Brian Dixon spent the first part of his professional life as a seventh-grade language arts teacher in Columbia, South Carolina. As he struggled to work with classrooms full of kids who couldn’t read, he learned lots of tips on how to be a teacher – and knew he needed to write a book. He did all the steps, but in the wrong order, and became a business coach while amassing over a dozen rejection letters.

Now, at Hope Writers, he encourages his members to get their message out by following the steps of the publishing process. He helps them engage their audiences and share meaningful words without sacrificing a meaningful life. 

Today, Brian joins the podcast to share what he learned from his own experiences with rejection, how he helps people conquer their fears and become published authors, and the power of surrounding yourself with people who have common goals.

Key Takeaways

  • How Brian got inspired to write his first books – and what he learned from the 17 times his books were rejected by publishers. 
  • How membership sites capture the energy and spirit of industry conferences year-round. 
  • How to get over the overwhelm that comes with dreaming up a book.
  • The value of accountability groups. 
  • Why a book doesn’t have to stay a book to be a success.

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Memorable Quote

  • “You have to heal before you reveal.” – Brian Dixon

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Shelli Varela

When you reframe your inner story, you reframe what’s possible. This is the mantra of our host, Shelli Varela who achieved incredible success, blazing a trail to become a fire captain, author, TED speaker, and host of The Yes Effect on Entrepreneur's list of 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs. Today, she uses the same approach to show people how to magnetize their message to achieve their dreams, and discover how they can make a BIGGER impact.

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