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The Podcast is case study and a celebration of how busy people were able to write and publish Inspiring, Educational, and/or Entertaining books despite the distractions from other major priorities.

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The Podcast is case study and a celebration of how busy people were able to write and publish Inspiring, Educational, and/or Entertaining books despite the distractions from other major priorities.

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Been looking for something to ride to

By LaMonique Mac - Dec 19 2018
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Perfect for drive down. First episode focused on positivity & I’m all in already ❤️

Very informative

By User4785 - Aug 14 2018
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I enjoy listening, and it’s very informative.

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303 Ratings
Average Ratings
239
23
15
11
15

Been looking for something to ride to

By LaMonique Mac - Dec 19 2018
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Perfect for drive down. First episode focused on positivity & I’m all in already ❤️

Very informative

By User4785 - Aug 14 2018
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I enjoy listening, and it’s very informative.
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Please, Finish Your Book!

Latest release on Sep 06, 2016

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The Podcast is case study and a celebration of how busy people were able to write and publish Inspiring, Educational, and/or Entertaining books despite the distractions from other major priorities.

Rank #1: 001: Jim Palmer | Decide

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Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger

Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is the host of Dream Biz TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners and he is also the host Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on Jim’s unique brand of smart marketing and business building strategies. Jim is best known internationally as ‘The Newsletter Guru’ and creator of No Hassle Newsletters, the ultimate ‘done-for-you’ newsletter.

Some items discussed on the show…
From a Small town with 200+ fellow students to large city with 5000+ fellow students. Grandfather. Wanted to be a Rockstar. Self-Taught Drummer. Bike Business. Music Association Business. Sales Training. Unemployment. Cancer. 30-foot Sea ray Boat. Think and Grow Rich. Dan Kennedy. Series of No BS books. One Word. Gut. Hawaiian Guitar Music. Mornings. No Call Days. Hard deadlines. Book writing mode. Pad and Pen. Photoshop. Speaking in San Diego. Matches yellow tie. Hire and trust talented people. Lose control and slows the train down. So many people need to hear what you have to say. Dream Business Academy. Dreambizacademy.com.

For more information about Jim:
http://www.getjimpalmer.com/

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Mar 29 2016

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Rank #2: 007: Raymond Aaron | Double Your Income Doing What You Love

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Raymond Aaron, New Times Top 10 Bestselling Author, is an internationally renowned thought leader and success coach. He has committed his life to teaching you how to dramatically change your life for the better. He remains one of the most sought after speakers in the world.

Raymond is one of the world’s most respected authorities on marketing, branding and business building. His students have used his proven techniques and strategies to generate millions.

He has shared his vision and wisdom on stages around the world and radio and television programs for over 30 years. He is the author of 8 best-selling books, including Branding Small Business For Dummies, Double Your Income Doing What You Love, Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul and the author of NY Times bestseller Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul.

The Book: Double Your Income Doing What You Love
21 secrets…goal achieves itself “Auto-Magically”
Use spiritual universe to create in the physical universe
Every person has a dream
“MTO” (Minimum Target Outrageous) Goals
MTO Goals ensures you always feel good about achieving goals

The Author
Grew up In Toronto Canada
A “Math Nerd”, Mathematician, & Mensa Member
Started several businesses
Got a coach, wrote a book, became a millionaire soon after
Became a Life, Business, & Branding expert
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran

The Mindset
Needing a break may come from not enjoying what you’re doing
Often the book title comes afterwards
Acknowledge people for who they are
Get Advice, Find a Mentor, Find a Coach
The 10-10-10 Program
Get “Double Your Income Doing what you Love” for Free
Favorite Quote: “Snowmen fall to earth unassembled”

Twitter @RaymondAaron

Thank You for finishing your book Raymond, and Thank You for sharing your message with the world.

May 04 2016

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Rank #3: 006: Jacques McNeil | Life Happens

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Jacques McNeil_Life Happens: 30 Strategies for Triumphant Living
Jacques McNeil’s passion is equipping women with the tools necessary to courageously live a life of purpose. She is the founder and president of W.I.T.N.E.S.S. Book Club, a licensed Evangelist, motivational speaker, corporate image consultant, professional development consultant, and an instructional designer at UCLA Health Systems. She is the wife of David McNeil, pastor of Transforming Lives Community Church, COGIC and they live in Los Angeles, California with their miracle daughter, Micaela.

