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.

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Process Hacker News for October 23, 2017

If you’re looking for some philosophical diversion, an opportunity to network, a place to work with friends, or tips on how to shine in your next job interview, you’ll want to explore some of the links in this week’s edition of Process Hacker News. The guests of Hack the Process are always putting something new out into the world, and these updates just scratch the surface!

Process Hacker Updates

Want to know the best thing to do to impress the interviewer in a job interview? Find out what Rich Mironov has to say!

Business Building Rockstars Show just published a new episode Listen in as the host, Nicole Holland, chats with Jordan Gill on how she can offer clients the advantages of automation, delegation and productive workflow. Nicole also invites entrepreneurs to participate in Business Building Rockstars Summit in November. For free access to the event, join up now!

If you believe in the magic of change, read this recent blog post written by Curtis McHale as he dissects the book Switch by Chip and Dan Heath and the analogy of a rider and an elephant.

Wondering how to react when your podcast guest says something that you totally disagree with? That’s the topic of the latest episode of The Dervish and the Mermaid. Listen to Pace Smith as she launches into an engaging conversation with Kyeli on Talking Back to Podcast Guests.

LeadFuze founder Justin McGill shares a content marketing strategy that can help boost your sales! Watch his interview in this video

Being in business in Hollywood isn’t a walk in the park. That’s the topic that Nicaila Matthews and her newest podcast guest, Codie Elaine Oliver, dive into in Side Hustle Pro’s latest episode.

If graphic design is your thing, and you need to put your creative juices to use, then Tara Hunt needs you at Truly Social! Read more details here to find out if you’re a good fit.

Female entrepreneurs unite! Coach Kesha Moore calls on you to come together in her Facebook group, Purpose, Passion & Power, to support other entrepreneurial women towards the realization of goals.

Add some philosophical flavor to your day by reading Daniel Coffeen ‘s blog. In his newest entry, he compares art and philosophy and elaborates More on What It Is to Read Philosophy: Of Bird Songs in the Polyverse.

In coworking, you don’t just gain coworkers. You actually meet friends, share insights, get support and a whole lot more. If you’re in the Denver area and would like to join an upcoming coworking space, contact Jenny Feinberg.

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Process Hacker News for October 9, 2017

It’s been another busy week for a our community of Process Hackers, so here’s an update on what some of the previous guests on Hack the Process have been working on. Be sure to take a look or a listen and give them your feedback. Everybody appreciates hearing how their work is being received! And by the way, this is just the tip of the iceberg for this prolific crowd. I’m thinking about offering a more comprehensive listing in the newsletter. Please let me know if you think that would be useful.

Process Hacker Updates

Infatuation, Thy Name Is Love is the latest episode of Rendition, a new podcast about timeless tales, which was launched last week and is brought to you by Alex Cespedes.

Tom Morkes shares secrets on How to Use the Power of Storytelling with Jose Rosado, his 123rd episode of In The Trenches.

Curtis McHale says that intentions are great, but the only thing that matters is doing it. Listen in to his latest short episode promoting Jocko Podcast here. You may also find tidbits of good advice on his most recent blog posts, so check those out as well!

In a recent article on Huffington Post, Nicole Holland was named one of the 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. Awesome!

Luis Congdon just recently had Pam Brossman on as guest on his podcast with Kamala Chambers, and the new episode is all about using Amazon to create a bestselling book.

Side Hustle Pro released an episode featuring Latham Thomas, where Nicaila Matthews talks about her on her dedication to the world of moms, birthing and self-care.

Gnomes, gnomes, gnomes! Learn what Pace Smith refers to as gnomes and how they help in healing and even in controlling other folks in her newest podcast episode on The Dervish and The Mermaid.

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Peaceful Productivity for Sensitive Spiritual Nonconformists with Pace Smith on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 3

This episode we talk with Pace Smith, a pathfinding coach who helps sensitive spiritual nonconformists live wild crazy meaningful lives. We’ll find out more about how she bridges the profound with the practical. Pace will tell us what pathfinding means, and how the motivation to seek and reconnect regularly with your own path relates to balancing both material and spiritual life practices. She’ll also explain how the fun she has writing limericks fits into her routine.

You can find Pace online at:

Pace’s Pathfinding Website: http://www.pacesmith.com/

Pace & Kyeli’s Books: http://paceandkyeli.com/books/

Wild Crazy Meaningful Life Podcast: http://pacesmith.com/podcast-wcml/

Wild Crazy Meaningful Enneagram Podcast:  http://pacesmith.com/enneagram-podcast/

Some of the resources Pace mentioned in this episode include:

Mark Silver’s Heart of Business: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/

Pam Slim: http://pamelaslim.com/

Sufi Remembrance Prayer:  http://sufiuniversity.org/2011/12/remembrance-sufi-heart-centered-prayer-practice/

Martha Beck’s Body Compass: http://marthabeck.com/2011/05/the-body-compass/

Asana: https://asana.com/

MediaWiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

Audacity: http://audacityteam.org/

Libsyn: https://www.libsyn.com/

Auphonic: https://auphonic.com/

The Levelator: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator

Instant Teleseminar: http://www.instantteleseminar.com/

Ruzuku: https://www.ruzuku.com/

Pathfinding 101 Completed

I knew the pathfinding class I signed up for would be worth it. The class was led by Pace Smith, and structured as three weekly webinars, along with a series of homework assignments, a daily meditation, and weekly meetings with different assignment buddies to help us coach ourselves through the process.

The assignment buddies were the part I thought was going to be most difficult. The class materials were about very tender subjects, and honestly I was feeling a little bit shy already just about having signed up in the first place. But I was amazed, when I met the other people I was paired to speak with to complete the assignments, how much my story resonated with theirs.

For example, one of the people I spoke with was also a holistic massage therapist, and had had experience with both vibrational energy healing and Touch for Health. Another person was also a podcaster, and her experiences with lining up guests and publishing episodes give me more confidence about my own abilities to the same.

The final coaching session with Pace was really the crowning jewel of the process. It was such a delight to speak to her and get her insights. She was able to draw out of me the realization that my own difficulties point out the path I can follow to help myself and others. It wasn’t something I hadn’t heard before, but it was as if I hadn’t really been listening until I heard myself say it to her during our talk.

I think I’m going to want to have her as a guest on my podcast once I get it going. That prospect makes the process seem a lot more approachable.