how to write a book

How to start writing a book

Beginnings and endings are hard. So why not start in the middle? That’s what I do when I’m writing business books. With a good outline, you know where you’re going and you can start wherever you want. So instead of staring at a blank page trying to find the right words, pick a section that […]

how to write a book

How to write a book with content you already have

Are you interested in writing a book, but a little overwhelmed by the size of the project? If you’ve been working in your industry for a long time or you have your own business, you’ve probably already created a lot of content that could be a great starting point for a book. When you look […]

Writing Voice vs. Speaking Voice

Your Writing Voice vs. Your Speaking Voice

By Chris Peters Many authors set out to write in a conversational tone. This may sound easy enough, especially for those with excellent public speaking and presentation skills. But effective communication is not merely about the words, and good writing is not merely transcribing thoughts to page. For this reason, finding your “writing voice” can […]

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What I Left on the Side of I-80

By Pedro Escobar It was late October and the orange leaves had started to fall when our minivan jumped over a highway guardrail and hit a concrete pole at 75 miles per hour. We had been at a wedding the night before, and I had danced all night, at one point even dancing with the […]

Path to Mastery Podcast with David Hil

Guest Podcast – Solidify Your Sales Credentials by Writing a Book

Ever wonder if writing a book would help your business?  Sales expert and author David I. Hill talked with me about his experience writing a book, and how it has impacted his career. His new podcast, The Path to Mastery, now has more than 10,000 downloads per month!  Since David’s podcast features business gurus like […]

How to market your book

The #1 Thing You Need to Know About Marketing Your Book

When I work with new authors, a lot of them feel uncomfortable when it comes to sharing the news about their book. Self-promotion rubs them the wrong way and sharing more than a couple messages on social media and e-blasts can feel like: “Look at me! Look at me! See how great I am!” When […]

start with an outline

Why You Need an Outline

Whether you’re writing a blog, book, or anything in between, you should start with an outline.  If you have the urge to skip that step and just start writing, I understand.  People either love or hate outlines, but it’s important to know that this extra planning almost always makes a big difference in quality. The […]

stress management

Best Ways Business Owners Can Manage Stress

Guest post by Life and Career Coach Julie Morris. When you are a career-minded person, a certain amount of stress is normal and even healthy. But when that stress gets out of control it can take a toll on your mental, physical, and emotional health. Too much stress causes headaches, heartburn, and stomach pains. It […]