Icebreaker Choices ("what do you prefer")
Mild, Shopping in a store, Car, Gluten Free Waffle, Pie, Ocean, Bicycle, Frozen Yogurt, Movie Theater, Library

The Book
Power of Me Time
Triumphing amidst adversity
Man in trench coat with a Gun
Embracing your imperfections
Your waiting is not in vain
Fibroid Cysts

The Author
From Canton to Los Angeles
Writer, Wallstreet aspirations, Corporate Training
Women’s book club - W.I.T.N.E.S.S.
Personal Hygiene Gift bags to women on Skid Row
" target="_blank">You were born for this by Bruce Wilkinson

The Mindset
Wrote monthly articles for book club which led to the book idea
Busy with book club, church, annual events, marriage, daughter, "go-live" at work
You have to be intentional if you want to get it done
Is what I have to say good enough?
Find a writing mentor/coach/accountability partner

Thank You for finishing your book Jacques and Thank You for sharing your message with the world.

http://lifehappensbook.org/
https://www.facebook.com/jacques.mcneil
https://www.instagram.com/jacquesmcneil/
https://twitter.com/jacquesmcneil

Thank You for finishing your book Jacques and Thank You for sharing your message and advice with the world.

Apr 29 2016

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Rank #4: 002: Adam Markel | Pivot

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Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Life

Adam Markel is the CEO of New Peaks and a Master Trainer in the areas of personal and business development. Adam is also a key-note speaker, entrepreneur, attorney, and author. Adam has now trained Peak Potentials & New Peaks courses and camps for thousands and thousands of students in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States. One of the most charismatic speakers you will ever see, Adam trains from his heart, believing that honesty and support bring out the best in people.

Some items discussed on the show…
18 Years practicing Law. Basketball. Simon & Schuster. Wife and Kids. Legacy. Clarity. Momentum. 21-Day action plan. Rituals. 21-day Pivot journal. Habit. Dirt or Mud on the Windshield. Advanced Praise. “Think and Grow Rich for the 21st century” – Berny Dohrmann. Happy. Sleeping in the office. “Success without fulfillment feels like failure” – Tony Robbins. Swimmer. Lifeguard. Surfer. Tenacious. Mindset. Heartset. Skillset. The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer. Return to Love – Marianne Williamson. “Environment is stronger than will” – Buckminster Fuller. From Journal to Transcriptionist. Multiple editors and lots of changes. All writing is rewriting. Surround yourself with a great team. Champagne. Start of the day ritual. I Love My Life. Couples Retreat.

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Apr 01 2016

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Rank #5: 003: Diane Gardner | Stop Overpaying Your Taxes

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Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam. Diane saves small business clients between $3,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes! She also has some great advice on finishing a book. Listen in on our conversation.

The Book
Some items we discussed…
Tax Coach… For entrepreneurs and small business owners … Contains Stories … Some lose money based on the wrong entity type …  Tax Preparation … Tax Projection … However, Proactive Tax planning could save from $3000 to $50,000 a year… New entrepreneurs normally don’t realize how much they can write off… CTC (Certified Tax Coach) … RAP Session…

Break 1: Hello Future and current published authors, this is John P. So what did you think about that new addition to the show… The RAP session, which stands for “Read A Portion”. I added that because I know that many authors love to have book readings to share their works. So some of the upcoming episodes will have RAPpers… Well, authors that RAP by reading a Portion of their book. Sometimes a Paragraph, however no more than a Page. Do you like it? Yes or No? Tell me what you think. Go to pleasefinishyourbook.com/polls to vote yes or No. Thank You. Now back to the show!

The Author
Some items we discussed…
Northern Idaho mining community … Put herself through college … Wanted to be an accountant … Loves to read … Read 1000’s of books … Certified Tax Coach … Book The Go-Giver.

