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EP117: Angela Lauria on Should You Write a Book?


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Today’s guest, Angela Lauria, is one of the most brilliant business minds and someone who’s done a ton of personal growth work on herself including a really impressive weight loss journey. We get into questions like, “Should everyone write a book?” “Should everyone be an entrepreneur?” And even if you’re not an entrepreneur, why everyone should be the CEO of their own career and get better and receiving. Something I love about Angela is how direct she is. It’s a total breath of fresh air. This is one of those episodes you’ll probably want to listen to more than once to extract all the nuggets. Enjoy!

About Angela Lauria:

Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. She is the author of the bestselling book The Difference: 10 Steps to Writing a Book that Matters and The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message.

She has helped hundreds of coaches and entrepreneurs write, publish and promote best-selling books and has published books including Susan Hyatt’s Create your Own Luck and Elizabeth DiAlto’s Untame

She is the author of The Difference: 10 Essentials to Freeing Your Inner Author & Writing a Book that Matters (Difference Press, 2014), If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Be Happy? (Difference Press, 2013), and From Medea to Media: Live Performance as a Vehicle for Social Change (Atropos Press, 2009); the co-editor of The World Almanac of U.S. Politics (Pharos Books , 1997); and an editor and researcher for NIGHTMOVER: The Aldrich Ames Story (Harpercollins, 1995), Hong Kong 1997 and Beyond (Summit Publishing Group, 1996), Aboard Air Force One (Fithian Press, 1997).

Her clients can be seen everywhere from O Magazine to Angela has a PhD in Communications from The European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fee, Switzerland and holds a coaching certificates from Martha Beck International and The International Institute of Coaching Studies (IICS). She has spoken before audiences at the events including the Interational Coaching Federation annual event, Which Test Won? Marketing conference, Blog World, and Lean Start Up DC. In 2011, the IICS named her their Empowerment Coach of the Year. She lives in at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her husband Paul, her son Jesse and their ebony and ivory colored Castle cats.

In this episode, Angela shares:

1. How to be the CEO of your own career
2. The power and art of receiving (and why it’s useful for everyone!)
3. The value in knowing what your level of acceptable is for things

What You’ll Hear:

6:06 The judgement of woman who are good receivers
10:47 The journey in becoming a better receiver
15:21 Balancing work and marriage when you work with your spouse
19:30 On entrepreneurship and feeling entitled to things
29:07 Should you be an author?
39:19 Behaving as if you already make $100,000/month
47:23 Self-worth, pricing, and raising your rates
52:47 How to begin upleveling your life, one area at a time

Click here to watch/listen or scroll upward to listen only:


Untame Your Book
Getting What You Want In Life Is Easier Than You Think (Hint: All You Have To Do Is Ask)
The Way of the Superior Man

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Get your copy of the Untame Yourself book on Amazon!

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EP117: Angela Lauria on Should You Write a Book?
  • Tali Shlafer

    Listening to the podcast significantly later than it was released, but I absolutely loved it! What awesome insights and examples – I love the story about buying new Nieman Marcus socks!

    On the topic of cards (and knowing you don’t like Civics and Corollas) – I actually bought a brand new 2016 Honda Civic in the beginning of this year. I was 22 at the time, and this was my first car (i.e. not my mom’s old four runner). I was originally going to buy a used car or just lease it, but then I decided to buy. After that, I decided to get the new model (2016) instead of last years’ “sale price” model because this car just SANG to me. And then a family friend convinced me to not go for the base model and invest the extra into the EX model – which came with push to start, alloy wheels, and a sunroof.

    Long story short, I made a big investment into a really, really shiny new car. It’s been almost a year, and I still feel like a baller every time I start the engine remotely, push to start with my keys in my pocket, or give a coworker a ride. I show up differently because of the way the car makes me feel. Not that I didn’t have that confidence internally before buying the car – but having something that makes you feel treated subsequently impacts the way you treat yourself and the world around you!