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This Diet Will Make You A Better Writer With Kerry Mann &Raquo; 585Ecd8B4A33400907A43Be4F057C1E5 1
This Diet Will Make You A Better Writer with Kerry Mann

Kerry Mann is an authority in the Carnivore community. He transformed his life eating beef, beef, and more beef. If you aren't paying attention to his journey, you're missing out. In this interview we…

Kerry Mann is an aut…

Kerry Mann is an authority in the Carnivore community. He transformed his life eating beef, beef, and more beef. If you aren't paying attention to his journey, you're missing out. In this interview we discuss how Kerry has embarked on a wild journey to help heal humanity though the proper human diet. Check out his documentary website at https://healinghumanity.movie/We talked about: * Conviction * Fear * Empowerment * Marriage/Relationship Collaboration * Artistry * Documentary * and of course how chasing our passions and the goal of becoming a household name will empower those around us. Chec…

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Good Idea, Bad Execution, Try Again &Raquo; 6D2Af4930Fbbf6Ad9308D0Cb638Ec56C Scaled
Good Idea, Bad Execution, Try Again

I thought an ad focusing on bananas would go viral. It didn’t Here’s what I plan to do next.Becoming A Household Namehas been my goal from the beginning. If you want to follow my journey and root …

I thought an ad focu…

I thought an ad focusing on bananas would go viral. It didn’t Here’s what I plan to do next.Becoming A Household Namehas been my goal from the beginning. If you want to follow my journey and root for me, or if you find value in my ideas or books, you’re in the right place.Becoming A Household Name is a listener-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to Becoming A Household Name at jodyjsperling.substack.com/subscribe

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Introducing &Quot;Becoming A Household Name&Quot; &Raquo; 585Ecd8B4A33400907A43Be4F057C1E5
Introducing "Becoming A Household Name"

In this episode, I introduce my new podcast. It’s not a rework of TRBM, not a throwback to The Reluctant Book Marketer, not a callback to cre8 collabor8.Becoming A Household Namehas been my goal fro…

In this episode, I i…

In this episode, I introduce my new podcast. It’s not a rework of TRBM, not a throwback to The Reluctant Book Marketer, not a callback to cre8 collabor8.Becoming A Household Namehas been my goal from the beginning. It must make me thicker than an old fashioned malt that I spent this long trying to back my way into this purpose and goal.How is this podcast different than TRBM? Here I’m going to dive deep into all the things I’m doing in pursuit of my dreams. I’ll speak to guests in nutrition, fitness, literature, education, entertainment and much more as well as provide solo episodes ab…

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The Author Who Decided To Get Professional About His Writing &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 Scaled
The Author Who Decided To Get Professional About His Writing

William F. Gray is a swiftly rising author. When I met him just a little over a year ago, he had one self-published book with a handful of Amazon reviews. Now he’s got three novels on the shelf, a f…

William F. Gray is a…

William F. Gray is a swiftly rising author. When I met him just a little over a year ago, he had one self-published book with a handful of Amazon reviews. Now he’s got three novels on the shelf, a fourth on the way, and hundreds of reviews across his gripping trio of horrors.If you’re an author looking to take your writing and marketing professional look no further than William.You can find his novels here.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike an…

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Get Busy Learning, Or Get Busy Quitting &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 1 Scaled
Get Busy Learning, or Get Busy Quitting

Fresh on the heels of The Strawberry Festival in Cabot Arkansas, I attended Galaxy Con in Oklahoma City. It started out rough. Like, rough as in, I thought about quitting the whole writing marketing t…

Fresh on the heels o…

Fresh on the heels of The Strawberry Festival in Cabot Arkansas, I attended Galaxy Con in Oklahoma City. It started out rough. Like, rough as in, I thought about quitting the whole writing marketing thing and getting a W2 rough.Why was it so bad, and how did it go from rough to revolutionary. David Joel Stevenson taught me something, and I had the softness to hear and learn. Kudos to me, and kudos to you if you can take this talk and apply it in your life. Learning from others and failing publicly are two enormous challenges you can’t succeed without experiencing.Get David’s books here.Get…

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Never Confuse Experience For Expertise &Raquo; 6Fe8D5759712D765E5Ee631E113De46A
Never Confuse Experience for Expertise