Break 2: Hello Future and current published authors, this is John P. again. Did you notice the new black box on the home page at pleasefinishyourbook.com? It says, “How-To” instructions for Subscribing, Rating, and Reviewing via iTunes, iPhone or iPad. If you click it, it’ll take you to the written step-by-step instructions, which is an alternative to the watching the videos. I need your 5-star ratings and reviews for this podcast just once. So would you do me that favor? Thank You in advance. Now back to Diane Gardner.

The Mindset
Some items we discussed…
I’m a numbers person not a word person but I had to overcome those excuses and get it done … It was hard to find enough time to get it written in 60 days …  Free book, “10 most expensive Tax Mistakes that Cost You Thousands” … Would love to block out more time to write … Commit to writing a chapter by a certain date, then keep repeating over and over … Don’t ever give up!

Thank You for finishing your book Diane, and Thank You for sharing it with the world. If you want more information on Diane Gardner and her Book “Stop Overpaying Your Taxes!!” check out the links in the show notes or go to pleasefinishyourbook.com/003  Take it away Erica!

Apr 13 2016

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Rank #6: 004: Dr. Kathy Gruver | The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

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Dr. Kathy Gruver: The Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Hundreds of ways to take charge of your health. Naturally.
Dr Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author of five books on health and wellness. She’s also an internationally recognized speaker, regular expert on radio and TV and maintains a massage and hypnotherapy practice in Santa Barbara, CA. Before you hear more about her books, her story, and her advice on finishing a book, listen to this book testimonial from one of her readers.

The Book
For anyone who wants to explore alternative options … Don’t visit her office with a gunshot wound … Take alternative medicine seriously … Short chapters … Very practical person … The perfect bathroom book … Even Wonder Woman needs a day off … Keep a notebook by the bed … Hundreds of tips throughout the book…Given the right environment, the body can heal itself … Not another nutrition book.

The Author
Pittsburgh Steelers fan … Only Child … Terrible Towel … LA Rams … Wanted to be a Veterinarian … Pursuing the Acting career … Parallel path between Acting and Healing … Auditions and massage on the side … Hosts own TV series … hundreds of lectures and made them fun … Dance since age 5 … Hip Hop dance 3 to 4 days a week … Losing mom at a young age … A special place in heart for cancer patient … Inspired to help clients find options … Dad was an incredible care-giver … Was 18 when mom died, but 13 when she got sick … Getting a PHD … Started a phenomenal massage practice … Innate since for business … Harry Potter.

The Mindset
Triple-Capricorn … Can throw the football further than the boys on the street … Motivation was knowing that people would benefit from this … One of the busiest people … Type A … Throw off the writers hat, put on the healers hat … Wrote when feeling the urge … Deadline driven … Dictated a lot … Wine and dance class … Flying Trapeze … Loves public speaking … Wasn’t a full time writer … Hire an editor … This book sparked the TV Show “The Alternative Medicine Cabinet” … People look at you differently when you become an author … Excited when the proof copy came, it was like birthing a child … Excited when google it and see it on amazon and get first review … You write a paragraph and before that write a sentence…you do it word by word! …

Thank You for finishing your book Kathy and Thank You for sharing it with the world.

http://www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com
http://www.facebook.com/drkathygruver4health
http://www.youtube.com/drkathygruver
http://www.twitter.com/klgruver
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathygruver
http://www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com/store

Apr 16 2016

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Rank #7: Behind the Cover: 001

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Welcome to Behind the Cover episode number 001…

I just want to Thank You, Answer some questions, and Give a recap. In the training industry we call it a State Change.

It’s taking a break from the learning to reset your mind before we cover more information.
As I mentioned in my episode 000 part 1… I’m from the Corporate Training world. Where I’ve been training adults in the classroom for the past 26 years I’m talking Marines, Technicians, Mechanics, Politicians, Seniors, College students, Receptionists, Physicians, Nurses, CEO, Executives, Business Owners, Athletes, Programmers, other Trainers, Teachers, Managers… and now, I’m working with Future and Current Published Authors… I’m not teaching, I’m just bringing on Experts who can help by giving advice and tips on getting your books finished based on their experience.

