As human beings we love stories, don’t we? But why? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment: If you’ve ever wondered how great storytellers are able to continually tell such great stories, today you’re going to find out as we’ll be joined by the amazing John David Mann. That and more on today’s show.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- Why stories don’t necessarily sell…they connect.
- A reminder about the power of stories in every phase of life.
Interview with John David Mann
- Why you don’t actually come up with a story idea…you respond to an idea.
- John’s advice for would-be writers.
- John’s strategy for beating writer’s block.
- The value of having a “reading buddy.”
- Why reading great books is so important to being a great writer.
- The most common way to destroy your ability as a writer.
- Why you must be willing to write garbage in your first draft.
- The value of receiving good criticism if you want to improve your writing.
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About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.
Many thanks Bob, GREAT Interview with John David Mann, really enjoyed it. Keep up the GREAT Work. – Barry.
Thank you, Barry. Always very grateful for your kind and encouraging words!