Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: Same Page

Same PageSame Page by G.L. Tomas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Naima is new to Providence, but loving the town and her new job. She’s trying not to love her new boss, but can’t help herself. She knows he’s attached, but is his long distance relationship enough to talk herself out of him?

The Same Page is a new urban romance novel that chronicles the meeting and initial attraction of Naima and Timothy. It alternates first person narration between them, and honestly I liked it. I am usually very critical of first person narration, as it’s hard to pull off, but it was really well done here. Unfortunately, part of the reason it was well done was because there was an overall lack of character depth. Despite a colorful description of the cast of characters, all of the dialogue and internal monologue sounded very similar. I am hoping that because this is a series that the characters will be developed a little more and perhaps assume more unique personalities, Still if urban romance is your thing this is a great series start. *Does contain language, sex, and drug use.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Review: Alexander

Alexander: [Alexander Trilogy Book Two]Alexander: [Alexander Trilogy Book Two] by Stan I.S. Law
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alexander Baldwin is establishing himself as a brilliant physicist, with help from his mentor, Dr. Desmond McBride. He marries the love of his life, Suzy, and they even have a child. So why can’t he shake his youthful fantasy world, and is it the reason for his crazy immobility?

Book 2 in the Alexander Trilogy, Alexander follows Alec, (yes, Alec Baldwin - I snickered a bit too) the boy with the epic fantasy world in Book 1 as he struggles to reconcile his youth experiences with modern reality; and, as is in the fashion of physicists, unify competing constructs into a singular theory. I honestly enjoyed the intelligence behind the story, even if I somewhat disagreed with the religious conclusions. It’s quite clear that Stan I.S. Law is very familiar with the scientific community and their processes, and managed to bring that into a fictional story without sounding TOO much like a dry lecturer. It did get quite dense at times, of course, so this story could not be rushed through, nor described as a quick read. However, if you enjoy learning from fiction, digesting both the story and the meat behind it, this is an excellent read.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Book Review: The Electra Conspiracy

The Electra ConspiracyThe Electra Conspiracy by Elizabeth Revill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

British pop superstar Electra is getting ready to launch her new worldwide tour, and Jon and Amy are filming a documentary about it. When Electra dies in a freak auto accident, reminiscent of Princess Diana’s untimely death, Jon and Amy are heartbroken, but determined to finish the film as their own eulogy to the beloved star. What Jon and Amy uncover, however, is far more than an innocent car crash, and now they are on the run from a powerful organization determined to cover up their practices.

I love a good conspiracy theory, and the Electra Conspiracy does not disappoint. I really enjoyed the obviously well researched plot and minutia that added some depth to the story. Unfortunately, in stark contrast were some really small, but perpetual writing mistakes throughout the book that were very distracting, including some really obvious mispellings or wrong words, ie using “birth” for “berth.” It’s really nothing a good editor couldn’t catch though. If you can look past some of that the story is really very good, and the characters are compelling.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Review: Ride the Neural Networks

Ride the Neural Networks (Benwarian Chronicles Book 5)Ride the Neural Networks by L.W. Samuelson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Travis and Logan have to figure out how to rescue Porter, Logan’s father, but they have a lot of problems at home preventing their departure. Not the least of which is Windy, who is trying to get her inheritance and not afraid to kill to do so. Can Travis honor his promise to Glen without getting Windy arrested, or worse, killed?

Book 5 of the Benwarian chronicles continues the story of the alien race seeking to settle Earth after their planet has succumbed to the Lemmus version of global warming. The book paints a grim future that could possibly be the plight of Earth as well. There are some pretty obvious discussions of environmentalism and imagery of Christianity woven throughout the story, all told through the eyes of aliens trying to understand humanity, particularly our more violent side. I really enjoyed the story despite being slightly annoyed by the obvious agenda, and am interested to see how the series resolves the larger issues of alien settlers on Earth.


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Last Day for Ultimate Startup Bundle!