Thank You! Because with you listening, it wouldn’t be fun.
Thank You for Listening, I’m so grateful to you for listening to this show, I hope you’re learning something from it. That’s why I put it in the educational category in iTunes. It’s education for anyone who’s learning how to write a book, and the guests are going beyond that by sharing their expertise in their chosen fields.

Thank you for Subscribing, as I mentioned in my 000 episode part 2, it’s like your DVR. You don’t have to remember when the day the episodes are released, just subscribe so that they show up automatically on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. If you’re unsure how to do it, I have video instructions, animated instructions, and written instructions on the home page at pleasefinishyourbook.com

Thank You for Rating and Reviewing the show in iTunes or on your iPhone…Because of you, I reached #1 in the Education category for the iTunes New and Noteworthy group. I have 6 more weeks to do it again, and again, and again, and you can help by sharing my show with people you know, then tell them to give a 5 Star Rating and Review also. This is how you do it… Go to your Podcast App on your iPhone, press search in the lower right corner, type Please, Finish Your book, press search again, then choose the Podcast, not the episodes but the Podcast itself called Please Finish Your Book. Then notice the little box in the upper-right corner with the arrow pointing upwards. Press it! That’s how you can share it. You’ll see options for Message it, mail it, etc., So I thank You in advance for sharing and spreading the world and encouraging others to subscribe, rate, and review the show also.

Answer some questions…
(note, listen to the full episode to hear the details for those 4 things about me)
Who is Erica? She’s a Voiceover Actress, Voiceover Coach, and TV Producer.
She mentioned at the start of Episode 001 … “Father to an Amazing Son”
She mentioned at the start of Episode 002 … “Childhood Violinist”
She mentioned at the start of Episode 003 … “Excel Guru”
She mentioned at the start of Episode 004 … “Injured his knee and wrist at the same time”

Recap from what the first 4 authors said about finishing your book…
(note, listen to the full episode to hear their excerpts)
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/001 was Jim Palmer | Decide
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/002 was Adam Markel | Pivot
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/003 was Diane Gardner | Stop Overpaying Your Taxes
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/004 was Dr. Kathy Gruver | The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

Apr 18 2016

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Rank #8: Behind the Cover: 002

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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.

May 21 2016

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Rank #9: 005: Marcey Rader | Beyond Travel

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Marcey Rader is a Productivity and Health Coach specializing in combining science, tools, technologies and behavior change to declutter your body, mind, and inbox, one habit at a time. She understands firsthand that business travel isn't part of your job. It's a lifestyle®. Marcey can be found speaking, coaching, finding movement opportunities and preaching Inbox Zero. Learn more at www.beyondtravelbook.com

Icebreaker Choices ("what do you prefer")
Funny Movie, City, Running, Smart, Soup, Function, Netflix, Komboucha (Fermented Tea), Spring, Hotel

The Book
Mobile Professionals, anyone that works outside of a typical office more than 50% of the time...
Filled with tips and stories...
#1 mistake business traveler's make...
Behaviors to go with the technology...
Email Management...

The Author
Farmland...
Clinical Research industry...
Raced in over 100 ultra endurance races...
Hashimoto's autoimmune disease...
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

The Mindset
Marcey Training as a Corporate Trainer - Healthy and Productive Travel...
Write for one Pomodoro for 25 minutes...
Don't skimp on an editor...
Grammarly (see below)...
Book Coach Diana Needham...

Thank You for finishing your book Marcey and Thank You for sharing your message and advice with the world.

www.beyondtravelbook.com
www.marceyrader.com
@MarceyRader
www.facebook.com/marceyradercoaching
www.linkedin.com/in/marceyrader

Apr 26 2016

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Rank #10: 012: Shola Richards | Making Work Work

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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)

Sep 06 2016

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012: Shola Richards | Making Work Work

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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)

Sep 06 2016

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011: John Lee Dumas | The Freedom Journal

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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

Jul 30 2016

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

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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/

Jun 20 2016

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

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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-Ficition Novel
An 11-year old who finds something out before his 12th birthday
A new Superhero
Writen 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
Other books by Keshawn:


Jun 17 2016

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008: Naresh Vissa | Fifty Shades Of Marketing

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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: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series)">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
Other books by Naresh:

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Jun 08 2016

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Behind the Cover: 002

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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.

