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Please, Finish Your Book!

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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001: Jim Palmer | Decide

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/ The post 001: Jim Palmer | Decide appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


29 Mar 2016

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

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. The post 007: Raymond Aaron | Double Your Income Doing What You Love appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


4 May 2016

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006: Jacques McNeil | Life Happens

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, LibraryThe 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 CystsThe 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 WilkinsonThe 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 partnerThank 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/jacquesmcneilThank You for finishing your book Jacques and Thank You for sharing your message and advice with the world.The post 006: Jacques McNeil | Life Happens appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


29 Apr 2016

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002: Adam Markel | Pivot

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. Click to Pre-Order Hardcopy book and receive bonus tickets Click for Audible pre-order (Free for first time users) Books referenced on this episode The post 002: Adam Markel | Pivot appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


1 Apr 2016

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003: Diane Gardner | Stop Overpaying Your Taxes

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! www.taxcoach4you.com https://www.facebook.com/taxcoach4you https://twitter.com/gardner_diane http://www.linkedin.com/in/dianeberrethgardner The post 003: Diane Gardner | Stop Overpaying Your Taxes appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


13 Apr 2016

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Behind the Cover: 001

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 The post Behind the Cover: 001 appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


18 Apr 2016

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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. The post Behind the Cover: 002 appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


21 May 2016

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005: Marcey Rader | Beyond Travel

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.comIcebreaker Choices ("what do you prefer") Funny Movie, City, Running, Smart, Soup, Function, Netflix, Komboucha (Fermented Tea), Spring, HotelThe 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 BabautaThe 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/marceyraderThe post 005: Marcey Rader | Beyond Travel appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


26 Apr 2016

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004: Dr. Kathy Gruver | The Alternative Medicine Cabinet

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 The post 004: Dr. Kathy Gruver | The Alternative Medicine Cabinet appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


16 Apr 2016

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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) The post 012: Shola Richards | Making Work Work appeared first on Please, Finish Your Book!.


6 Sep 2016

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