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

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