May 21 2016

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007: Raymond Aaron | Double Your Income Doing What You Love

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Raymond Aaron, New Times Top 10 Bestselling Author, is an internationally renowned thought leader and success coach. He has committed his life to teaching you how to dramatically change your life for the better. He remains one of the most sought after speakers in the world.

Raymond is one of the world’s most respected authorities on marketing, branding and business building. His students have used his proven techniques and strategies to generate millions.

He has shared his vision and wisdom on stages around the world and radio and television programs for over 30 years. He is the author of 8 best-selling books, including Branding Small Business For Dummies, Double Your Income Doing What You Love, Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul and the author of NY Times bestseller Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul.

The Book: Double Your Income Doing What You Love
21 secrets…goal achieves itself “Auto-Magically”
Use spiritual universe to create in the physical universe
Every person has a dream
“MTO” (Minimum Target Outrageous) Goals
MTO Goals ensures you always feel good about achieving goals

The Author
Grew up In Toronto Canada
A “Math Nerd”, Mathematician, & Mensa Member
Started several businesses
Got a coach, wrote a book, became a millionaire soon after
Became a Life, Business, & Branding expert
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran

The Mindset
Needing a break may come from not enjoying what you’re doing
Often the book title comes afterwards
Acknowledge people for who they are
Get Advice, Find a Mentor, Find a Coach
The 10-10-10 Program
Get “Double Your Income Doing what you Love” for Free
Favorite Quote: “Snowmen fall to earth unassembled”

Twitter @RaymondAaron

Thank You for finishing your book Raymond, and Thank You for sharing your message with the world.

May 04 2016

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006: Jacques McNeil | Life Happens

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Jacques McNeil_Life Happens: 30 Strategies for Triumphant Living
Jacques McNeil’s passion is equipping women with the tools necessary to courageously live a life of purpose. She is the founder and president of W.I.T.N.E.S.S. Book Club, a licensed Evangelist, motivational speaker, corporate image consultant, professional development consultant, and an instructional designer at UCLA Health Systems. She is the wife of David McNeil, pastor of Transforming Lives Community Church, COGIC and they live in Los Angeles, California with their miracle daughter, Micaela.

Icebreaker Choices ("what do you prefer")
Mild, Shopping in a store, Car, Gluten Free Waffle, Pie, Ocean, Bicycle, Frozen Yogurt, Movie Theater, Library

The Book
Power of Me Time
Triumphing amidst adversity
Man in trench coat with a Gun
Embracing your imperfections
Your waiting is not in vain
Fibroid Cysts

The Author
From Canton to Los Angeles
Writer, Wallstreet aspirations, Corporate Training
Women’s book club - W.I.T.N.E.S.S.
Personal Hygiene Gift bags to women on Skid Row
" target="_blank">You were born for this by Bruce Wilkinson

The Mindset
Wrote monthly articles for book club which led to the book idea
Busy with book club, church, annual events, marriage, daughter, "go-live" at work
You have to be intentional if you want to get it done
Is what I have to say good enough?
Find a writing mentor/coach/accountability partner

Thank You for finishing your book Jacques and Thank You for sharing your message with the world.

http://lifehappensbook.org/
https://www.facebook.com/jacques.mcneil
https://www.instagram.com/jacquesmcneil/
https://twitter.com/jacquesmcneil

Thank You for finishing your book Jacques and Thank You for sharing your message and advice with the world.