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “I’ve been doing this for twenty years,” that should be an immediate red flag for you. No matter who you are or what you’ve been doing, experience is not a …

If you’ve ever utt…

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “I’ve been doing this for twenty years,” that should be an immediate red flag for you. No matter who you are or what you’ve been doing, experience is not a replacement for expertise. I’ve seen runners run for years and never challenge themselves, and those runners frequently get smoked by brand new runners who commit to a constant improvement protocol.The same is true in every discipline, so never confuse repetition with mastery. Don’t do it.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfi…

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Go Where Your Readers Are &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 Scaled
Go Where Your Readers Are

I’m practicing Live on YouTube, so this episode can be found in video format on my channel. In this quick episode, we’ll cover the importance of self-discipline and we’ll look at the kinds of op…

I’m practicing Liv…

I’m practicing Live on YouTube, so this episode can be found in video format on my channel. In this quick episode, we’ll cover the importance of self-discipline and we’ll look at the kinds of opportunities most authors are ignoring that might make the difference between a thriving author career and a long, lonely slog.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find succes…

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Stop Giving Yourself Permission &Raquo; 3Cfbd2Bed1A2Fc18E01966F9A4E0964E Scaled
Stop Giving Yourself Permission

I was laying in bed last night and the thought occurred to me: Everyone loves to sympathize, but next to no one loves to shout out and support.If you want to change, find the people who support, and b…

I was laying in bed …

I was laying in bed last night and the thought occurred to me: Everyone loves to sympathize, but next to no one loves to shout out and support.If you want to change, find the people who support, and become the kind of person who supports.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but for man…

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Craig Crawford Responds To My &Quot;Just Go Ahead And Quit&Quot; Episode &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 3 Scaled
Craig Crawford Responds To My "Just Go Ahead And Quit" Episode

Hey, all, I love this discussion with Craig Crawford, and you will too. Here’s a real debate done with care and respect. Was I too harsh? Weigh in. Drop some comments in the Substack.And grab Craig…

Hey, all, I love thi…

Hey, all, I love this discussion with Craig Crawford, and you will too. Here’s a real debate done with care and respect. Was I too harsh? Weigh in. Drop some comments in the Substack.And grab Craig’s books. They’re great!Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but for many authors, …

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Just Quit Already &Raquo; 3Cfbd2Bed1A2Fc18E01966F9A4E0964E 1 Scaled
Just Quit Already

If you aren’t willing to give this author journey every bit of yourself, it’s time to quit. You’re wasting your time and everyone’s time around you. Just quit already.Or, if you want to have a…

If you aren’t will…

If you aren’t willing to give this author journey every bit of yourself, it’s time to quit. You’re wasting your time and everyone’s time around you. Just quit already.Or, if you want to have a million readers and be talked about in classrooms for decades to come, it’s time to do the uncomfortable hard things.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and…

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Steve Pieper, Founder Of Ammo Talks Ammo Version 4 &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 2 Scaled
Steve Pieper, Founder of AMMO Talks AMMO Version 4

My guest on today’s episode is Steve Pieper. He’s the founder of AMMO. If you’ve always wanted to earn a living as a full-time author, Steve’s program is the best pathway I know of, and thousa…

My guest on today’…

My guest on today’s episode is Steve Pieper. He’s the founder of AMMO. If you’ve always wanted to earn a living as a full-time author, Steve’s program is the best pathway I know of, and thousands of authors agree.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but for many authors, AMMO i…

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Book Marketing Lessons From A Ceo &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 1 Scaled
Book Marketing Lessons From A CEO

My guest on today’s episode is Brandon Peterson. He’s the CEO of Geokey, a former COO of DPA and current board member. There’s not a gray hair on his head, and he’s still got a kid in diapers.…

My guest on today’…

My guest on today’s episode is Brandon Peterson. He’s the CEO of Geokey, a former COO of DPA and current board member. There’s not a gray hair on his head, and he’s still got a kid in diapers. Find him on LinkedIn to learn more.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but for many …

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Rapid Release Is Killing Your Book Sales &Raquo; 3Cfbd2Bed1A2Fc18E01966F9A4E0964E Scaled
Rapid Release Is Killing Your Book Sales

I’ve had this episode in mind for a while now, but thanks to Dr. Sheena Howard, it jumped to the front of the list. Her question was, should I be rapid-releasing my books.My answer might surprise yo…

I’ve had this epis…

I’ve had this episode in mind for a while now, but thanks to Dr. Sheena Howard, it jumped to the front of the list. Her question was, should I be rapid-releasing my books.My answer might surprise you.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but for many authors, AMMO is the beginning of …

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Have You Ever Wanted To See Your Books In Bookstores? &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 Scaled
Have You Ever Wanted To See Your Books in Bookstores?

