When you need a particular book and it doesn’t exist, sometimes you just have to write it yourself. But it takes focus and determination to turn a first book into a career change, especially while bringing up three children. Maria Dismondy took on that challenge, and now she’s an award-winning writer of children’s literature, and has built a publishing company to help other women share their work. In this episode of Hack the Process Maria will tell us what mentors and mastermind groups have taught her about delegating responsibilities, why she continues to invest her time and energy in social networking, and how she structures her routine to get it all done in a few hours a day without sacrificing family time.
And one of the Process Hackers is running a contest:
This week Dr. Kesha Moore is giving away a Woman’s Success Package written by women, for women. Just answer a simple question before November 17 for a chance to win three books by Brene Brown, Valorie Burton, and Kesha herself.
And here are a few updates from people our Process Hackers have recommended following:
Have you heard of STATION F, a huge startup campus set in Paris? Read all about Brian Solis’s experience and even watch the video as he explores this formerly abandoned train station to show how it has transformed into a glorious new venue for tech startups. Brian was one of the resources mentioned in Tara Hunt‘s Hack the Process interview.
If you’ve already gotten over the challenge of starting a business, you may be looking for The Trick to Scaling a Business. If so, you can learn a lot in the newest episode on Entrepreneur On Fire, where John Lee Dumas discovers how Nikitas Tsoukalis grew his business 80% every year. Tom Morkes, Nicaila Matthews, and Nicole Holland all told Hack the Process that they found inspiration thru John Lee Dumas’s podcast.
Last week I decided to add the Process Hacker News to the podcast as a weekly mini episode, and I noticed that that brought in some new listeners. So welcome! Whether you’re new to Hack the Process or you’ve been listening since the beginning, I’d love to hear from you and find out how I can make these updates even more useful!
The Process Hackers who’ve been guests on Hack the Process keep creating new and interesting resources for you, from blog posts and YouTube videos to podcast episodes and live events. Following these action-takers and sharing the wisdom is very satisfying, and I’ve been happy to hear back from a few of you about how it’s helped. And again this week, there’s a lot to cover.
Process Hacker Updates
With the amazing rise in Bitcoin and the volatility of the cryptocurrency market, you may be wondering about Bitcoin Cash. Find out what’s happening on the latest episode of Coin Mastery by Carter Thomas.
It can be easy to let yourself be part of a team, but being a leader is an entirely different story. Jay Wong talks to Josh Spodek about How to Practice Leadership in his most recent podcast episode.
If you’ve read about the recent #MeToo movement and you’re wondering what you can do in your own company to prevent sexual harassment, read the new article written by Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Michelle Kim.
The Coach Malek Show is up and running! Malek Banoun has announced that he will be posting videos of workout tips, but he needs your opinion of how often and how long his videos should be. Share your thoughts!
Those in the medical field work to help their patients recover, but they sometimes neglect their own health. Join Lisa Dale Miller in a daylong retreat of Dharmic Self-Care for clinicians at Spirit Rock on November 12, and allow your mind, body and heart to be restored.
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There are so many distractions in the news these days, from politics to natural disasters, that it can be hard to focus your attention on your own process. But as the latest Process Hacker Josh Haynam mentioned in his interview, having that routine to fall back on can make all the difference, and can actually help unleash your creativity.
We’ve got some great updates this week from the creative Process Hackers who’ve been guests on the show before, along with a new feature: Recommended Resources, which we’ll be using to share useful updates from people who have been recommended by our Process Hackers.
On November 6 in Silicon Valley, Ron Lichty will be speaking at Agile Camp about dream teams and how to make them come true. The last two events sold out, so go register now!
Leaving your beloved job in exchange for more time with your children is a must, and that’s exactly what led Jessica Sweet to open her own coaching business. Join Tom Morkes as he speaks to Jessica about How to Grow Your Own Coaching Business.
Note: I really appreciate the folks who’ve gotten in touch to let me know about how they’re making use of this feature. It’s very encouraging! And for the quiet readers and listeners out there, I see you, and I thank you too! Please feel free to sign up for the newsletter where I plan to share more detailed updates in the future.
You’ve probably tried one of those quizzes on Facebook that asks what superhero you would be, or what your sales style says about you. What you might not have known is how important quizzes like that can be for acquiring customers and building a relationship with them. In this episode of Hack the Process we hear from Josh Haynam, founder and CEO of Interact, a company that specializes in helping businesses large and small benefit from quiz-based marketing. Josh will tell us why coaching was critical in helping him launch and grow his company, what simple technique kept him motivated while he built up his customer base, and how we can stay safe while still enjoying our online quizzes.