The Ultimate Startup Bundle comes off sale TODAY, and I’ve received a ton of questions from readers who just want a bit more information before they decide whether or not to pick up their copy.
In case you have the same concerns, here are my answers to the most frequently asked questions:


Q1: What am I going to do with 70 eBooks / eCourses? Yikes!
A1: There is no way on earth that each of these eBooks / eCourses is relevant to where you are right now. Some of them will have a lot of appeal, and some won’t. But in most cases, it only takes 3 – 4 eBooks or eCourses you’re going to use for you to start saving time and energy, while growing your business to new heights. Not to mention that there are 6 resources and 3 bonuses that are worth more than the cost of the bundle itself (with one course worth $300). So, even if you don’t use every resource in the bundle, it would be really hard to not save a ton of money anyways.

Q2: With so many resources included, how will I even know where to start?
A2: That’s one of my favorite things about Ultimate Bundles! This bundle comes with a “Startup Roadmap” to help you identify which books and courses are most relevant to you. Knowledge is power, but only if you can access it, right? The UB folks have done a tremendous job of getting their customers access to the right knowledge at the right time with their getting started guide!

Q3 – How do I know I’m actually getting good quality products, and not just a bunch of “throw-away” eBooks?
A3: For one, almost 130,000 people have purchased an Ultimate Bundle in the last few years, with thousands of folks purchasing every new bundle they put together. That simply doesn’t happen if the bundle is stuffed with “garbage.” The UB team spends months reviewing potential contributors, approaches only the best for inclusion, and then only accepts the finest products of those. They are highly selective and it shows.


Q4: OK, but what if I buy it and don’t like it?
A4: Although Ultimate Bundles has had an extremely low return rate at less than 1/4 of the industry standard, there are some people who it doesn’t work for. That’s why they offer a full 30-day refund policy. If you don’t 100% love it, just email customerservice@ultimate-bundles.com to ask for a full refund.

Q5: Can I just wait and purchase it some other time? Isn’t this “limited time only” just a sales gimmick?
A5: You’re right. Sometimes that is used as a sales gimmick, because it helps to drive more sales. However, because of the unique nature of this sale (Ultimate Bundles does not have the perpetual right to sell the included eBooks and eCourses, nor to offer the bonus software), the sale will end on August 8th. That said, included in the author contracts is the right for Ultimate Bundles to run one more 48 hour sale at some point during the next 12 months. Although it’s likely to happen, it’s not guaranteed. And because it’s such a short window, it’s quite possible that you’ll miss it completely if you wait until then. The safest way to guarantee you get your copy is to pick it up before the official expiry on August 8th.

Q6: I saw that there are over $900 in bonuses. Are they any good?
A6: Just like you, I’ve seen worthless “bonuses” before, too. But one of the things that makes Ultimate Bundles so special is their ability to get really incredible bonuses for each of their bundles. And this one is no exception. You’ll find more than $900 in free, best-in-class software to help you start and scale your business.
These bonus partners are recognized as some of the leaders in their industry, and the reason they are giving exclusive access to their software for free for up to three months in some cases (you can’t find that anywhere else) is because they hope you’ll love it so much you’ll become a regular customer. In some cases, you will need to give a credit card to get the free offer, but you won’t be charged until you hit the end of your free trial (and our bonus partners have agreed to notify you before that happens). One bonus partner in particular – SamCart – is actually grandfathering in their $99 price point, which they intend to raise to over $199 per month in the coming months. It’s a no brainer deal to jump on if you sell anything online.

I can say without reservation that you will not find this number and quality of bonuses anywhere else!
I hope that fully answers your questions!! In my opinion, there really is no downside, and there is a ton of upside. But I’ll leave that up to you. Just don’t wait too long, because the sale is almost over.

Get yours right now at:


Or copy and paste this link: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/bundle/a4960/

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Ultimate StartUp Bundle 2016 Product List

Ok, this is a really long post, but I thought it was critical to have somewhere you could really see the ginormous value of this bundle. The total value of this bundle is over $3,000 with an additional $950 in bonuses! This is basically worth a semester's tuition at any decent college or university, and the education is better than most!

