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Women Taking the Lead with Jodi Flynn

Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing interviews with women who have achieved success and men who help women develop their leadership; topical episodes giving insights and how-to's in the areas of leadership and personal and professional development, as well as "on-air" coaching episodes. The aim of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire you to overcome self-doubt so you can follow your true calling, earn the money you deserve, create more time for fun on your journey, develop relationships that support you, and to silence your inner critic, and make working on your mindset for success a top priority.
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Oct 30, 2016

Libby Brockhoff launched her career as one of the founding partners, and namer, of Campaign’s “Agency of the Decade,” Mother London. She was 27 — and she hasn’t slowed down since. As one of the only female creative directors in the industry (women make up 3% of agency leadership), she’s crafted the advertising strategies for Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook, Microsoft, and YouTube. She reframed the transgender narrative as the creative visionary behind Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out story. She helped activate Obama’s Arms Trade Treaty because she believed in it. And, she leads a dangerous team of equally passionate professionals at the AdAge’s “Small Agency of the Year” (and next “Agency of the Decade”), Odysseus Arms.

Playing Small Moment

Libby was supposed to quit her job and move with her husband to Los Angeles. Her boss told her shortly before she was scheduled to leave, he was starting an ad agency in the UK and she couldn’t leave. She feels her playing small moment was when she moved back to the US.

The Wake Up Call

Libby created the ‘Army of Moms’ to harness and return energy back to women. Her Aha moment was when she realized she could go back and pick up where she left off before leaving the workforce. She could follow her dreams and goals.

What Are You Excited About?

Libby is excited about a project she is working on with Facebook. The Facebook project focuses on the social media company giving back and reinvesting in their workforce.

Current Business Challenge

Libby says it is challenging to bring value to the creative work her company does.

Your Support System

Libby is surrounded by believers. Her husband wouldn’t let her quit, and helped to reignite her passion for her business, and other strong women are frequently reaching out to her, offering their support.

Leadership Practice

Libby says her special leadership practice is spending time with the people she works with.

Book to Develop Leadership

Any Books or Art by Frida Kahlo

Advice For Younger Self

Embrace being a woman, your femininity. Don’t try to hide it.

Inspirational Quote

“Difficulties be damned!”

Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/libby.brockhoff

Email: Libby@o-arms.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/libby-brockhoff-6825a14b

Twitter: https://twitter.com/motorhoney2

 

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Oct 26, 2016

J V Crum III helps established business owners and coaches build companies that make a Big Impact and Big Profits. He is the Founder/CEO of ConsciousMillionaire.com, which provides training, coaching, and masterminds through its First Million Academy. J V is a speaker, coach, Huffington Post Columnist, and #1 best-selling author of “Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business by Making a Difference.” He hosts the top-ranked “Conscious Millionaire Show & Podcast” and holds an MBA, JD, Masters in Psychology. J V has built and sold successful companies and is featured in the upcoming movie, RiseUP.

 

A Woman Who Has Influenced Your Life

J V says many of his mentors have been women. Mary Ann Reese is a particular female who had a profound impact on him with her neurolinguistic programming (NLP) research and techniques. She stands out to him as having strong leadership skills. 

 

Trends He Sees That Hold Women Back

J V says often times what holds women back is their compassionate and mothering aspects. A woman’s journey is more difficult because in the professional world they didn’t have female models to emulate. 

 

What He Has Learned From Women 

J V has learned that women want to uplift other people. They allow their loving hearts to bleed into their business.   

 

The Necessary Changes

J V says women need to embrace their left-brained strategic qualities. It’s necessary for business.

 

What Are You Excited About

Launching The First Million Academy, Coaching Programs and Masterminds are what J V is excited about right now.

 

Inspirational Quote

“Everything counts!”

