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You Should Write A Book About That®

You Should Write A Book About That®

Author: Kim O'Hara

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Have serious questions about whether you should write a book? Is your story unique enough? Join Book Coach to Best Sellers® Kim O’Hara as she dives into stories with fascinating people about men you should avoid, when to take medicine into your own hands, how to be a top music manager, executing a life of peace and building beauty products, to name just a few of the vast topics covered with candor on the show. Should these musicians|artists|writers|CEOs|trauma survivors write a book or if they have, how did they do it? Check out AStoryinside.com for tips on book writing and more on host Kim O'Hara.

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Business Coach and former personal chef Stephanie Heller is a straight shooter when it comes to the high price of overthinking.   She wants people to not buy into their broken stories because the costs are vast.  Slower decisions in business, losing time because you don’t know what to focus on, not knowing what to invest in or how close you are to people or let in…  are all caused by overthinking.     Her thriving business once employed eight other chefs - cooking for 30 different athletes and sports club owners and for the Dodgers spring training major and minor league teams - but she overthought even with the success.  She eventually walked away from a fantastic income for eleven years to pursue her dream to help other people who are struggling… with what used to drain her on a daily basis… overthinking.     Now she has freedom with coaching, and can still cook to relax (she gives a wonderful pesto recipe at the end you don’t want to miss.)    Right now in quarantine we are overthinking our kids schooling, health of aging parents, the future of our businesses…  and we need to be vigilant to not dulling ourselves with various unhealthy distractions.  These behaviors she outlines (which she calls buffering) can hold us back from our dreams.   The true only way through overthinking is to be okay in the uncertainty.   Are you an aspiring author? If so, what is holding you back from getting naked and honest with your story? We would love to have you explore deeper with our easy and painless  5 Ways To Get Naked With Your Story.  Head on over to astoryinside.com/naked to sign up!
Felicia "ONYI" Richards, an artist and a healer,  helps us with grounding into joy. No matter what happens there is always joy to be found because that is the natural state of existence. Nothing can steal your joy.  Accountability and ownership come into play in remaining in a more positive state of mind. Her work drives people to realize they have agency and power when it comes to how they want to feel and live.  She suggests you stay in your power to feel your joy, and not attach to anger.  Anger can inform us about situations and we can thank that emotion for how it is teaching us.   Right now we are in a state of fear in our country and the world.  We are seeking blame.  She educates us in a  way to look at fear from a West African practice, and if you are looking for a new perspective, her teachings inspire us to be bold and own our personal energy.  She gives three quick tips for staying in joy over the next two weeks: Do what brings you joy - dancing, singing, and in the highest vibration you can be in, Be grounded.  Go outside, touch the earth.  Be in a reflection of nature. Use everything for a positive benefit.    Are you an aspiring author? If so, what is holding you back from getting naked and honest with your story? We would love to have you explore deeper with our easy and painless  5 Ways To Get Naked With Your Story.  Head on over to astoryinside.com/naked to sign up!
Many of us live in urban environments which are inherently more stressful than living on a farm or in nature. Much of that stress, though, is created by lack of sleep and not actively seeking solutions for good nutrients.  Then stress causes mounting medical problems and down the rabbit hole goes our health.   Sleep doesn’t cost you anything (all you have to do is put down that phone.)  Mushrooms boost the immune system (and can be bought at the 99 cents store), and meditation, even in a hectic environment, can simply be sitting next to a plant, under a tree or having a small herb garden in your window sill.  These tips are just a few of the valuable insights provided by primary care and integrative physician Dr. Daniela Connelly. Originally from Ecuador, Dr. Connelly moved to the US for her masters in public health which led her to South Africa working on the impact of HIV on health care workers.  After four years there and four kids in tow, her family settled down on a farm in New England.  Sometimes thought of as a kooky doctor who could be known to give a recipe for overnight oats versus a statin, Dr. Connelly  untangles the small elements that can reduce stress and help you become healthier faster. She shares her valuable wisdom at a time when we are suffering a rise in fatigue and pain under the continual fear and discussion of a global pandemic.  If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com   Connect with Daniela: Daniela Connelly MD - Home  (https://www.facebook.com/DanielaConnellyMD)
Dana Pharant is not afraid to take the alternative road when it comes to healing and self-expression. Seeing the results of dungeon play in healing her own abuse trauma, she spent six years as a dominatrix, helping her clients step into their power.  Shortly after, she created a seven figure spa product business, but did not bring in her dominatrix teaching to leadership.  While a hard lesson (she lost that business), she quickly recovered and has since built a new coaching business, written books, won awards and now holds magic mushroom ceremonies for healing. If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com Connect with Dana: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danapharant/  
Award winning fiction podcast creator and YA author Lauren Shippen talks with us about how creating The Bright Sessions gave her creative freedom and authority in her career.  She started with a character who time travels with panic attacks, minimal equipment and YouTube editing tutorials and has skyrocketed her career in a short five years.  Supported by an organic community, she received a three book deal, wrote a Marvel audio show, and landed on Forbes 30 under 30 in media.  She is a beautiful example of how an organic idea built out of necessity turned into a long withstanding IP and further doors opening in her career. If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com   Connect with Lauren: https://www.instagram.com/laurenshippen/
When Rory Green was eight, she realized her mother author Jackie Collins was famous.  On a book tour in Australia, she experienced the paparazzi and her mother’s nightly appearances on talk shows.  Raised to believe she could do anything, and knowing she too was a writer, Rory struggled with the fear of falling short in her own literary career under the shadow of such a legend.  When she developed breast cancer, at the same time as her mom was dying of breast cancer, and her grandmother had died of breast cancer, she felt there was a long held trauma she would fight… and she did.  Today she opens candidly about her relationship with Jackie, and her own writing career as a guide and coach.     If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com Connect with Rory: http://www.writetobeyou.com