Copywriting

  • Content Warfare: How to find your audience, tell your story and win the battle for attention online by Ryan Hanley at RyanHanley.com ($2.99)
  • Hi-Leverage Conversion Tweaks Crash Course by D. Bnonn Tennant at Information Highway ($68.00)
  • May I Have Your Attention, Please?: Your Guide to Business Writing That Charms, Captivates and Converts by Mish Slade at Mortified Cow ($3.99)
  • Powerful Words: Discover Your Secret Language for Personal Success and Maximizing Impact Through Emotional Connections by Clark Gaither at Dr. Burnout ($9.97)
  • You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins at Goins Writer ($0.99)

Finance

  • Founder’s Pocket Guide: Friends and Family Funding: Complete Answers for Entrepren by Stephen Poland at 1×1 Media ($7.99)
  • Founder’s Pocket Guide: Raising Angel Capital (From Amazon: Startup Crash Course: Angel Funding) by Stephen Poland at 1×1 Media ($6.15)
  • Launch Your Dream 1st Steps Bundle by Natalie Joy at Defining Your Joy ($300.00)

Getting Sales

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures: The Fastest Way to Go From Where You Are to Where You Want to be Regardless of the Economy by Peter Voogd at Game Changer’s Academy ($9.97)
  • Buy Your Own Island: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Free and Making Your Dreams Reality by Danny Flood at Open World ($9.99)
  • Customer Manipulation: How to Influence Your Customers to Buy More & Why an Ethical Approach will Always Win! by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($0.99)
  • eCommerce Delivery: How your Delivery Strategy can Increase your Sales by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($4.99)
  • eCommerce Marketing: How to Drive Traffic that BUYS to your Website by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($8.70)
  • eCommerce MasterPlan 1.8: Your 3 Steps to Successful Online Selling by Chloe Thomas at Chloe Thomas ($6.99)
  • Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passions and Run Your Business From Anywhere in The World by Jesse Krieger at Jesse Krieger ($7.99)
  • QuitN6 Internet Business Course by Steve Reed at QuitN6 ($300.00)
  • Selling Among Wolves Audio Coaching Program by Michael Pink at MichaelPink.com ($147.00)
  • Twitter Marketing That Sells: How to Convert Your Twitter Followers into Business Dollars by Mike Kawula at Social Quant ($99.00)

Getting Started

  • Create, Automate, Accelerate: A Radical New Blueprint To Building A Business (And Life) That’s Exciting, Has Purpose And Gives You The Freedom You Want by Leon Jay at Leon Jay ($6.95)
  • How To Plan Your Entire Year On One Sheet Of Paper: The Simple Plan For Doubling Your Sales And Profits by Laura Posey at Simple Success Plans ($5.95)
  • Job Escape Plan: The 7 Steps to Build a Home Business, Quit your Job and Enjoy the Freedom: Includes Interviews of John Lee Dumas, Nick Loper, Rob Cubbon, Steve Scott, Stefan Pylarinos & others! by Jyotsna Ramachandran at Happy Self Publishing ($2.99)
  • Launch Your Business: The 5 Step Solution to Do What You Love, Quit Your Job and Have the Freedom to Travel and Live Life on Your Own Terms by Rosetta Thurman at Happy Black Woman ($7.97)
  • Mastermind Course by Dan Miller at 48 Days ($20.00)
  • Plan Twice, Build Once: Lessons learned from over 100 conversations with extrodinary entrepreneurs by Michael Sacca at Rocketship ($39.99)
  • The Simple Strategic Plan by Laura Posey at Simple Success Plans ($47.00)
  • The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies by Mitch Russo at Mitch Russo ($9.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Entrepreneurship: Advice on How to Energize your Brand and Squeeze More Soul Into Your Business by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($0.99)
  • The Small Business Life Cycle: The No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth by Charlie Gilkey at Productive Flourishing ($5.99)

Lead Generation

  • Booked: The digital marketing and social media appointment setting system for anyone looking for a steady stream of leads, appointments, and new clients by Josh Turner at Josh Turner ($2.99)
  • Internet Prophets Masterclass by Steve Olsher at SteveOlsher.com ($997.00)
  • Moving From Blog to Business by Caz and Craig Makepeace at yTravel ($67.00)
  • Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1M Web Designer by Liam Veitch at Freelance Lift ($8.99)
  • The Key to More Customers by Brian Lofrumento at Brian Lofrumento ($497.00)
  • Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur: What You Really Need to Know to Start Your First Business by Brian Lofrumento at Brian Lofrumento ($9.95)