Apr 29 2016

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005: Marcey Rader | Beyond Travel

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Marcey Rader_Beyond Travel: A Road Warrior's Survival Guide
Marcey Rader is a Productivity and Health Coach specializing in combining science, tools, technologies and behavior change to declutter your body, mind, and inbox, one habit at a time. She understands firsthand that business travel isn't part of your job. It's a lifestyle®. Marcey can be found speaking, coaching, finding movement opportunities and preaching Inbox Zero. Learn more at www.beyondtravelbook.com

Icebreaker Choices ("what do you prefer")
Funny Movie, City, Running, Smart, Soup, Function, Netflix, Komboucha (Fermented Tea), Spring, Hotel

The Book
Mobile Professionals, anyone that works outside of a typical office more than 50% of the time...
Filled with tips and stories...
#1 mistake business traveler's make...
Behaviors to go with the technology...
Email Management...

The Author
Farmland...
Clinical Research industry...
Raced in over 100 ultra endurance races...
Hashimoto's autoimmune disease...
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

The Mindset
Marcey Training as a Corporate Trainer - Healthy and Productive Travel...
Write for one Pomodoro for 25 minutes...
Don't skimp on an editor...
Grammarly (see below)...
Book Coach Diana Needham...

Thank You for finishing your book Marcey and Thank You for sharing your message and advice with the world.

www.beyondtravelbook.com
www.marceyrader.com
@MarceyRader
www.facebook.com/marceyradercoaching
www.linkedin.com/in/marceyrader

Apr 26 2016

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Behind the Cover: 001

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Welcome to Behind the Cover episode number 001…

I just want to Thank You, Answer some questions, and Give a recap. In the training industry we call it a State Change.

It’s taking a break from the learning to reset your mind before we cover more information.
As I mentioned in my episode 000 part 1… I’m from the Corporate Training world. Where I’ve been training adults in the classroom for the past 26 years I’m talking Marines, Technicians, Mechanics, Politicians, Seniors, College students, Receptionists, Physicians, Nurses, CEO, Executives, Business Owners, Athletes, Programmers, other Trainers, Teachers, Managers… and now, I’m working with Future and Current Published Authors… I’m not teaching, I’m just bringing on Experts who can help by giving advice and tips on getting your books finished based on their experience.

Thank You! Because with you listening, it wouldn’t be fun.
Thank You for Listening, I’m so grateful to you for listening to this show, I hope you’re learning something from it. That’s why I put it in the educational category in iTunes. It’s education for anyone who’s learning how to write a book, and the guests are going beyond that by sharing their expertise in their chosen fields.

Thank you for Subscribing, as I mentioned in my 000 episode part 2, it’s like your DVR. You don’t have to remember when the day the episodes are released, just subscribe so that they show up automatically on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. If you’re unsure how to do it, I have video instructions, animated instructions, and written instructions on the home page at pleasefinishyourbook.com

Thank You for Rating and Reviewing the show in iTunes or on your iPhone…Because of you, I reached #1 in the Education category for the iTunes New and Noteworthy group. I have 6 more weeks to do it again, and again, and again, and you can help by sharing my show with people you know, then tell them to give a 5 Star Rating and Review also. This is how you do it… Go to your Podcast App on your iPhone, press search in the lower right corner, type Please, Finish Your book, press search again, then choose the Podcast, not the episodes but the Podcast itself called Please Finish Your Book. Then notice the little box in the upper-right corner with the arrow pointing upwards. Press it! That’s how you can share it. You’ll see options for Message it, mail it, etc., So I thank You in advance for sharing and spreading the world and encouraging others to subscribe, rate, and review the show also.

Answer some questions…
(note, listen to the full episode to hear the details for those 4 things about me)
Who is Erica? She’s a Voiceover Actress, Voiceover Coach, and TV Producer.
She mentioned at the start of Episode 001 … “Father to an Amazing Son”
She mentioned at the start of Episode 002 … “Childhood Violinist”
She mentioned at the start of Episode 003 … “Excel Guru”
She mentioned at the start of Episode 004 … “Injured his knee and wrist at the same time”

Recap from what the first 4 authors said about finishing your book…
(note, listen to the full episode to hear their excerpts)
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/001 was Jim Palmer | Decide
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/002 was Adam Markel | Pivot
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/003 was Diane Gardner | Stop Overpaying Your Taxes
www.pleasefinishyourbook.com/004 was Dr. Kathy Gruver | The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

Apr 18 2016

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004: Dr. Kathy Gruver | The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

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Dr. Kathy Gruver: The Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Hundreds of ways to take charge of your health. Naturally.
Dr Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author of five books on health and wellness. She’s also an internationally recognized speaker, regular expert on radio and TV and maintains a massage and hypnotherapy practice in Santa Barbara, CA. Before you hear more about her books, her story, and her advice on finishing a book, listen to this book testimonial from one of her readers.