Martial Artist Sister Nau Ti has trained with the best in the hard and soft styles of martial arts.  As a queer black female who was raised in South Central Los Angeles where gang affiliation was the norm, and after time in the US Airforce, she had a close friend taken out by the violence.  This experience set her on a  journey of further understanding awareness of our surroundings and how we make choices every day to practice self-defense.  As her book coach, I had the privilege to partake in deep discussions with her in writing her book on  how to pre-empt the “great fight” society seems to always push towards us, and live in peace.   If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com You can connect with Sister Nau-T @: https://www.instagram.com/sisnaut/
Crowdsurf co-founder and marketing expert Cassie Petrey has been on the Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, Variety’s "Hollywood's New Leaders in Digital” and named one of Billboard’s Digital Power Players in 2018 and 2019.   In our talk, we look at how her generation is still grappling with the same level of problems of gender equality in accolades, but also women making time in their busy lives to market themselves.  She started to create her own content to fill the lack of celebrity female executives on social media with powerful voices and messaging. She loves the short poignant content that she calls “word surgery” that one can do on Twitter. Since she works with teen pop artists, a lot of young people follow her, and can relate when she is honest about anxiety. I was very touched that she makes herself available to anyone who needs to talk through their troubles on DM or email.  If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com    
Our children need us to advocate for them so they can be taught how to do the same for themselves.  When faced with a decision about the care for his young son’s life-threatening condition, Aseem Giri used his tenacity as a successful entrepreneur, private equity investor and investment banker to unearth all the options and experts.  He went against what was advised as a cure and found a solution that he trusted would produce winning results.  Tune in and hear how we talk about lucidity in crucial life  moments, and how he gives me permission to garden instead of write! If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com   You can connect with Aseem at:  http://www.achievepodcast.com
Kendall doesn’t mess around when it comes to certifying women to be business and money coaches. She stands by the title of #1 in her certification systems and trainings, and consistently delivers the material (which she writes all of every day) to her clientele and Facebook tribe to back it. While certification is not inherently a sexy word, she has created a world that when inside, you feel the power of profit and time freedom in your life.  Take a listen here for her sage advice.   If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com You can connect with Kendall here: www.KendallSummerHawk.com/Tribe
Previous artist manager for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and on the Britney Spears management team, Rebecca Warfield has transitioned her career to a more holistic approach to management as the CEO of the woman owned and operated Chicane Group. She enters relationships with current clients like global artist, photographer and humanitarian Julian Lennon as a partner versus a who’s the boss mentality.  She sees a  family-forward mentality taking the place of the iron fist approach in not just management, but  other verticals.  Having a love for tech innovation, and seeing a better model for VIP programs for fans with their favorite artist, she joined Looped, a video and chat streaming platform, as the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships. If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com   You can connect with Rebecca at:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaWarfieldLA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccawarfieldla Looped Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loopedlive/  Looped LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/loopedlive/
Businessman and CEO Allen Maxwell had a dream to write a book from his childhood on the streets of Philly through his 22 years in the Navy and beyond.  One year later, he landed the # 3 spot on the Wall Street journal Top Ten Business Books with  The System is Unforgiving: Play By The Rules and Win, and USA Today top 150 books, never mind the #1 book in the entrepreneurial category on Amazon. Allen talks about working on his book, the process he had with my coaching, and how his system can help people have more control over their lives by  changing how they operate day to day no matter where they are at in their lives.  If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com  
Serial entrepreneur Jeremy Cortez has been doing  business since the young age of 7.  He had his first coaching client at 20.  He wrote a book Parenting A Business with me in 2018 and has been enjoying working that very model with his two young sons. Last year, he had a complete meltdown and couldn't get out of bed.  He was having suicidal thoughts.  He finally decided to go to a mentor for answers and found out that he had to change a few fundamental bad habits.  It was suddenly that simple.  If you think YOU should write a book, head on over to A Story Inside Books, and sign up for our newsletter to learn how we help our clients write books that can achieve best seller status. www.astoryinside.com
Naomi suffered her whole life with the debilitating condition - binge eating. No slouch when it comes to education and career - with a Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University, and employment helping kids with feeding and swallowing disorders for New York City Department of Education - she kept her core coping mechanism a secret from her family, her modern Orthodox Jewish community, and herself. She no longer stays hidden, recovered, and writing the book Binge and Sprint, from the girlfriends POV to heal the millions suffering from this ailment.
Allison Andrews sits on the board of Fashion Week San Diego, a business she founded and then sold when her newborn son almost died. She stands by “everything happens for a reason,” and is fearless of change. We touch upon her raw vulnerability as a writer, and her willingness to drop the mask we often wear professionally out in the world. On the spot, I title her soon to be written book as I have known from the first time I connected with Allison that she was best-selling author material. If you are scared to make a change, Allison’s story will show that even in the darkest hours, there is a light on the path.
Tonya Crooks is the Original Brow Gal serving celebrity clients such as Julia Roberts, Fergie, and Megan Fox. She is also the creator of Arches and Halos, a line of eyebrow products available in Target and Walgreens. I know Tonya pretty intimately, spending lots of time with her writing her book, and I can tell you, she is a fighter, and a warrior and the road to where she is today with her business has not been easy street. She shares what she has experienced cathartically in writing her memoir.
Entertainer, dancer, and entrepreneur Pepz Javier moved from the Dominican Republic to the East Coast as a kid and found his roots in the arts. Not speaking English until he was 11, he never saw immigrants like himself make it growing up aside from J Lo. He eventually had to face his own benchmarks - a gay Latino male, the artistry, and a desire to break a glass ceiling. We can all relate to Pepz's story because we all have those ceilings to break, regardless of gender, race, or sexual preference.
John Lee Dumas, the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast, has recorded over 2500 episodes, boasts 1 million + listens a month, and seven-figures of annual revenue (which he outlines on his web site). Plus, he just signed a six-figure book deal with Harper Collins. He is open and honest about his journey as an entrepreneur and we even bond over Rhode Island. Listen here for nuggets of wisdom!
Money, Dance With Me

