Dorie Clark on Win’s women of wisdom 

Dorie Clark Q&A for Win’s Women of Wisdom 11/21/15 

1: What is your deepest regret?

 

I regret not clueing in sooner to the fact that my beloved cat, Gideon, had developed cancer. Cats hide their illnesses well, and in general he was a very healthy guy. His eating habits had changed, but I chalked it up to being inexplicably finicky and didn’t probe deeper as soon as I should have. His death two years ago hit me very hard, as others who have had close relationships with pets will understand. I had him for 16 years, and he was an immeasurable force for good in my life.

 

2: Please explain more what you do.

 

I help professionals and companies ensure their true talents are being recognized in the marketplace. I do that through writing books like Stand Out and

Reinventing You, teaching for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, giving keynote talks, and consulting and coaching.

 

3: How people can get in contact with you?

 

The best way for folks to reach me is through my website, dorieclark.com. They can also download a free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook I developed, which guides people step-by-step through developing their own breakthrough ideas and building a following around them.

 

4: What is your biggest life lesson?

 

The reason I wrote Stand Out is that I believe everyone has an important message to share and an important contribution to make. I don’t want to live in a world where the loudest voice wins; I want to live in a world where the best ideas win. But we can only do that if we’re willing to move past self-doubt and share our vision with the world.
 

Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leaderhip Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Morgan Stanley, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.

  

   

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INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 

1. What is your greatest regret?

 

I try very hard not to dwell on past mistakes, preferring to focus on the present and my resolve to do better. However, one thing I have always regretted is not taking time out after leaving full time education – where I was completely sheltered from the realities of life – to gain more experience and simply enjoy being young before rushing headlong into the very different demands of a career, relationships and the inevitable responsibilities that come with both.

 

Although I definitely do not regret the path I chose in life, had I taken that break and maybe travelled more, I would have hopefully been more mature – and better prepared – to deal with the unexpected challenges that were ultimately thrown at me, instead of having to stumble my way through it on a daily basis, without the luxury of time – or worldly experience – to do a better job.

 

Despite this, I managed to have a successful career and a very happy marriage… but I still regret not taking that gap year!

 

2. Please explain more what you do

 

I had a long career as a graphic designer, mainly working for a magazine publisher in London. I was primarily responsible for designing and producing the company’s weekly news magazine for the fresh produce industry, but I was also responsible for other publishing projects, including involvement with the PR and marketing department. In this capacity I designed exhibition stands and took care of clients’ marketing needs, such as brochures and other printed matter. From time to time I even wrote the odd press release.

 

These activities meant that I worked extremely closely with journalists – proof reading their copy and occasionally writing captions and headlines. I was already an avid reader and had enjoyed writing essays at school, so being exposed to this environment helped to hone my skills as a writer.

Sheila Rawlings – Biography 

Having always been a prolific reader, I soon began to expand my literary passion by writing short stories as part of my English Literature projects at school, a process that was actively encouraged by my teachers.

​During my secondary education – at Bexley Technical High School for Girls in Bexleyheath, Kent – I also discovered I had a gift for art and design and, after obtaining 6 O Levels and 2 A Levels, went on to complete a four-year course in Graphic Design at Medway College of Art in Chatham, Kent (now the University of Creative Arts). However, my interest in literature and writing remained.

​After graduating from college, I worked as a graphic designer for two separate mail order companies, designing and producing their catalogues, before finally joining a magazine publisher. As well as designing and producing their weekly trade magazine, I was also involved in the production of a variety of their other publications, working closely with editors and journalists.

​When the company decided to form a PR department, I was enlisted to run it. As well as the design and exhibition side, this involved producing press releases and marketing literature, giving me an opportunity to hone my writing skills.

​While exposed to this environment, I began to write my first novel. However, due to the long hours and pressures of publishing, I was forced to abandon what I had begun. It was only after recently retiring, and missing the focus and discipline of the schedules I was used to, that I finally managed to complete the novel – a thriller – which went on to be nominated as a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award 2014. I have since completed my second novel – book one of a trilogy – which is also a thriller.
   

Hi, I am best-selling author, Win Charles and I host a Blog Talk Radio program LIVE every Monday and Tuesday titlted: Wins  Women of Wisdom.  This is a 1/2 hour interview program featuring conversations with those who are making a difference in this world.  As a woman who has spent her entire life not allowing cerebral palsy to stop her from achieving her goals, I created this program to provide a platform so that others out there can share their wisdom and encourage the listeners to make their lives the best they can be!   I would like very much to have you as a guest on a future show. These shows are, as I said, LIVE every Monday and Tuesday both at 4 PM Mountain standard time 6 PM Eastern standard time and Wednesday and Thursday morning at 11 AM Mountain standard time 1 PM Eastern standard time I will schedule the actual date for you when you are ready. Here is a form I require all my guests to fill out and return to me and once I have this I will contact you  so we can schedule your appearance. https://carlawynnhall.wufoo.com/forms/women-of-wisdom-radio-guest-intake/ iTunes Win’s women of wisdom by Win Charles,Danielle Chttps://itun.es/us/1W1h_.cInterview choices are1) zoom 2) skype 3) call in interview Please email Danielle to set up a date to be interview at daniellewwow@gmail.com or carlawwow@gmail.com1: you must have a hour for the interview2: you must have headphones3:You must have Skype or Zoom4:  Danielle or my virtual assistant Will send you a Google inviteThank you for allowing me to hold the space for you.Sincerely,Win Kelly Charles