 

Links

Free Gift from J V: http://consciousmillionaire.com/freebook

Conscious Millionaire Podcast: http://consciousmillionairepodcast.com/

Conscious Millionaire Website: http://consciousmillionaire.com/

Conscious World Foundation - A global non-profit for young   entrepreneurs: http://consciousworld.org/

Conscious Millionaire Book at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Conscious-

Millionaire-Business-Making-Difference/dp/0976719223/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

J V LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jvcrum

J V Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jvcrum

J V Twitter: https://twitter.com/JVCrum

 

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Oct 23, 2016

Emily was a self-starter from the get-go and began her trajectory of being her own boss by owning a tanning salon in college –

no joke. From there, she started making and selling jewelry online which fueled her passion for online business as a whole. She

moved from designing jewelry to designing websites at Indie Shopography where her natural talent for coding, project management, and ability to use metrics to make calculated decisions has allowed her to continue to expand her reach and impact for online business owners ever since.

Emily uses that experience to share what she knows about building an online business on the Being Boss podcast, where she inspires, writes, and curates content to help creatives own their path and be more boss.

 

 

Playing Small Moment

When Emily moved her jewelry store off of Etsy and on to her own website she decided to sell web design to others interested in doing the same. Her playing small moment came when she undervalued her own work even when she knew it was worth more.

 

The Wake Up Call

Emily woke up one day and knew she had to do a podcast with her partner Kathleen. When a fairly large company contacted them about a sponsorship she realized the podcast was cultivating a community that was hungry for the information they provided.   

 

Style of Leadership

Emily likes to keep things as transparent as possible and she refuses to ask someone to do something she would not do herself. 

 

What Are You Excited About?

Emily is excited about re-launching the Being Boss Club House. It’s a result-focused, paid membership group for their ‘bosses’.

 

Current Business Challenge

Emily finds the daily grind of leading a seven-person team challenging. She is responsible for doling out tasks, keeping things organized and making the business run smoothly.

 

Your Support System

Emily has a six-person support team. There is Kathleen, who is Emily’s business partner at Being Boss.  Her baby daddy and money man makes sure people get paid, and a four-person team of people makes the website and podcast work.

 

Leadership Practice

Taking an interest in other people is one of the things that makes Emily a great leader.

 

Book to Develop Leadership

Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier

 

Advice For Younger Self

Wake up earlier.

 

Inspirational Quote

Emily’s one-word focus intention is Grace and her word of the month is Joy.

 

Links

Web: http://www.beingboss.club

Web: http://www.emilymthompson.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilym_thompson

Twitter: http://twitter.com/beingbossclub

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilym_thompson 

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/beingbossclub

 

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Oct 21, 2016

Before I dive into the topic for today there’s something I want to underscore: we are all leaders and the first person we lead is ourselves. That’s why leadership development looks a lot like personal development – because it is. As you know yourself better and have better facility over leading and inspiring yourself, you will be better able to bring that to other people.

And before you know it you are having better conversations, attracting the type of people you want to be attracting into your business and your life and then getting the results that take you right to your goal, to your dream or vision…however you articulate it.

Everything you do to raise your own awareness will have a ripple effect on your life.

If at any time you feel like you need to really take this on and work with a coach directly don’t hesitate to reach out to me. It’s what I’m here for.

Okay, so we already got through our stress reactions and who we are not and we dove into finding out who we truly are. We’ve done the work to name our top 5 values and what our Superpowers are.

We’ve been talking a lot about strengths so let’s quickly talk about weaknesses. While our strengths come pretty naturally to us and don’t require tremendous effort, our weak areas take much more focus and attention from us and the finished product…let’s just say it’s good because it’s done.

Your weaknesses are the abilities that don't come naturally to you. When you force yourself to engage in tasks that call out your weaknesses it will drain your energy. And that’s why I refer to your weaknesses as your Kryptonite.

Is it worth expending a lot of energy improving your weaknesses? That is a topic long debated.

My opinion is that if it will benefit you to improve an area you are weak in then do it. If you're doing it as a hobby, great.

If you're expending a good chunk of your resources (time, money, energy) on trying to go from a 3 out of 10 to a 5 out of 10 I say outsource whatever that ability is for you and save your energy on activities that come naturally and have a greater impact for you and your business.

For instance, my weakness is technical details. I outsource any technical updates of my website and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Could I spend an entire weekend or more learning how to do this myself? Sure. But I would hate it and I would be wiped out for the rest of the week.

I’ve also hired someone to edit my book. I’ve data-dumped everything I know into a document, adding in my personal experience with the concepts and arranging it all in a way that makes sense.

