Episode 204: Stay Humble? Knobs to that… [7 Deadly Sins]

This week, I look too awful for a video and Joe's eye is threatening to ooze over the entire world. We are too proud to show their faces, which is somewhat ironic when you consider that this episode is all about the second deadly sin of writing a book: pride. Tune in and find out all about the difference between good pride and bad pride, and how bad pride will scupper you and your book. You have been warned. Also, tune in for a word from Executive Producer Noodle Doodle.

Key Points

  • [3:05] Vicky won in the comedy category for a pole dancing competition!
  • [8:15] Let’s talk about pride.
  • [9:55] There are two types of pride, the good kind and the bad kind.
  • [11:55] How does pride get in the way of telling the truth?
  • [14:00] It’s exhausting trying to be somebody you’re not.
  • [18:15] Don’t be afraid to talk about the mistakes you’ve made in the past. It will help other people.
  • [21:55] Human beings don’t really understand abstracts very well. You need to be clear in what you need/want from others.
  • [26:10] Beware of confusing your truth with THE truth.
  • [27:35] Is self-publishing less respectable than traditional publishing?
  • [30:40] Next week’s sin will be about sloth! 

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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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