onfirebooks-writing

December 10, 2017

What’s your biggest dream?

What’s your biggest dream? This is a question worth contemplating. We have all had dreams since childhood, some crazy, and some realistic. When I was 9, I wanted to be a lion tamer. Looking back, I suspect it wasn’t about the lions at all, but about courage and validation. Many dreams are […]
September 29, 2017

What’s your story?

What’s your story? This is the only formula you need to deliver great presentations and overcome anxiety in the process! The secret to winning presentations, is clarity. Whether it’s a manuscript, writing a great blog post, a client meeting, business speech or a TEDx talk, clarity is the key to influencing the […]
September 28, 2017

Vistage: Can 11,000 CEOs help you grow?

I had been a classic entrepreneur for 15 years before I ever discovered the concept of a life team. Entrepreneurs are often Lone Rangers, Mavericks who have blazed their own trail, and I certainly fit that definition. Even today I’d prefer to stay in, laser focus, and work on the business – […]
June 8, 2017

What’s your legacy

When we write a book, we always begin with the end in mind. We ask a client specific questions over six weeks on telephone coaching calls. This is an intentional process for creating speeches and writing books. One of the questions I ask is: What was the best day of your life? […]
September 17, 2016

Disruption: More than a buzzword

Everywhere you look it seems as if someone is talking about the word “disruption.” Disruptive innovation is written about in articles and blogs on Forbes, Smart Money, and the Harvard Business Review, among others. An entire industry has flourished around this one word and now there are disruption consultants, disruption awards, disruption […]
August 22, 2016

Be Fierce: 3 Tips From an 80 year old Rockstar That Will Change Your Life Today

  Are you fiercely attacking life? Are you actively engaged in being mindful about living your dream? I’m surrounded with (and write books for) world changers, so chances are if you’re getting this message the answer is yes. Stay with me here. This is just a little reminder. A wake up call. […]
August 20, 2016

Saying Goodbye

I can’t bear the pain of a goodbye. As you send your children off to school in this new season, perhaps you’re one of the ones who is ready, and happy, and content in the fact that the chaotic schedule of summer is over and you’re back in your routine. Or perhaps […]
August 18, 2016

What are you running from?

Guest post Nate: homeless What are you running from?download Hier ben ik 2017 movie I live in a shelter. But I’m beyond joyful, I just bought a new car, and I’m getting back on my feet. Last week I ran the Chupacabra 5k race with Tammy and her family. Finishing the race […]
August 15, 2016

Why Did You Become Who You Are?

I had a Book Client with the Central Intelligence Agency ask me the question, “Why did you become a writer?” I have answered that question a million times in television and radio interviews but also with various clients. At the end of the day, I said, “I never chose writing, writing chose me. […]
July 31, 2016

First Impressions Matter: Why Your Book Cover is Everything

The book cover is 90% of a book sale. If you lose someone at the visual aspect of your book they won’t buy it. The cover has to be spot on. It has to be simple, effective, and engaging. What does your book cover say about you? More importantly, what does your […]