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It’s 2019 and things change FAST. But, like a true entrepreneur, I like to keep up. That’s why I hunt down the latest and greatest podcasts, books and articles, and whatever else I find interesting and share them with you here every month.
This month's recommendations explore:
- 3 books that will teach you how to stay motivated
- 3 podcasts to make you take action
- An article that outlines the tips to building your ambassador program
BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ:
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
The award-winning Wall Street Journal’s #1 Bestseller book, The ONE Thing, explores the idea of tackling one task at a time to achieve an ultimate goal. Chipping away and focusing on what really matters can help to stay on track and reach your bigger goals.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Zero to One explores the legendary entrepreneur and author, Peter Thiel’s, optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation.
The Execution Factor
The Execution Factor by highly successful entrepreneur, Kim Perell, dives into a straightforward approach to being successful by identifying 5 different traits shared by people who know how to effectively accomplish their dreams.
PODCASTS YOU GOTTA HEAR:
The Marketing Mentor Podcast
In the Marketing Mentor podcast, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, offers short but meaty conversational interviews with creative professionals who are doing what it takes to stop feast or famine, get better clients and command the fees they deserve – and sharing what they’ve learned.
Being Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for Creative Entrepreneurs
Being Boss is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side-hustlers, whether you're wanting to quit your day job or have been your own boss for a while now. Authors and "business besties" Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon dig into the mindset, habits, routines, boundaries, branding, marketing tactics, business strategies, systems, and processes that help you make money doing what you love.
Maximize Your Social Influence with Neal Schaffer
Teaching sales and marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to build, leverage, and monetize their influence in digital and social media. This podcast helps businesses and professionals maximize their sales and marketing ROI from social media on sites like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube as well as through Social Media Marketing, Influencer Marketing, and Social Selling to help reach a broad variety of business objectives.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO PROMOTE YOUR BRAND
7 Tips for Running A Successful Brand Ambassador Program
This article by author, Kate Harrison, published in Forbes gives you a step-by-step guide to creating an ambassador program. She highlights the main components and gives you key pointers about how to become a successful ambassador.
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