The Book
For anyone who wants to explore alternative options … Don’t visit her office with a gunshot wound … Take alternative medicine seriously … Short chapters … Very practical person … The perfect bathroom book … Even Wonder Woman needs a day off … Keep a notebook by the bed … Hundreds of tips throughout the book…Given the right environment, the body can heal itself … Not another nutrition book.

The Author
Pittsburgh Steelers fan … Only Child … Terrible Towel … LA Rams … Wanted to be a Veterinarian … Pursuing the Acting career … Parallel path between Acting and Healing … Auditions and massage on the side … Hosts own TV series … hundreds of lectures and made them fun … Dance since age 5 … Hip Hop dance 3 to 4 days a week … Losing mom at a young age … A special place in heart for cancer patient … Inspired to help clients find options … Dad was an incredible care-giver … Was 18 when mom died, but 13 when she got sick … Getting a PHD … Started a phenomenal massage practice … Innate since for business … Harry Potter.

The Mindset
Triple-Capricorn … Can throw the football further than the boys on the street … Motivation was knowing that people would benefit from this … One of the busiest people … Type A … Throw off the writers hat, put on the healers hat … Wrote when feeling the urge … Deadline driven … Dictated a lot … Wine and dance class … Flying Trapeze … Loves public speaking … Wasn’t a full time writer … Hire an editor … This book sparked the TV Show “The Alternative Medicine Cabinet” … People look at you differently when you become an author … Excited when the proof copy came, it was like birthing a child … Excited when google it and see it on amazon and get first review … You write a paragraph and before that write a sentence…you do it word by word! …

Thank You for finishing your book Kathy and Thank You for sharing it with the world.

http://www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com
http://www.facebook.com/drkathygruver4health
http://www.youtube.com/drkathygruver
http://www.twitter.com/klgruver
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathygruver
http://www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com/store

Apr 16 2016

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003: Diane Gardner | Stop Overpaying Your Taxes

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Diane Gardner: Stop Overpaying Your Taxes_11 Ways Entrepreneurs Overpay and How to Stop It Now!
Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam. Diane saves small business clients between $3,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes! She also has some great advice on finishing a book. Listen in on our conversation.

The Book
Some items we discussed…
Tax Coach… For entrepreneurs and small business owners … Contains Stories … Some lose money based on the wrong entity type …  Tax Preparation … Tax Projection … However, Proactive Tax planning could save from $3000 to $50,000 a year… New entrepreneurs normally don’t realize how much they can write off… CTC (Certified Tax Coach) … RAP Session…

Break 1: Hello Future and current published authors, this is John P. So what did you think about that new addition to the show… The RAP session, which stands for “Read A Portion”. I added that because I know that many authors love to have book readings to share their works. So some of the upcoming episodes will have RAPpers… Well, authors that RAP by reading a Portion of their book. Sometimes a Paragraph, however no more than a Page. Do you like it? Yes or No? Tell me what you think. Go to pleasefinishyourbook.com/polls to vote yes or No. Thank You. Now back to the show!

The Author
Some items we discussed…
Northern Idaho mining community … Put herself through college … Wanted to be an accountant … Loves to read … Read 1000’s of books … Certified Tax Coach … Book The Go-Giver.

Break 2: Hello Future and current published authors, this is John P. again. Did you notice the new black box on the home page at pleasefinishyourbook.com? It says, “How-To” instructions for Subscribing, Rating, and Reviewing via iTunes, iPhone or iPad. If you click it, it’ll take you to the written step-by-step instructions, which is an alternative to the watching the videos. I need your 5-star ratings and reviews for this podcast just once. So would you do me that favor? Thank You in advance. Now back to Diane Gardner.

