leave a legacy

Leave a Legacy, Build a Tribe with a Powerful Book

Would you like to make an impact? Leave a legacy? Build a tribe around a topic that is near and dear to your heart? 

Are you sensing that it’s time… that you have something important to share with the world that can impact lives for good? Maybe you have been through something difficult and overcome it. Maybe you’ve learned to live gracefully through hard things. Other people in the world are suffering too — just like you were — and they need your help. They need to know what you know.

Are you feeling that urgency to reach a hand back and lift someone else? Take, for example, Steve Genesen. Steve had what appeared to be the happy family with a wife and great children. From the outside looking in, they looked like the family who had everything together.

Then, out of the blue (or so it seemed to everyone else), Steve had an online affair that ripped his family apart. Leaving his family, he went out into the world looking for love in all the wrong places. It took nearly a decade for Steve to turn his life around, bit by bit, and work his way back to the light and into a new marriage.

Climbing Back: A True Story Guide: One Man’s Return to the LDS Faith After Moral TransgressionSteve tells you the thought processes, the faulty thinking, the insecurities that needled away at him for years until he made that life-altering decision. Steve also knows what it feels like to be wracked with guilt, then climb your way back. In fact, he’s documented every bit of his journey.

Now, back in the light and happily remarried, Steve has felt compelled to reach out a hand to anyone struggling to find their way back to true happiness. That’s why he wrote Climbing Back: A True Story Guide: One Man’s Return After Moral Transgression, much needed in today’s world of #metoo and celebrities, politicians and CEOs accused of immoral behavior.

Steve shares a real, raw and relevant story that no one else wants to talk about. Like Steve, you have a story to share that only YOU can share. You have something to say that no one else is willing or able to share. How many lives could you transform with your story? With your message? With your cause or passion? Have you written that book that conveys the deepest song of your heart? If not, why not?

Just like we helped Steve get his book in the world, we can help you. Whether you’re in the idea stages, in the midst of writing, or somewhere toward completion, discover how to create your page-turning masterpiece that rallies others to your message here.


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Book Review of A Piece of Hope by Victoria Fielding

Book Review: A Piece of Hope by Victoria Fielding

A Piece of Time by Victoria FieldingI loved Victoria Fielding’s, A Piece of Time. So, when she called and asked me to read her final manuscript for the sequel and let her know what I thought, I jumped at the chance.

Victoria wanted to know if I thought A Piece of Hope was “any good.”

Any good?

The book is fantastic! Not only is it well-written and engaging, but also it deals with one of my favorite subjects. I have long had a fascination with the afterlife and what it may be like. That is why I loved her first book so much.

A Piece of HopeA Piece of Hope by Victoria Fielding picks up a year after Lilly Hunt returns from her visit to the afterlife, and portrays how those who have passed on are still an active part of her life. Victoria does a masterful job of weaving together the seen and the unseen world – how those who have passed on influence our daily lives.

Perhaps the story resonated with me so profoundly because my own mother passed a year ago. Ever since, I have felt her near me on too many occasions to count. I will never forget a spring morning a couple weeks after the funeral. I had an incredible feeling of peace and joy sweep over me. The words entered my mind, “Your life is about to get amazing! You now have this powerful angel on your side.”

Those words proved prophetic. My life became so incredibly amazing that when I finish my own book about it, most people will shake their heads in disbelief, insisting it’s too unbelievable to be true.

A Piece of Hope leaves you knowing, as I have come to know, that you are never alone. Through Lilly’s experiences you will discover how to become more receptive to the nudges and inspiration that God and your angels are trying to convey to you.

A Piece of Hope is a powerful depiction of the truth that none of us is ever alone. God and angels are on our side. It all starts with a question … ask for help, listen and act immediately. In A Piece of Hope, Lilly shows you how. Get your copy on Amazon Kindle today! You’re going to love it!

PS: If you haven’t read A Piece of Time yet, I’d recommend reading it first so you get the full effect of Lilly’s story. The most recent edition is now available on Kindle as well.

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How to Grow Your List of Book Buyers

Everyone knows that it’s important to grow your list of book buyers. After all, you’ll want to let them know about your future books and other products and services. Unfortunately, with Amazon there’s no way to know who is buying your books, but if you use this strategy, you can start building your reader list asap. Then when you release another book, you’ll have an announcement list. And you’ll be able to upsell book readers on your other products and services.

