6. Dorie Clark: On Writing

At age 14, Dorie Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Today she shares with Bryan of the School for Good Living Podcast her writing philosophy, motivation, and technique.

00:00:43 – What is life about?
00:02:45 – Who you are and what do you do?
00:06:32 – Why Dorie wrote her second and third book.
00:08:45 – Picking interview guests.
00:11:46 – Starting her business and dealing with rejection.
00:20:09 – Asking for feedback.
00:23:39 – Dori’s online course, Recognized Expert.
00:28:59 – Where most people falter.
00:34:56 – Discovering her passions.
00:38:42 – Social media branding.
00:47:15 – Social media profile maintenance.
00:48:38 – Lightning Round
00:59:51 – Keeping money in perspective.
01:00:42 – Finding that next big project.
01:21:50 – Kiva.org donation.
01:07:58 – Writing in four blocks.
01:10:28 – Typical writing day.
01:19:38 – Writing rituals.
01:21:12 – Writing advice.
01:28:27 – Writing tech.
01:32:28 – Using a ghostwriter.
01:34:45 – Qualities of a well-crafted sentence.
01:38:27 – Encouragement to struggling writers.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
Dorie Clark – website
The Progress Principle, by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer
Dori Clark’s Books
Entrepreneurial You
Reinventing You
Stand out
Recognized Expert – Online course
Dorie Clark Instagram
The Work of 1000 – Documentary film
Reputation.com founded by Michael Furtick
The Fuqua School of Business at Duke, Communication for Leaders
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Summit conference
Class Pass – Gym
www.Kiva.Org – The Mawenzi Group
88 Question Entrepreneurial You Self-Assessment
StickK – Stick to your commitments
Hygga Candle
The Headline Analyzer
Chris Winfield Blog
Alan Weiss

5. Peter Bregman: Leadership Mastery

For over 30 years, Peter Bregman has worked with CEOs and senior leaders to help them create accountability and inspire collective action on their most important work and is the host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast, which offers insightful conversations with industry thought leaders on how to become more powerful, courageous leaders. He is also a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and his articles and commentary appear frequently in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, The Financial Times, PBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and FOX Business News.

Peter is the author of multiple leadership books, including his book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

00:00:59 – What’s life about?
00:06:30 – Who is Peter Bregman?
00:12:56 – Why the focus on CEO’s as clients?
00:19:28 – The missing conversations. What’s holding us back from growth?
00:29:57 – How to make your marriage last.
00:34:13 – The real definition of success.
00:39:01 – Hard vs Soft skills.
00:49:23 – Trained as a therapist in core energetics.
00:53:02 – Lightning round questions.
01:01:43 – Fatherly advice on going to college.
01:04:17 – Questions on writing.
01:11:16 – Reading fiction can make us more empathetic.
01:13:11 – Meditation
01:19:03 – Writing habits, routines, rituals.
01:21:50 – How writing material is organized for various outlets.