Marketing

  • Brand Identity Breakthrough: How to Craft Your Company’s Unique Story to Make Your Products Irresistible by Gregory Diehl at Brand Identity Breakthrough ($4.99)
  • Email Marketing Demystified: Build a Massive Mailing List, Write Copy that Converts and Generate More Sales by Matt Paulson at Matthew Paulson ($2.99)
  • Email Persuasion: Captivate and Engage Your Audience, Build Authority and Generate More Sales With Email Marketing by Ian Brodie at Ian Brodie ($6.49)
  • Entrepreneur’s Guide To The Lean Brand: How Brand Innovation Builds Passion, Transforms Organizations and Creates Value by Jeremiah Gardner at Jeremiah Gardner ($9.99)
  • Facebook Ads Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started by Mojca Mars at Super Spicy Media ($29.00)
  • Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections by Derek Coburn at Derek Coburn ($2.99)
  • Storytelling for Startups: How Fast-Growing Companies Can Embrace the Power of Story-Driven Marketing by Mark Evans at Mark Evans Consulting ($24.99)
  • The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd by Allan Dib at Successwise ($2.99)
  • The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions by Jesse Tevelow at Jtev ($2.99)
  • “The Power of Personality for Your Small Business: How to Use Personality to
    Capture the Attention, Hearts and Wallets of Customers”
    by Jessica Drury at Heartlines copywriting studio ($3.99)

Mindset

  • Born to Win: Find Your Success Code by Zig Ziglar at Ziglar ($8.99)
  • From Burnout to Balance: A Small Business Owner’s Journey Through Personal and Business Growth by Paul Redmond at RDA Accountants ($9.99)
  • How to Deal with Irrational People: What to do When Common Sense Fails and “Crazy” Behavior Prevails by Paul Colaianni at The overwhelmed brain ($3.49)
  • Project: Success: How to Break barriers & Bring Your Ideas to Life by Mark Sieverkropp at Sieverkropp ($9.99)
  • The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson at Taylor Pearson ($3.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Advice on How to Spark Your Creativity and Activate Your Inner Fire by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($2.99)
  • The Successful Mistake:How 163 of The World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Transform Failure Into Success by Matthew Turner at TurnDog ($9.99)
  • Train Your BrainTrain Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time by Dana Wilde at The Mind Aware ($7.99)
  • When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business by Jamie Notter & Maddie Grant at Work XO ($7.99)

Product Creation

  • Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online + Online Course by Tom Morkes at TomMorkes.com ($297.00)
  • Evolved Enterprise: How to Re-Think, Re-Imagine, and Re-Invent Your Business to Deliver Meaningful Impact and Even Greater Profits by Yanik Silver at Evolved Enterprise ($19.00)
  • Hooked: Workbook (Amazon says: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products), doesn’t mention a workbook. by Nir Eyal at Nir and Far ($12.99)
  • Non Obvious 2016 Edition: How To Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future by Rohit Bhargava at Idea Press Publishing ($3.99)

Productivity

  • Automate Your Routines, Guarantee Your Results by Kathryn Jones at Kathryn Jones ($3.99)
  • How I Automate Everything with Zapier by Brian Keith at Red Beard Consulting ($50.00)
  • The Healthy Habit Revolution: Create Better Habits in 5 Minutes a Day by Derek Doepker at Excuse Proof Fitness ($2.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Brand Building: Advice on How to Attract Loyal Fans and Amplify Your Message by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($2.99)
  • The Juicy Guide to Time Management and Goal Setting: Advice on How to Wrangle Your Calendar and Slay Overwhelm by Maria Ross at Red Slice ($2.99)
  • The Personal Productivity Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program to Supercharge Your Productivity by Paul Minors at Paul Minors ($19.00)
  • Work Smarter: 500+ Online Resources Today’s Top Entrepreneurs Use To Increase Productivity and Achieve Their Goals: Updated and Expanded for 2015 by Nick Loper at Side Hustle Nation ($2.99)
  • Yes Yes Hell No: The Little Book for Making Big Decisions by Brian Whetten at Core Coaching ($9.95)