My guests on today’s episode are the Month-1 Crew for Self-Published Author Cooperative (SPAC). Hear them out. If you think your books qualify, or you want them to some day, join SPAC now. Why does …

My guests on today…

My guests on today’s episode are the Month-1 Crew for Self-Published Author Cooperative (SPAC). Hear them out. If you think your books qualify, or you want them to some day, join SPAC now. Why does it cost $5 for a membership? Because I only want serious authors to join. But I also can’t guarantee when you’ll be picked, so the lifetime membership is affordable on any budget. Five dollars gives you lifetime membership. Use this link to join now.One quick note, Nick Thacker’s last reply is muddled by some sort of internet connectivity issue… It’s okay though, because he didn’t say …

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Mistakes Were Made With Michael Kingswood &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 2 Scaled
Mistakes Were Made With Michael Kingswood

My guest on today’s episode is Michael Kingswood. He’s a fantasy author who’s had success with Kickstarter and anthologies. Find him here, and check out his books here.Is AMMO Write For You?If y…

My guest on today’…

My guest on today’s episode is Michael Kingswood. He’s a fantasy author who’s had success with Kickstarter and anthologies. Find him here, and check out his books here.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but for many authors, AMMO is the beginning of a lucrative career that puts…

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Why You'Ll Losing Money Selling Books At In Person Events &Raquo; 3Cfbd2Bed1A2Fc18E01966F9A4E0964E 2 Scaled
Why You'll Losing Money Selling Books At In Person Events

Today I’m covering all your burning question on how to sell books at live events. Even if you’ve sold at live events before, this show may help if you aren’t making money no matter where you go.…

Today I’m covering…

Today I’m covering all your burning question on how to sell books at live events. Even if you’ve sold at live events before, this show may help if you aren’t making money no matter where you go.And here are a few shows I’ve already done that might help too: Ben Wallace, Ben Wolf, Lydia and David.Here’s a good starting place for finding conventions.Scroll to the bottom for links to my favorite products and previous shows on live events.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program …

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In Conversation With The Steven Pressfield &Raquo; 199F1Ef6E032E9658308D584Edb0A639 1 Scaled
In Conversation with the Steven Pressfield

My guest on today’s episode are is the Steven Pressfield, he of The Legend of Bagger Vance. His new book, The Daily Pressfield, is the best book you don’t own yet (unless you own it). Get the full…

My guest on today’…

My guest on today’s episode are is the Steven Pressfield, he of The Legend of Bagger Vance. His new book, The Daily Pressfield, is the best book you don’t own yet (unless you own it). Get the full edition here.Here are my favorite Pressfield podcast interviews:* Rich Roll* Rick Rubin* Ryan Holiday (Pt. 1 2023)* Pete Holmes* Lex Fridman* Tim Ferriss 2021* Joe Rogan 2022Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re…

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A Team Is The Next Step To Selling More Books &Raquo; 3Cfbd2Bed1A2Fc18E01966F9A4E0964E 1 Scaled
A Team Is the Next Step to Selling More Books

It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. That’s what this series on TRBM is all about. You might be a great writer, but you struggle with marketing. That’s okay. You can still reach a mass…

It’s okay if you d…

It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. That’s what this series on TRBM is all about. You might be a great writer, but you struggle with marketing. That’s okay. You can still reach a massive audience if you learn how to build a team.Is AMMO Write For You?If you’re an author with a handful of books published (or you’ve published nonfiction and have one book with a great program to help clients), AMMO is unlike any other program on the market. You’re going to have to work the program to find success, and bestseller status likely won’t hit in weeks of joining the program, but…

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