But going back and dealing with the details and minutia are not my strengths. It would be draining for me. I would quickly get distracted and soon I would find other things that need my attention, even though they are not more important!

Truth gets blurry when we are overcome by our kryptonite. Deadlines get missed and before we know it time has passed and we still haven’t accomplished out goal.

Figure out what your kryptonite is so you can minimize your exposure. Find those people who find strength around your kryptonite and let them work with it and vice versa. Working together is how we hit our goals and become more accomplished.

Head over to the post that accompanies this episode because I have a worksheet that will help you to reveal your Superpowers and your Kryptonite. You can find it at womentakingthelead.com/weaknesses/

You can always find more resources and other episodes to support you on your leadership journey at womentakingthelead.com.

I hope this was helpful to you and Here’s to Your Success!

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Oct 19, 2016

Elizabeth Crook is a strategist, game changer, and re-invention expert. She has been the CEO of Orchard Advisors for over 20 years, helping CEO’s grow their bottom line and have more fun. She believes if everyone had the work and life they love, we could change the world!

Her book Live Large –The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next (Greenleaf Book Group) will be released May 2017.

 

 

Playing Small Moment

Elizabeth experienced a playing small moment while living in Venezuela. A woman mentor pointed out that every time Elizabeth offered up her opinion she started by saying “I might be wrong but…” Elizabeth realized she undervalued her own perspective.

 

The Wake Up Call

Elizabeth frequently created unnecessary resistance in situations because she was desperate for the approval of others. Her wake up call was progressive and evolved over many years of self-realization.

 

Style of Leadership

Elizabeth describes her leadership style as a listener and constant learner. This keeps her ideas fresh and allows her to offer a different point of view to those she leads.

 

What Are You Excited About?

Elizabeth finds it consistently exciting to show her clients how they are able to use their true talents and resources to make the change and the impact they desire. Also, building the platform for her upcoming book allowed her to venture into exciting projects she had never experienced before.

 

Current Business Challenge 

Balancing her responsibilities is Elizabeth’s current business challenge. She questions how much to delegate and how much to handle herself.

 

Your Support System

Elizabeth’s personal assistant has been a valuable resource for over 15 years. She handles whatever necessary so Elizabeth can be out in front of people. She also has a Momentum Manager  she relies on for her websites and a new social media manager.

 

Leadership Practice

A Mastermind, a coach and countless books help Elizabeth to be the best leader she can be.

 

Book to Develop Leadership

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown  

Gutsy Women Win by Pat Obuchowski

 

Advice For Younger Self

It’s not too early and it’s not too late.

 

Inspirational Quote

“Millions of lives and millions of books.” ~ Elizabeth Crook

 

Links

Web: http://www.biggersmarterricher.com/offer

Web: http://www.orchardadvisors.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/biggersmarterricher

Facebook: http//www.facebook/orchardadvisors 

 

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Oct 16, 2016

Bri Seeley is an inspirational woman who supports women around the world to live their own version of an inspirational life. Bri is the creator of The Inspirational Woman Project, the co-founder of a UN-networking movement, The AMPLIFY Collective, and co-host of a weekly podcast, Be Amplified. A coach, speaker, author, and former renown fashion designer with an international fashion brand, she is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is known by many for her tell-it-like-it-is advice. Bri has been featured on The Today Show, Kickstarter, PBS, and Free Enterprise.

Playing Small Moment

Bri’s playing small moment came just a few years ago when she realized she had not fully committed to her brand. She was waiting for a “white horse” to make her decision for her. 

The Wake Up Call

Bri’s wake up call came when her day job cut her pay in half. She sifted through her notes from a conference she had attended the day before. She was searching for inspiration to get her through this difficult time. In doing so, she found an email address that changed her life. She realized all she needed was to trust herself to take the first step, and the universe rained goodness on her after that.

Style of Leadership 

Leading by example is Bri’s leadership style. She doesn’t like to be preachy and tell women how they should do things. Bri gives women the tools they need to get what they want out of life. 

What Are You Excited About?

Bri has a big soirée coming up in December. This fun un-networking event will host 100+ people to shopping and champagne.

