The purpose of this blogsite is to help consultants attract high-paying clients by writing books and giving speeches. One step that has helped be is to think about what I want to accomplish as an author and speaker and being thankful to those who have helped me along the way.
I encourage you to make a list of what you are thankful about. Here’s mine.
Thanks to Mark LeBlanc for helping me take my Marketing With A Book Summits to a new level. I am really looking forward to four events in 2011: Feb and Nov in La Jolla, May and Sept in Minnesota. Special thanks for the inspiration to take my hiking to a new level. I have learned you can always take one more step. My intent is to hike a marathon this year (by doing two half-marathons).
Thanks to Arthur Chou at W Business Books for helping get my new book out, Closing America’s Job Gap, with my coauthors Mary Walshok and Tapan Munroe. Also a big thank you to Ken Blanchard for the advice and great foreword for the book.
Thanks to all the clients for helping me get the expertise out of their heads and onto paper. A special thanks for those clients telling others about my book coaching and ghostwriting.
Thanks to Michael Podd for the listening ear and the spiritual discussions. Having a good friend to talk to is worth a great deal.
Thanks to Dr. Ed Abeyta for the support and encouragement for my work. Ed is like someone in your corner telling you that you are good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like you.
Thanks to Liz Goodgold for the help with branding. I had all the pieces and it was Liz who helped me see how they fit together.
Thanks to Mar Muyco, my creative partner from my Roni Hicks & Associates advertising days, for investing in my Marketing With A Book Summits.
Thanks always to Gary and Cathy Hawk, some of my earliest investors. Their backing has meant so much to my research.