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Ready to get the story behind the story? Get up close and personal to the world's top authors, including Amazon, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers, as they share the real scoop behind writing a book and the power of the personal story. Join Alicia Dunams, founder of Bestseller in a Weekend, as she hosts Authoring Life, the show that delivers perspective and possibility from the pages of real life.
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Living a high-performance life isn’t as difficult as we like to make it appear. Sometimes, getting to the level of performance we wish for ourselves is as simple as sitting back and focusing on our health and happiness, which many people tend to forget about. Scott Welle is a motivational speaker and the author of Outperform the Norm. He joins Alicia Dunams to discuss the keys to living a high-performance life. Don’t miss out on the wonderful, actionable advice that Scott has to provide in this powerful conversation with Alicia.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
There is a rampant of misinformation running wild out there, especially on social media, even now at a time when we all need accurate information the most. Avoid falling trap into these fake news and information by putting your critical thinking caps. Take the advice and wisdom of a journalist in this great episode. Alicia Dunams sits down with Silva Harapetian—a motivational speaker, journalist, and author of Tell Your E.P.I.C. Story—to help us cut through the noise of wrong information and decipher the ones that truly deliver unbiased and reliable news. She takes us deeper into the very systems that create and disseminate these pieces of information, both fake and true, revealing the motives that don't always get considered. On to her book, Silva then shares some helpful insights on how business owners and thought leaders can create their E.P.I.C. story as a way to sell their business.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
It is awfully nice to be pursued instead of being the one doing the pursuing. Whether in relation to your dreams, business goals, or relationships with other people, getting pursued gets people to give back to you without you even asking for it. Dr. Mark Goulston, a leadership consultant, podcast host, and bestselling author, joins Alicia Dunams on the show to talk about this. For Mark, one gets pursued through goodwill and generosity, and a lot of that entails listening to people. His three decades of experience as a suicide specialist have taught him a lot about empathy and being present to others' experiences. Join in on this episode and learn more about the secrets to being compelling and being present, the art of listening, aspirational leadership, and more.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
The current COVID-19 situation has made leadership even more crucial. Right now, leaders are under a microscope that shows how well or bad they are at responding to what is happening. As such, what is highlighted in the kind of leadership that we all need, and has been missing for some time, is an accountable one. In this episode, Alicia Dunams sits down with New York Times bestselling author of The Leadership Contract, Vince Molinaro, to talk about his new book entitled Accountable Leaders. He discusses what is going on in leadership right now, how leaders are showing up for their people, and what the future of the workplace looks like. Giving tips from his book, Vince then lays down the skills leaders need to possess to up their leadership game—one that inspires a culture where everyone steps up, takes ownership, and delivers results.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Being an effective professional speaker is not just about polishing your voice or being well-versed in vocabulary. It is about finding your voice, staying true to it, and getting to know the people who are going to respond to it. Joining Alicia Dunams today is Robert Kennedy III, a professional speaker, life coach, and author who has just released his new book, Find Your Voice: 28 Secrets to Inspire You to Speak Up. Robert talks to Alicia about discovering your voice and using it to inspire and influence your audience. Tune in to this episode and start speaking up and letting your authentic voice resonate in people’s hearts.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
It takes a special kind of marketing to get yourself into a meeting with anyone you want. That is why it also takes an equally special guest to teach you how to do exactly just that. In this episode, Alicia Dunams invites Stu Heinecke over to share his tips and tricks on doing contact marketing. Stu is a bestselling business author, a Hall of Fame nominated marketer, and a Wall Street Journal cartoonist. With his book, How to Get a Meeting with Anyone, Stu spills some techniques on breaking through the barriers that separate you from the people who can change everything about your career and life. Get inside this conversation to know how to do contact marketing the right way, and see the untapped selling power of building human to human connection.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
The most empowering way for women to heal is to come out of victimization, speak out, take control of the narrative, and advocate for themselves. Author, speaker, and Self-Advocacy Coach™ Maria Mastrodicasa joins Alicia Dunams in the podcast to speak of self-advocacy and sharing your story with purpose. Maria shares her own struggle against sexual harassment and domestic abuse and how it has helped her realize the importance of speaking out and having your voice heard. Maria’s journey is an inspiring tale for women who are afraid to speak out and stand for themselves. Listen and be empowered.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Storytelling is a powerful way of delivering and expounding even the simplest message. Today, Alicia Dunams talks to Alicia Antonio, the author of Sometimes I Drift Away, the The Land Of Nod, and Sh*t I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was A Teenager. Alicia talks about her first book which is a picture book for adults and young adults who struggle with feeling “abnormal” due to their highly sensitive nature. She also breaks down some of the concepts from her other books which focuses on results, from putting children to sleep to helping adults make it through life unscathed. Delivering great stories for a greater purpose, Alicia shows us how she has transitioned from being an actor, a mom, a storyteller, and a writer.