5 Reasons Reading Will Give You Success.

Why all Successful Leaders are Lifelong Readers.

This post was originally posted on 02/24/2016 as Podcast episode #45. You can listen to the episode here.

One of my favorite Childhood shows was Reading Rainbow with LaVar Burton “Take a look, it’s in a book, it’s reading rainbow…” Successful writers and leaders are readers. REading is the one thing that will catapult you to success. He even has a new podcast called, LaVar Burton Reads.

why readers are leaders

The world’s most successful entrepreneurs and writers are avid readers. Statistics show the more you read, the more money you’ll earn. But, the more we read in our areas of influence and those self-help books, the better chance we have of being successful.

106: Learning to be a communicator of Truth.

3 ways to stay on target with your message.

As writers, we have the obligation to communicate in a way that people will understand. We are always seeking out what truth is and how can we communicate that truth.

Episode 106 Learning to be a communicator of Truth.

When you put pen to paper, are you asking yourself the question what is it I’m trying to say? Do you know the message that God has put on your heart?

Listen to episode: (00:32:21)

105: 5 Distraction-Crushing ways to get more done and live productive.

Putting priorities in the right order.

Whether you’re a content producer, business owner, or working 9 to 5, if we don’t have our priorities straight, we’ll remain distracted. These distractions keep us from remaining focused on what’s most important in life.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about keep distractions at bay and remaining focused to accomplish our tasks. Without the proper tools, you’ll get sucked into facebook or youtube and you’ve wasted your day before you know it.

Listen to episode: (0:31:29)

104: How to stay focused when you have no motivation.

Peeling back the layers of Self Doubt!

Work-life balance feels like a dream to some and the myth to others. We have all these great ideas, but when push comes to shove we don’t feel we have the strength to get it done.

In today’s episode, I want to peel back the layers of Self Doubt and help us create the life that we want. But it’s going to take sitting down creating a plan and pressing on to tomorrow.

Listen to episode: (0:31:25)

My Top 10 Favorite Podcasts I Listen to Weekly.

Taking your life to the next level.

Ever wish you had all the information you needed to become successful in anything? It’s said if you listen to two hours of audio a day, read 1 book a month, and watch several teaching videos, you’ll become an expert in just 7 years.

I listen to podcasts on a near daily basis. I’ll listen to money tips, entrepreneurial advice, book writing, blogging, and even the occasional TV show podcast. The world of podcasting is huge and growing by the day.

101: Does Fear Stop You From Pursuing your Dreams?

Pressing Through When You Want to Give Up!

Have you felt the desire to quit, throw in the towel, and give up on your dream? The fear of failure is a powerful emotion that keeps us from pressing forward into tomorrow. What’s worse, we don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

In today’s episode, I want to take you on a journey of my own fear of failure. I hope my story will help you take that fear and turn it into your personal superpower. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin, and how we leverage them both can determine success or failure.

099: The Writers Healthy Balanced Life You Want!

Bringing our lives back in sync!

Originally published on 04/16/2009 as a special article on this blog. I have significantly changed this article for today’s podcast episode. If you’d like to read the original, click here.

People have been on a health kick for some time.  We see on TV all kinds of ways one can lose weight fast.  Take this pill, drink this potion and if you don’t see a significant notice in your weight loss in two weeks get a total refund and keep the steak knives as our free gift for ordering.

Getting in Sync with your Writing

In today’s episode, I’m talking about living a healthy, balanced life. It doesn’t matter what we’re writing or doing in our lives if anything is out of sync inside us, we will not be effective as communicators of the message God’s given us.

Listen to episode: (0:37:54)

I’m Giving Away a FREE Coaching Call!

Helping you take your message to the next level!

If you’ve ever decided it was time to begin writing your blog, you’re right. Today is the best time to begin honing your message and declaring to the world you have something worth saying.

Most new bloggers struggle with finding their particular niche. Getting good quality advice is hard to come by. You browse the internet and remain confused by the vast majority of advice.

Why ‘Following Your Passion’ is Bad Advice.

Learn to follow take it with you!

The J. B. Sisam Show will return next week. In the meantime, enjoy this blog post and if you’ve missed any episodes, get caught up here!

We’ve all heard countless celebrities say, “follow your passion and never give up on your dreams.” The problem with that seemingly sound advice, it never works. In fact, it fails most people and they give up after failing.

why following passion is bad advice

I’m talking about passion, dreams, and why we should never start pursuing our passion. In this wide world of writing and desiring to get that book written, passion should be the least of our worries.

5 Ways To Power Up Your Story.

Connecting with readers on a personal level.

Why do we tell stories? I suppose it’s to fulfill some need to entertain or enlighten someone. Maybe it’s about broadening someone’s ideas or changing their ideas and belief system. But one thing is certain, as writers, our job is to tell stories.

Life is filled with adventure and romance. It has its ups and downs like a rollercoaster. But I often wonder, why do so many people write and yet not say anything that will change the course of someone’s life? Isn’t that the purpose of story–to change a life one word at a time?