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The First SPS Live Event: An Overview

EPISODE 186T This week I attended the first ever live event hosted by the Self Publishing Show podcast with Mark Dawson and James Blatch. It was awesome!! First of all, there is nothing like being with your people, the folks who “get” you, who don’t have a blank look on their face when you talk…

Encouragement to Take a Leap

EPISODE 167T A couple weeks ago, I spoke to my Rotary Club about myself and ended with what I hoped was an encouraging push for everyone to believe that they have a lot to give to the world, no matter background or age. I hope listening to my talk encourages you to believe you have…

Be Strong and Courageous: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 146E Be Strong and Courageous

EPISODE 146E One of my favorite verses is at the beginning of Joshua – “Be strong and courageous.” It’s written four times in just that first chapter. I find it encouraging when I have something big going on. Or when I have a lot to do. Or when I’m in the middle of a book…

Trying Your Best Is Good Enough: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 141E Trying Your Best Is Good Enough

EPISODE 141E In today’s Encouraging Words episode, I want to encourage you that you are probably not a person who doesn’t try their best. Sure, maybe you could do better if you had more time, or better materials, or any number of other things that make the situation different. But right now, with the time and…

120E – The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Episode 120E The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

I recently finished listening to the audiobook version of The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. Amanda is a popular musician, and her indie approach to her music and her fans reminds me a lot of the indie approach to self-publishing books. The thing is…Amanda isn’t afraid to ask her fans for what she needs.…