Learn more about writing, publishing and marketing your bestseller here!

Click here to book a free 20-minute consult to discuss your book marketing.

thought leadership

Thought Leadership: Are You a Thought or Tribal Leader?

by Marnie L. Pehrson

Do you consider yourself a leader? Do people follow you? Even if it is a small group? Have you ever considered whether you might be a

  • Tribal Leader
  • Movement Leader or a
  • Thought Leader?

Is there a difference and why would it matter which type you are? I think it’s important to consider what type of leader you are so that you can be more effective in your own style of leadership. Let’s look at what each one entails. Keep in mind a couple of these definitions are mine. So this isn’t written in stone.

Tribal Leader

Seth Godin who wrote the book Tribes, defined a tribe this way

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.” ― Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

So a tribal leader is someone who has a shared interest with a group that they’ve gathered. And they have an active way of communicating back and forth with this group. Members of the tribe also have ways of communicating with each other and with their leader.

Movement Leader

tribal leader

A Movement Leader would be someone who is creating a shift in thinking in order to create change. A Tribal Leader could be a Movement Leader if the shared interest with their community is about facilitating some kind of change.

President Trump is a great example of a Movement Leader. He frequently says it’s not about him; it’s about the movement. He has continued to operate as a Movement Leader and not just a President of the United States.

This is one thing that distinguishes his presidency, besides his “get it done” and “keep campaign promises” philosophy. Then, again, even his follow-through is an outgrowth of having built a relationship of trust with his tribe. He wants to maintain that trust by following through on promises.

I think it would be difficult for an effective Movement Leader to not also be a Tribal Leader. Effective Movement Leaders have two-way communication with their followers. You also see sporadic groups popup for tribal members to communicate with each other. For example, there are several “Women for Trump” Facebook groups you can join.

Because he considers himself a movement leader, President Trump continues to conduct rallies long after he’s won the election. He still wants to be among the people and listening to them. This is also why he conducts meetings where he listens to educators, police chiefs, business people, etc. and incorporates their feedback into his policies.

Thought Leader

Tony Kershaw wrote in his article, “The 5 I’s of Thought Leadership:”

“To me, thought leadership is the process of combining your professional and personal experiences to explain a big idea. The process should influence how people perceive the world they live in and should help them re-imagine it from a different point of view. Thought leadership connects seemingly disparate ideas together and inspires new ways of thinking and behaving.”

“To become a thought leader, you must build a reputable brand around your ideas. The difference between regular leaders and thought leaders is that thought leaders have a large following while their regular counterparts don’t.”

A Thought Leader is someone who teaches, informs and educates around a concept or idea. Thought Leaders have lots of people reading their books, following their work, and listening to them. But they don’t necessarily create a community or two-way communication between themselves and the people who follow them. They don’t necessarily facilitate ways for their followers to communicate with each other either. If they do, then we’re back to Tribal Leader. 🙂


The average leader is not a Thought, Movement or Tribal Leader. To be a Thought Leader you need scale. You need lots of people following you. But leaders show up in all aspects of our lives. Parents are leaders. Teachers are leaders. Never under-estimate the impact you can have on the lives you touch.

Do you consider yourself a leader? Which type are you? And are you happy with that type or would you like to morph into another?

building relationships that build your businessTrust Your Heart: Building Relationships That Build Your Business

by Marnie L. Pehrson

True Accounts of Entrepreneurs Who Have Tapped into the Power of Leveraging Relationships to Build Their Businesses! Filled with valuable relationship-building tips for the newbie and seasoned entrepreneur alike, Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships that Build Your Business will inspire you to tap into the synergistic power of relationships to catapult your business to the next level.

In this transformational book, twenty-five entrepreneurs pull back the curtain to reveal their powerful and life-changing lessons on how to:

  • Create prosperity through partnership.
  • Uncover gems in your current associations.
  • Define success principles involved in joint venturing.
  • Tap into the capital lying dormant within your relationships.
  • Create raving fans out of your clients and customers.
  • Invest in your clients so they invest in you.
  • Build a team that supports and champions your success.

Discover how to fuel your own dream surrounded by people who support, encourage, and leverage your influence in the global marketplace. It’s time to uncover the profit potential in building the relationships that build your business. Click here to download a sample.