Flipping the Publishing Industry Around with Tom Corson-Knowles on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 34

The publishing industry has changed dramatically in the past ten years, and Tom Corson-Knowles is helping new authors navigate the choppy waters. Tom took the lessons he learned when he set out to self-publish his first book and started sharing them, building a following and a new mission along the way. He now publishes courses for writers and provides boutique publishing services. In this episode Tom will explain how his early failures in traditional publishing guided him toward self-publishing, what it took to get his first ebook to monthly sales of over $10,000 in its first year, how he leverages the power of collaboration with other industry leaders, and what techniques he uses to delegate tasks to his team so he can focus on what he enjoys doing most.

Where to find Tom online

TCK Publishing: http://www.tckpublishing.com/

Ebook Training: http://www.ebookpublishingschool.com/

Blog: http://www.tomcorsonknowles.com/blog/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JuiceTom

Resources Tom mentioned

J.A. Konrath: http://jakonrath.com/

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

Asana: https://asana.com/

Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/

Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/

Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/

WordPress: https://wordpress.com/

Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/

Blog Business School: http://www.blogbusinessschool.com/

Sumo Me: https://sumome.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/

Networking as a Social Media Native with Tara Hunt on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 33

Tara Hunt is a networking pioneer who has considered herself a native of the online social landscape since before there were web browsers. Her enthusiasm for learning how people use new tools and techniques to connect with other people still keeps her engaged, even as the context evolves constantly. Tara’s work has included writing blogs and books about social capital (aka whuffie), creating co-working spaces, consulting with organizations large and small on social strategy, and developing video channels to support personalized brand marketing. In this episode, Tara will tell us about the challenges she faced being a single parent while her career shifted back and forth from employment to independent consulting, how she turned her own fear of missing out into an asset, and how she’s learned to keep herself steady as she surfs the turbulent waters of the social web.

Where to find Tara online:

Tara’s website: http://www.tarahunt.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/missrogue

Whuffie Factor: http://www.thewhuffiefactor.com/

Truly Social: http://www.tarahunt.com/truly-social/

Resources Tara Mentioned:

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow: http://craphound.com/category/down/

Justin Trudeau: https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau

David Weinberger: https://twitter.com/dweinberger

BarCamp: http://barcamp.org/

Shel Israel: http://shelisrael.com/

Robert Scoble: http://scobleizer.com/

TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/

Michael Arrington: https://techcrunch.com/author/michael-arrington/

Brian Solis: https://techcrunch.com/contributor/brian-solis/

Gary Vaynerchuk: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

No Dumb Questions by Nancy Graham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wksAoCrQ7gc

Justin Bender: http://www.canadianportfoliomanagerblog.com/

Radically Transparent Entrepreneurship with Justin McGill on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 32

As a serial entrepreneur, Justin McGill has embraced the concept of radical transparency, sharing the successes and failures of his ventures openly every week as the co-host of a public podcast, Zero to Scale. That’s allowed him to turn both his internal and external research into marketing, and grow the audience for his current company, LeadFuze. In this episode, Justin will tell us how he went from working in a trucking company to launching his first business, what he learned from reaching out to the author of the book that taught him about sales, and how he’s integrated both his personal and professional life through the project management tools he uses.

Where to find Justin online

LeadFuze: https://www.leadfuze.com/

Workado: http://workado.com/

Zero to Scale Podcast: http://zerotoscale.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jus10Mcgill

(And if you listen to the episode, Justin also shares his direct email address.)

Resources Justin mentioned

Groove Blog: https://www.groovehq.com/blog

Alex Turnbull: https://twitter.com/alexmturnbull

Greg Hickman: http://greghickman.me/

WordPress: https://wordpress.com/

The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes: http://www.chetholmes.com/ultimate-sales-machine

Brian Casel: http://bootstrappedweb.com/about/

Jordan Gal: http://jordangal.com/

Carthook: https://carthook.com/

Patrick Campbell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickccampbell

Priceintelligently.com: http://www.priceintelligently.com/

Nathan Barry: http://nathanbarry.com/5k/

Microconf: http://www.microconf.com/

Slack: https://slack.com/

Stripe: https://stripe.com/

Intercom: https://www.intercom.com/

Zen desk: https://www.zendesk.com/

Trello: https://trello.com/

Github: https://github.com/

Zenhub: https://www.zenhub.com/

Salesforce: https://login.salesforce.com/

Moz (SEOMoz): https://moz.com/

SEMRush: https://www.semrush.com/

Clickfunnels: https://www.clickfunnels.com/

Everwebinar: https://everwebinar.com/main/index

Slice of Sales: http://sliceofsales.com/

Feedly: https://feedly.com/

Asana: https://asana.com/

Staying Grounded and Coaching Communication Skills with Luis Congdon on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 31

Thriving through adversity is something today’s guest, Luis Congdon, can speak about with authority. Having survived a childhood marred by drug abuse, abandonment, violence, and homelessness, Luis has turned his life around, going from trying to help himself to finding ways to help others. From relationship coaching to helping entrepreneurs launch their businesses, Luis now makes it a point to support himself while improving the lives of those around him, and giving away as much as possible for free. In this episode, Luis will share with us some of the personal mindfulness practices he follows to keep himself centered and grounded in difficult situations, tell us how learning to see himself differently helped him present a different face to the world, and walk us through how he manages his own thriving business today.

Where to find Luis online:

Thriving Launch: http://www.thrivinglaunch.com/

Podcaster’s Secret Weapon (audio enabled): https://thepodcasterssecretweapon.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wholesomeunion

Resources Luis mentioned:

Anthony Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

Deepak Chopra: https://www.deepakchopra.com/

Kamala Chambers: https://www.kamalachambers.com/

Clickfunnels: https://www.clickfunnels.com/

Skype: https://web.skype.com/

Making Business an Act of Love with Mark Silver on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 30

You don’t have to turn off your heart to succeed in business, and Mark Silver wants you to know that every act of business can be an act of love. Mark has been teaching entrepreneurs why it’s important to remember the divine while developing solid and sustainable business practices for over fifteen years. In this episode, he shares with us how his own business has evolved, while staying true to its core focus as the online publishing landscape changed. Mark will explain the differences between contemplative and devotional practices for mindfulness, walk us through a brief guided remembrance, and show us how business development concepts as complex as building strategic alliances can boil down to a simple cup of tea.

Where to find Mark Online

Heart of Business: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkHeartofBiz

Resources Mark Mentioned

QuarkXPress: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/

InfusionSoft: https://www.infusionsoft.com/

WordPress: https://wordpress.com/

Zapier: https://zapier.com/

Maestro Conference: https://maestroconference.com/

WishList: http://member.wishlistproducts.com/

Gravity Forms: http://www.gravityforms.com/

Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/

Steve Mattus: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/author/stevemattus/