Current Business Challenge

Bri is challenged with shedding some old habits, processes and people which no longer serve her new way of being. She is rebuilding her life with things that are in better alignment with her success.

Your Support System

Bri leans on her mother and her business partner for support. Her business partner helps her to organize her business and their shared community of amazing women. Bri also just hired her first employee.

Leadership Practice 

Bri’s internal meditation practice allows her to show up in a powerful way as a leader in the world.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks  

Advice For Younger Self

Learn to have more fun!

Inspirational Quote

“If you don’t ask the answer is always no.” ~ Nora Roberts

Links

Web: http://www.briseeley.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/theinspirationalwomanproject

Twitter: http://twitter.com/briseeley

Instagram: http://instagram.com/iambriseeley

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Oct 12, 2016

Dr. Amy Cannatta is an international coach, innovative life strategist, #1 International bestselling author of her book,  PURSEpective: From Ruin to Resilience, podcast host, and blogger for The Huffington Post. She is passionate about teaching you how changing your perspective can turn tragedy into personal transformation. Focusing on resilience, perseverance and positivity, she has personally developed a signature coaching program using her DREAM framework, the same strategies she used herself to transform from domestic abuse victim to VICTOR, doctor and entrepreneur. Her personally developed coaching programs combine her expertise as an intuitive, holistic chiropractor, business owner and life coach. When she is not getting caught red handed with her hand on her secret stash of sour patch kids or getting glares from her teenage daughters for dancing around the kitchen, she can be found enjoying nature.

Playing Small Moment

Amy’s playing small moment came when her grandmother passed away. She was 29-years-old and pregnant with her second daughter when she felt a nagging feeling, telling her she was destined for more. 

The Wake Up Call

Amy knows exactly when the biggest wake up call of her life happened — it was May 21, 2002. She was taking her final chiropractic exam when police officers surrounded her school. Amy’s abusive, husband-at-the-time had shown up armed and in camouflage.   

Style of Leadership

Leading by example to inspire and motivate others through actions. Amy says you never know who is watching or who you are influencing.

What Are You Excited About?

Amy is launching a 5-step, DREAM framework. It is a simple framework anyone can use to build resiliency, tenacity and courage. DREAM will soon be a group course and a self-study course. 

Current Business Challenge

Amy finds herself maxed out on time and her biggest challenge is deciding if she can afford to hire another team member.

Your Support System

Amy has an army of support behind her. She pays attention to the people who are cheering her on while she is doing well, because her inner circle cheers her on all of the time. 

Leadership Practice

Journaling every day makes Amy a better leader.

Book to Develop Leadership

Sacred Success by Barbara Stanny  

Advice For Younger Self

Get used to the downs, because they come along with the ups.

Inspirational Quote

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when stars shine brightest.” ~ Anonymous

Links

Web: http://amycannatta.com/

Podcast: Concept To Cash Flow -

http://amycannatta.com/concept-to-cashflow-podcast/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amycannattadc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/acannattadc

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amycannatta

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Oct 9, 2016

Shelli Warren is a self-proclaimed Leadership Junkie and Encore

Career Enthusiast, with 25 years of experience leading technical teams and projects in a large global manufacturing company. As a

Success Coach, she teaches women how to first become the person she wants to be on the inside, so she can become her on

The outside. She’s also the host of the Success Series — a cocktail hour like no other, where she conducts live interviews with fabulous women who are reaching success on their own terms. When she’s not growing her business and making new connexions, she co-chairs the Leadercast Brockville Leadership Conference. This event that is linked to the Atlanta, Georgia hub site annual conference, which is gearing up to launch "Success For Teens”, a youth leadership program designed by the team at Success Magazine for the up and coming leaders in her hometown.

Playing Small Moment

Shelli was a proven leader of technical teams. When she felt it was time for her to move up and into a different role, she enlisted the help of a leader who turned out not having the clout she thought he had. It took a couple of years before she decided to bypass him and get the word out on her own. 

The Wake Up Call

One day it dawned on Shelli that she was starting to resent having to go to work. She was finding more and more fulfillment in her community and discovering joy outside of her career. She loved her job until she didn’t. 

