W.O.R.K. S.M.A.R.T. with Marisa Murray

Are you ready to discover your formula for unprecedented success? W.O.R.K. S.M.A.R.T. with Certified Business Coach, Bestselling Author, and Speaker Marisa Murray on Monday, January 14 at 5 PM Eastern.

Marisa Murray is a Certified Executive Coach, Author and Speaker. She is the founding president of Leaderley International, an organization focused on unlocking executives’ leadership potential to yield superior business results. A former partner with Accenture and Vice-President at Bell, Marisa brings her over 20 years of first-hand business experience to her research and consulting on the best practices that support her clients in achieving the outcomes to which they aspire.

Marisa’s book:  WORK SMART:  Your formula for unprecedented professional success – reveals 50 techniques to accelerate your success as a leader while creating more ease and enjoyment in your work – rejecting the notion that working harder is the answer.

During the interview, we’ll discuss Marisa’s #1 bestselling book W.O.R.K. S.M.A.R.T. – Your Formula for Unprecedented Professional Success:

Working hard isn’t the solution, it’s the problem.  

Most of us are working too hard.  It is the path most travelled because we live in a society that values “busyness” and “perceived productivity” at the expense of effectiveness and sustainability. This cultural conditioning causes us to forget everyone’s best interests and over the long term leads to career dis-satisfaction and even burn-out.

This book is designed to help you create a culture of sustainable, proactive and durable effectiveness that leads to enduring success instead of a culture of burnout through hard work.

It starts with taking charge of your own success by rejecting anyone else’s definition; instead creating your very own unique version.

Many coaching and mentorship programs use a “more effort/more discipline” approach to pursuing success that often includes more hours, more stress, more responsibility, more fatigue and more overwhelm.

This book will provide you with solutions and approaches that will activate your career and fulfill your desire for meaningful and enjoyable work. I promise that if you apply these principles, you will easily achieve your goals and be flooded with new opportunities beyond your wildest dreams.

Read reviews, preview, and purchase Marisa’s book on Amazon.com. During the live broadcast, we welcome your questions from the chat room and look forward to helping you make 2019 your best year yet!

For more information, visit www.leaderley.com.

 

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Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail

I have the pleasure of collaborating with Erik Dardas on his forthcoming book, Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail, scheduled for release in late 2018/early 2019:

How does a “hard-charger” who once got himself demoted recover to achieve remarkable success with the world’s most iconic home improvement retailer? In Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail, 33-year Home Depot veteran Erik Dardas offers readers a no-holds-barred account of his own screw-ups, successes and learnings. Struggling with the daily pressure to honor the legacy of his own father as well as company founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, the Mike Rowe of the retail industry boldly shares the down, dirty, and often shocking details of dealing with the public, managing employees, and controlling one’s own behavior.

Along with merchandise, human nature is on full display for better or for worse, but as Dardas relates from his own experience, you have a choice in both retail and life: you can either allow its complexities to break you or build you into a better human being. In the tradition of Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion, this motivational book celebrates the timeless values of work ethic, integrity, and leadership – qualities that, in today’s rapidly evolving business climate, all participants – whether new to the workforce or seasoned members of management – could greatly benefit from.

Many thanks to cover designer Matt Margolis of Logotecture.com for the excellent design and to Erik for entrusting me to help him write his story. Stay tuned for details about the book’s release as we move through the many stages of ghostwriting.

Do you need help with writing and publishing your story? Contact me to set up your free, no-obligation coaching call.

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Recommended Reading: The Mentor In Me

Recommended Reading: The Mentor In Me

Due to Amazon’s strict review policy and the fact that I’m a co-founder of Writestream Publishing, the company that published William Todd’s book, I cannot post a review there. However, there’s nothing standing in the way of sharing my impressions on my own website.

First, a little background. I met William last year when I filled in for Love Liberty & Lip Gloss host Donna Lyons, who told me she’d scheduled an important guest and preferred not to inconvenience him by changing the date of their interview. Without even asking the name of the person in question, I agreed to substitute for her. I love hosting on the air and meeting new people; besides, whenever I can help out one of our hosts (especially Donna, whom I adore), it’s my pleasure.

That led to the interview posted here:

From there, I extended an invitation to William to host his own show the first Tuesday of every month, and to my delight, he accepted. Listen to his debut with Writestream Publishing author, Major General Linda L. Singh:

Our affiliation led to William selecting Writestream Publishing to release his excellent book, The Mentor In Me, on January 1, 2017. It may sound crazy, but when you read a book as an editor (focused on flow, grammar, typos, etc.) it’s quite different from reading it for education and enjoyment. So once the book was published and I had a paperback copy in my hands, I sat down to fully absorb its message.

William’s honesty in sharing his journey in such an engaging way makes you feel as if he’s a good friend. It also brings him down to earth: in spite of his amazing success as an entrepreneur, he still struggled with his own fears, negative thoughts, and embedded paradigms. Becoming Bob Proctor’s protege is a humbling experience, yet one he embraces fully — at least in the beginning. As suggested by the subtitle, What To Do & What Not To Do, William describes his resistance to taking his mentor’s advice, “the times when, to his detriment, he failed to make the most of opportunities presented.”

The book’s chapters are organized according to the Seven Levels of Awareness – the process we all undergo as life unfolds. William explains each level, supporting its premise with real life examples of how he demonstrated a particular behavior, for good or ill. Each chapter closes with his Mentor’s Message, What To Do / What Not To Do (questions to consider), and Words of Wisdom.

It’s organization and ease of reading, combined with the author’s genuine tone makes The Mentor In Me a practical guide for improving every aspect of your life and becoming the person you were meant to be. No wonder why Bob Proctor calls it “a book you form a relationship with.” It’s overall 5-star rating on Amazon is well-deserved.

Aside from this wonderful book, William has created an excellent, affordable 21 Day Coaching Series. Visit his website, www.TheMentorInMe.com for more information.

 

 

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