Money, Dance With Me

2020-06-2320:56

After completing her first draft, Gale took a four-year journey seeking to understand WHY she was writing this book about money and the planet. But ultimately she needed to discover her voice as an author. Deeply intuitive, a Dowser and reader of the Akashic Records, she couldn't move forward until she felt at peace with her potent topic, Money. I would ask her, "But where are you in the book? Where is Gale?" Through a variety of life's twists and turns which included a near-death accident, she found her book voice. I am pleased to say her book, Money, Dance with Me, will finally be released this year and was worth the wait.
Networking and building palpable relationships can make or break a business, especially as an entrepreneur. Tyler Wagner makes 70 connecting calls a week, and puts emphasis on businesses needing to continuously refine their key partnerships. Tyler and I met on LinkedIn when he reached out, targeting coaches who work with authors. He admits growing up he didn’t love reading, until he read the 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, left college and published his first best seller at 23. Now he rocket launches authors in the publishing space on a high level to lists like Wall Street Journal Top Ten.
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Valerie Strawmier

Hello, I'm a new listener and this is one of my favorite episodes so far! As a writer of short inspirational books myself, you've reminded me of the importance of letting a ten minute piece just be a ten minute piece. Also, there is a nearly finished book in the wings for me and I need to make time to complete it, and this has inspired me to go ahead and take advantage of the short period of times I have and do that. Thank you so much!

Oct 27th
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Dana Pharant

If you are looking to connect with me....https://www.linkedin.com/in/danapharant/

Oct 9th
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Dana Pharant

So much fun to re-listen to this conversation.

Oct 9th
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