Perakis



    Fav quote:

    "Start where you are. Do what you can. Use what you have."- Arthur Ash



    Links mentioned:

    Http://christineperakis.com

    Http://businessbreakthroughpro.com

    Https://LinkedIn/in/christineperakis

    @ChristineP360



    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 hr 13 min
    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 043: How to Go from Author to Thought Leader with Peter Winick

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 043: How to Go from Author to Thought Leader with Peter Winick

    BARS from this episode:

    Trends are moving towards thought leadership and a strategic advantage in the market

    Why the democratization of publishing opened the door for new opportunities worldwide

    The importance of combining author and platform services under one roof

    How 2-day seminars evolved into new delivery methods

    Why and how a new standard was set for seminar attendees

    How to determine if a book is worth investing your time to read it

    A workaround for getting to your ideal customers when you don't have the budget to mass market

    How to choose the right platform to produce your content

    VALIDATE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE BIASES. SOME OF THEM ARE RIGHT. SOME OF THEM ARE WRONG.

    A major mistake to avoid when you partner with contractors for content creation

    The secret to finding your awesome content

    Why a content creation strategy is more important than learning a bunch of tactics

    PEOPLE DON'T BUY SWISS ARMY KNIVES AT A PREMIUM.

    CONTENT IN THE ABSTRACT IS ACADEMIC. THE UTILITY OF CONTENT HAS TO BE "FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS PROBLEM, I HAVE THE BEST CONTENT".

    How to evolve your platform for the long-term

    YOUR CURIOSITY DOESN'T NECESSARILY SATISFY A NEED THAT YOUR FOLLOWERS HAVE

    Why the content you produce forms a contract with your followers you should never break

    FILL IN THE BLANK: I work with X and solve Y problems that they have better than anyone else.

    GET THE RIGHT CONTENT IN THE RIGHT FORMAT IN FRONT OF YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMER

    Why becoming a thought leader deserves dedication



    Books mentioned:

    Love Is Just Damn Good Business by Steve Farber 

    The AirBnB Way by Joseph Michelli

    Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl



    Fav quote:

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt



    Links mentioned:

    https://thoughtleadershipleverage.com/

    Twitter @peterwinick



    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 042: Context Matters - 3 Things You Must Know Before Using a Story in Your Marketing

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 042: Context Matters - 3 Things You Must Know Before Using a Story in Your Marketing

    "Cater your story to your audience." It's kinda like a luxury SUV. It can go off-road (for a casual setting). It can be classy (for those professional settings). And, it can host a family (for the PG version). Most importantly, it should always be polished. Stop making up stories off on the spot when you know you've told them over and over. Take the time to make them meaningful and impactful.

    "From personal to professional and all between, stories bridge the gap." Context is a key component to building that bridge.

    Method - "Blogs and social media made it clear that how you tell your story matters."



    How will you deliver your story - video, text, or audio.

    Use the modality that you're most comfortable working in.


    Type - "Telling the story right is just as important as telling the right story."



    Classy, casual, family, reviews, comedic, sales - what is the setting for the delivery of your story?

    Be able to deliver at least a short and a long version.


    Reason - "Stories instruct where facts fail."



    Why are you telling the story - performance, persuasion, or perspective?

    Focus on the outcome you're after.


    "Stories are our primary tools of learning & teaching, the re-positioning of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world. Think about how many times a day you use stories to pass along data, insights, memories, or common-sense advice." - Edward Miller

    "Be an avid collector of your experiences." To do this, story databases are your secret weapon. Keep your experiences and the stories you hear and read about in a journal, email account, or software. (I recommend Evernote.) And, when it's time to share your story, use a structured storytelling system until you've created your own style. Actually, I build a system around the word. You've just gone through it. It's called the STORY framework. Make a Statement. Tell a story. Cover the Opportunity, Objections, and Obstacles. Review what you covered and offer a testimonial/case study Reviews. Give an easy YES.

    That said... This week, add five stories to your database. They can be new stories or old stories. Your stories or borrowed stories. Real events or made up. Add your top five stories to your database and massage the wording for a new context. If you have a casual version, modify it for a professional setting. If you have a story for a selling situation, practice telling it as a family story. How would you change your story from a persuasive tone to a performance? You may never use the story in the other setting. But you'll learn a new dynamic to your story that will improve your delivery in the way you use it.

    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.

    • 52 min
    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 041: Courageous Humility - A Revolutionary Approach to Leadership for Blended Families & Business Teams with Joel Hawbaker

    Wealthy Author Podcast ep 041: Courageous Humility - A Revolutionary Approach to Leadership for Blended Families & Business Teams with Joel Hawbaker

    BARS from this episode:

    I HAVE A DUTY TO TEACH MY KIDS TO THINK AND AN OBLIGATION TO NOT PROPAGANDIZE MYSELF

    Why many teachers believe it's dangerous to teach kids to think

    How students who challenge perspectives in history books become original thinkers

    The importance of planting seeds as a teacher

    Leveraging testimonials to shift student's opinions of their work

    Using story in all of your meaningful conversations

    Dondi Scumaci quote "Take your emotions along for the ride, but make sure you are driving the car."

    LEADERSHIP IS THE ART OF POSITIVELY INFLUENCING OTHER PEOPLE TO HELP THEM BECOME BETTER VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES

    Turning your family history into a legacy book for the next generation

    IF YOU TAKE CARE OF RELATIONSHIPS, THE RESULTS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

    What it means to live by the principle of "courageous humility"

    The 10 Commandments for Blended Family Life and suggestions on how to live them

    TAKE YOUR COMMUNICATION FROM TERRIBLE TO BEARABLE AND BEYOND

    Why principles trump specifics in blended family environments

    The two core principles of blended families - BE THE ADULT YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO BECOME. REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE AND TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.

    How to invite people on the journey of growth aka why using invitations to growth work better than telling people what to do

    How to approach platforms that disagree with your opinion and not be offended

    Why getting your book into people's hands is more important than the profits from selling your book

    Answer this question for yourself: What good thing am I willing to give up to get something better?

    How to leverage the Amazon Kindle 5-day promo to boost sales during the for-profit promo

    Using your book as a workbook for coaching clients

    CULTIVATE LOVE AND RESPECT EVEN WHEN WE DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER

    A new definition of wisdom

    Why it's more important to help people remember rather than to teach them



    Books mentioned:

    Extraordinary Leadership by Joel W Hawbaker

    Inverted Leadership by Joel W Hawbaker

    Constantine's Sword by James Carroll

    Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis



    Fav quote:

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandolf, Lord of the Rings



    Links mentioned:

    twitter.com/JoelWHawbaker

    facebook.com/RealLifeLeading/

    reallifeleading.com/

    facebook.com/Stepdadding/

    stepdadding.com/

    linkedin.com/in/joel-hawbaker-9421a077/

    joelwhawbaker.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

    • 1 hr 39 min

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