A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Evan Carmichael
What if I told you that you are as talented as Michael Jordan?
That’s what Evan Carmichael believes. In fact, Evan has created a huge platform helping entrepreneurs believe in themselves. Maybe you won’t become a basketball star, but deep down, you’re the greatest in the world for something. As Evan says, it’s often not what you went to school for and not what your parents do (or want you to do).
Each person has special gifts and God-given talents. Each ENTREPRENEUR has special gifts and God-given talents.
The problem is discovering those talents and using them to create a successful, $100K business.
To help, Evan provides three questions that EVERY ENTREPRENEUR NEEDS TO ASK THEMSELVES.
Before becoming a world-class book marketer, Vickie Gould was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. She was bedridden for almost 3.5 years and during so many long, agonizing nights she would cry on the bathroom floor being sad, angry and bitter about the life she thought she had squandered away. What little energy she had, she spent on other people. She was miserable because she constantly denied herself for other people.
But Vickie knew this wasn’t the life she wanted. She pushed through her fatigue and fought through recovery. She started her own marketing and writing business where she’s helped over 100 authors publish bestselling books.
Have you ever wanted to write a bestseller, Startup Nation? Do you have a story that you think the world must hear? What if you could write that books in eight weeks?
Vickie shares how you can do just that by mastering the mindsets and practical steps needed to become a productive, bestselling author.
Do you believe that someone could write a book in eight weeks? It seems almost impossible. To write a book in 8 weeks, you’ll need to sit down at your desk and write almost every day of the week. That kind of discipline will take a support system to keep you accountable.
One way to find accountability is to tell friends and family that you’re writing a book. Ask them to ask you how much you’ve written. A simple, “Are you done yet?” is usually enough to get you back to your computer to write another 1,000 words.
A second way to find accountability is to set a deadline. Make it a challenge. Five years to write a book is not a deadline. It’s too much time. There’s no urgency. Instead, choose a deadline that will force you to work at least a little bit everyday. Eight weeks is a great deadline. Six months also works. A little pressure can be an excellent motivator.
Find confidence in your reason for writing
Too many people never finish their first book because they aren’t confident in themselves. They’re paralyzed by the thought, “Who are you to give your opinions on this topic? Why is your story so important?” Don’t give into the fear, Startup Nation.
One way people cope with this doubt is to say, “I’m writing this book to help other people.” That’s a great reason to write. But be careful that you’re not using it as an excuse to shut down your own motivations. In counseling, they call this codependency. In an effort to avoid confronting your own needs, you try helping others.
Here’s what you can do to find confidence in your own reason for writing. Take out a pen and paper. Then write down the most selfish reasons why you want to write this book. Do you want to seem important in your business community? Do you want your emotions to be validated by fan mail? Do you want to give meaning to the years of pain you experienced with an abusive family member?
Once you get these motivations on paper, you’ll realize that they’re not as selfish as you first thought. You can start writing WITHOUT FEELING GUILTY. Look, if you’re not sold out for what you’re saying in the book, or you’re scared, you may finish your book, but the book won’t go anywhere after it’s done.
Find the experiences that make up your story
Your book needs to be an experience for the reader. It shouldn't be a collection of interesting facts. It shouldn’t even be an account of your life. Your book must be a portal that readers can enter to see the world through your eyes.
Think about Disney’s brand. Disney doesn’t sell movie tickets or theme park passes. They sell experiences. Their ads show happy families sitting on a couch watching one of their movies. They show kids having the times of their lives at Disney World. You can almost feel the water splashing your face at the end of the roller coaster ride. You’re right there throwing your arms around Mickey Mouse with a big smile.
Disney knows that people want feel-good experiences, and that people are willing to pay for those experiences over and over again. Don’t believe it? Disney made $78 billion in revenue last year. There’s the proof.
So, how do you start to make your book into an experience? Describe the five senses: touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste. Then describe what you felt during key moments of your story. Were you afraid? Were you angry? Were you overwhelmed with joy?
Write scenes so that your readers say, “I felt as though I could almost feel the ____”
By telling your story through experience, you’ll create a powerful understanding and empathy with the reader. If you can do that, you will reach bestseller status in no time.
You can write your bestselling book in eight weeks, but you'll need to be confident in yourself and make sure your reader EXPERIENCES the story you tell.
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A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Mye De Leon
Mye de Leon is a mother, artist, and entrepreneur. She’s a hand-letterer by trade and has made over $100K creating for clients and training other artists to launch their own art businesses.
Do you know how long it took Mye to make $100K? Five years. It wasn’t easy. And don’t be discouraged if your own business success is taking longer than you thought. Persevere, Startup Nation.
Mye truly started her business after the birth of her son. Her son has down syndrome son, which means Mye spends a lot of her time taking him to appointments and giving him specialized attention. Even if she wanted to, she can’t work 60 hour weeks like some entrepreneurs.
Maybe you’re thinking, HOW DOES SHE DO IT? Listen up, Startup Nation. She shares her secrets here.
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Lea Woodford
Growing up in the South, Lea Woodford was told that, “The man is the plan.” She was expected to get married and start a family – not launch a successful media platform for entrepreneurial women. Her dad even refused to pay for her college because he thought she’d just get married and never use the degree.