Style of Leadership

Shelli has the unique ability to stack a team. She attracted the best candidates because of her communication strategies and her willingness to shine a spotlight on those deserving of the attention.    

Current Business Challenge 

Shelli is learning things happen on divine time and not on Shelli time. She is learning to release the significance on the outcome and appreciating that things will happen when they are supposed to happen. Shelli is also finding it challenging to value her ability and formulate a price for her services.

What Are You Excited About?

Shelli is excited about recording her live sessions and launching her encouragement cards. Her cards are an easy, quick delightful way to let someone know people are noticing what “she” is accomplishing.

Your Support System

Shelli’s support system includes an artist, a web developer and the women of her Sheconnex community. 

Leadership Practice 

She starts every day with a podcast for motivation and keeps key people in her Fab 5.

Book to Develop Leadership

She Takes On the World and The Conquer Kit by Natalie MacNeil 

Advice For Younger Self

“Your instinct, your intuition and your spirit are your three best friends who will be with you for a lifetime.” and “Be the proof of your truth.” 

Inspirational Quote

“Be true to you.” ~ Shelli Warren

Links

Website: http://sheconnex.com/

Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485759525052975/

Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/sheconnex/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamsheconnex/?hl=en

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/shelliwarren2

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Zebralove Web SolutionsYour website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!

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Oct 7, 2016

In the last episode we talked about identifying your core values so you could use them, almost like a compass set to your True North, with more awareness. Knowing your values and using them as a guide to make decisions will help you to be more peaceful and confident day-to-day.

In this episode I wanted to talk about other qualities you have, that you may not be fully aware of, that can also help you to find the success your looking for.

We are entering an era where success in business will be determined by the relationships we’ve built over time. As a leader, what does this mean for you? A lot.

Why Your Leadership Matters

Today, many employees consider the overall culture of an organization, the amount of freedom they’ll have in their position, and how they can contribute to and make an impact there.

Consumers aren’t basing their buying choices solely on cost. They’re researching more than ever before to find out what a brand really represents – its mission, values, and history.

Given this shift, strong leadership itself is a superpower. And our society is ever-obsessed with superhero figures.

When I was a child I wanted to be like Wonder Woman, She-Ra, and GI Jane.

In my years as a corporate leader I loved and was inspired by the then more recent superhero characters in Trinity from The Matrix, Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, and Michelle Yeoh's character from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

To me, these characters embodied strength, self-assurance and a willingness to take a different path. They endeavored for the greater good at great sacrifice to themselves.

They had superb fighting skills but used them judiciously and only when necessary.

Defining Your Leadership Superpowers

As a leader, take a moment to reflect on your own superpowers – those special qualities that make you shine in your role. Remember, virtually every professional interaction gives you the opportunity to build – or slowly destroy – your relationships.

Here are some qualities that come to mind when I think of leadership superpowers:

  1. Authenticity: You say what you mean, and mean what you say. You consider whether your actions are really aligned with your inner thoughts and feelings. You’re not afraid to speak up when something needs to be said.
  2. Reliability: Others can count on you. Sure, we all make mistakes from time to time – but you own up to your mistakes and work to make it right. Everyone knows you’re dependable and won’t jump ship when the going gets tough.
  3. Inspiration: You bring out the best in others, encouraging them to discover – and use – their own superpowers. People are motivated not only by your own unique strengths, but also by your ability to hone in on theirs.

Other superpowers I think of are: warmth, humor, being open to constructive feedback, sharing (within reason) your thoughts or personal stories, visionary thinking, listening, ability to plan effectively and to successfully re-route those plans when they don’t fall into place, willingness to commit, and a desire to give back to others.

Use Those Superpowers!

Just like your favorite superhero, use your superpowers to build quality relationships, lead your team, and inspire others – in business and in life.

And as any great superhero would, wield your powers to annihilate any quality that isn’t serving your highest good (we all have them!) – such as being overly judgmental, critical, or condescending, blaming others, being argumentative or continually wanting to prove your point, or even, being unresponsive.

And, (since you’re only human, after all) when you need a little inspiration of your own, just envision your favorite superhero, busting through all that evil and making everything alright again...