Hi, I am best-selling author, Win Charles and I host a Blog Talk Radio program LIVE every Monday and Tuesday titlted: Wins  Women of Wisdom.  This is a 1/2 hour interview program featuring conversations with those who are making a difference in this world.  As a woman who has spent her entire life not allowing cerebral palsy to stop her from achieving her goals, I created this program to provide a platform so that others out there can share their wisdom and encourage the listeners to make their lives the best they can be!   I would like very much to have you as a guest on a future show. These shows are, as I said, LIVE every Monday and Tuesday both at 4 PM Mountain standard time 6 PM Eastern standard time and Wednesday and Thursday morning at 11 AM Mountain standard time 1 PM Eastern standard time I will schedule the actual date for you when you are ready. 
Here is a form I require all my guests to fill out and return to me and once I have this I will contact you  so we can schedule your appearance. 

https://carlawynnhall.wufoo.com/forms/women-of-wisdom-radio-guest-intake/ 

iTunes Win’s women of wisdom by Win Charles,Danielle C

https://itun.es/us/1W1h_.c

Interview choices are

1) zoom 

2) skype 

3) call in interview 
Please email Danielle to set up a date to be interview at daniellewwow@gmail.com 

or carlawwow@gmail.com
1: you must have a hour for the interview

2: you must have headphones

3:You must have Skype or Zoom

4:  Danielle or my virtual assistant Will send you a Google invite

Thank you for allowing me to hold the space for you.
Sincerely,

Win Kelly Charles

Kyrian Lyndon on wins women of wisdom

Kyrian Lyndon on wins women of wisdom

1) What is your deepest regret?

It’s hard for me to regret anything, because when I think of the biggest mistakes I’ve made, knowledge, power, and growth were the endgame. And this may sound trite, but everything I’ve done, right or wrong, has made me who I am. I finally like that person. What I do regret is that when I’ve made mistakes, other people got hurt, too. As an example, for a long time, I wasn’t a good judge of character, and I put my faith and trust in the wrong people. Of course, in the end, I benefited with all I learned, but people who loved me suffered. Hard as it is to avoid sometimes, I never want to be the cause of another person’s pain.

2) Please explain more what you do.

I am the author of two poetry books, A Dark Rose Bloomsand Remnants of Severed Chains, but I have another book targeted for release this fall: Deadly Veils Book One: Provenance of Bondage, the first novel of my fiction series. My books are primarily about healing—the process of people healing, especially women. I may unveil it in dramatic prose and thrilling tales, but healing is what’s going on. I am a person with many years of recovery, as well as a trauma survivor, and as I state in the preface of Remnants, the willingness to learn, grow, and evolve is among life’s greatest blessings. It saw me through one challenge after another. I believe learning, growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process. It’s a path of waking up every day one step closer to authenticity and our best selves. If we’re following that path, we’re always getting wiser, better, stronger, and I love that. I am also a big cheerleader for those trudging on against all odds in the hopes of living their dreams.

3) How people can get in contact with you?

Author website: http://kyrianlyndon.com/

Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Kyrian-Lyndon/e/B00OKNXEGK

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kyrian-Lyndon-Author-260507527473646/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyrianLyndon

Email: kyrianlyndon@kyrianlyndon.com

4) What is your biggest life lesson?

It has to be what I’ve learned about narcissism and codependency—what I’ve learned about narcissistic abuse, about ego. I had to take a good look at the way I grew up, and I had to break these cycles. I wanted to learn everything I could about those subjects, and I’m still doing that. It’s hard when you see other people struggling with these same issues, having no idea what the problem is, because you want to fix it. You want to help them, and you can’t until they are ready to look at themselves. Sadly, for some, it never clicks that they might be the problem. It’s always everyone else. So I feel fortunate that I had enough empathy for myself and for others to examine my motives. I think you have to wake up every morning wanting to be the best person you can be. Then you can manage, on a day-to-day basis, all the things that get in the way of achieving that.

Thank you, Win, for having me is your guest.

Best,

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KL2

Writer/Novelist/Poet

Owner/CEO at Moonlit Dawn Publications

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K.M. Weiland on Win’s women of wisdom

K.M. Weiland on Win’s women of wisdom

K.M. Weiland

K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic. She writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western Nebraska and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.

1: What is your deepest regret?

I wish I hadn’t bought an entire print run of my first book A Man Called Outlaw. I still have boxes sitting in my barn. POD is so much easier (and cheaper). But, really, I love my mistakes. I’ve learned from all of them.

2:  Please explain more what you do?

I’m a very stereotypical writer chick, hibernating in my make-believe worlds, most of which are either historical or fantasy. I’ve published three novels A Man Called Outlaw (western), Behold the Dawn (historical set during the Third Crusade), Dreamlander (fantasy), and the non-fiction writing how-to books Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic.

3: How people can get in contact with you?

You can email me directly using the contact page on my website, or get in touch with me via my social accounts with Facebook and Twitter.

4: What is your biggest life lesson?

Write every day. If you don’t make your writing a priority, no one else will. It can be difficult not to feel guilty about spending time writing, when you could be spending it doing something more “productive” (like vacuuming the house). But don’t allow yourself to use guilt as an excuse. If your writing is important to you, don’t let anything stand in its way. Set aside a specific amount of time every day (whether it’s twenty minutes or five hours) and make sure you’re at your desk at that time, no matter what.