Skip navigation

Tag Archives: Books

You can buy the book on Amazon, but if you buy it through this site, this guy, Greg Habstritt, will donate stuff to charity and give you some things if you buy more than one book.  He doesn’t get anything, he’s just trying to get you to spread the book.

http://www.authorityinterview.com/books/

And here’s a presentation that Peter gave at Joe Polish’s Genius Network meeting that people pay $25,000 to be a part of.  He lays it all out here:

http://www.getabundance.com/presentation.php

 

http://www.jimkukral.com/i-write-books/

https://kdp.amazon.com

 

We Are All Weird  by Seth Godin

Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance by Jonathan Fields

 

Do you want to publish a book on Amazon?

www.createspace.com

Watch for one coming from me (or someone I know.)

Seth Godin’s interview with Nora Young.

Jim Kukral’s “How to Catch Happy” ebook

Pat Ferdinandi’s “How to Get Published” video series

You know you want to…

Poke the Box.

If you haven’t heard about it, Seth Godin, one of my favorite authors, is on a mission to change the book publishing industry.  As someone who has written many books, he knows the industry, the players, and the forces involved, so he knows what trends are happening now to create an opportunity for a new model to emerge.

This new model is called The Domino Project.  And even though no one really knows exactly how it will work, you can bet that it will be remarkable because it has the genius of Seth Godin behind it.  

This is a new model for spreading ideas, because books are just the medium or the souveniors of the ideas.   He has a small team who is working with him on this project, but he is looking for more people to be messengers ‘on the street’ so to speak, to spread the word and work the ‘outposts’ of this effort.

If you want to be a part of this movement, apply here by Friday, January 28th at noon ET.

Otherwise, at least just subscribe to the newsletter so you can be in on what’s happening.

I think it’s a fascinating idea.  Seth knows what he’s doing.  So be on the lookout for changes coming to the business of spreading messages.

Do you think there are a lot of people looking for a job these days?

There’s a better way to find one.

Do you want to have confidence in doing what you love?

There’s a way to make it happen.

My friend, Angela Lussier, did just that.  She decided to do something different, to break out on her own, to do what she was passionate about, and then write a book about it.

It’s called the Anti-Resume Revolution, and it’s an inspiring guide to getting and creating the rewarding career you want. 

This book is chock full of valuable information on a varietey of topics, from building a personal branding strategy to nailing the job interview, and from excelling during the first two weeks on the job to starting your own business.  But the real draw for me was Angela’s personal story and the stories of other everyday people who made things happen.  She weaved them masterfully throughout the book with a great sense of humor and in a way that kept me wanting more.   She was so authentic and open about how she felt during the the whole process that I felt as if I was experiencing this new adventure with her.

Angela definitely has talent and a drive to be unique and successful at whatever she does, but the down to earth way she shared her story made me feel like I could do something amazing like this too.  All it takes is a willingness to stand out, be a little different, and take some intiative to make your ideas happen.

She published the book herself using Lulu.com and even made an awesome video about how she did it.

What’s holding you back? 

Like the book’s mantra says: “Stop waiting.  Start creating.”

What happens when you write a blog post every day for two months and then all of a sudden stop?

Well, both of your readers get upset.

Or, nobody notices.

I’m hoping the later.

But here’s something that might be interesting.

Seth Godin doesn’t promote too many books from other people, only when it’s something he completely believes in.  And let me tell you that Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of the Acumen Fund, is one of his favorite people.  So when she releases her first book, The Blue Sweater, you know he is going to promote it as best as he can.

Here is his explanation of why you should buy her book.  (I wouldn’t doubt that he is the anonymous donor.)

I think this is interesting because we’re learning how possible it really is to change the world.  Maybe because there are so many parts of the world that have a lot of room for improvement, and we’re able to more easily connect those who can help with those who need the help.

I’m guessing that is what The Blue Sweater is about since the subtitle is “Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World”.

That looks like a good book to own.  Plus, by buying it, you are doing your part to change the world.

I like this section of Seth Godin’s book, Tribes.

“If you hear my idea but don’t believe it, that’s not your fault; it’s mine.

If you see my new product but don’t buy it, that’s my failure, not yours.

If you attend my presentation and you’re bored, that’s my fault too.

If I fail to persuade you to implement a policy that supports my tribe, that’s due to my lack of passion or skill, not your shortsightedness.

If you are a student in my class and you don’t learn what I’m teaching, I’ve let you down.

It’s really easy to insist that people read the manual.  It’s really easy to blame the user/student/prospect/customer for not trying hard, for being too stupid to get it, or for not caring enough to pay attention.  It might even be tempting to blame those in your tribe who aren’t working as hard at following as you are at leading.  But none of this is helpful.

What’s helpful is to realize that you have  a choice when you communicate.  You can design your products to be easy to use.  You can write so your audience hears you.  You can present in a place and in a way that guarantees that the people you want to listen will hear you.  Most of all, you get to choose who will understand (and who won’t).”

That piece of advice would go a long way to improving attitudes by encouraging people to take responsibility for what happens and not immediately blame others.  That’s true leadership, which is why it is still scarce.

When you’re connected with well connected people, then you’re well, connected.

Another one of my friends who I’ve met through Seth Godin’s tribe is Johnathon Fields.  He was gracious enough to send me an advanced copy of his new book called Career Renegade

And let me tell you, it is fantastic. 

There are a lot of career books out there that say, “Just do what you love and the money will follow.” But most of the time that just ends up being an empty promise.  Jonathan’s book actually shows you the strategies and details on how you can find new marketing angles related to the topic of what you love to do that you might have not considered, and which can generate some serious money.  He talks about the latest online tools and markets that just didn’t exist a couple of years ago. 

He also teaches you how to do it without abandoning your current method of earning an income.  But it’s not one of those quick money making schemes, it is more principle based, along with “how to’s” that can be applied to any type of entreprenurial endeavor.

So check it out.  He’s another smart guy with something to say.

Man, there are so many of those out there.