Authoring Life Podcast

Ready to get the story behind the story? Get up close and personal to the world’s top authors, including Amazon, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers, as they share the real scoop behind writing a book and the power of the personal story. Join Alicia Dunams, founder of Bestseller in a Weekend, as she hosts Authoring Life, the show that delivers perspective and possibility from the pages of real life.

Episode Blogs

TMS 37 | Know Your Worth
  As women, it’s very easy to measure our worth against the standards and expectations of others, especially if we’re finding ourselves in a leadership position. We lead a life full of insecurity, of the anxiety that we might stumble and fall short of those expectations. We think of life as a journey towards something worthy. What we don’t realize is that worth has been riding with us all along. We are whole and worth
AL 20 | Building Badass Leaders
  It’s one thing to learn lessons from your own journey; it’s another to impart them to help others with theirs. Michelle Reines, author, speaker, and ever-evolving badass leader, is doing the latter. Through her book, From Bad to Badass Leader, she inspires people to become powerful leaders and impact others’ lives through her stories. She joins host Alicia Dunams to share some of them with us, taking us through the moments where she considered herself a
AL 19 | Write Your Own Story
  Now that you’ve entered the world of adulthood, it is time to start writing your own story and create the life that you want for yourself. There is one problem, though. No thanks to the global pandemic, there is very little room for error in your search for career alignment and fulfillment in an economy that is still trying to find its footing. Consultant, speaker and author, Fred Stuvek Jr. talks about this challenge in his new book, Don’t F*** This
AL 18 | Women’s Sexuality
  As humans, we may pride ourselves as having achieved a lot over the millennia, but when it comes to women’s sexuality, we are in many ways still pretty much stuck to where we were 10,000 years ago. The topic of sex, especially when it concerns women’s sexual desires and fantasies, remains taboo, and it often hinders women from making the most out of their intimate relationships. How do we break away from the fear,
AL 16 | High-Performance Life
  Living a high-performance life isn’t as difficult as we like to make it appear. Sometimes, getting to the level of performance we wish for ourselves is as simple as sitting back and focusing on our health and happiness, which many people tend to forget about. Scott Welle is a motivational speaker and the author of Outperform the Norm. He joins Alicia Dunams to discuss the keys to living a high-performance life. Don’t miss out on
AL 17 | Creating Your Story
  There is a rampant of misinformation running wild out there, especially on social media, even now at a time when we all need accurate information the most. Avoid falling trap into these fake news and information by putting your critical thinking caps. Take the advice and wisdom of a journalist in this great episode. Alicia Dunams sits down with Silva Harapetian—a motivational speaker, journalist, and author of Tell Your E.P.I.C. Story—to help us cut through the noise
AL 15 | Getting Pursued
  It is awfully nice to be pursued instead of being the one doing the pursuing. Whether in relation to your dreams, business goals, or relationships with other people, getting pursued gets people to give back to you without you even asking for it. Dr. Mark Goulston, a leadership consultant, podcast host, and bestselling author, joins Alicia Dunams on the show to talk about this. For Mark, one gets pursued through goodwill and generosity, and a
It’s psychologically uncomfortable to be on the wrong side of the truth. When we are, we want to saddle, control and dominate the truth. Censor and suppress it. Lie and manipulate the truth to make it seem like a falsity, and the falsehood seem like the truth. We can’t handle the truth. Yet, it’s exhausting to maintain falsehoods and lies (Just like sucking in your tummy after Thanksgiving dinner.) Unethical, as well. Which made me
AL 14 | Accountable Leadership
  The current COVID-19 situation has made leadership even more crucial. Right now, leaders are under a microscope that shows how well or bad they are at responding to what is happening. As such, what is highlighted in the kind of leadership that we all need, and has been missing for some time, is an accountable one. In this episode, Alicia Dunams sits down with New York Times bestselling author of The Leadership Contract, Vince
AL Robert | Finding Your Voice
  Being an effective professional speaker is not just about polishing your voice or being well-versed in vocabulary. It is about finding your voice, staying true to it, and getting to know the people who are going to respond to it. Joining Alicia Dunams today is Robert Kennedy III, a professional speaker, life coach, and author who has just released his new book, Find Your Voice: 28 Secrets to Inspire You to Speak Up. Robert
AL Stu | Contact Marketing
  It takes a special kind of marketing to get yourself into a meeting with anyone you want. That is why it also takes an equally special guest to teach you how to do exactly just that. In this episode, Alicia Dunams invites Stu Heinecke over to share his tips and tricks on doing contact marketing. Stu is a bestselling business author, a Hall of Fame nominated marketer, and a Wall Street Journal cartoonist. With his book, How
AL Maria | Self-Advocacy
  The most empowering way for women to heal is to come out of victimization, speak out, take control of the narrative, and advocate for themselves. Author, speaker, and Self-Advocacy Coach™ Maria Mastrodicasa joins Alicia Dunams in the podcast to speak of self-advocacy and sharing your story with purpose. Maria shares her own struggle against sexual harassment and domestic abuse and how it has helped her realize the importance of speaking out and having your voice

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