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How to Make Sure You Follow Through on Your Goals: 2016 Edition

Welcome to 2016! it’s time to think about not just what our goals are for the year, but how we’re going to stick with them. In this post, I share three quick ways to give yourself the best chance of following through with your goals.

Book Review: Ask by Ryan Levesque – SPI TV Ep. 25

Ryan Levesque's book Ask has been a huge game-changer for me. After reading his book and applying the Ask Formula into my business, I'm now able to better serve my audience because I have a much better understanding of who they are and what they are looking for. Click through to check out the review!

Book Review: The Art of Apprenticeship by Azul Terronez – SPI TV Ep. 24

Finding a great mentor can mean the difference between slowly figuring things out on your own, or quickly learning the ropes from someone else who is more experienced than you - someone who could hold you accountable and inspire you to keep moving forward. Beyond finding a great mentor, you have to be a great mentee, and in this episode of SPI TV, I review a lesser-known book called The Art of Apprenticeship by Azul Terronez, which shares with you how to make it all happen...

Book Review: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan – SPI TV, Ep. 23

This month on SPI TV (new episodes every Friday!) I'll be reviewing books that I've recently read and enjoyed. First up, a book that's been an absolute game-changer for myself and several other entrepreneurs as of late: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. I look forward to sharing what this book is about, some specific tips I picked up from the book, and more. Check it out by clicking through...

How to Write a Book: The Secret to a Super Fast First Draft – SPI TV Ep. 1

Have you ever wondered how to write a book…fast? If you’re like me, then sometimes you have trouble with the hardest part - just getting started. Blog posts typically come easy for me, but when it comes to writing books, I used to be completely clueless. If you've ever stared at a blank screen wondering [...]

SPI 145: How to Become a Contributing Writer on Large Media Sites—From Bread Delivery to Content Delivery with Kimanzi Constable

You'll love this story. A former bread delivery man turned successful self-published author, who then got a multi-book deal as a result of his published work. Kimanzi Constable not only gives us an amazing & inspiring story, but he gives us a ton of actionable advice too—especially when it comes to something he's finding success with now, which is contributing articles on large media sites. Here's how you can do that too...

5 Books From 2014 That I’ve Read More Than Once

I've read (or listened to) a lot of books recently, but there are a handful of books that I've went through more than once. Here's a list of 5 books that I re-read in 2014, and why I decided to double up on them.

SPI 130: Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing, and More with Michael Port

Michael Port, best-selling author of Book Yourself Solid (a book that has sort of become standard reading in the world of business and entrepreneurship) joins us on the show today to talk about the sales process, pricing strategies including the important of anchoring and framing, plus a whole lot more...check it out!

SPI 109: From Personal Trainer to Successful Self-Published Author and Podcaster with Vinnie Tortorich

Many online businesses start as a result of people going through major life challenges. For me, it was when I was laid off from architecture. For Vinnie Tortorich, a personal trainer, it was the crash of 2008, the writer's strike (since his clients were in Hollywood) and Leukemia - all at the same time. Since then, he's battled back and has become an incredibly successful self-published author and podcast host. Here is his story and how it all happened...

SPI 098: Millionaires and Mastermind Groups with Jaime Tardy (and How She Got Me to Say Yes)

Jaime interviews millionaires. Lots of 'em (over 130), and she's just published a book and shares a ton of insight on what makes people successful, and others not. We also talk about how she was able to get me to say yes to joining her mastermind group 4 years ago, even after I said no. I'm so thankful though, because saying yes changed my business and my life.