Process Hacker News for December 4, 2017

Media

Gary Vaynerchuk shares his take on mobile apps, cryptocurrency and intuition when he appears as a guest on Adam Siddiq’s podcast, The Soulfully Optimized Life.

Pay attention to Alex Cespedes’s advice: “Better writing starts with the title,” in his latest Project Book podcast episode.

Oftentimes, we want to shape our children into perfection, but there is a huge difference between parenting and “childrening.” Listen in as Guy and Ilan Ferdman share a reasonable argument in their latest episode. Also check out their two new videos about breaking old habits and getting a growth mindset on their YouTube channel.

Writing

The Lead Fuze Blog by Justin McGill has just been recognized in Quickbooks’ list of 100 Best Business Blogs. Check out the latest Lead Fuze article on 5 pricing strategies, written by Ruben Gamez.

The latest The Virtually Anywhere Daily curation is now out! Be sure to check out all the articles and videos shared by our most recent Hack the Process guest, Michelle Dale.

Events

Andi Galpern brings you CascadeSF’s UXNight: The Blockchain on January 17, where blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency are the main themes. Take advantage of a more affordable ticket price if you register before the end of December.

Tools

Take a sneak peek at the interface of RightMessage, an up and coming on-site personalization product, co-founded by Brennan Dunn.

Share Ryan Waggoner’s tweet and take advantage of a 30% discount on LetsMakeApps.io, his lead generation system for freelancers.

Causes

Ashe Dryden just tweeted about donating GED textbooks to women in prison. Can you spare $20 for a good cause?

Recommended Resources

Huawei has been making waves as the third largest mobile phone company, and Shel Israel points out why Huawei is among the smartest social marketers on a recent Medium post. Previous Hack the Process guest, Tara Hunt told us that she was inspired by Shel’s work.

If you’re looking for the best entrepreneurship books, Pat Flynn recommends his top business books for 2017. Watch the video until the end for a chance to get a free copy of his current favorite! Nicaila Matthews, Omar Zenhom and Paula Jenkins have all spoken of how Pat Flynn influenced them.

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Managing a VA-Driven Business and a Family With Digital Nomad Michelle Dale on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 55

Buying a one-way ticket from the UK to Egypt was how Michelle Dale started her journey toward the digital nomad lifestyle. Along the way she’s worked as a virtual assistant for clients, helped other VAs and online entrepreneurs find their own paths to success, created a business with twenty employees, and built a family with a husband and three children. In this episode of Hack the Process Michelle will discuss how she created her own path to independence as a virtual assistant, tell us what inspired her along the way to start selling digital products and courses, and share the one essential factor she looks for when choosing a virtual assistant.

Where to find Michelle online

Website: http://www.virtualmissfriday.com/

Virtual Miss Friday Academy: http://www.virtualmissfriday.com/academy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/miss_friday

Resources Michelle mentioned

Yaro Starak: https://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/

Active Collab: https://activecollab.com/

Slack: https://slack.com/

Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/

Carl Harvey: http://www.thebiglife.com/

Mindvalley: http://www.mindvalley.com/

Vishen Lakhiani: http://www.vishenlakhiani.com/

Abundance Book Club: http://carl-harvey.mykajabi.com/store/FT2dFNEv

Think and Grow Rich: http://www.naphill.org/shop/books/think-and-grow-rich/

Process Hacker News for November 27, 2017

Media

WebinarNinja founder Omar Zenhom reveals how to create a successful Saas business during his interview on OkDork. Omar’s own $100 MBA Podcast also just published a new episode, where you can listen to him discuss whether it’s better to hire early or late.

Conversations and cocktails are the stars of Hampton Catlin’s podcast, We Have A Microphone. In their latest episode, Hampton and Michael drink Kew Garden Coolers and have a little chat about the FCC, film classifications and pickles.

Pam Wasley was a guest on the Support is Sexy Podcast, where she shares her entrepreneurship journey and explains how interim executives are changing the workforce.

The OuchSourcing Podcast had Vinay Patankar on as a guest. In the interview, Vinay emphasizes the importance of process documentation.

Writing

Do hard things. Why? Read what Kate Swoboda has to say in her latest blog entry.

Events

BravHery is a live, two-day event in the UK from January 13 to 14, where JuVan Langford will coach women live to help them achieve clarity and awareness.

For all you Quarter Moon-level Patreon patrons who can’t make it to the Clarity Conference on Design Systems this week, Jina Anne rewards you with access to all the Clarity Conference videos when they’re released to the attendees. Last year’s Clarity videos are up on YouTube already, and well worth a look.

Products

Alex Hillman just announced that the Stacking the Bricks Cyber Monday Bundle is up! To get more details on this discounted jump-start for your own product business, subscribe to their mailing list.

Resource News

What do KSwiss, Mindset, and Michael Jordan have in common? Gary Vaynerchuk! Hear him chat all about these topics on his third time on The Breakfast Club. Tara Hunt and Malek Banoun both spoke highly of Gary in their interviews on Hack the Process.

Buddhist practitioner and author, Jack Kornfield dives into how loving awareness can shift one’s sense of self into enlightened wisdom in his recent podcast entry. Jack is one of the folks recommended by Loic Le Meur.

Leslie Mac invites you to share on Giving Tuesday, a national fundraising event happening on November 28, centered on giving back to black women. Michelle Kim is one of the individuals greatly influenced by Leslie’s work.

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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/