Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author® Ray Brehm Featured in USA Today

by Ray Brehm

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Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author® Ray Brehm Featured in USA Today

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Ray Brehm, Founder of publishing company Dauntless Prose, was recently featured in USA Today, and acclaimed as one of “America’s Top Authors.”

Anthem, AZ – August 21, 2017 – Ray Brehm provides inspiration to entrepreneurs through his enlightening writing, online courses, and personal coaching. He was recently chosen to appear in the USA Today by the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers®. The full-page spread titled “America’s Top Authors” ran in the July 27, 2017 edition of the publication. The piece highlights Brehm along with a select group of ThoughtLeaders®, and details their novel approaches to business and the concepts behind their Best-Selling books. The National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers® was founded to honor entrepreneurs and professionals around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business, and they continue to do so by spotlighting professionals like Brehm in the country’s top media outlets.

The USA Today spread highlights his forward thinking by eloquently synopsizing the insights he provides in his book, The Soul of Success Vol. 2.

“In The Soul of Success Vol. 2, Ray establishes the four mental muscles he believes are key in being successful. First, get out of your comfort zone—pushing past your mental limits creates a belief in yourself that carries into all aspects of your life. Second, believe without proof. You need to develop an unrelenting belief that things will work out. The third is knowing adversity makes your stronger. The more you try to succeed, the more adversity you’ll encounter. Know you’ll always come out the other side of a problem stronger.  Lastly, failure is a good option. If you try for perfection, you will never know what you’re capable of. Failures are the most important part of success.”

Launched in 1982, USA Today has been the “host of American conversation” for decades. From business to entertainment to technology, the publication is a national leader supplying the latest news stories. USA Today serves as a hub for contemporary communication and the exchange of informed opinions. Brehm’s appearance on this national platform allows him to spread his business knowledge and further solidify his reputation as a leader in the e-commerce industry.

About Ray Brehm:

Brehm is a Best-Selling Author®, Entrepreneur and founder of his publishing company Dauntless Prose. Ray empowers entrepreneurs to become authors via his books, online courses and coaching service. Ray empowers entrepreneurs to become authors via his books, online courses (Bestseller University) and coaching service (Ghostlauncher). Ray’s behind the scenes guidance of many Best-Selling Author’s book launches has garnered him the nickname “The Ghost Launcher.”

You can connect with Brehm at:

RayBrehm.com

DauntlessProse.com

Bestseller.University

Ghostlauncher.com

About NAEWS®:

The National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers® (NAEWS) was founded to honor entrepreneurs and professionals around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business. This organization was created to help people come together and uncover the secrets of the world’s top experts, writers and speakers in order to attain a higher level of success. By providing information, strategies and networking opportunities, the National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers® enables creative and knowledgeable people to build on their talents to achieve even more personal and professional success.

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How to “Jump” off and start your book!

by Ray Brehm

Sometimes knowing you can do something (like write a book) is not enough. In fact, most of the time it isn’t.

You need to know your why. You need to actually allow your dream to grow and become reality.

BASE Jump: Finding Yourself in an Unfulfilling Professional World is a magnificent tool to help you get there. It is written by Carrie Sechel, a colleague of mine who is in a couple of my mastermind groups. She is also in my Bestseller University and The Co-Author Project.

I call her “The Female Tony Robbins.”

She is an excellent leader for those who want to live a brighter and bolder life.

Her book just hit Bestseller!

BASE Jump: Finding Yourself in an Unfulfilling Professional World

Check it out, and make your life bolder. If you are looking for a reason to actually get started on your first book, your next book or making a business out of your book, I highly recommend it.

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A River Runs Through It – The Fly-Fishing Incident

by Ray Brehm

A month or so ago, I went on a fly-fishing trip in Oregon (don’t worry, this was a catch and release trip). But something happened on that trip that now has me convinced I am on the right path.

It was a group of eight of us entrepreneurs, for a short retreat. We do some business exercises, as well as experience-type activities. Fly-fishing was our experience activity during this trip.

We went out on the river in pairs, along with a guide. I was fortunate to fish with a great friend Kevin.

We had been on the boat for about 3 hours, had nothing to show for our efforts and only one “nibble” on the line. It was fun because we were learning how to cast, and all I kept thinking was Robert Redford’s voice as the narrator from A River Runs Through It.