There are tools out there that are designed to help you get to know yourself better and identify your unique Superpowers:

  • DiSC
  • Myers Briggs
  • Strength finders
  • Fascination Advantage

There are many more indicators but these are the more popular ones and the ones I am most familiar with. If you have another you are more familiar with, take that one. The point is to seek clarity around what makes you tick so that you can use this knowledge to your advantage.

When I found out two of my strengths were enthusiasm and collaboration I was not completely surprised. Looking back on my career I could see how those traits helped me to stand out of the crowd.

However, having the awareness that these were the traits that had me stand out I can plan my business activities around these traits...and avoid situations where I am weakest.

How about you? Are there Superpowers you already know you have and are using regularly? Let me know by leaving a comment or message me directly.

Have an amazing week and here’s to your success!

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Oct 5, 2016

Luke Iorio is President of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). He is a dad, spouse, entrepreneur, conscious growth strategist, coach, blogger, podcaster, wide-angled observer, and enthusiastic participant in the game of life who seeks to ask and answer the question, “What’s truly possible?”

In fact, Luke has made a career out of disrupting life’s “good enough” status quo. A digital mastermind behind the Live Lead Play network (iPEC’s publishing arm), Luke has built a high conscious, multi-media publishing platform rivaling today’s lifestyle verticals. As a Certified Professional Coach, Luke became the youngest CEO in iPEC’s history and was soon recognized as one of New Jersey’s elite Forty Under 40 prodigies. All while helping to position iPEC as a Best Place to Work, and nabbing a top 10 spot amid Leadership Excellence Magazine’s Leadership 500 list.

Currently presiding as iPEC’s President, Luke and his team have graduated over 11,000 coaches and Coach Centric™ leaders traversing 44 countries via in-person training, immersion programs, and targeted education sweeping the virtual marketplace.

A Woman Who Has Influenced Your Life

Luke has had many women influence his life. His mother expanded his mind through art and creative thinking. His wife believed in him when his life was at a crux. And, his grandmother was the business leader and matriarch of a chain of music schools. All three women got him to be greater than even he thought he would be. 

What He Sees That Hold Women Back

Luke recognizes that when a woman takes over a traditional leadership position, they are normally walking into a role a man previously held. He seems them struggle to get their bearings in the beginning.

What He Has Learned From Women

Luke has learned a great deal about courage and a lesson in vulnerability from a client who lost her husband to cancer. She turned her tragic circumstance into her mission.

The Necessary Changes

Luke says if women were to lean into their feminine values, leadership styles and essence of who they really are, they would discover their extraordinary powers of influence.

What Are You Excited About

Luke is excited about working on his new book, A Meaningful Way, right now and he has recently re-launched his podcast to compliment the book.

Inspirational Quote

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Links

Website: http://lukeiorio.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luke.iorio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lukeiorio

Live Lead Play Network: https://twitter.com/liveleadplay

Live Lead Play on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liveleadplay

 

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Oct 2, 2016

Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including Vision to Reality, pRosperity for Writers, Business Dating, the Successful Single Mom Book Series, If Divorce Is a Game, and the Divorced Phoenix. She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in the Miracle Morning book series. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring nonfiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. She also does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary.

Key Takeaways:

[5:51] Honorée used her business partner as her avatar for inspiration while writing her latest book. 

[9:54] How Honorée addressed the main hurdles of starting the book writing process.

[12:50] Having a book lets clients know you are the expert they need to seek out.

[14:57] Get your first draft out and then work with an editing team to polish it up.

[19:14] The fever sets in when you start thinking about your second book while in the middle of your first book.

[23:32] Start by building your list to get people excited to get your book as soon as it available on Amazon.

[27:00] The title is what the book is about and the subtitle is the premise for the reader.

[30:18] How The Wheel of Fortune is re-purposing your book’s content.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Women Taking the Lead Episode 58 with Honorée Corder

@Honorée is sharing her story to inspire you on Women Taking the Lead #inspiration (https://womentakingthelead.com/163)

Website: HonoréeCorder.com

Twitter: @Honorée

Facebook: Facebook.com/Honorée

A Free Sample of Honoree’s Book: HonoréeCorder.com/youmustsample

Email for scheduling or information about coaching for writers:

Christina@HonoréeCorder.com

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