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

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
AL Alicia Antonio | Storytelling For A Purpose
  Storytelling is a powerful way of delivering and expounding even the simplest message. Today, Alicia Dunams talks to Alicia Antonio, the author of Sometimes I Drift Away, the The Land Of Nod, and Sh*t I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was A Teenager. Alicia talks about her first book which is a picture book for adults and young adults who struggle with feeling “abnormal” due to their highly sensitive nature. She also breaks
AL Hollan | Good Food Gratitude
  Food, and the love for it, can be a double-edged sword. That’s one of the things that Hollan Hamid shares in this episode and her book, Good Food Gratitude Cookbook. Hollan’s perspective is that creating healthy food does not need to be difficult or complicated. She incorporated that mindset when she created her recipes. Getting into the vegan lifestyle was a no-brainer for her. It’s something that’s usually misunderstood because of all the bad
AL Bethany | Getting Life Aligned
  Ever wonder why there are days when everything just seems to go your way? It might have something to do with getting your life aligned. Bethany Londyn, the author of Get Aligned Now.: Free Your Mind Through Body Intelligence, the Path to Achieve Aligned Results, joins Alicia Dunams this episode to talk about how you can get life alignment by paying attention to your body. Bethany believes that everyone has a misalignment in some
AL Mark Chavez | Staying Healthy
  Staying healthy in a world where one is surrounded by all sorts of junk can be a daunting task at times, but it’s not an impossible task. With a bit of self-regulation, willpower and discipline, staying healthy won’t be such a huge issue, especially as you get older and your body begins to change. Alicia Dunams is joined by the author of The 5 Habits of Healthy People, Dr. Mark Chavez. Dr. Chavez dives
AL Mike | Togetherness
  How can togetherness be encouraged during this pandemic? Alicia Dunams interviews leadership expert Mike Robbins on the show to take a closer look at this concept and share some strategies that promote connections. Having partnered with some of the top organizations in the world, Mike shows us how to lead with authenticity, trust, belongingness, and appreciation. Today, he shares some vital content from one of his books, We’re All In This Together: Creating a
AL John Livesay | Storytelling
  How can storytelling help improve your business revenue? Alicia Dunam’s guest, John Livesay, has the answer. John is a keynote speaker, pitch whisperer, and storytelling expert. The author of Better Selling Through Storytelling, John shares some concepts from his book including his inspiring story from being laid off from work to becoming salesperson of the year. He shares the four elements that he believes make up a really good story as well as how he’s
AL Braxton | Starting A Cult
  It’s only common for people to associate cults with a stigma considering its history of brainwash violence. However, Braxton Amundson, realized how a cult could be used for success in the modern age. Braxton is the author of Let’s Start A Cult: The Power of Radical Belief. He gives his insight on how cults apply to the current society and why it’s currently a good thing. Having experienced grief, Braxton shares the lessons he
AL Christine | Resilience And Support
  Building resilience in life isn’t as easy as it sounds, but with the right support, it might actually be simpler than you think. The Resilient Leader, Christine Perakis’ second book is about strategies you can use to navigate life and business. Christine joins Alicia Dunams to share a life changing event in Christine’s life that served as an inspiration for the book. They discuss how something as simple as a pen and paper can

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