pedro escobar

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 […]

How To Get Amazon Book Reviews

How To Get Amazon Book Reviews

If you’ve ever bought anything online, you know how important product reviews are for choosing what to purchase. The same is true for books. A book that doesn’t have many (or any) reviews looks like a risky purchase. If it were so good, wouldn’t people have already caught on? That’s the mentality, even though every […]

what to read in 2018

10 Books to Read in 2018

Maybe it was all the extra time I spent sober this past year (pregnancy will do that to you), but I managed to get in a lot of reading!  Instead of going to happy hour, riding roller-coasters, or eating unpasteurized cheese, I stayed home and read 35 books in a variety of genres.  I’ll admit, […]

Amelia Forczak

Marketing a Book – When to Start

The timing for marketing your book can be a little confusing. A lot of non-fiction authors think that when their book is complete, they’ll be able to start promoting it online and sharing the news with friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, this strategy gives authors a really late start and a big disadvantage for selling copies, […]