Now, Lea’s glad she broke away from the “man plan.” She lives in Scottsdale, AZ, the divorce capital of the world, and she’s seen so many women “marry well” only to end up divorced and broke. She has a family of her own, but recognizes entrepreneurship and motherhood aren’t an either/or choice.
Through her company, Smartfem Media, Lea Woodford empowers women to become entrepreneurs and to step out of stereotypes. And for the men out there, she’s elevating women so that men are no longer seen as ATM machines. Those are her exact words.
In this post, Lea shares three strategies and mindsets for women who want to gain confidence and independence as entrepreneurs.
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Geoff McLachlan
Geoff McLachlan lives in Coeur De Lane, Idaho, a wonderland tucked away in the mountains. He calls it Narnia, based on the fantastical world of C.S. Lewis. And being from rural Idaho, Geoff says people own a lot of guns. Shotguns, rifles, pistols, you name it.
Now what does any of this have to do with being an entrepreneur?
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Aaron Walker
Aaron Walker is one of the most successful and humble men I’ve ever met. He’s grown and scaled over a dozen businesses. He is close friends with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Dave Landrith, and Bob Warren.
He is the kind of person I want my coaching clients to become, a man who doesn’t steal time from God, family, or kids.
So, Startup Nation, how does he do it? How does Aaron live a full, successful life?
Here are Aaron’s 12 life mindsets you can put into practice today.
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Tony Whatley
Tony Whatley is the side hustle king. He’s literally written the book, Side Hustle Millionaire. When you think of side hustles, Startup Nation, what do you think about?
Probably a self-made entrepreneur. AMEICANS LOVE SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEURS. We respect the solo millionaire’s hustle and dedication.
But it’s a lie.
Tony Whatley has accomplished a lot, but even he says every great entrepreneur needs a mentor. Even millionaires and billionaires need mentors. Tony’s coach is legendary Ed Mylett, who’s able to offer him wisdom and advice during confusing times.
In fact, Tony breaks down success into a simple formula: Purpose + Coaching = Success.
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Joe Trodden
Your definition of "business mindset" will determine whether you SUCCEED OR FAIL at entrepreneurship.
Don’t take this lightly, Startup Nation.
Mindset isn’t a yoga pose or an Instagram post with the sun coming up. Mindset isn’t about hustling yourself to death. Don’t think you can repeat a few mantras in the mirror and then see personal and financial growth.
A true business mindset comes down to “how you perceive the world and react to it.” That’s how my recent First 100K Podcast guest, Joe Trodden, defines it. Your business mindset involves “leadership, communication style, appetite for risk, all wrapped up into your neural networks.”
Basically, the choices you make and the way you act as a business owner are deeply connected to the way your brain is wired.
Joe provides a simple formula: success = depth of understanding of what’s going on in your mind.
By understanding your mind, you can change it to WORK FOR YOU, Startup Nation. Here’s how.
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Daniel Gomez
A self-titled “confidence architect,” Daniel Gomez uses his warm, engaging, inspirational talks to transform lives every day. And he is crushing his speaking business!
Daniel was also one of my coaching clients. During our time together, we worked through deep spiritual and mental blocks keeping him from growing his business and making his first $100K. In the beginning, Daniel was unsure of who he was and felt like he always needed to be the loudest, most important person in the room. His talks suffered because of that.
But a few months ago I had the privilege of seeing him speak live... Wow! Forget $10,000 a month in speaking fees. I believe he could be making $50,000 EVERY SINGLE MONTH doing what he loves.
Startup Nation, you’re probably wondering how you can experience a transformation like this, how you can approach a client and ask for $50,000 a month (and get it).
Here are Daniel’s three business tips for embracing a $100K business mindset:
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Chris Salem
A few months ago, I had serious pain in my back. It was affecting my mood, relationships, and business. The chronic pain was wearing me down. Before the pain, I was excited to put in that extra hour growing my spiritual coaching business. But with the pain, all I wanted to do was lay down and sleep it off.
I went to a spinal specialist. Here’s what he didn’t do. He didn’t give my a prescription for hydrocodone and say, “Good luck!”
NO WAY. That would be treating the symptoms, not the issue below the surface. Even if I didn't feel the pain, my spine would have still been jacked. When you go to a specialist, you expect them to address the root of your health problems. My spine specialist didn't treat my pain, he realigned my back.
SO WHY DO WE TREAT OUR BUSINESS PROBLEMS WITH PAIN KILLERS INSTEAD OF SURGERY? An example of business hydrocodone is saying, "I just need more revenue and then I'll turn a profit" or "If my partner was competent, we'd be in the black."
Sorry to break it to you, but 99 percent of the time these aren't the true problems. The problems lie inside you, and it's time to get to work.
In my podcast episode with Chris Salem, Chris shares his three tips for doing the inner work and making $800,000K a year.
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Joseph Warren is a Christian Speaker, Podcast Host and Spiritual Coach. Joseph Warren offers Spiritual Coaching to Christian Business Owners who somehow find themselves in a spiritual rut. In just 90 days, he helps them avoid expensive divorces, break free from addiction, restore broken family relationships, and start living their Higher Purpose!