We were wet casting (I think). Wet casting uses wet flies that resemble insects beneath the water’s surface. Dry flies are flies that resemble insects that are floating on the water’s surface

At one point, the conversation between us and our guide turned to the typical, “What do you do for a living?”

Our guide asked, and before I could answer, Kevin told the guide, “Ray is a Bestselling Author.” Our talkative guide didn’t even respond; he seemed impressed.

What convinced me I am on the right path in my career is the fact that Kevin proudly bragged about me to the guide. It felt great. There is something extra special about when people you care about say good things about you.

I am currently reading Donald Miller’s Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen (an excellent book!).

In it, he talks about identifying the transformation a customer will have by using your product or service. One of the most important concepts is creating the “aspirational identity” of your client.

He says:

“The best way to identify an aspirational identity that our customers may be attracted to is to consider how they want their friends to talk about them.”

On that trip, Kevin uncovered one of my aspirational identities: for friends to be proud of my work. Thanks, Kevin!

That is why I am so convinced that I am doing the right thing. The people I help share that aspirational identity.

That is why:

I help entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. 

What is your aspirational identity? How do you want your friends to talk about you?

Whatever it is, you can do it!

How to create an online course – Jeff Walker’s PLF

by Ray Brehm

There was one course and person that moved me from “happy I published a book” to internet entrepreneur with a very nice first (half year) income.

That person is Jeff Walker and his course is Product Launch Formula (PLF for short).

Wait, isn’t he just the “launch” guy?

Actually no, the title is really a little deceiving.

A few months ago in one of my masterminds the question came up:

“If I want to create a course, what course should I take to learn how to do it?” I said Product Launch Formula. The response was, I thought he was just for launching. The answer is that PLF addresses all of that. It teaches you how to launch and create your course (and actually get paid while you create – more on that in another email).

But the gold standard of the whole approach is called The Sideways Sales Letter. This is the format you see all of the gurus use to launch (some you may be familiar with are Frank Kern, Nick Stephenson, Chandler Bolt). I have used it often, and it is magic. In fact, almost all products are launched this way nowadays.

Jeff Walker – The Sideways Sales Letter

Every year or so, Jeff Walker releases a free Launch Workshop (complete with training videos and PDF downloads)… and it’s always a complete marketing education all by itself.

It’s always a really good idea to check out this free training – because it’s just that good.

AND the price is right… it won’t cost you anything (other than your email address).

His first training video will completely change the way you look at marketing (and your business). It may be the most important thing you learn this year.

Jeff Walker – FREE Product Creation and Launch Workshop (Sideways Sales Letter)

The only caveat is, he does not usually leave these videos up for more than a week or so. So make sure you register now, even if you can’t watch today.

When I watched the 2016 version of this video, it convinced me I could do this. You can do it too!

Ray

P.S. The Sideways Sales Letter is a key strategy to creating an online business or course. With the link below, you can learn about it on Jeff’s free video. Be sure to download the PDFs for reference too. I hope you like the video!

Watch The Sideways Sales Letter

My top 3 writing “must haves”

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The BLUEPRINT to Launch your COURSE (or online business)

The game changer for me in creating an online business (I now have more than 3 I created this past year) was figuring out how to create it and release it (launch it, attract my ideal clients, etc…). I mapped it all out using Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Blueprint. 

Jeff Walker just released his all-new “Product Launch Blueprint”… it’s a downloadable, 18-page PDF, plus a full-length training video that walks you through each step of the Blueprint.

It’s 100% free, there’s no hidden upsells, no cross-sells, and no catch. The only thing you need to do is opt-in (no credit card or any other payment required).

You can download it free for a limited time and watch the video for a full explanation:

DOWNLOAD: Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Blueprint + Video

IMPORTANT: Make sure you print out the PDF so you can take notes as you go through the video.

You can do it! 

Ray

PS: There is A LOT to this blueprint, but don’t worry, Jeff walks you through it in the companion video:

DOWNLOAD: Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Blueprint + Video

P.P.S. There’s even a hidden “resources” section that Jeff snuck in at the last second. It barely shows up in the training video, but it’s in the Blueprint… and it rocks.

P.P.P.S. I am an affiliate of Jeff’s, but this was an absolute gamer changer for me or I would not be recommending it.

