Process Hacker News for November 20, 2017

Welcome to the Process Hacker News, a quick weekly roundup of useful news and updates from Process Hackers who have been guests on Hack the Process with M. David Green. For links to anything mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes, and to join the community and receive expanded updates weekly, sign up for the mailing list at HacktheProcess.com/contact/.

Events

Interested in supporting diversity and inclusion? The last AlterConf SF needs sponsors! Don’t miss out on this conference by Ashe Dryden happening on December 10.

Connecting with your audience can be difficult, but cracking a joke isn’t easy either. Maybe you can pick up some tricks from Sarah Cooper by attending her talk in Chicago for the kick-off of Modus World Tour on December 6.

Writings

You’ve probably heard the phrase “just empty rhetoric,” but have you ever wondered why rhetoric has such a negative reputation? Absorb some of Daniel Coffeen’s thoughts in his most recent blog post.

Can you succeed as a Product Manager even though you’re an introvert? Product Management Expert, Rich Mironov has a good answer to that question.

Media

The most recent Hack the Process guest, Maria Dismondy was also interviewed Katie Davis of The Institute for Writers. Listen in as they talk about support for writers.

Fear can hinder anyone, so how do we deal with it? This week Pace Smith and her wife, Kyeli, have a discussion about Futzing Without Fear in The Dervish and the Mermaid podcast.

Frustrated with Facebook’s algorithm changes? Tara Hunt just published a new video that will teach you how to survive the ever-evolving Facebook.

Tom Corson-Knowles released an interview with Ricci Wolman, Founder & CEO of Written Word Media, where they discuss all about online book marketing strategies

When we’re in the middle of running a business, sometimes it’s hard to know what to focus on. If that sounds familiar, tune in to Curtis McHale’s interview with Brent Hammond on managing your energy.

Products

For those interested in online marketing, Mark Silver is offering a special platform bundle with three home study products and personal feedback. Learn more about the offer by checking out the link.

Recommended Resources

Tim Ferriss will be at Barnes and Noble on Union Square in New York for the launch of Tribe of Mentors on the 21st of November at 6PM. Tim has been a great influence on a number of Hack the Process guests, including Michelle Kim, Omar Zenhom, Alex Cespedes, Vinay Patankar and Malek Banoun

Jay Conrad Levinson is offering early bird tickets to Guerrilla Marketing Global Summit, which will happen from the 3rd to the 5th of May next year. Jay was mentioned as a resource by Nicole Holland.

Having values is key, even when it comes to business. Patrick Campbell chats with Kyle Porter on the importance of values-driven growth. Justin McGill named Patrick as one of his resources.

Thanks for listening to this Process Hacker News update from Hack the Process. Go to hacktheprocess.com for links and details, or to sign up for the mailing list for expanded updates. And please leave a rating in iTunes, and a comment to let us know what processes you’re hacking. This has been M. David Green for Hack the Process.

Maria Dismondy Shows How to Write, Publish, and Build a Business as a Mom on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 54

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.

Where to find Maria online

Website: http://mariadismondy.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariadismondy/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariadismondybooks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariadismondy

Resources Maria mentioned

Jonathan Rand: http://www.americanchillers.com/

Asana: https://asana.com/

Canva: https://www.canva.com/

Natalie Eckdahl: https://twitter.com/bizchixpodcast

BizChix: http://bizchix.com/

Dr. Michele Borba: http://micheleborba.com/

Skype: https://www.skype.com/

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/

Fiverr: https://www.fiverr.com/

Four-Hour Workweek: https://fourhourworkweek.com/

Zoom: https://zoom.us/

Boss Mom: https://boss-mom.com/

Process Hacker News for November 13, 2017

Process Hacker Updates

Awards

This week a couple of our Process Hackers were recognized in the media:

Jay Wong has been named as one of the Top 40 Millennial Influencers to Follow in 2018 by New Theory Magazine. Check out who else is on the list!

Previous Hack the Process guest Tom Morkes has been noted as one of the 7 Top Motivating and Inspiring Mentors of 2017, alongside other noteworthy publishers including vloggers Casey Neistat and Gary Vaynerchuk, by self-mastery coach Johnny from the Motion-Effect blog.

Publications

Several Process Hackers published new blog posts and podcast episodes this week:

If you want to know what the hardest part about starting a new business is, get it straight from Leade.rs founder, Loic Le Meur in his recently published Medium article.

An Artist’s Benediction is a new Medium post by Jenny Feinberg where you’ll find some words of inspiration and commitment. Read on to find out more about how she approaches her art.

If you’d like to develop a tough attitude, read Curtis McHale as he dissects Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, and see how the book is divided into three main questions and answers.

Being healthy while still being productive at work don’t always feel like they can go hand in hand, but this essay about five easy habits by Julian Hayes II might change your mind.

Want to be an expert in Artificial Intelligence or at least look like one? Perhaps you can by employing these hilarious tips by Noshaba Khan on Sarah Cooper’s blog.

Events

One of our Process Hackers is participating in a live event you might want to check out:

What Use is Mindfulness in the Face of Injustice? Learn more about how mindfulness can transform our society by joining this retreat with Rhonda Magee and Jon Kabat-Zinn on December 1 and 2 in New York.

Contests

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.

Recommended Resources

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.

That’s the Process Hacker News for this week. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list, where I’m planning to share expanded updates along with all the links. And if this has been helpful, it would be great to hear back from you!

Process Hacker News for November 6, 2017

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.

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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.

Trying to learn more about your audience but no idea where to start? These 3 Free Market Research Tools shared in a video by Tara Hunt might help.

If you’re a woman interested in making and managing your money, listen to Heather Chauvin, with guest Lynette Barbieri, as they discuss why it’s crucial for women to handle their finances and find their community of fellow female moneymakers.

It’s difficult to run a business and find meaning and purpose above and beyond profitability. Read Mark Silver‘s new blog post, where he shares all about The Intersection of Deep Essence and Business.

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.

Frank Strona shares his talk on mentoring LGBT people in tech at TechInclusion. Watch the video if you’d like to learn more.

Recommended Resources

Planning a European vacation but want to work on your marketing campaign as well? No problem! Join Lou Bortone in Tuscany, Italy from April 29 to May 5 as he holds his Marketing Mastermind Under the Tuscan Sun. Lou was mentioned by Nicole Holland during her Hack the Process interview.

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Process Hacker News for October 30, 2017

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.

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Law and mindfulness practitioner, Rhonda Magee was acknowledged on the Mindful blog post by James Gimian, where he explains his perspective on Why There’s No Mindfulness Movement.

Ever wondered how podcasters make money podcasting? Discover what Luis Congdon can teach you. You may also want to listen to his latest podcast episode with David Henzel on living a balanced life.

This week Loic Le Meur, founder of the Leade.rs speaker network, published a great essay about the impact of mindfulness and meditation on his life over the past five years.

Don’t like bad news or Mondays? Satori Prime siblings Guy and Ilan Ferdman have two new episodes on their Have It All podcast just for you. Listen in to their conversation on The Inner Game of Your Response on the Shooting in Vegas and their chat with their guest, Matthew Cooke on How to Love Mondays.

If you are an independent or self-published author, Tom Corson-Knowles invites you to join 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Submissions are accepted until December 10.

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.

Jumpstart Your Joy host Paula Jenkins speaks this week with her guest, Christine Petty, about the topic of Trust, Love, and Spirituality.

Recommended Resource Updates

Lewis Howes, a lifestyle coach referenced by several Process Hackers, is interviewed on Michael Alden’s new episode, where he shares his journey from sports to entrepreneurship, and tells more about his upcoming book, The Mask of Masculinity.

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