The Mindset
Some items we discussed…
I’m a numbers person not a word person but I had to overcome those excuses and get it done … It was hard to find enough time to get it written in 60 days …  Free book, “10 most expensive Tax Mistakes that Cost You Thousands” … Would love to block out more time to write … Commit to writing a chapter by a certain date, then keep repeating over and over … Don’t ever give up!

Thank You for finishing your book Diane, and Thank You for sharing it with the world. If you want more information on Diane Gardner and her Book “Stop Overpaying Your Taxes!!” check out the links in the show notes or go to pleasefinishyourbook.com/003  Take it away Erica!

Apr 13 2016

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002: Adam Markel | Pivot

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Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Life

Adam Markel is the CEO of New Peaks and a Master Trainer in the areas of personal and business development. Adam is also a key-note speaker, entrepreneur, attorney, and author. Adam has now trained Peak Potentials & New Peaks courses and camps for thousands and thousands of students in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States. One of the most charismatic speakers you will ever see, Adam trains from his heart, believing that honesty and support bring out the best in people.

Some items discussed on the show…
18 Years practicing Law. Basketball. Simon & Schuster. Wife and Kids. Legacy. Clarity. Momentum. 21-Day action plan. Rituals. 21-day Pivot journal. Habit. Dirt or Mud on the Windshield. Advanced Praise. “Think and Grow Rich for the 21st century” – Berny Dohrmann. Happy. Sleeping in the office. “Success without fulfillment feels like failure” – Tony Robbins. Swimmer. Lifeguard. Surfer. Tenacious. Mindset. Heartset. Skillset. The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer. Return to Love – Marianne Williamson. “Environment is stronger than will” – Buckminster Fuller. From Journal to Transcriptionist. Multiple editors and lots of changes. All writing is rewriting. Surround yourself with a great team. Champagne. Start of the day ritual. I Love My Life. Couples Retreat.

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Apr 01 2016

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001: Jim Palmer | Decide

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Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger

Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is the host of Dream Biz TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners and he is also the host Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on Jim’s unique brand of smart marketing and business building strategies. Jim is best known internationally as ‘The Newsletter Guru’ and creator of No Hassle Newsletters, the ultimate ‘done-for-you’ newsletter.

Some items discussed on the show…
From a Small town with 200+ fellow students to large city with 5000+ fellow students. Grandfather. Wanted to be a Rockstar. Self-Taught Drummer. Bike Business. Music Association Business. Sales Training. Unemployment. Cancer. 30-foot Sea ray Boat. Think and Grow Rich. Dan Kennedy. Series of No BS books. One Word. Gut. Hawaiian Guitar Music. Mornings. No Call Days. Hard deadlines. Book writing mode. Pad and Pen. Photoshop. Speaking in San Diego. Matches yellow tie. Hire and trust talented people. Lose control and slows the train down. So many people need to hear what you have to say. Dream Business Academy. Dreambizacademy.com.

For more information about Jim:
http://www.getjimpalmer.com/

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Mar 29 2016

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000: Intro (2 of 2)

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By the time you finish listening to this (part 2 of 2) episode, you’ll know one more thing…

 #1 – A little bit about my background

#2 – Why I created this show

#3 – What you and I can both do to keep this Podcast going…

Then a Bonus at the end, and you’re going to have to keep listening to see what that is.

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Mar 28 2016

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000: Intro (1 of 2)

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Hello, I’m John P,

Welcome to Please, Finish Your Book! The show where you will hear how busy people become published authors. The goal is to inspire you to finish your book.

Think of this show as a case study of how someone was able to find something based on their experience or creativity to share with the world, figure out a way to organize it into a readable and engaging format, and then follow thru with the necessary steps to get it finished regardless of life’s distractions.

This is show number 000 (Part 1 of 2), and by the time you finish listening to this episode, you’ll know two out of three things…

#1 – A little bit about my background
#2 – Why I created this show

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Mar 27 2016

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Been looking for something to ride to

By LaMonique Mac - Dec 19 2018
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Perfect for drive down. First episode focused on positivity & I’m all in already ❤️

Very informative

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I enjoy listening, and it’s very informative.