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Food, and the love for it, can be a double-edged sword. That’s one of the things that Hollan Hamid shares in this episode and her book, Good Food Gratitude Cookbook. Hollan’s perspective is that creating healthy food does not need to be difficult or complicated. She incorporated that mindset when she created her recipes. Getting into the vegan lifestyle was a no-brainer for her. It’s something that’s usually misunderstood because of all the bad stigma that gets attached to it. Hollan explains that most of the disease we are feeling is connected to the food we eat. She encourages people to consider eating clean, eating vegan to achieve a healthier and more fulfilled life.    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Ever wonder why there are days when everything just seems to go your way? It might have something to do with getting your life aligned. Bethany Londyn, the author of Get Aligned Now.: Free Your Mind Through Body Intelligence, the Path to Achieve Aligned Results, joins Alicia Dunams this episode to talk about how you can get life alignment by paying attention to your body. Bethany believes that everyone has a misalignment in some aspect of their lives, and shares how you can work on it. She explains what her book is all about with a guarantee that you’ll never be the same again after reading it.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Staying healthy in a world where one is surrounded by all sorts of junk can be a daunting task at times, but it's not an impossible task. With a bit of self-regulation, willpower and discipline, staying healthy won't be such a huge issue, especially as you get older and your body begins to change. Alicia Dunams is joined by the author of The 5 Habits of Healthy People, Dr. Mark Chavez. Dr. Chavez dives into the different overlooked aspects of staying healthy. Have you been treating your body right?   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
How can togetherness be encouraged during this pandemic? Alicia Dunams interviews leadership expert Mike Robbins on the show to take a closer look at this concept and share some strategies that promote connections. Having partnered with some of the top organizations in the world, Mike shows us how to lead with authenticity, trust, belongingness, and appreciation. Today, he shares some vital content from one of his books, We're All In This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging, as well as some leadership perspectives and tools that we can utilize to bring togetherness especially during the Coronavirus crisis. Tune in to today’s show to learn more about communication, opinion-sharing, neutrality, and so much more!   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
How can storytelling help improve your business revenue? Alicia Dunam’s guest, John Livesay, has the answer. John is a keynote speaker, pitch whisperer, and storytelling expert. The author of Better Selling Through Storytelling, John shares some concepts from his book including his inspiring story from being laid off from work to becoming salesperson of the year. He shares the four elements that he believes make up a really good story as well as how he’s using the skill to convert clients to sales. Be inspired with John’s storytelling success and get ready to tell stories of your own!   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
It’s only common for people to associate cults with a stigma considering its history of brainwash violence. However, Braxton Amundson, realized how a cult could be used for success in the modern age. Braxton is the author of Let's Start A Cult: The Power of Radical Belief. He gives his insight on how cults apply to the current society and why it’s currently a good thing. Having experienced grief, Braxton shares the lessons he learned and his realizations on how to heal a broken heart. In this episode, learn how improving yourself and committing to it can spark a chain to make the world a better place.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Building resilience in life isn’t as easy as it sounds, but with the right support, it might actually be simpler than you think. The Resilient Leader, Christine Perakis’ second book is about strategies you can use to navigate life and business. Christine joins Alicia Dunams to share a life changing event in Christine’s life that served as an inspiration for the book. They discuss how something as simple as a pen and paper can be a strong propeller for the mind to get your message out. Learn how it’s possible to build up your resilience, not by yourself, but with help from those around you, and ultimately be able to give back to the community as a stronger individual.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Shawn Antonio saw a common theme in those who’ve reached the pinnacle of success, which is sadness. This prompted him to write his book, Finding Your Fire Series: Be the Beast You Are, followed by Having Amazing Relationships merely three months later. The series is about unlearning all the bad conditioning and traumas that have gotten in the way of you being you. He discusses how finding your frequency can attract others to you. He says that your fire is within you but you have to check in and see what that is for you. He also talks about why people avoid difficult conversations and the proper response to hearing the word “No”. He encourages everyone to read his book and to avail of his coaching sessions to learn more about unleashing the fire within.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
Before you can even think of sharing your story, you need to make sure you find your truth. It can sound challenging, but with a simple change in mindset, you’ll be able to see constant little changes happening around you. Media sensation and author of Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life, Garrain Jones, shares the lowest points in his life in detail and the encounter that ultimately shifted his mindset to be a better version of himself. Being on the other side of the spectrum, he embraces his experiences and uses it to relate with people and provide positive impacts. Learn what it’s like to go on a journey of finding your own truth in an effort to share it with the world, and be a voice for the voiceless.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the The Authoring Life Community today: aliciadunams.com Alicia Dunams Facebook Alicia Dunams Twitter Authoring Life Pinterest Alicia Dunams YouTube Alicia Dunams Instagram Alicia Dunams LinkedIn
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