“Eddie The Eagle” Edwards

Have you ever heard of “Eddie The Eagle” Edwards?

Michael Edwards, known as “Eddie the Eagle“, is a British skier who went to the Olympics in 1988. He became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.

He finished last in both 70m and 90m events.

He also became the British ski jumping record holder and arguably the most famous olympic ski jumper of all time (to those of us who don’t follow the sport closely, which is a large percentage of the world). A film was made about it called Eddie the Eagle in 2016, starring Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards, with Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken.

The movie does a great job depicting what was happening in real life. Everyone was telling him he could not do it. Then when he started getting close to qualifying, there were those who tried to prevent him from going. The other competitors laughed and made fun of him.

For all intents and purposes, he should have quit. Couldn’t he see that when compared to everyone else, they were much better?

That is exactly the point. Eddie The Eagle became one of the most famous olympic athletes at the time, because he did not measure his value to the world by comparing himself to everyone else. He measured his value by his own self-improvement. He finished last, but no one was more excited by their own jumps than Eddie. His attitude was contagious.

If he had said I am not as good as those other jumpers yet, he never would have tried. But he was determined to make the Olympics, and he focused on what he could do and improve.

The same can be said for all of us authors and entrepreneurs. It is so easy to get caught up looking at our heroes or those we want to emulate, and say, “No way will I ever be that big, or that knowledgeable, or have that many followers……”

But all of our heroes started the same way. They all started with their first customer, follower, or sale. They all stared somewhere.

The one thing they figured out that puts them ahead?

Don’t compare yourself to others. You have something to share, or teach, or coach. Don’t get caught up worrying how far you need to go. You just need to start.

And you are not alone. I look up everyday and say, “OMG, when will I get to that (inspiring) person’s level?”

Then I correct myself and say, “Today, I move forward (no matter where I am).”

You got this!

Ray

P.S. This is your Eddie The Eagle moment. What will you do?

P.P.S. My Eddie The Eagle moment was 15 months ago, and I decided to just start delivering help to others based on what I knew. And it worked. It all started with Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula. It is only available until Friday:

Product Launch Formula

I am an affiliate 🙂

The Worst Nigerian Scam In History

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Hi Blog,

Happy Friday!

I just had to share this story with you.

This week, Paul Brodie and I took many, many complimentary consulting calls to discuss virtual summit ideas with authors and entrepreneurs.

As the saying goes…

_There is one in every crowd. _

On one call, it was obvious from the start that it would not go well.

Paul and I consider ourselves very fortunate that we can pick and choose who we will work with.

Now, we will generally work with anyone but…

this call started with “tell me why you are better than everyone else out there.”

Now, perhaps that is not an unreasonable request, but the tone of delivery wasn’t exactly amiable.

Paul politely indicated that we don’t audition with our work.

But I still thought I would give a shot at answering (because I believe we go far beyond what anyone else offers).

However, after being interrupted about 3 times in the first 45 seconds (not in a courteous way), I gave up.

This wasn’t going to be a good fit for us.

Paul politely began ending the call and provided some parting gifts (free books).

A few minutes later, we each received an email _”thanking us for ending the call”_ and suggesting that the call with us _”felt like a scam from Nigeria”_ because we ended it early.

If I responded to emails like that, which I don’t, but if I did I probably would say,

_”WELL, THIS IS THE WORST NIGERIAN SCAM IN HISTORY, BECAUSE WE WERE TRYING AVOID TAKING ANY MONEY FROM YOU. “_

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P.S. two things:

Thing #1. This offer expires on Tuesday, March 16th at 11:59pm. After that it’s gone

Thing #2. This offer comes with an industry-leading, 60-day, 100% happiness guarantee.

Still on the fence? Explore Writer’s Craft 2.0 risk free today. [https://raybrehm.krtra.com/c/ja3iTC1opbdT/DGoV]

P.P.S. Want to get on Podcasts? Don’t miss this month’s Youru.tv course called PODCAST GUESTING FOR AUTHORS. Our guest instructor, Derek Doepker, teaches a framework for consistently discovering and guesting on podcasts.

The main goal of Youru.tv [https://raybrehm.krtra.com/c/W5SpVytcujCp/DGoV] is to get you started on your path, while protecting your time (and money). It is all based on quick start frameworks (that I use).

Check it out here. It is 50% off right now (goes up April 1).

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