Scaling

  • Feed a Starving Crowd: More than 200 Hot and Fresh Marketing Strategies to Help You Find Hungry Customers by Robert Coorey at Feed a starving crowd ($0.99)
  • Online Sales Formula: a Six Step Model to Grow Your Impact and Income Online by Brian Dixon at Dixon Agency ($12.99)
  • Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less by Frank Bria at FrankBria.com ($8.99)
  • The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy: 100 Proven Growth Hacks for the Digital Marketer by Mark Hayes & Jeff Goldenberg at Rocketshp ($9.99)
  • The Virtual Assistant Solution by Michael Hyatt at MichaelHyatt.com ($2.99)
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ultimate Startup Bundle 2016!

When you’re bootstrapping a startup, it’s normal to have times when you feel stuck. Discouraged. And in way over your head.

Which is probably why so many startups fail in the early years. It’s hard to predict the bumps and roadblocks you’ll hit along the way, or which ones you’ll lose the most sleep over.

Of course, you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make things happen. Start and run your business lean. Hustle hard until you hit your stride. Study and learn from smart entrepreneurs who’ve gone before. I know I have had to with A Gift of Hope Adoptions.

But you’re up against a lot of challenges, too.

Maybe you’ve got great ideas but you’re lacking the specific business know-how. Money is probably tight. Your time is stretched thin. You’re bombarded with information but not sure who to listen to or what to do next.

You want to do things right and to do that, you need to learn from the best.

And that’s why the Ultimate Startup Bundle was created.

It’s a complete library of business and startup resources on all the topics you need to round out your business and avoid crucial mistakes along the way.

It contains 58 eBooks and 12 eCourses, all created by experienced business owners who’ve been there, done that, and really know their stuff.

These hand-picked resources are designed to address each part of your startup journey with all the right tactics, tools, strategies and business helps to guide you on the road to success.

Including resources like Hooked (Nir Eyal), The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Jeff Goldenberg and Mark Hayes), The Lean Brand (Jeremiah Gardner), Born to Win (Zig Ziglar), and Booked (Josh Turner), it covers everything you need to know about:
  • Getting Started
  • Lead Generation
  • Mindset
  • Marketing
  • Getting Sales
  • Copywriting
  • Product Creation
  • Finance
  • Productivity
  • Scaling

With a product value of over $3,300, it’s the full meal deal and was carefully curated to give entrepreneurs like you an edge as you build your business.

In fact, it’s the sort of thing I only wish had been around when I launched my first startup.

At just $97 for the entire bundle, it’s a far cry less than you’ll pay for many monthly membership sites (often $50-$100 per month), online business courses (typically $999-$5,000), and let’s not even talk about the tens or hundreds of thousands you can spend on a traditional business degree.

With content from over 60 top authors, it’s a robust library of business resources that covers the A to Z of creating, marketing and scaling a successful startup. And since this is a book review blog I must point out that one thing that all high value executives have in common - they read.

But to get this incredible library you’ve got to act now because the Ultimate Startup Bundle is only around for a few days, and then the team that created it loses their license to make this incredible library available.

Many of the authors and publishers have taken a big risk to make this happen for you, and in return they’ve agreed to keep it to just 6 days.

As an added bonus, along with the products in the bundle you’ll receive free access to premium online software services to support your business, like ConvertKit, ClickFunnels, SamCart, and Thinkific, worth over $900, which makes the small investment of $97 even more of a no-brainer.
Don’t just survive the startup journey. Get the roadmap and guidance you need to make your business thrive. Click here to get your Ultimate Startup Bundle or learn more now.


 

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If you have read this far I assume you are really interested, so here's a special bonus for you! Buy on Aug 3rd & 4th only - Free Earlybird upgrade! Buy the first 2 days of the sale and get the Start Up Accelerator, worth $97, FREE!!!!

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